GETTIN' THAT $$$: We know what a lot of HS seniors are doing during the winter break—applying to college. But don’t forget about financial aid; prospective college students will be able to file a free application for financial student aid form starting Jan. 1. Let’s be honest, those FAFSA papers are downright daunting. To help, the Finance Authority of Maine created this collection of financial aid resources (and a pretty catchy music video) to help. (H/t to teacher Lynne Murray for sharing that with us!) And a little further south in D.C., the Education Department’s got a full parent’s guide to FAFSA.