SUNY-ESF Offers Admission to Hurricane Katrina Students
Help available to pursue education
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Students enrolled in colleges in Gulf Coast areas affected by Hurricane Katrina may be admitted to the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and receive additional help in pursuing their education.
"The college will fast-track admissions applications procedures and assist in addressing financial needs and securing housing for all students interested in continuing their studies at ESF while their home schools rebuild," said ESF President Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr.
In addition, New York Gov. George Pataki has declared that Katrina students attending State University of New York institutions will be charged at the in-state resident rate.
“This is an incredibly devastating situation for all the individuals who have been affected by this disaster,” Murphy said. “The SUNY-ESF community wants to provide as much assistance both educationally and on a personal level as we possibly can.”