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FAQS on Partial Federal Government Shutdown, Impacts to UK

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2019) — University of Kentucky administrators are continuing to monitor the partial federal government shutdown and plan for potential issues. At this time, officials continue to believe that the partial shutdown will create minimal disruptions for institutions like UK. Funding levels for many of the most important agencies relative to higher education were signed into law last year, including, most significantly, student financial aid programs and the National Institutes of Health, the single largest funder of research grants and contracts at UK.

Officials will continue, however, to closely monitor areas in which the shutdown could pose delays in funding and take the appropriate steps to minimize disruption to operations.

In the meantime, this website was created to provide the UK community with the most up-to-date information about the impacts of the shutdown, as well as answers to frequently asked questions. 

This page will be regularly updated to reflect available information.