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UNC, N.C. State To Offer Enrollment To Students Affected By Katrina

Posted September 1, 2005 5:25 a.m. EDT

— The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


North Carolina State University

announced Thursday that they will allow some students who attend universities affected by Hurricane Katrina to temporarily enroll at the public universities.

"We have received numerous requests from students and their parents who are trying to find a way to continue their educations under very difficult circumstances," said UNC Chancellor James Moeser. "We feel a special obligation to North Carolinians."

Only undergraduate students who are residents of North Carolina are eligible to enroll at UNC. They may take courses on a space-available basis and the university will provide them with a transcript when they return to their own university.

University officials said they expect most students would take two or three classes this semester because classes will have been in session for almost two weeks by the time students enroll.

Students will be responsible for their tuition and fees, as well as room and board. Students must register by Sept. 7. More information is available at the university's admissions

Web site


N.C. State is also working to provide on-campus and distance education programs to as many affected students as it possibly can.

"In the N.C. State tradition of service, we are using our resources to make a difference," said Chancellor James L. Oblinger. "Today, we opened our doors to students who have been affected by this disastrous hurricane. We welcome these students to the N.C. State family and we offer them our support."

University staff will be available to personally assist students through the enrollment process and to coordinate help with financial aid, housing and other related departments. More information is available at its Hurricane Katrina Assistance

Web site.