Financial assistance available for displaced college students |

Financial assistance available for displaced college students

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education has announced it is making $750,000 available for financial assistance to college students from Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi who were affected by Hurricane Katrina and have relocated to Colorado.

In addition, Colorado Mountain College has made available 57 slots for affected students choosing to attend either its residential campuses at Spring Valley (Glenwood Springs) or Timberline (Leadville).

The college has registered its resources (including room availability) through the National Emergency Resource Registry found on the Web site of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (

Students seeking tuition assistance from CCHE ” or students from the hurricane area seeking admission to a Colorado school ” may call (800) 777-2757 to get more information. For more information about Colorado Mountain College’s specific offer, students may call Debbie Novak at (800) 621-8559.

In addition, Ann Harris, dean of CMC’s Aspen Campus and an active Rotarian, said her local Rotary district is collecting money and partnering with Rotary districts in the areas that were devastated by the storm and aftermath. Harris has offered to collect any donations in the Roaring Fork Valley and take responsibility for getting them deposited into a Rotary Club Foundation account so the money is tax deductible.

For further information on how to contribute through the Rotarians, please contact Ann Harris at 925-7740, ext. 2400.

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