Benedictine University President William J. Carroll has answered a call for help from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) by announcing late Thursday that Benedictine will accept students displaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
The students would only pay that tuition due to their Katrina-stricken institutions, and those monies would then be forwarded to those institutions so they would be able to meet their financial obligations. If tuition has already been paid to the stricken school, Benedictine will honor that commitment.
“The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) put out a status report today (Thursday) on our sister colleges and a request for help,” Carroll said. “The situation in many schools is dire. This disaster caused me to wonder what would happen to us if we were faced with such a tragedy.”
Carroll said Benedictine would: accept at face value “temporarily” displaced students from a Katrina-stricken school; those students will come to Benedictine paying what they would pay at their home school; the students will be seen as “temporary” Benedictine students with all rights and privileges; and tuition collected, in its entirety, will be sent to the Katrina-stricken institution.
“Students would also be provided free room (space permitting),” Carroll said.
Heck I might even give a little money next time they call.