NSHE Regents Suspend Policies In Support of Students Facing Financial Hardship

LAS VEGAS – Due to the financial hardships many students are facing related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Regents voted to temporarily suspend certain provisions related to delinquent accounts for students facing financial hardships through September 30, 2020.

“This will allow students facing financial hardships due to this turbulent and unprecedented event to move their education forward,” said Chancellor Thom Reilly.

Prior to the Board of Regents suspension of its policy, a student or former student with a delinquent account of $100 or more or an overdue loan would not be permitted to register at any NSHE institution. In addition, the student or former student with a delinquent account of $100 or more or an overdue loan would not be permitted to receive a transcript of academic record, a diploma, a certificate or report of semester grades.  Suspending the policy through September 30, 2020, will allow students with delinquent accounts to register for courses and access their academic records for the summer and fall terms only.

Students with and without outstanding balances from spring or summer 2020 who register for the fall 2020 semester will be required to pay the balance for their courses or have a payment plan in place by the beginning of the semester, under the temporary policy suspension.

“This is the right thing to do for our students to make sure they have every opportunity to succeed,” said Regents Chair Jason Geddes.

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The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Board of Regents.

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