Grant for Florida students upped to $3,000

From Staff

Florida college students will see their wallets fattened now that the state legislature has increased the Florida Resident Access Grant to $3,000 per student.

The so-called FRAG was created in 1979 by the Florida Legislature to assist Florida residents attending private colleges and universities in the state. The $3,000 dollars awarded per student this year is the highest amount in the history of the grant, according to the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida.

More Information on the FRAG
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Drowning in debt

By Kelsey May

Six months after graduating, most college graduates will get a brand new responsibility: paying back student loans.

A 2003-2004 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study found few students can afford to pay for college without some form of education financing, and two-thirds of undergraduate students go out into the real world with an average debt of over $19,000.

Student Center gets underway

Construction workers began site clearing for Flagler College’s new $11.6 million Student Center last week, including tearing down the tennis courts at the corner of King and Sevilla Streets. The center will house Student Services, a food court, faculty offices, an Internet café, the campus…

Flagler’s plate out of danger

From Staff Flagler College’s Florida license plate is off of probation and no longer in danger of extinction. As of April 1, there were 1,101 Flagler plates on the road, surpassing the 1,000 the state of Florida requires in order to keep a specialty license…

Music instructor loses cancer battle

From Staff Janet Graham, who had taught music appreciation as a visiting instructor at Flagler, died April 6 after a long battle with cancer. She also led the Flagler College Singers.

Recent accident links company

Leon may face vehicular homicide for student deaths By Richard Harris The driver responsible for the deaths of two Flagler College students last November may face charges of vehicular manslaughter.

‘Celestine Prophecy’ released

Movie filmed at Flagler to hit theaters this spring By Alison McCauslin There is no defining college moment quite like coming out of the dorms, sleepily disoriented, and finding a movie crew taping down spot light cords while calling for quiet on the set. In…

Ask the Gargoyle

Why don’t we have more photography classes? By Heather N. Smith Chris Smith, department chair of the art department, said the facilities cannot hold any more students. Ken Barrett, one of the two photography instructors at Flagler College, agreed with Smith. “I don’t think the…

Cosmetic procedures more than triple

Growing trend for college students to go ‘under the knife,’ but risks involved By Kara Pound Photo by Stephanie Gibson PHOTO CAPTION: Local cosmetic surgeon Dr. James J. McGuire holds one of the instruments used to slice under the skin for surgical procedures such as…

Depression may be on the rise on college campuses

By Brittany Hackett College students across the country are falling victim to the latest trend. It can’t be bought in a store or online and does not come in a variety of flavors or colors. Not everyone can have an identical version of this trend,…