http://www.grants.gov/MacSupport I think every student and parent should read what GRANTS.GOV expects of students wishing to apply if they are running Mac OS X. They are using a Windows only registration system by Pure Edge "Revision 2, September 24, 2003. PureEdge Support for the Mac PureEdge recognizes that Macintosh is a popular operating system and that support for the Mac is often required by our customers. In most cases, this means offering support for the PureEdge Viewer on the MacIntosh platform. With this in mind, PureEdge is offering support to MacIntosh users by embracing recent developments in Microsofts direction. With the release of Office 10 Professional, Microsoft has begun bundling Virtual PC for Mac with their office software as well as providing it as a separate product. Virtual PC is a Windows emulator that allows users to run PC software on a MacIntosh platform. By bundling Virtual PC with its Office software, Microsoft has ensured broad distribution of the Virtual PC emulator, since most users rely on Microsoft Office to meet their day to day needs. Furthermore, it is clear that Microsoft will continue to support and update this product as needed. Given this large install base and on-going development by Microsoft, PureEdge has decided to adopt the Virtual PC emulator as its primary means of providing support for MacIntosh computers. About Virtual PC for Mac Virtual PC for Mac is an emulator that allows you to run PC applications on your MacIntosh without any additional hardware. Virtual PC is owned and developed by Microsoft, and is bundled with Office 10 Professional. For more information, see the Microsoft website at: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/virtualpc/virtualpc.aspx?pid=virtualpc" They are expecting students and their families to purchase Virtual PC or Microsoft Office Pro with Virtual P/C using Pure Edge in order to complete a simple college grant application. They are indirectly telling students that they CAN NOT APPLY for a college grant using their Apple Computers unless they buy Microsoft software. Virtual P/C runs $249.00 Microsoft Office Pro with Virtual P/C runs $499.00 This is no different than telling a voter that they must pay $249.00 if they wish to have a voter registration card. See my point? I hope every one of you takes the time like I have and writes firstname.lastname@example.org voicing your opinion of this unfair and prejudicial practice. Many families are strapped and barely able to afford a good computer for their children along with tuition and other costs. For a government agency to outright demand that students use Microsoft products simply to apply for financial help goes way beyond reason.