Miami Dade College to Help Students Displaced by Earthquakes in Puerto Rico

Miami, Jan. 13, 2020 – Following several days of seismic activity and with more predicted, Miami Dade College (MDC) will help displaced college students from Puerto Rico impacted by recent earthquakes by offering them in-state tuition.  Access to in-state tuition will ease the burden for Puerto Rican families during their recovery.

MDC has always championed efforts to help its neighbors following natural disasters like so many communities helped South Florida after Hurricanes Andrew and Irma. MDC implemented similar assistance plans following Hurricanes Maria and Dorian. In addition, scholarship funds are available for students throughout the globe displaced by natural disasters so they may continue their college studies and stay on track for completion.

For more information about assistance to students from Puerto Rico, please contact MDC’s Information Center at 305-237-8888 or visit

Members of the College community wishing to directly assist with earthquake recovery in Puerto Rico can support the Puerto Rico Disaster Relief by calling 1-800-733-2767 or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.