Federal government shutdown minimally affects MSU

Edward Grisham

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How the Government shutdown affects MSU from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo.

Representatives in Washington are holding the nation hostage while trying to pass a budget. The result of this conflict has caused the government to shut down and in turn, has affected the country.  Students that struggle to pay for college may find it even more difficult while the government fights to find a resolution.

However, Director of Financial Aid Kathy Browning says that students will not be immediately affected by the shutdown.

“All of the students that are receiving financial aid for fall 2013 and spring 2014 awards are still in place. There is not a likely hood that the students won’t have their money in time for spring registration,” Browning said.

Although the short term effects of the shutdown may not be as prevalent, Browning say the long-term effects could prove to be more impactful.

“More from the federal standpoint how long is it going to take for a student’s financial aid to get processed,” Browning said. “From a long term perspective we want to keep an eye on that.”

With the questions still looming, some students believe that this shut down is not to be taken lightly.

“We are talking about millions of dollars in cut backs so it is not something we can just ignore,” Connor Kirby, freshman mechanical engineering major said.

Until the government officials can resolve the problem, students can only wait for a resolution.

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