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UNC System Waives Tuition, Fees For Students Displaced By Hurricane

Posted September 8, 2005 4:33 a.m. EDT

— Colleges and universities across the nation immediately opened their doors to college students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Now, the

University of North Carolina

system is taking its offer to a new level.

The UNC Board of Governors adopted a


Thursday that would waive tuition and mandatory fees for the 2005 fall semester.

To qualify, students must have been enrolled in a college or university that closed because of the hurricane and have been admitted to a UNC campus.

Campus administrators are assisting students in obtaining any state or federal financial aid for which they may be eligible.