News Briefs

FAFSA filing
This year, there have been several updates made to the FAFSA filing process. The biggest change is that the application opened on Oct. 1, rather than Jan. 1, and can be filed by students any time after that date. Additionally, the application for the 2017-2018 school year will be based off of tax information from spring of 2015 so that students don’t have to wait until their parents file to apply.

CROP hunger walk
The Ferris branch of the American Marketing Association (AMA) will be holding the CROP Hunger Walk. The event is open to everyone and is intended to bring awareness to hunger all over the world. The walk starts at 12 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, outside the IRC and goes until 4 p.m.

Bulldog Bonanza
The Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce and Ferris’ Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services (CLACS) will be hosting the annual event, Bulldog Bonanza, on Wednesday, Oct. 5. This is an opportunity for registered student organizations (RSOs), local vendors and other groups from around campus to interact with the Ferris community. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the University Center.