- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A south Louisiana university says its distributing $65,000 to help 110 of its students overcome financial hardships brought on by the August floods.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette made the announcement in a Monday news release.

DeWayne Bowie, vice president for Enrollment Management at ULL, says each qualified student will receive at least $500 applied toward their tuition or other educational expenses.

To qualify, students had to submit applications and copies of Federal Emergency Management Agency documentation to demonstrate their need. A committee reviewed the applications.

Decision letters have been sent to recipients.

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