Under Nebraska Law, Officers Entitled to Tuition Waiver
Thanks to a bill passed by legislators in 2016, Nebraska law enforcement officers now receive a 30% tuition waiver at any Nebraska state university, state college or community college. To qualify, an officer must maintain satisfactory job performance, meet all admission requirements of the postsecondary institution and pursue an associate or baccalaureate degree related to his/her career in law enforcement.
“We’re making a strong effort to educate law officers about this opportunity” said Samantha Clinkinbeard, Ph.D., undergraduate degree coordinator of UNOs School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. “Officers who opt to take advantage of this legislation can receive an excellent education at a fraction of the normal tuition rate,” she said.
UNO’s bachelor of science degree in criminology and criminal justice is rated in the top 20 in the country according to U.S. News and World Report. The entire degree can be completed online if so desired, or students can opt to attend day or evening classes on either the Omaha or Lincoln campus. For more information on eligibility or to get enrolled in classes, contact an SCCJ academic advisor at 402.554.2610.
Story published February 2018
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