UNO To Distribute $5.3 Million To Students Through CARES Act

OMAHA- The University of Nebraska at Omaha announced it will receive $11.5 million from the Federal CARES Act, of which $5.3 million in federal funds will be made available directly for students impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and its economic fallout.

The funds, made available through the U.S. Department of Education CARES Act Higher Education Relief Fund, will be distributed to students based on financial need. UNO Chancellor Jeffrey Gold said UNO will also launch a series of innovative financial incentive programs to support new and returning Mavericks, including an expansion of merit based academic tuition assistance.

The new programs are separate from the CARES Act funds.