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Lincoln University offers assistance to displaced workers

Lincoln University President Dr. Kevin Rome today announced the university will waive the $20 application fee for those workers who will be displaced by the closure of RR Donnelley, as well as their dependents. The waiver will apply for those completing applications for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.

"It is important that each organization within this community find a way to be of assistance to these families during this difficult time. Lincoln University welcomes the employees of RR Donnelley as they look to begin a new chapter in their lives."

Lincoln University’s Department of Student Financial Aid will provide guidance to those seeking monetary assistance in covering the cost of an education. There are several federal, state and private grant and scholarship options for which the displaced workers might qualify. Prospective students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as a first step to financial assistance.

Rome adds that although the school year begins Monday, August 26, there is still time for new students to enroll for the upcoming semester.

"We do offer eight-week sessions, with the second session beginning Monday, October 21. We understand that with the suddenness of the announcement and the influx of information being presented, starting classes next week might not be a viable option. We want the workers of RR Donnelley to understand that the door is always open at Lincoln University." 

To complete or download an application online or to begin the financial aid process, please visit www.lincolnu.edu.