Daily Archives: May 5, 2012
The Pell Grant is student aid program provided by the Federal government to college students from low-income families. It has been around since the 1970s and the program was named after its sponsor, then Rhode Island Senator Claireborne Pell. The Federal Pell Grants are usually given to undergraduates or those who do not have a professional degree yet. There are also instances when the said grant is rewarded to certain post baccalaureate students. To qualify for this federal financial assistance package for students, you have to hold American citizenship and a valid social security number, have a high school diploma or GED certificate, and not have any convictions related to the sale, use, or possession of drugs.
The maximum grant amount for 2011 to 2012 is set at $5,500. However the amount you are eligible to receive will depend on various factors, namely, your financial need, costs to attend school, whether you are a part-time or full-time student, and whether you are attending school for a full academic year or less. Unlike loans, the Federal Pell Grant does not need to be repaid. It serves as a foundation for financial aid, to which other forms of student aid, whether from federal or non-federal providers, can be added.
To apply for a Pell Grant, you have to submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA form. The answers that you give on this form will be used to compute for your Estimated Family Contribution or EFC. Majority of those whose applications were approved come from families where household incomes fall below $20,000 a year.
Applicants can fill out the form online at the FAFSA website, or they can apply through mail. For electronic submissions, you can expect your Student Aid Report in as little as 3 days, while those who opted to send via mail will have to wait for 10 days at least. Filing is free if you do it on your own, but you also have the option to get fee-based FAFSA preparation and submission services from the Student Financial Aid Services, Inc.
Do not forget that federal aid is limited and majority of it is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier you file the better. Pay close attention to deadlines as well, as missing them can ruin your opportunity for financial aid.
German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, today reaffirmed its conviction that Spain will overcome the crisis without resorting to the European bailout fund and the government of Mariano Rajoy has introduced the necessary measures to achieve this.
“Spain will go forward without help from the European rescue fund in their fight against the debt crisis,” the minister told the weekly “Focus”, according to reports advanced by the editors of that magazine, on sale on Monday .
Schäuble, who this week and expressed confidence in the Government’s actions Rajoy after meeting in Santiago de Compostela with his economy minister, Luis de Guindos, the weekly insists that Spain has taken “appropriate measures”.
“The Spanish say they’ll do it alone and I believe them,” continues to insist that Spain “is taking the right steps and progressively implemented.”
The Berlin government confirmed this week as his “respect” and “trust” to his partner in the eurozone, following confirmation that went into recession in the first quarter and be of note lowered by Standart & Poors rating agency.
At the domestic German in Germany Schäuble argues that wage agreements are negotiated with increases above the average in other eurozone countries.
“It is right that our salaries to be higher than in other countries. Germany made and can assume the duties now better than other States these agreements,” he says, in relation to the country implemented a few years ago now drive settings other partners EU.
“However, we must take care not to overdo the note. We must maintain the correct proportion,” qualifies the minister, referring to the ongoing negotiations in the areas of metal and chemical industries, where unions demand increases on the 6%.
The French Socialists today launched a friendly message of cooperation to the government of Angela Merkel and said that if Françopis Hollande win tomorrow’s presidential election, will persist “constructive cooperation” in the Berlin-Paris.
“We do not aim to provoke a crisis. If a relay in power (in Paris), the friendship between France and Germany will remain a structural element of our policy,” said Hollande campaign manager, Pierre Moscovici, the conservative daily “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”.
Moscovici, a close adviser of the applicant and to prepare, if you win Hollande, who would be his first visit to Berlin predictable, removes iron to Merkel expressed sympathy for the current president, Nicolas Sarkozy.
“We know that Angela Merkel prefers a victory for Nicolas Sarkozy. But if he wins François Hollande, we show that the Franco-German friendship conquers everything,” said Moscovici.
The conservative daily said that the Foreign Ministry is working steadily to that in case of socialist victory, stay current “mechanisms” of collaboration in the Berlin-Paris axis.
In recent days, and over the dissonance between Hollande and Merkel about the line of austerity from the Government of the Chancellor has insisted that, if socialist victory, will continue the good cooperation and stressed that Here, as Sarkozy, Europeans are two politicians.
The head of the German Social Democratic opposition, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, says today, told the regional media group WAZ, which won Hollande, France will “make common policy with Germany” and to “solve problems in a pragmatic way” .
Speaking to the “Neuer Osnabrücker Zeitung”, the head of the conservative group in the German parliament, Volker Kauder, says no change in the fiscal pact agreed by 25 of the 27 EU members, beyond the intentions expressed by Hollande campaigning to renegotiate.
The fiscal discipline pact “must not be weakened,” as this would result in a “spiral of debt in Europe,” continued the head of the CDU parliamentary group of Merkel and her twin Social Union of Bavaria (CSU).
“Our partners also see it that way,” says political conservative, which affects the position of Merkel, according to which the covenant can not be modified because it is already in parliamentary procedure in most signatory countries.
Dubai the city that never sleeps with luxurios hotels, sandy beaches. The world known projects like the PALM and also the WORLD are attracting annually a growing number of travellers.
In the timeless tranquility of the desert for the lively bustle from the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors. In a single day, the tourist can experience from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages and ancient houses with windtowers to luxurious residential districts and from the colorful souks to ultra-modern shopping malls.
Dubai Boat Rental
Feel the ultra modern as well as the traditional Dubai in 6 to 8 hours on a Dubai boat rental.
Begin from Dubai International Marine Club or Dubai Marina Yacht Club and pass the Palm Island Jumeirah, Atlantis Hotel , Burj Al Arab and enter the Jumeirah Beach Hotel Marina for a short visit. Then go to Hamdan Island to have an anchor stop. Invest in a swim, relax and enjoy the food and beverages aboard. With respect to the vessel and time at anchor there will can also be the chance to consider a ride using the tender skippered by our qualified crew.
Now you are to the fascinating traditional Dubai. The yacht will cruise down the Dubai Jumeirah Coastline. Don’t forget to take an image of the tallest building around the globe, the Burj Khalifa.
Cruising in Dubai Creek you can see the beautifully restored Bastakiya area, the spectacular skyline of Dubai’s hotel and financial district, the Gold souq and also the heritage village. Have a cold drink watching relaxed the busyness of abras and dhows from the creek.,
After our visit at Dubai Creek, we go all over the world in 80 minutes, yes in Dubai you could do this
An ideal spots for the scenic sunset on your cruise returning to the homeport include the Burj Al Arab along with the Atlantis Hotel. The cruise trough the Dubai Marina Channel is the last highlight of this time cruising filled with impressions.
The peak tourist season in the Emirates is between November and March when the weather conditions are between 22°C and 33°C throughout the day, and between 14°C and 23°C during the night although it can dip as little as 7°C on rare occasions.
Do your best there is certainly very little humidty and you can find an average of 8 to 9 sunshine hours per day.
Sea temperature can be a pleasant 21°C to 30°C. Rainfall is primarily between December and March with an average of 5 rainy days each month and 15 to 25 mm of rain.
The rain usually comes within a ‘shamal’ the industry wind that blows in in the North West causing unsettled weather.