Federal Money to Help Displaced Students at University of Arkansas

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.

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