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EIU to assist students displaced by Hurricane Ian


(Charleston, IL) -- Eastern Illinois University is extending assistance to college students who have had their lives disrupted and their educations placed on hold by Hurricane Ian.

EIU President Dr. David Glassman announced this week that students whose education has been disrupted as a result of the hurricane will be extended in-state tuition rates and will have all application and late fees waived.

In addition, EIU personnel will work with affected students to develop flexible payment plans and in finding any available sources for financial aid and other types of support. Eastern can also offer immediate housing and residential options available on campus at reduced costs.

EIU’s Fall 2022 classes began Aug. 22, so those thinking about attending Eastern should apply as soon as possible.  Kelly Miller, director of admissions, said the university plans to work with students as expeditiously as possible to help with the admissions and class registration processes.

Interested students should call the EIU Admissions Office at (877) 581-2348, or email

Miller added that Eastern is prepared to help displaced students with enrollment for both the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.

For more information about EIU, and to learn more about its comprehensive programs and services, visit the university’s website at, or call EIU’s public information office at (217) 581-7400.



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