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2007.11.09 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@mail.unomaha.edu

Nov. 18 Event Educates, Informs Iowa Families on Tuition Program

Omaha - College-bound high school juniors and seniors, along with their families, will have the opportunity to learn more about the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Metropolitan Advantage Program on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Qwest Center Omaha. The event will take place before the 2 p.m. hockey game between the UNO Mavericks and the Ferris State Bulldogs.

The forum, which runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m., will allow families living Pottawattamie, Mills and Harrison counties in Iowa to ask questions about the new program that offers students reduced tuition.

Announced in October, the Metropolitan Advantage Program will allow undergraduate and graduate students living in this three-county area to enroll at UNO at 150 percent of resident tuition beginning during the fall 2008 semester. To be eligible, those students must also meet UNO’s academic requirements for admission to the university.

UNO educators and administrators will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the Metropolitan Advantage Program.

Reservations can be made through Tuesday, Nov. 13 by calling UNO Recruitment Services at (402) 554-6281. Families who reserve their spot will receive a free parking pass along with tickets to the UNO vs. Ferris State hockey game.

“This event offers students and families the opportunity to learn more about the reduced tuition program and then enjoy the UNO hockey game afterwards,” said David Cicotello, director of New Student Enrollment Services at UNO.

In addition to the new Metropolitan Advantage Program, UNO also will offer Iowa undergraduate students in the three-county area an opportunity to reduce tuition even further through the new Maverick Advantage Scholarship. To qualify for the Maverick Advantage Scholarship, incoming undergraduate students from Iowa must present a 23 or higher ACT score or rank in the top 25 percent of their high school classes. Transfer students must present a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.  

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