Build a Foundation for Your Future
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is proud to support active-duty, veteran and military-connected students. Nebraska has unique hands-on learning opportunities—from 1-to-1 collaboration to undergraduate research—that we are excited for you to explore.
We know you have accomplishments to bring to Nebraska that can count toward your academic and career success. As you transition to life as a student at Nebraska, we offer numerous programs and resources that will help you chart your career path and make connections from day one.
We offer academic certificates and undergraduate and graduate programs with the flexibility, convenience and affordability to continue your education wherever you're located. We value the hard work and determination that brought you here, and we thank you for your service.
Apply to Nebraska for Free
The $45 application fee is waived for military service members, spouses and dependents. Once you begin the application online, you can mark the waiver option before submitting your application.
Servicemembers are encouraged to speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their Military Service prior to beginning the admissions process and enrolling at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
We want your transition to Nebraska to be as smooth as possible. Many credits earned during active-duty military service are transferable to the university and may fulfill Achievement-Centered Education (ACE) co-curricular learning outcomes.
For example, you may be able to fulfill the general education outcome of exercising individual and social responsibilities (ACE 8 or ACE 9) by writing a short essay about your military experience.
Students must document at least nine months of active-duty service to qualify.Military Credit Evaluation
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a program designed to prepare young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. The training and experience will help you prepare for your career either in the military or as a civilian. Nebraska offers Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, and Navy/Marines ROTC.
Out-of-state students who join ROTC may qualify for the Husker Salute Pledge, which brings tuition to in-state rates. For more information, contact your ROTC service branch.
Activate Your Military Education Benefits
We’re Here to Help
As soon as you’ve applied and been admitted to Nebraska, we can assist you in completing the required forms and navigating the correct procedures to receive your benefits without delay for your first term of enrollment. We’ll also help you navigate the process of renewing your benefits each semester.
If you have any questions about the admissions process or using your veteran educational benefits, please don’t hesitate to contact the Military & Veteran Success Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-472-4130.