October 2, 2014
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Pawnee and Richardson counties in southeast Nebraska until 3 p.m. Thursday.
University of Nebraska officials say they will work with students who have been affected by recent severe weather.
Several areas of the state have sustained significant damage in tornadoes and thunderstorms this year.
Financial aid officials at all four University of Nebraska campuses will waive some required documents if they can't be found and they may be able recalculate a family's income to reflect storm losses.
Nebraska students who qualify for federal Pell grants might qualify for free tuition in the Collegebound Nebraska program if they experienced significant storm losses.
Interim NU President James Linder says financial aid officers will work to minimize how much the severe weather affects students' ability to attend college.
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