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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- States with school districts that have taken in young hurricane victims might get federal help with the additional costs.

The details of the program will be announced "after a while," President Bush said Tuesday at a news conference following a meeting with Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.

Bush thanked the school districts that have "made extraordinary efforts to make sure that the children who have been upset by this hurricane are able to find some comfort and some solace in the midst of their anguish by being able to go to a school."

Bush said a Web site will be set up Wednesday that will help Americans determine how they can provide aid and support to school districts that are taking in hurricane victims.

The president also said he plans to help university students by temporarily postponing loan payments if they choose not to return to school. For students who have transferred to other colleges, Bush said he planned to provide loan extensions.

First lady Laura Bush will travel to DeSoto County in northern Mississippi, where hurricane victims have sought shelter "to comfort the folks there and let them know the federal government are aware of problems when it comes to education," the president said.

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