UNO helping students get into school in exile!

via their site:
Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities Adopt Measure To
Help Students Affected By Katrina

Acknowledging that it is impossible to determine
exactly when Louisiana’s public colleges and universities
affected by Hurricane Katrina will reopen this semester,
Louisiana’s Commissioner of Higher Education and the state’s
four postsecondary education system presidents today agreed to
the following measure, aimed at helping displaced students
continue their studies:

If a student has enrolled at one of the public colleges
or universities (listed below) not presently able to
offer classes during the current semester due to damage
from Hurricane Katrina, the student, at his or her
option, will be able to:

Take courses electronically for degree credit through
his or her home campus. These courses should begin on or
about October 10.

Enroll as a visiting student at another Louisiana
public college or university for which that student is
otherwise eligible without paying additional tuition and
mandatory attendance fees. Accommodation will be made for
recipients of TOPS and other state financial aid.
Additionally, affected campuses are exploring options for offering courses at off-campus locations. Students should contact their home institution or system office for more information on this possible option.

Students eligible for these considerations must be currently enrolled at one of the following institutions:
Southern University – New Orleans, UNO, Delgado Community College, Nunez Community College, LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans, or the Sidney Collier, Slidell, West Jefferson, or Jefferson campuses of the Louisiana Technical College.

“We realize how much the situation caused by the
hurricane has affected students at many institutions,” said
Michelle Gieg, LSU-Baton Rouge SGA president and chair of the
Louisiana Council of Student Body Presidents. “This measure
will provide these students with viable options for continuing
their studies. My hope is that my fellow students across the
state will find educational opportunities that will meet their
needs during this trying time.”

“As a student directly affected by Hurricane Katrina, I
know that it’s almost impossible to fathom the impact of this
disaster,” said Monica Clark, SGA president at UNO. “I”m
pleased that our colleges and universities are working to
accommodate the needs of our students.”

For additional enrollment information, call the Board
of Regents College Information Hotline at 1-866-415-2269. For
TOPS or financial aid information, call the Louisiana Office of
Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) at 1-800-253-5626, ext,
1012.

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