NSCS Announces the Disaster Relief Tuition Waiver Program to Help Students and Families Impacted by Floods

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LINCOLN – The devastation caused by the recent flooding and blizzard will have far-reaching impacts on a number of Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State Colleges’ students who come from all corners of Nebraska. To help alleviate some of the financial hardships on returning and incoming students and families that were affected by the natural disasters, the Nebraska State College System (NSCS) is launching the 2019 Disaster Relief Tuition Waiver Program.

Financial waivers are available for new and returning students. The waivers will be based on need and availability. Students and families interested in receiving a 2019 Disaster Relief Tuition Waiver can get more information here:

Returning students – contact their financial aid office for additional financial waivers

New incoming students and/or families – contact the admissions office

As always, there is no application fee to apply at the State Colleges
If you have unique circumstances, please reach out to Chadron, Peru, or Wayne State Colleges to see what options are available. The mission of the Nebraska State College System is to keep a high quality, affordable higher education option available for all students who want to attend college. Our Colleges will work with you to make your dreams possible.

As partners to the rural communities they serve, Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State Colleges have already initiated temporary housing, meal options, and other needs to support current students, staff members, and community members who are in need due to the storms.

The challenges caused by the flooding will affect many of our communities and students for quite some time, but the Nebraska State Colleges will continue to support its students and neighbors. 

“The State Colleges will continue to be a community partner with and provide volunteer opportunities to for students to help rebuild the affected communities and keep Nebraska strong,” said Gary Bieganski, Chair of the NSCS Board of Trustees.

"I am a first-generation student, and it was a really hard decision for me to attend college or not. Then, I found Peru State College. With the scholarships and affordable living expenses here, Peru made the decision a lot less difficult."

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Carlene Riley

Peru State College