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SUNY will offer in-state tuition for students displaced by Hurricane Dorian

Posted at 2:30 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 14:30:11-04

(WKBW) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced SUNY will offer in-state tuition to from the Bahamas displaced by Hurricane Dorian.

"In New York, we know all too well about the life-shattering damage a hurricane and other extreme weather can leave behind," Governor Cuomo said. "We will stand with our brothers and sisters in the Caribbean at this difficult time and send much more than thoughts and prayers to the Bahamas."

The category five hurricane devastated portions of the Bahamas-- leaving thousands of people homeless. Many people are still missing or dead, according to the governor.

"The impact of Hurricane Dorian has been devastating for the people of the Bahamas, and we are working to help everyone rebuild and recover," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "With this action, we are helping to ensure students who have been displaced have continued support from SUNY and New York State."

The SUNY Board of Trustees assisted students from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands following Hurricane Maria in 2017.