Some schools are granting students discounted tuition at the rate for in-state residents; others are waiving tuition altogether for a semester, NPR reports. Tuition help is being offered to displaced students at 64 state universities in New York, 17 in Connecticut, and schools in several other states.
In Florida, a few public universities have heeded Gov. Rick Scott's call last week to offer the in-state rate to Maria victims. "I may not be able to solve their housing crisis or their food crisis," Marielena DeSanctis, a VP at Broward College, tells the Sun Sentinel. "But hopefully I can give them something they'll keep forever, and that's their education."