Some Florida universities have offered to temporarily admit college students from areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Florida Gulf Coast University officials say they will offer in-state tuition for students whose studies were interrupted by Katrina. Spokeswoman Susan Evans says it's the least the university could do.
"We just feel so much for what they're going through and we know that this is one small but very important way that we can help. As a university we're here for students and we want to bring these students here and open our doors to them. They're welcome to stay as long as they would like with us and make that process as smooth as possible."
Evans says there is also room in student housing if the students wan tto live on campus. They will pay the same rental rate as current residents. Five displaced students have already enrolled at Florida State University which also help them find off-campus housing.The University of North Florida in Jacksonville, the University of South Florida in Tampa and Florida International University in Miami also say they would admit displaced students for the semester. The National Association for College Admission Counseling set up a message board on its Web site for parents, students and colleges to communicate about recovery efforts.
Friday, 02 September 2005 01:00