By Kevin Jefferies
Commerce – About a dozen displaced students have begun enrolling at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Last week, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board began allowing Texas universities to charge in-state tuition rates to students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Randy McDonald, director of freshman admissions at A&M-Commerce said the university is doing their best to accommodate those students and campus housing is available for about 500 students. The university will also be extending its fall semester application process and application fees and housing deposits are being waived. Admissions, Registrar, and Financial Aid offices will also be operating under extended hours this week.
Around 75 housing scholarships are also available through the university. Displaced students can contact A&M-Commerce toll free at 888.868.2682.