Cost & Aid

"Price is what you pay.
Value is what you get."

What you pay.

UNL offers the lowest tuition in the Big Ten. On top of that, most new freshmen receive scholarships or gift aid. That's why we're named a "Best Value" by The Princeton Review.

What you get.

A Top 50 National University with 150 majors and a world-class faculty located in the growing city of Lincoln. Yeah, you could say life here just feels right.

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Tuition and Fees

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Scholarships

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Canfield Scholarship

$1,000

Deadline: January 15

Awarded to Nebraska residents who have demonstrated high academic potential.

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Canfield Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates of senior year.
  3. Submit admission materials and the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is non-renewable and only available freshman year.

Chancellor's Scholarship

Full Tuition + $2,000 annual stipend

Resident Deadline: January 15
Non-Resident Deadline: May 1

Awarded to students who are finalists in nationally recognized scholarship competitions (e.g., National Achievement, National Hispanic or National Merit Scholarship). National Merit Finalists must select UNL as a first-choice school through the National Merit Corporation.

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Chancellor's Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Select UNL as a first-choice school through the National Merit Corporation.
  3. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates of senior year.
  4. Submit admission materials and the personal statement by January 15.
  5. Final date to submit admission materials is May 1.

This scholarship covers full tuition plus a $2,000 annual stipend for up to four academic years and three inclusive summers, or the completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. This scholarship is renewable up to four years as long as a cumulative GPA of 3.5 is maintained, 24 credit hours are completed each academic year and a minimum of nine graded hours (not pass/no pass) are completed each semester.

David Distinguished Scholarship

$3,500 per year

Deadline: January 15

Awarded to outstanding incoming freshmen with a high academic potential.

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David Distinguished Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates of senior year.
  3. Submit admission materials and the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is renewable up to four years as long as a cumulative GPA of 3.5 is maintained, 24 credit hours are completed each academic year and a minimum of nine graded hours (not pass/no pass) are completed each semester.

Regents Scholarship

Full Tuition Up to 120 credit hours or the completion of a bachelor's degree

Deadline: January 15

Awarded to Nebraska residents who have demonstrated superior academic potential.

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Regents Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates of senior year.
  3. Submit admission materials and the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is valued at full tuition for up to 120 credit hours or the completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever occurs first. These hours include transfer hours from UNO, UNK, UNMC, study abroad, extended education, and hours earned as a UNL visiting student (i.e., credit hours that are included in the UNL GPA calculation). This scholarship is renewable as long as a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 is maintained (or as long as the student ranks in the upper 25% of the relevant class in a degree-granting undergraduate college), 24 credit hours are completed each academic year (fall and spring semesters), and a minimum of nine graded hours (not pass/no pass) are completed each semester.

Chancellor's Leadership Class Scholarship

$1,000

Deadline: January 15

Students are chosen for the Chancellor's Leadership Class based on a demonstrated passion for leadership and their involvement activities during high school.

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Chancellor's Leadership Class Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates of senior year.
  3. Submit admission materials and the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is available freshman year only and is awarded in late February. The Chancellor's Leadership Class is a program designed to build leaders on campus. Benefits of the program include an increased understanding of how to develop leadership skills and make a difference in your community, close interaction with Chancellor Harvey Perlman and other community leaders, and a supportive network of freshman and upper class leaders.

College of Business Administration Honors Academy Scholarship

$2,500 (for study abroad)
+ $500 for textbooks

Deadline: November 15

For high-ability business students with demonstrated leadership potential.

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College of Business Administration Honors Academy Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Apply to the honors program and specify the CBA Honors Academy by November 15. Applications received after the due date will be reviewed if space is available.

This program is for honors students with demonstrated leadership abilities who plan to commit to a major in business. Applicants must have effective oral and written communication skills as well as a score of 27+ on the ACT or a combined score of 1220+ on the SAT (Mathematics and Critical Reading Total). The $2,500 scholarship stipend provides the opportunity to participate in a UNL-sponsored study abroad program.

Learn more about the CBA Honors Academy

University Honors Program Scholarship

$500 for textbooks

Priority Deadline: November 15
Final Deadline: March 1

For students accepted into the UNL Honors Program.

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University Honors Program Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Apply to the honors program by November 15 for early notification or March 1 (applications will be accepted after March 1 if space is available).

This scholarship is for the fall and spring semesters for up to four years, or the completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. There is a limited amount of textbook scholarships available for honors students. Applicants for the Honors Program must have a score of 30+ on the ACT or a combined score of 1340+ on the SAT (Mathematics and Critical Reading Total), rank in the top 10% of their high school class, and demonstrate a desire for academic rigor.

Learn more about the Honors Program

Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management Scholarship

Room and Board (varying amounts)
+ $500 for textbooks

Deadline: November 15

Highly selective academic and scholarship program that educates students to be leaders in the technology-driven 21st century.

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Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science & Management Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Apply to the honors program by November 15 (applications will be accepted after November 15 if space is available).

Applicants for the Raikes Program must have a score of 31+ on the ACT or a combined score of 1380+ on the SAT (Mathematics and Critical Reading Total), rank in the top 10% of their high school class, and plan to major in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, business, mathematics, or other related field of study.

Learn more about the Raikes Program

Nebraska Achievement Scholarship

Award amount varies.

Deadline: January 15

Awarded to high-achieving incoming freshmen.

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Nebraska Achievement Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates of senior year.
  3. Submit admission materials and the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is available freshman year only and is awarded in late February.

Nebraska Emerging Leaders Scholarship

$2,000

Deadline: April 1

Awarded to students identified as emerging leaders through the Diversity Leadership Symposia, First Generation Symposia and/or Nebraska Achievement Banquet.

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Nebraska Emerging Leaders Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Attend a Diversity Leadership Symposia, the First Generation Symposium, and/or a Nebraska Achievement Banquet. Students can attend at any time during their high school career to be eligible.
  3. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates of senior year.
  4. File FAFSA and submit the Enrollment Deposit no later than April 1. Financial Need is not required but all students must complete the FAFSA to finalize the award.

This scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years and three inclusive summers.

Nebraska Legends Scholarship

$1,000

Deadline: January 15

Awarded to high-achieving incoming freshmen.

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Nebraska Legends Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates of senior year.
  3. Submit admission materials and the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is available freshman year only and is awarded in late February. The Nebraska Legends Program is an academic success program sponsored by the Nebraska Alumni Association designed to help students find a support system on campus. Recipients are selected based on student involvement during high school and a demonstrated commitment to become involved and engaged on campus.

Pepsi Scholarship

$1,000

Deadline: January 15

Students are chosen for the PEPSI scholarship is based on a demonstrated passion for leadership and their involvement activities during high school.

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Pepsi Service Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates of senior year.
  3. Submit admission materials and the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is available freshman year only and is awarded in late February. The Pepsi Scholars Program encourages life-long service learning–a process where students assess community needs, volunteer, reflect, evaluate, and celebrate accomplishments. Recipients are selected based on volunteer activities during high school and a demonstrated commitment to serving their community.

University Bookstore Scholarship

Award amount varies.

Deadline: January 15

Awarded to high-achieving incoming freshmen.

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University Bookstore Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates of senior year.
  3. Submit admission materials and the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is available freshman year only.

Davis-Chambers Scholarship

Full direct cost of attendance.

Deadline: February 1

Awarded to academically promising Nebraska resident students who have knowledge and experience in a diverse environment or community.

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Davis-Chambers Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before April 1 of senior year.
  3. Apply for Diversity Enhancement Scholarships through MyRed.
  4. Download and submit the Financial Information Form.
  5. Download and submit the Davis-Chambers Scholarship Application.

Health Sciences Scholarship

30 credit hours of tuition a year.

Deadline: February 1

Awarded to academically promising students interested in health science careers that statistically have low college-going rates.

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Health Sciences Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Apply for Diversity Enhancement Scholarships through MyRed.
  3. Download and submit the Financial Information Form.

This scholarship is renewable for a second year provided the recipient completes the program's first-year requirements and satisfies the university's scholarship renewal requirements.

Native American Heritage Scholarship

Ranges from $2,000 to full direct cost of attendance.

Deadline: February 1

Awarded to academically promising students who have experience in the Native American community and strive to create advancements of their unique culture.

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Native American Heritage Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before April 1 of senior year.
  3. Apply for Diversity Enhancement Scholarships through MyRed.
  4. Download and submit the Financial Information Form.

This scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years (fall and spring semesters). Selection is based on financial need and student's academic profile. Applicants must be Nebraska residents.
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Collegebound Nebraska

15 credit hours per semester.

Deadline: April 1

Students eligible for the Federal Pell Grant are guaranteed a total gift assistance equal to, or greater than, 15 credit hours of tuition each semester.

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Collegebound Nebraska

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1.
  3. Complete the Financial Aid Process by June 1.
  4. Be found eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.

George Beadle Scholarship

$14,500 per year

Priority Deadline: January 15
Final Deadline: May 1

Awarded to high-achieving non-resident students to bring down the cost of out-of-state tuition.

How to Apply
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George Beadle Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December test dates of senior year in order to submit all materials by the due date.
  3. Submit admission materials by May 1 (submit materials by January 15 for priority consideration).
  4. Submit the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years and three inclusive summers. Use the online scholarship estimator to determine your eligibility for this scholarship.

International Baccalaureate George Beadle Scholarship

$14,500 per year

Priority Deadline: January 15
Final Deadline: May 1

Awarded to high-achieving non-resident international baccalaureate diploma candidates.

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International Baccalaureate George Beadle Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December test dates of senior year in order to submit all materials by the due date.
  3. Score a minimum of 25 on the ACT or its equivalent on the SAT.
  4. Enroll and complete the IB curriculum.
  5. Submit admission materials by May 1 (submit materials by January 15 for priority consideration).
  6. Submit the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years and three inclusive summers.

Nebraska Legacy Scholarship

$7,500 or $14,000 per year

Priority Deadline: January 15
Final Deadline: May 1

Awarded to high-achieving students whose parents are alumnus. Confirmation of alumnus status is required.

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Nebraska Legacy Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December test dates of senior year in order to submit all materials by the due date.
  3. Submit admission materials by May 1 (submit materials by January 15 for priority consideration).
  4. Submit the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years and three inclusive summers. Use the online scholarship estimator to determine your eligibility for this scholarship.

Midwest Student Exchange Program

Awarded the George Beadle Scholarship

Priority Deadline: January 15
Final Deadline: May 1

Awarded to students who exhibit superior academic performance and are from various Midwestern states. See which states below.

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Midwest Student Exchange Program

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December test dates of senior year in order to submit all materials by the due date.
  3. Submit admission materials by May 1 (submit materials by January 15 for priority consideration).
  4. Submit the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is available for students from Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. UNL does not participate in the MSEP at the graduate level.

Ruth Leverton Scholarship

$9,500 per year

Priority Deadline: January 15
Final Deadline: May 1

Awarded to high-achieving non-resident students to bring down the cost of out-of-state tuition.

How to Apply
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Ruth Leverton Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December test dates of senior year in order to submit all materials by the due date.
  3. Submit admission materials by May 1 (submit materials by January 15 for priority consideration).
  4. Submit the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years and three inclusive summers. Use the online scholarship estimator to determine your eligibility for this scholarship.

Nebraska Traditions Scholarship

$5,000 per year

Priority Deadline: January 15
Final Deadline: May 1

Awarded to qualified students who exhibit superior academic performance from various specific states around the nation. See which states below.

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Nebraska Traditions Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December test dates of senior year in order to submit all materials by the due date.
  3. Submit admission materials by May 1 (submit materials by January 15 for priority consideration).
  4. Submit the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is available for students from California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Use the online scholarship estimator to determine your eligibility for this scholarship.

Aaron Douglas Scholarship

$3,500 per year

Priority Deadline: January 15
Final Deadline: May 1

Awarded to high-achieving non-resident students to bring down the cost of out-of-state tuition.

How to Apply
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Aaron Douglas Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December test dates of senior year in order to submit all materials by the due date.
  3. Submit admission materials by May 1 (submit materials by January 15 for priority consideration).
  4. Submit the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is renewable for up to four academic years and three inclusive summers. Use the online scholarship estimator to determine your eligibility for this scholarship.

David Distinguished Scholarship

$1,000 per year

Deadline: January 15

Awarded to outstanding incoming non-resident freshmen with a high academic potential.

How to Apply
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David Distinguished Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates of senior year.
  3. Submit admission materials and the personal statement by January 15.

This scholarship is renewable up to four years as long as a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 is maintained, 24 credit hours are completed each academic year and a minimum of nine graded hours (not pass/no pass) are completed each semester.

Transfer Regents Scholarship

Full Tuition

Fall Deadline: March 1
Spring Deadline: October 1

Awarded to high-achieving students who have graduated from a Nebraska high school and are transferring from a Nebraska community college.

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Transfer Regents Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Submit the Transfer Student personal statement.
  3. Supporting admission materials are due March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.

This scholarship is available to students who have completed over 75% of your courses at a Nebraska community college and have a cumulative transfer GPA of 3.5 or higher. They must also have completed at least 45 credit hours from a Nebraska community college–30 of the credits must be accepted towards UNL degree requirements at the time of application. It is renewable as long as a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 is maintained, 24 credit hours are completed each academic year and a minimum of nine graded hours (not pass/no pass) are completed each semester.

Transfer Student Scholarship

$1,000

Fall Deadline: March 1
Spring Deadline: October 1

Awarded based on academic performance and involvement at previous post-secondary institution.

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Transfer Student Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Submit the Transfer Student personal statement.
  3. Supporting admission materials are due March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.

A minimum of 14 credit hours must be completed at the time you submit your application. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$500

Fall Deadline: March 1
Spring Deadline: October 1

Available to students transferring to Nebraska who are members of Phi Theta Kappa.

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Submit the Transfer Student Personal Statement.
  3. Supporting admission materials are due March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.

This scholarship for one year only and is non-renewable.

Nebraska Achievement Community College Scholarship

$1,000

Fall Deadline: March 1
Spring Deadline: October 1

Available to student transferring from a Nebraska community college with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

How to Apply
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Nebraska Achievement Community College Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Submit the Transfer Student Personal Statement.

This scholarship is renewable for up to two years.

Davis-Chambers Community College Transfer Scholarship

$2,000

Deadline: April 1

Awarded to academically promising transfer students from diverse backgrounds who often find the financial requirements of post-secondary education are a major obstacle.

How to Apply
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Davis-Chambers Community College Transfer Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Submit the Davis-Chambers Application by April 1.

This scholarship is renewable for up to two years.

Tribal College Scholarship

Full in-state tuition

Fall Deadline: March 1
Spring Deadline: October 1

Awarded to graduates of Nebraska high schools who are in progress or recently completed a 2-year degree from one of a few specific tribal colleges. See list of colleges below.

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Tribal College Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Apply for the FAFSA.
  3. Supporting admission materials are due March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher from their coursework and must be in progress or recently (no break in enrollment) completed a 2-year degree from one of the following tribal colleges: Blackfeet Community College, Cheyenne River Community College, Dull Knife Memorial College, Fort Belknap College, Fort Berthold Community College, Fort Peck Community College, Haskell Indian Nations University, Little BigHorn College, Little Priest Tribal College, Nebraska Indian Community College, Oglala Lakota College, Sinte Gleska University, Sisseton Wahpeton Community College, Sitting Bull College, Turtle Mountain Community College, and United Tribes Technical College.

View tribes eligible for Nebraska Residency

George Beadle Scholarship

$14,500 per year

Fall Deadline: May 1
Spring Deadline: December 1

Awarded to high-achieving non-resident students to bring down the cost of out-of-state tuition.

How to Apply
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George Beadle Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Submit official high school and college transcripts.
  3. NO additional application or personal statement required.
  4. Submit supporting documents to admissions by May 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester.

To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have earned at least 14 credit hours at the time of the scholarship application submission. This scholarship is awarded on a rolling basis and its length depends on the amount of credits earned at the time of admission:

  • For students with 14-52 credit hours, this scholarship is renewable for three years and two inclusive summers.
  • For students with 53-89 credit hours, this scholarship is renewable for two years and one inclusive summer.

Nebraska Legacy Scholarship

$14,500 or $7,000 per year

Fall Deadline: May 1
Spring Deadline: December 1

Awarded to high-achieving students whose parents are alumnus.

How to Apply
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Nebraska Legacy Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Submit official high school and college transcripts.
  3. NO additional application or personal statement required.
  4. Submit supporting documents to admissions by May 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester.

To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have earned at least 14 credit hours at the time of the scholarship application submission. The student must remain an out-of-state student throughout enrollment. This scholarship is awarded on a rolling basis and its length depends on the amount of credits earned at the time of admission:

  • For students with 14-52 credit hours, this scholarship is renewable for three years and two inclusive summers.
  • For students with 53-89 credit hours, this scholarship is renewable for two years and one inclusive summer.

Ruth Leverton Scholarship

$9,500 per year

Fall Deadline: May 1
Spring Deadline: December 1

Awarded to high-achieving non-resident students to bring down the cost of out-of-state tuition.

How to Apply
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Ruth Leverton Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Submit official high school and college transcripts.
  3. NO additional application or personal statement required.
  4. Submit supporting documents to admissions by May 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester.

To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have earned at least 14 credit hours at the time of the scholarship application submission. This scholarship is awarded on a rolling basis and its length depends on the amount of credits earned at the time of admission:

  • For students with 14-52 credit hours, this scholarship is renewable for three years and two inclusive summers.
  • For students with 53-89 credit hours, this scholarship is renewable for two years and one inclusive summer.

Aaron Douglas Scholarship

$3,500 per year

Fall Deadline: May 1
Spring Deadline: December 1

Awarded to high-achieving non-resident students to bring down the cost of out-of-state tuition.

How to Apply
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Aaron Douglas Scholarship

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Submit official high school and college transcripts.
  3. NO additional application or personal statement required.
  4. Submit supporting documents to admissions by May 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester.

To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have earned at least 14 credit hours at the time of the scholarship application submission. This scholarship is awarded on a rolling basis and its length depends on the amount of credits earned at the time of admission:

  • For students with 14-52 credit hours, this scholarship is renewable for three years and two inclusive summers.
  • For students with 53-89 credit hours, this scholarship is renewable for two years and one inclusive summer.

Make Paying for School Make Sense

Meet Rebecca and Louisa, your first-year Financial Aid Advisors. Working out how to pay for college can be a little complicated, but with their expert help, you'll have no problems. If you have any questions about financial aid, scholarships, grants, or any other aspect of paying for college, feel free to shoot them an email at admissions@unl.edu or call 402.472.2023.

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Personal Statement

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln offers scholarships that focus on leadership, service to community, and diversity enhancement. To qualify for one of these scholarships, you will need to submit a personal statement.

At UNL your story matters, so here's your chance to share it with us. Tell us about community circumstances you've overcome, your leadership experiences, your career goals, examples of your commitment to help under-served communities, experiences you've had with the global community and any desire to study abroad—basically, the experiences that have helped shape you as a person.

Deadlines

You can submit your personal statement anytime between the following dates:

  • Freshmen: September 1 – January 15
  • Spring transfer students: May 1 – October 1
  • Summer/fall transfer students: September 1 – March 1

Submit Your Statement

Before you start, you should know there's a 350-word limit and once it's submitted, your statement can't be edited or deleted.

If you're a transfer student, you only need to submit a personal statement if you're a Nebraska resident.

Out-of-State Scholarship Estimator

If you're a student coming from outside Nebraska, no doubt you've noticed that your tuition is higher than in-state students.

We still want to make NEBRASKA affordable, so we've created some great scholarships just for you.

See how much you might qualify for

Financial Aid

When family and personal resources aren't enough, financial aid can help provide the finances needed to accomplish your academic goals. At the UNL, more than 2/3 of students receive some form of financial aid to help finance their education. Here are a few ways to help pay for your education.

CollegeBound Nebraska

Collegebound Nebraska

If you're a student from Nebraska, you may be eligible for total gift assistance equal to, or greater than, 15 credit hours of tuition each semester if you:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1 each year.
  2. Complete the financial aid process by June 1.
  3. Are found to be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.

Funds are available on a first come, first served basis, so the sooner you submit your information, the better.

More Information
Grants

Grants

Grants are forms of aid you do not have to repay. Recipients are selected based primarily on financial need. Grants are available through the federal and state governments. Keep in mind that:

  1. Repayment is not required.
  2. Funding levels may vary from year to year according to legislative appropriation.
  3. To be considered, file the FAFSA by April 1.
Loans

Loans

Federal loans allow students or their families to borrow money at low interest rates. Keep in mind that:

  1. Repayment is required.
  2. To be considered, file the FAFSA by April 1.
Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study program provides funds for jobs for eligible students to help them pay for their education. Keep in mind that:

  1. Students are awarded the dollar amount they earn over the course of the academic year.
  2. Student Financial Aid refers students to jobs on or off campus.
  3. To be considered, submit the FAFSA, requesting work-study, by April 1.
FAFSA

FAFSA

To be considered for federal financial aid, you will need to complete the FAFSA by April 1. What you will need in order to file:

  1. UNL's FAFSA code: 002565.
  2. Your Social Security Number on your application for admission. If you've already applied and you didn't include your SSN, you can report it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  3. A PIN, which you can get through the FAFSA website.

It can be a complicated process, but we're here to help.

More FAFSA Information
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