Emergency Resources - Families and Children

Nebraska Extension Cares - Assisting Nebraskans through Tough Times

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Helping Families and Children Cope with Emergencies

UNL Campus Students

  • 2019 UNL Admission Policy Updates for Students Affected by the Recent Flooding - If our application fee presents a problem, we will waive it. If our enrollment deposit deadline poses an issue, we will allow you to defer your deposit until you start classes. If covering the cost of your education is a significant challenge, we will work with you to find the best financial options available. If you need to postpone moving to Lincoln to start classes, we can help you register for online courses or defer your enrollment until the Spring 2020 term.
  • The University of Nebraska Foundation has set up a University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance Fund to support students, faculty and staff who face financial hardships from a crisis or natural disaster. The University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance Fund relies on contributions from individuals, companies and organizations who wish to help with this assistance program. Every gift helps, and when combined with the donations of others, will provide the help a student or employee needs when facing the unexpected. 

    For information about applying for assistance, contact the university at NUEmergencyFund@nebraska.edu or call 402-472-2111.

A list of resources for Huskers is available on the Nebraska Responds to Flooding webpage. It includes direct contacts and programs for current students, alongside resources available to faculty and staff.

  • The Couple and Family Clinic in the Family Resource Center which is located on East Campus: https://maps.unl.edu/FRC (402-472-5035; thecoupleandfamilyclinic@gmail.com)
  • Counseling and School Psychology Clinic, which is located in the basement of Teachers College (402-472-1152)
  • CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services), which is located in the University Health Center (402-472-7450)
  • If students are unable to go home because of the flooding and live on Campus, please have them talk to their Residence Director, who could assist them in finding accommodations during the break.

The University Bookstore in the Nebraska Union, which is part of the Follett Corporation, has partnered with the American Red Cross of Nebraska and Southwest Iowa Region to collect monetary donations for flood recovery. It is also serving as a drop site for supplies needed by impacted communities. Learn more by visiting the bookstore.