ATLANTA - Emory University wants to help Puerto Rican students who have been displaced from their studies due to hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The university said that all tuition, fees, room, and board for up to 32 undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in Puerto Rico will be waived for the upcoming spring semester.
The students accepted by Emory will receive waivers for the application fee and will be expedited processing, the university said.
"The decision to support students from Puerto Rico builds on Emory's long-standing mission to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity," said Dwight McBride, Emory's provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. "We are compelled to step up and offer an academic home to students as they continue their studies in our supportive and diverse community."
Emory's Office of Undergraduate Admission has also notified prospective first-year students from Puerto Rico that the school would work with them on a case-by-case basis as they apply.
"We welcome the opportunity to help these prospective student keep their studies on track," said John Latting, the dean of undergraduate admission.
Applications for visiting students will be accepted through Dec. 10. The university said that displaced students should contact admission advisor Chelsey Garcia for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.