Nebraska Promise

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You May Qualify to Attend Nebraska Tuition-Free

The Nebraska Promise program covers undergraduate tuition at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. With the Nebraska Promise, students who meet academic qualifications and have a family income of $60,000 or less (Adjusted Gross Income/AGI) or are Pell Grant-eligible can attend tuition-free.

We want to make sure any Nebraskan has access to a college education, and we don’t want cost to get in the way.

Do I Qualify?

You must meet these four qualifications to receive tuition assistance through the Nebraska Promise program.

  • Family Income of
    $60,000 or Less

    Adjusted Gross Income

  • Nebraska Resident

  • Registered Full-Time Undergraduate Student

    Min. 12 credit hours per semester

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA at Nebraska

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 FAFSA before April 1 to qualify.

  1. Apply to Nebraska

  2. File the FAFSA

  3. You’re All Done!

    Eligible students are identified automatically after they are admitted to the university and submit the annual FAFSA to Nebraska. Remember, the deadline is April 1.

What the Nebraska Promise Covers

If you are eligible, the Nebraska Promise will cover all your tuition costs, up to 30 credit hours per academic year (up to 15 credits per semester), after Pell 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 meals 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.

Transferability

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 $60,000 or less (Adjusted Gross Income or AGI) or are Pell Grant-eligible.

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see go.unl.edu/nondiscrimination. 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).

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