Tuition could be deferred for those affected by shutdown

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has asked the state's higher education system to help any students who are unable to pay their fees because of the partial U.S. government shutdown.

Sisolak in a letter issued Sunday asked the Nevada System of Higher Education to help students who work for the government or whose family members do and were counting on that federal paycheck to pay college and university costs.

He asked that the college and university system find a temporary solution to help those missing paychecks.

Board of Regents Chair Kevin Page said in a news release that the board will consider on Friday deferring registration fees and tuition this semester for enrolled students impacted by the shutdown.

The system's chancellor Thom Reilly called helping students affect by the shutdown" the right thing to do."

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