Nonresident Nebraska Housing Credit

Available to:
  • First-Year
  • Leadership
  • Out-of-State

Awarded to out-of-state students who have demonstrated well-rounded accomplishments to help offset the cost of on-campus housing. This credit is made possible by a generous contribution from University Housing, your future Husker home!

This credit can be awarded in combination with an academic scholarship and/or a leadership scholarship. This credit offsets eligible on-campus residential living and meal plan through University Housing. All residence halls are eligible except for Love Memorial Co-op.


Recipients receive a credit of $3,000 ($1,500/semester) to offset University Housing charges on the University student account.


  • Priority: November 1
  • Final: May 15

Review Basis

Housing Credit recipients demonstrate well-rounded accomplishment, which may include engagement in experiences through University recruitment events or campus visits and/or demonstrated diverse experiences, leadership, service, and/or knowledge. Consideration and selection are also based on geographic diversity, affordability, and academic profile through a holistic review process.

If your residency status changes (from out-of-state to Nebraska resident), your housing credit may be cancelled as a result.


This scholarship is offered by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The scholarship is not transferable in part or in whole to any other university or campus, including the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) or the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). This scholarship will not cover the cost of tuition for classes taken at UNO, UNK or UNMC.

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).

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