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You're the next success and we're going to help you get there. Tutors, mentors, Study Stops, Learning Communities and academic coaching programs are just some of the resources offered at Nebraska to keep you on track to reach your full potential.


The Office of Academic Success & Intercultural Services serves students with an emphasis on meeting the needs of ethnic minority students.

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Student Support Services/TRiO

SSS supports and serve undergraduates who are first-generation, low-income or may have a disability, with their goal of successful completion of postsecondary education.

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First-Year Experience Office

Get academic support through study stops, workshops, and one-on-one coaching.

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Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center

A home away from home with a study and lounge, student org offices, a music room, and a computer lab.

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Emerging Leaders Program

First-year students who receive an Emerging Leaders Scholarship are enrolled in this leadership program.

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Emerging Leaders Program

Students who receive an Emerging Leaders Scholarship will participate in the Emerging Leaders Program for first year students. The program is designed to:

  • Support their transition to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Connect them to campus leaders and networks
  • Hone their leadership and diversity skills

All Emerging Leader scholars will be enrolled in a weekly zero-credit course that meets Fridays from 2:30-3:30 pm during the fall semester. Each week the class will spotlight campus leaders, including faculty, staff, and current students, to explore diversity and leadership skills, resources, and opportunities. In addition, students will have access to staff to support their individual success, through academic coaching, financial aid counseling, and peer mentoring.

Melvin W. Jones Learning Community

Make the most of your first year through a focus on leadership, diversity, academic excellence and service.

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Affordable is good. Free is even better. Tuition Dollars & Sense

If you are a Nebraska resident who qualifies for the Federal Pell Grant, you are also eligible for Collegebound Nebraska, a tuition assistance program that can pay the cost of your tuition.

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Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs

You never know how many scholarships you might qualify for until you check what Nebraska can offer you.

Nebraska residents who meet academic and income requirements may be eligible for free tuition through the Collegebound Nebraska program and up to $10,000 per year from Susan T. Buffett Foundation College Scholarships. If you qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch program, you may be eligible for these financial aid programs.

Take a look at this example of how tuition programs and scholarships can make paying for college a reality.

Cost Aid Graph

While hundreds of Nebraska students participate in the programs listed above to pay for tuition, this example of paying for college is one of many possible combinations and does not guarantee your student will be awarded these or other scholarships and financial aid programs. Numerous financial aid and scholarship options other than those listed are available with each having varying eligibility requirements.

See All Diversity Scholarships

We want to make Nebraska affordable for non-residents too, so we've created some great scholarships just for you.

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You Belong Here

Not only will you succeed in the classroom but you'll have tons of options to connect with students outside of class and find a home away from home. There are a diverse range of student groups and regular campus events where students of all backgrounds can connect, grow and belong.

Diversity Leadership Symposia

Nebraska's Diversity Leadership Symposia are special events for high school students designed to celebrate and promote leadership in diverse communities. Students who are nominated to attend are eligible for the $2,000 Emerging Leaders scholarship. Talk to your school counselor if you're interested in attending.

Multicultural Greeks

Many historically African American, Latina/o, and Asian sororities and fraternities are available at Nebraska. These organizations are designed to attract students invested in academic achievement, community service, and leadership. Organizations are open to all students that have an interest in the African American, Latina/o, and Asian cultures.

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