Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement. UNO assures that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
UNO has received $5,379,637 from the U.S. Department of Education for emergency financial aid grants to students.
UNO Grant Award Notification
UNO has distributed $3,762,195 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 22, 2020.
UNO estimates a total of 7,618 students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Based on the criteria in the CARES Act, these are the students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants for emergency expenses tied to COVID-19 interruptions under the CARES Act.
3,154 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
The method within the document, UNO's CARES Act HEERF Student Emergency Grant Distribution will be used by UNO to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
Additonal guidance for UNO students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:
This emergency grant is being awarded to help you with expenses related to the disruption to your education due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Please use this emergency grant for eligible expenses under cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care and travel/transportation.
Please note, the full emergency grant will be refunded directly to you. If you are enrolled in direct deposit for refunds, you will receive your refund in 5 to 7 business days. It generally takes 7 to 10 business days for you to receive your refund payment by mail.