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EKU offers help to students from flood damaged areas

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Thousands of people were impacted by the flooding in eastern Kentucky. Some of those are students who attend Eastern Kentucky University. The school is offering financial assistance to active students who live in the flooded areas and meet certain criteria.

Lara Vance is the Dean of Students at EKU. She said the school is reaching out in other ways too…

“Students can move in early if they have been impacted by the flood. We’ve already arranged some of that for some of our students. Move-in Mania starts on August the 10th.”

Active students at EKU who live in the flooded areas can reach out to the school for financial assistance.

“We do route it through financial aid so there are certain guidelines we have to keep in mind for that. For the most part that has been very successful, we’ve been able to help a lot of students financially with their short-term needs through the SAFE Fund,” Vance said.

She added students must live in the impacted area, be an active student with a financial aid package to receive the extra monetary help.

The money helping with flood recovery operates like a grant and does not have to be repaid. Students who live in the impacted area who typically live on campus will be eligible for early move in.

The school will also be offering counseling to students from the impacted area once classes start back in two weeks.

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