Brown University is offering free tuition to students from the University of Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria shut down their campus.
The Ivy League college said it will enroll up to 50 students and help them with their housing, travel, and their entire tuition, according to a statement from Brown released Sunday.
“Partnering with the University of Puerto Rico offers the opportunity for us to welcome exceptional students and scholars to College Hill to continue their research and education while their campuses work to reopen,” Brown said in the statement.
Many of the students have told WJAR-TV they are grateful for Brown’s offer, mentioning how hard it was to leave their families behind in Puerto Rico.
This is not the first time Brown has offered help after other natural disasters. The school also accepted students in need of help after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, according to Brown’s press release.
Brown has enrolled 15 students so far, according to NBC. More than 60 students have applied.
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