Five students displaced by Hurricane Katrina will get a break on their residence and tuition fees at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) this year. “We felt it was important to share our expertise and our facilities in an effort to help these students continue their studies and minimize the disruption to their academic lives,” said Philip Hicks, president of NSAC. “We have the capacity to help students studying in the field of life sciences and will work with them to make the transition as smooth as possible.” The college will provide five students with free residence accommodations and will waive the international student tuition differential. “The strong historic and cultural ties between the Acadian community in Nova Scotia and the southern United States means we have a desire to help out during these difficult times, however we can,” said Chris d’Entremont, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister of Acadian Affairs. “I am pleased that the NSAC has the capacity to join with other Nova Scotia universities in making this offer to our neighbours to the south.” Although classes have already begun at NSAC, school officials say students from the area still have time to register and complete the semester if they arrive in the next few weeks. Students interested in applying for one of the five positions can visit the NSAC website at http://nsac.ca to see what programs are offered and can contact Judy Smith, dean of student services, at 902-893-7915 or by e-mail at [email protected], for information and details.