In recognition of the fact that the current pandemic may cause economic uncertainty for families and individuals, the university’s senior leadership is encouraging those in need to apply for financial support.
Gifts may be made on the NU Foundation’s website here.
Information on other opportunities to support the university during the COVID-19 crisis is available at www.nufoundation.org/covid-19.
For UNO Students
Nebraska Promise is the University's affordability promise to students that proves, at a minimum, that tuition costs will be covered (up to 30 credit hours per academic year) by federal, state, and institutional scholarships and grants during the Fall/Spring term.
In order to qualify, a student must be a Nebraska resident, meet the FAFSA filing deadline (June 1) and complete financial aid file to-dos by July 1; enroll full-time as a degree-seeking undergraduate student, be a recipient of the Federal Pell Grant or have Family income of $60,000 or less (Adjusted Gross Income or AGI), and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.500.
The 2020-2021 FAFSA is for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 terms. Apply early! Avoid delays and ensure you are awarded your maximum eligibility.
Five new, limited-time programs, which make available thousands of dollars in potential cost-savings for students, include:
- Merit-based academic tuition assistance
- Incentives for new graduate students
- Reduced-costs for online courses
- A package supporting health care workers and their families
The UNO Student Hardship Fund supports students at UNO who are now facing sudden financial hardship due to crisis situations such as the current cancellation of on-campus classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For UNO Employees
The University of Nebraska at Omaha recognizes that some employees may be experiencing financial difficulty during this time. We want to make sure that staff and faculty are aware of an additional option for assistance in the form of the UNO Emergency Loan Fund.
This fund is available only to UNO employees and is a 0% interest loan to be paid back through payroll deductions over the course of one year or less. Employees can apply for this assistance using this form.
Unlike the University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance Fund, this is available to employees at any time.
UNO's Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is actively monitoring the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and providing regular updates to the UNO community as the situation changes.
UNO is preparing to safely resume in-person teaching and learning for the Fall 2020 Semester beginning Aug. 24. Five working groups composed of students, faculty, and staff are addressing areas of academics, facilities, student services, communications, and events/athletics in order to ensure a safe return.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Website
- All recent announcements
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Keep Learning (Resources for Students)
- Keep Teaching (Resources for Faculty)
- Keep Working (Resources for Faculty and Staff)
- Information Technology Services (ITS) & COVID-19
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.