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U of U Wants Former Students

U of U Wants Former Students



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The University of Utah wants dropouts to drop in again.

The school has identified 4,000 students who have at least 90 of the 122 credit hours needed for a bachelor's degree. Some fees would be waived, and returning students would get academic advice, child care and career help.

"I've wanted to call this program for some time, 'Welcome Back, All Is Forgiven,"' President Michael Young joked Friday at graduation. "Wherever you are, we invite you back."

Utah's higher education commissioner, Richard Kendall, has been talking to colleges and universities about attracting former students.

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University of Utah, http://www.sa.utah.edu/advise/returning.shtml

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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