Although it is easy to lose track of things in the deluge of midterms and essays, remember to fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the 2012 to 2013 academic year by Friday, March 2. While you can still turn in your FAFSA after the  March 2 deadline, you will be ineligible for certain financial aid programs such as the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan in which families who have gross annual incomes under $80,000 will have their tuition covered by scholarships and grants.

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For all of you on some kind of financial aid (and given the 32 percent fee increase hullaballoo, we’re guessing that’s most people) we here at the Clog would like to post a friendly reminder.

FAFSA is due MARCH 2. This applies to returning undergrads as well as prospective freshies, so everyone should be on the alert.

Don’t groan about it, either. This year it’s supposed to be easier due to a mysterious thing called “skip logic,” in which the computer decides which questions are irrelevant based on questions you’ve already answered.

And while that sounds like just the kind of subtle robot takeover Sam Waterston warned us about, we have to be grateful that this financial sucker is a little easier to deal with.

Now be good boys and girls and fill your FAFSA out early. Post-FAFSA bliss is just around the corner.

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Key student financial aid deadline March 2 [San Francisco Chronicle]