Furthermore, the University wants to make sure that any Nebraskan who wants to get a college education can. And we don't want cost to get in the way of getting your degree. With COVID-19 throwing many lives into disarray, some students may feel that college is not within their reach right now. We're here to say: it is. Therefore, we are now offering the Nebraska Promise program that covers undergraduate tuition at the University of Nebraska for students who meet academic qualifications and have a family income of $60,000 or less (Adjusted Gross Income or AGI) or are Pell Grant-eligible. File your 2020-21 FAFSA by June 1st to be considered at visit https://nebraska.edu/nebraska-promise for more information!
On March 27th, 2020, Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which President Trump signed into law. This bipartisan economic stimulus legislation contains significant resources for states, hospitals, businesses, organizations, families, and individuals to address the economic impact of COVID-19. For more information about the CARES Act and the University of Nebraska, visit nebraska.edu/CARES. For information on how the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has distributed the fund to UNL and NCTA students, visit https://financialaid.unl.edu/federal-cares-act.
- If you are currently on a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Academic Plan, you may be concerned about your ability to meet the requirements of your Academic Plan in order to retain your financial aid eligibility, if your activities have been impacted by COVID-19. Through the recent federal legislation of the CARES Act, schools are allowed more flexibility with regard to the calculation of the completion rate (earned to attempted credit hour ratio) component of SAP for all financial aid recipients as well as those on a SAP Academic Plan.
- At this time we suggest that should you need to withdraw from or take an incomplete in a course due to the impact of COVID-19 and the result of that action puts you in jeopardy of not meeting the Academic Plan requirements or the SAP for Financial Aid Recipients policy guidelines, please gather and retain documentation in support of your actions during your enrollment this semester. Once grades have posted for spring semester and the SAP calculation has been run, our office will contact you with regard to your next steps.