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EWU reaches out to students impacted by Washington wildfires

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CHENEY, Wash. - In an effort to help students and their families impacted by the Carlton Complex fires, Eastern Washington University will send a team of financial aid counselors and outreach staff to Okanogan County to assist those who are planning to attend college this fall.

The financial aid and outreach team will be in Okanogan County the week of August 11 to meet with students and their families. As the date approaches, details on the exact location and times will be announced and posted at www.ewu.edu and on the university Facebook page.

Eastern has also authorized $250,000 of aid for an EWU Student Hardship Fund to help with tuition and housing for current and incoming students.

“These fires are an example of how tragedy can strike unexpectedly and change personal circumstances,” said EWU President Rodolfo Arévalo. “It is critically important for Eastern to reach out and provide this assistance since we enroll students from all over the state, including Okanogan County.”

EWU Vice President for Student Affairs Stacey Morgan Foster said financial aid counselors will have the authority to award hardship grants during their visit. The grants are also available to EWU students outside of the Carlton Complex fire area. Students may apply through the EWU Financial Aid Office or on-site during the upcoming visit in Okanogan County. To talk with a financial aid counselor (now or during the visit), students can call 509.359.2314 or email finaid@ewu.edu.

To ensure as many students as possible receive assistance, the EWU Foundation is starting a fundraising effort to support the Hardship Fund. Donations can be made through the Foundation at www.ewu.edu/hardshipfund.

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