What is Career Currency?
This program enhances workforce development and career advancement by providing funding upfront to eligible employees and eliminates the need to seek reimbursement. The University of Nebraska at Omaha is proud to partner with several Omaha-area organizations to offer this exceptional benefit to employees.
Current partners include:
- Union Pacific Railroad
- Mutual of Omaha
- Omaha Public Power District
- BlueCross BlueShield Nebraska
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UNO is Committed to Supporting our Partner Employees
The rigor and quality standards of UNO mean a lot to our employer partners and their associates, and part of that quality includes the assurance that employees have foundational skills to take into the world. UNO is committed to supporting employees on their personal and professional journey while providing an exceptional student experience.
For these reasons, employees have a whole team of professionals to actively work with to identify goals, a potential program or courses for professional development, and to be their advocates on their journey toward achievement.
The UNO Career Currency Concierge Team is made up of undergraduate, graduate, online learning, and advising professionals dedicated to supporting students from employer partners. The Concierge Team works one-on-one with every student to navigate each step of the process and ensures a smooth transition to UNO. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible for this program?
As an employee of one of our employer partners, you may be eligible for the educational partnership program. Please contact your employer's Human Resources department to learn more about eligibility requirements. You may also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the next steps to verify your eligibility.
How do I get started?
Review your employer's educational assistance benefit page for UNO-specific policies and how to verify your eligibility. If unable to locate, contact your employer's Human Resources department and request information about the UNO educational partnership and what next steps they recommend.
What costs are covered? Is there a limit?
Employer partners provide educational funding for eligible employees upfront which eliminates the need for employees to seek reimbursement. Costs covered and limitations vary by each employer partner; please reach out to the UNO Concierge Team at email@example.com to learn more about your specific situation.
Do I have restrictions on what programs I can pursue?
The educational partnership covers credit-bearing courses offered by UNO, and it does not cover courses or programs offered through the other University of Nebraska campuses. UNO offers more than 200 programs across 6 different colleges, and employees are encouraged to pursue both undergraduate and graduate programs. Please contact the UNO Concierge Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about coverage and restrictions as they vary by employer.
I work full-time. Can I take online classes?
Absolutely! UNO has been ranked by the U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Programs in 2020. We understand that students don’t always have time for classes between eight and five and juggle many life commitments. We are proud to offer a number of online programs and will work with you to determine a path that best fits your goals, interests, and schedule.
Do I have to maintain a specific GPA?
All Career Currency students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to meet employer eligibility for educational funding under this program. Learn more about SAP can be found; you may also contact the UNO Concierge Team at email@example.com for individual questions.
What if I become ineligible?
Employee eligibility is reviewed before the start of each academic term, and employees are notified if their eligibility status changes. For more information on how this may affect you personally, please contact the UNO Concierge Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.