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Nevada regents approve relief for students hit by shutdown

January 19, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The state Board of Regents has approved a resolution meant to provide financial relief to higher education students affected by the federal government shutdown.

In a statement, the Nevada System of Higher Education said that the resolution was passed unanimously as students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and University of Nevada, Reno faced a deadline Friday to pay tuition and fees for the spring semester in order to avoid late charges.

Under the resolution, the fees will be deferred for students who face a personal financial impact as a result of the federal shutdown. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the students are expected to show they are a federal worker or financially dependent on a federal worker affected by the shutdown.

The resolution covers seven Nevada institutions that grant degrees.

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