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September 2, 2005
DH 05 RH07
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CSUDH 1 of 7 CSU Campuses to Help Students Displaced by Katrina

Carson, CA – CSU Dominguez Hills is one of seven California State University (CSU) campuses that will admit or in other ways assist students who were prevented from taking classes in the Gulf Coast area by Hurricane Katrina. So far, according to Boice Bowman, vice president of student affairs, Dominguez Hills has assisted 10 students.

Dominguez Hills’ actions on behalf of the students is part of an effort by the CSU to help those from the Gulf Coast or California students who had planned to attend a college in the Gulf Coast area affected by the Katrina devastation. Other CSU campuses participating include Bakersfield, Chico, East Bay, Humboldt, Los Angeles and Sacramento. Actions being taken by the CSU are effective immediately.

Among the actions being taken are a temporary loosening of admission standards, including conditional admissions for the Fall 2005 semester and some waiving of documentation under certain circumstances; waiving of some policies, including some involving English and mathematics placement tests; some reprioritizing of admissions; exemption from non-resident tuition for those who are residents of the Katrina-affected areas of Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama; assistance with student or other housing, as available; and some possible federal financial aid. The latter is still being explored by the CSU with the U.S. Department of Education.
For details on the assistance offered by the CSU, go to http://www.calstate.edu/PA/news/2005/katrina.shtml

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