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NCCC to offer resident tuition to students displaced by hurricanes


Tue, Oct 24th 2017 03:35 pm
Students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been displaced by recent hurricanes are now eligible for in-state tuition rates at Niagara County Community College for the 2017-18 academic year. The NCCC board of trustees passed a resolution at its October meeting providing the extension of resident tuition rates for students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who were displaced and unable to return home as a result of either Hurricane Maria or Hurricane Irma.
"As a result of the devastating hurricanes, the Niagara County Community College board of trustees acknowledge the severe consequences students are facing and hope this tuition assistance can ease some of the financial burden," NCCC Interim President Dr. William J. Murabito said.
Earlier this month, the State University of New York board of trustees extended in-state tuition for its 29 SUNY campuses not only to students fleeing the devastation, but also to students from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands who are already enrolled. It is anticipated the community college campuses in New York state will follow suit.
For more information about Niagara County Community College and its programs, visit the NCCC website at http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu.

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