LEWISTON, Idaho – With over 100 of its students potentially impacted by area wildfires, Lewis-Clark State College has formalized a support plan in an effort to help those in need during this difficult time.
Within the initiative, LCSC has extended its policy covering firefighters and military personnel to include students who are being directly affected by the wildfires. The policy includes provisions that accommodate special schedule and financial needs.
“Students who have been impacted by the regional fires and may not be able to start the fall term on time will be given options,” LCSC Vice President for Student Affairs Andy Hanson said. “In some cases, they can make arrangements for a late start and in other cases they’ll be advised on how to postpone their enrollment for a future term if need be.”
Those who request to be covered under the firefighter/military personnel policy will have the option of a late start date (through the 15th day of the semester), and will not be charged any late fees. In addition, LCSC faculty will make every attempt to accommodate students in this situation.
Students impacted are encouraged to call the college’s Registrar’s Office at 208-792-2223 or email [email protected] for further guidance.
“We’re hopeful that students and their families will find some measure of comfort in knowing that disasters such as the devastating fires in our region and elsewhere do not have to permanently change their plans to pursue a college education,” said Hanson.