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The history and fun facts of leap year

Leap years are essential for keeping our calendar in alignment with Earth’s revolutions around the sun. Each year there are 365.242 days, not just 365. This means that a leap year occurs every four years (on the years that are divisible by 4), so we don’t lose about six hours from our calendar every year. This may not seem like a lot, but over time it would add up.

Important facts to know about federal student aid

Filling out your financial student aid applications properly could be the difference between continuing your college degree or sitting out a semester. Since priority deadline for federal student aid applications is less than a month away, here are some details about how to apply for federal student aid and information on some of the changes that have been made to federal student aid programs.