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Relocated students granted free tuition

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15:00, September 09, 2011

Edited and translated by Yao Chun, People's Daily

Yinchuan University of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region exempted 300 freshmen from tuition fees after they were relocated from the ecological resettlement area.

Cai Yamin, a girl who was relocated from a backward mountain area of southern Ningxia province to Jianghua village of Yinchuan city, has been admitted by Yinchuan University recently. On the first day of university she received an unexpected surprise:

"Yinchuan University has exempted me from 3,500 yuan in tuition fees. That really touched me a lot and can relieve my parents of a heavy economic burden," Cai said with great pleasure.

Thanks to the national education assistance project for impoverished migrants conducted by the Song Ching Ling Foundation of China, more than 300 freshmen like Cai who come from the ecological resettlement area can enter the university with all of their tuition fees paid.

With the help of this foundation, the students are free of tuition fees in the first two years at the university. These subsidized students account for 10 percent of Yinchuan University's enrollment this year.

"Yinchuan University will exempt 1,000 students in total from the ecological resettlement area from tuition fees from 2011 to 2013. Song Ching Ling Foundation of China will provide them financial aid of 2,500 yuan, and the university will help them apply for the national students' grant of 1500 yuan, both of which combined can cover the tuition fee of 3,500 yuan," said the executive president of Yinchuan University.

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