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Students from hurricane ravaged coast welcome at UTC

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is joining the state’s other 23 colleges and universities in offering admission to students from college and universities in the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Governor Phil Bredesen announced this week that students who have paid tuition to those schools may attend Tennessee higher education institutions with those payments counting as their tuition. Students who have not yet paid tuition to other campuses may attend at in-state rates.

In coordination with Gov. Bredesen’s offer of aid from the state of Tennessee, UT system schools are joining with Tennessee Board of Regent institutions to find places for undergraduate, graduate, professional and medical students who have been displaced by the natural disaster.

In Chattanooga, the university can accept around 100 students.

“We fully support the governor’s efforts and our campuses are enthusiastically responding in various ways to assist in this time of national need,” President John Petersen said.

Details are still being ironed out, but interested students are encouraged to come immediately and begin attending classes.

“Any students who can come here, we will make it work,” said Dr. Roger Brown, Chancellor at UTC. “This is a great opportunity for us to do something meaningful for people who have been so injured.”

For more information, contact the UTC Admissions Office.

September 1, 2005

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