Katrina Victims Welcome to Attend Utah's Public Institutions

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- State officials are welcoming Hurricane Katrina victims to attend any one of Utah's ten public institutions.

Commissioner of Higher Education Richard Kendell made the announcement yesterday, which echoed offers already made by the University of Utah and Westminster College.

Westminster officials says they'll pick up the tab for affected students, regardless of whether they have already paid tuition to their home institution.

School officials say Westminster, Utah and Utah State University have already received inquiries from displaced students.

University of Utah has six displaced students are already interested in attending their school.

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