February 11, 2006 - Posted at 12:49 p.m. CST
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ The University of Arkansas at
Fayetteville has received more than 36-thousand dollars to help
students from hurricane-damaged states continue their college
education at the Fayetteville campus.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the money under a grant
program created by the Hurricane Education Recovery Act. The act
included ten million dollars for postsecondary institutions
nationwide that enrolled displaced students after hurricanes
Katrina and Rita.
At Fayetteville, 66 displaced students enrolled last fall and 20
returned for the spring semester.
The state's public colleges and universities gave students
fleeing the storms tuition breaks last fall. Arkansas residents
fleeing schools in the Gulf Coast did not have to pay tuition, and
out-of-state residents were allowed to pay in-state rates.