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9/2/2005 Linfield accepting students affected by Hurricane Katrina

McMINNVILLE -- Linfield College has announced an emergency provision to allow some Northwest students who are unable to pursue their studies at colleges and universities affected by Hurricane Katrina to attend Linfield for fall semester.

Interim President Marvin Henberg announced today that students from those institutions may enroll at Linfield for fall semester for the cost of only room, board and fees above and beyond tuition. Tuition charges will be waived for students as long as they have already paid their tuition at one of the affected colleges or universities. Any tuition dollars Linfield collects from students who have not yet paid their tuition at sister institutions will be forwarded on to them for use in their recovery efforts.

The decision was made in response to a number of inquiries from Northwest students interested in pursuing their studies this fall, Henberg said.

"With the damage at nearly unprecedented scale, many of us were asking what we could do at Linfield," Henberg said. "This is one way we can help, by allowing students to continue their education, while making sure their tuition dollars are used by their home institutions to help them recover and continue with the business of educating students."

Linfield is also collecting donations from students, faculty and staff that will be forwarded on to the American Red Cross for use in hurricane relief.

For more information, contact Lisa Knodle-Bragiel, director of admissions, 503-883-2214, lbragiel@linfield.edu.

The president?s office at Linfield is currently collecting donations that are being forwarded to the American Red Cross.