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Pacific, western Indian ocean island nations and culture face extinction in aftermath of undersea volcanic eruptions, climate change

While the aftermath of an undersea volcanic eruption and the following tsunami garner much attention as the waves crash around inhabited islands, an expert at West Virginia University says the combination of those hard to predict eruptions and climate change will eventually erase island nations and their cultures in the Pacific and western Indian oceans.

WVU experts encourage students to complete the FAFSA to be eligible for student financial aid, grants, work-study programs and scholarships

The FAFSA is now available for the fall 2022 and spring/summer 2023 academic semesters. The priority deadline for West Virginia University is March 1for the upcoming academic year to receive the best aid offer available. Margaret Miltenberger, WVU Extension associate professor and member of Extension’s Financial Literacy Education Team, and Sandra Oerly-Bennett, assistant vice president, WVU Student Financial Support and Services, note that it is best to apply now because some funds are available on a first-come, first-served