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March 15, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2010 Census

You will receive your census forms in the mail this week (week of March 15). In addition to the fact that filling out a census form is a constitutional requirement to ensure fair federal representation and taxation, census data is used to equitably distribute federally funded program dollars including student financial aid. The 2010 census form has ten questions and should take no more than 10 minutes to finish. It may not be filled out electronically. Fill it out as soon as you get it and ask your advisor or student body representative how your university is collecting the forms. All information is confidential.


 

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The University System of the District of Columbia is the only accredited public institution of higher education in the nation’s capital. Member institutions include: the University of the District of the Columbia, offering Bachelors and Masters Degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; The David A. Clarke School of Law, consistently rated one of America’s best public interest law schools; and the Community College of the District of Columbia, offering two-year Associate’s Degree and certificate programs. CCDC serves students by integrating workforce preparation, employability skill development, quality education and remediation, and continuous lifelong learning. As the only urban land-grant institution in the country, the University System supports a broad mission of education, research and community service.

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Contact:
Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs, aetter@udc.edu, 202.345.6371