If you are a Nebraska resident who has a family income of $65,000 or less (Adjusted Gross Income) or are Pell Grant-eligible, you may qualify to
attend Nebraska tuition-free through the Nebraska Promise.
Financial Aid Programs for Nebraskans
You never know how many scholarships you might qualify for until you check what Nebraska can offer you.
The Nebraska Promise (formerly "Collegebound Nebraska") is the university's affordability promise to students that provides, at a minimum,
that tuition costs will be covered by federal, state and institutional scholarships and grants during the standard fall/spring term for students
who meet academic qualifications and have a family income of $65,000 or less (Adjusted Gross Income) or are Pell Grant-eligible.
In order to be considered for the Nebraska Promise, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Apply and Get Admitted - You must be admitted to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to qualify.
File the FAFSA - You must complete the FAFSA by the priority deadline each year. This year, the deadline is
June 1, 2020.
Family Income: $65,000 or Less - You will qualify for the Nebraska Promise if your family’s annual income
is $65,000 (AGI) or below, or if you qualify for a Pell Grant. Applicants must at least meet basic Title IV eligibility criteria to be considered.
- Nebraska Resident - You must be a Nebraska resident.
- Full-Time Undergraduate Student - You must take at least 12 credit hours each semester.
- Maintain 2.5 GPA - You must maintain a 2.5 GPA to renew the Nebraska Promise.
Susan T. Buffett Foundation College Scholarship
Nebraska residents who meet academic and income requirements may also be eligible for an additional $10,900 per year from the
Susan T. Buffett Foundation College Scholarships. If you qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch program, you may qualify for the
Susan T. Buffett College Scholarship.
First-Year Sample Financial Aid Package
Nebraska student with $0 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from FAFSA who applies early.
|Estimated Direct Cost (How much college costs at Nebraska): $21,876
||Estimated Financial Aid Package: $23,900
||Buffett Scholarship: $10,900
|Estimated Housing & Meal Plan: $12,186
||Nebraska Scholarships & Grants: $5,230 (varies)
|Tuition & Fees: $9,690
||Nebraska Promise: $7,770 (Federal, State & University Grants)
This is just one example of a financial aid package. The example shown is not exactly how yours will work,
but rather a way to see how financial aid might measure up against costs and tuition.
You may receive more scholarships from Nebraska or other sources or receive an offer to earn Federal Work-Study
through on-campus employment. A modest amount of student loans may also be an option to help cover additional
See All Diversity Scholarships
We want to make Nebraska affordable for nonresidents too, so we've created some great scholarships just for you.
See Nonresident Scholarships