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WIU Offers Hurricane Help

Macomb, IL – Western Illinois University is opening its doors to college students who are affected by Hurricane Katrina. Displaced students from storm ravaged areas who wish to be admitted to Western will receive the in-state tuition rates and will be eligible for Western's Cost Guarantee program. President Al Goldfarb says "It's essential for colleges and universities to open their doors to help in any way possible." Goldfarb says Western will also help its students who are members of National Guard and Military Reserve units being called to duty for hurricane relief efforts.