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Wilson opens doors to displaced students

September 06, 2005

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In an effort to assist students whose educations have been disrupted by Hurricane Katrina, Wilson College will accept displaced female undergraduate students for the fall and spring semesters while waiving tuition and fees for the fall semester and offering room and board at a reduced rate.

The college will assist any new or matriculated student from any regionally accredited institution that now is unable to serve its students due to the hurricane, according to a news release.

"Students interested in temporarily continuing their studies at Wilson will be granted visiting status and will be integrated into our community with full rights and privileges afforded all students," the release states.

"The shocking fact is that 23 colleges and universities in the Gulf region have had to close their doors for an undetermined length of time, leaving millions of students stranded with no housing and no opportunity to continue their educations," Dr. Lorna Duphiney Edmundson, Wilson College president, said in the release.

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Students must arrive on campus no later than midday Sept. 11 to enroll. Classes began Aug. 29. Additional information about Wilson College and a link to the express admissions process is available at www.wilson.edu.

For more information on the program, contact Linda Brittain, associate dean of enrollment/director of financial aid, at 800-421-8402 or 717-262-2002 or via e-mail at lbrittain@wilson.edu.

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