ITHACA, NY (WENY) -- Cornell University is offering a free semester for students affected by Hurricane Maria.
Up to 58 students from Puerto Rico's main public university, Universidad de Puerto Rico, will receive free tuition, room and board for the spring 2018 semester.
UPR has 11 campuses on the island, serving 58,000 students. The university is currently open but not operating at full strength.
Qualified students will take Cornell courses, earn credit and receive an official Cornell transcript. They also will have access to resources, including libraries, computing facilities, laboratories, support services and activities.
The University made a similar offer back in 2005, enrolling 204 students from universities affected by Hurricane Katrina.