Regents Scholar Tuition Commitment

Available to:
  • First-Year
  • In-State

Awarded to Nebraska students who have demonstrated academic excellence and academic distinction at the highest level.


Recipients are awarded full University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduate tuition for up to 120 credit hours, including summer and differential tuition (the Colleges of Business, Architecture and Engineering have differential tuition rates).


  • Priority: November 1
  • Final: February 1

Review Basis

Regents Scholars demonstrate academic distinction at the highest level. Selection is based on a holistic review that includes a balanced objective assessment of competitive academic achievement, including exceptional grade point average or in combination with an excellent class rank and/or test score of 32 ACT (or SAT equivalent), with a subjective final academic review.

Renewal Information

Students must maintain a 3.500 cumulative GPA or rank in the upper 25% of their applicable class each academic year (fall/spring). View full eligibility and renewal policies.


After completing at least one year of study at University of Nebraska–Lincoln and meeting the requirements listed above, a Regents Scholar may transfer to another campus of the University of Nebraska. To qualify for an award transfer when the same major is available on both campuses, the student must have met the initial award standards for the campus to which they transfer and the criteria for renewal. To qualify for an award transfer when the major is not available at UNL, the student must meet University of Nebraska–Lincoln renewal criteria. An award can transfer only once, the amount of which is determined by Board of Regents policy. Credit hours earned at a University of Nebraska campus are included in the 120 total hours.

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).

We're Here to Help

Husker Hub 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.