You May Qualify to Attend Nebraska Tuition-Free
The Nebraska Promise program covers undergraduate tuition at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for in-state students. With the Nebraska Promise, students who meet academic qualifications and have a family income of $65,000 or less (Adjusted Gross Income/AGI) or are Pell Grant-eligible can attend tuition-free.
Do I Qualify?
You must meet these four qualifications to receive tuition assistance through the Nebraska Promise program.
How to be Considered for the Nebraska Promise
Eligible students can begin taking the first steps to being considered for the Nebraska Promise. You must be admitted and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form before May 1 to qualify.
You’re All Done!
Eligible students are identified automatically after they are admitted to the university and submit the annual FAFSA Form to Nebraska. Remember, the deadline is May 1.
What the Nebraska Promise Covers
If you are eligible, the Nebraska Promise will cover your tuition costs, up to 30 credit hours per academic year (up to 15 credits per semester), after Federal Pell Grant funds and any other grants and/or scholarships are taken into account.
The Nebraska Promise program is a commitment to cover tuition expenses. The program does not guarantee that additional costs including fees, books, housing and food or transportation will be covered. However, the Nebraska Promise is just one of many financial aid options available. Those who receive the Nebraska Promise may also receive aid beyond the cost of tuition through additional grants and scholarships.
The Nebraska Promise program covers undergraduate tuition at the University of Nebraska’s four campuses (UNK, UNL, UNMC, UNO and two-year technical college NCTA) for students who meet academic qualifications and have a family income of $65,000 or less (Adjusted Gross Income or AGI) or are Pell Grant-eligible.
Note: The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Scholarships are subject to change each year for new incoming students. As a public tuition benefit under Nebraska State Statute 4-110, individuals awarded these funds must be citizens of the United States or if a qualified alien have been verified as lawfully present in the United States (Nebraska State Statutes 4-111 and 4-112).
Student Services Center
Husker Hub is Nebraska’s “one stop” for you to get assistance with the FAFSA Form, scholarships, grants, loans and more. Our Husker Hub full-time student services specialists are available remotely Monday-Friday through a Virtual Queue to help answer all of your questions about paying for college.