Register for the
Current Nebraska Students
Register for classes in MyRED by selecting the "Summer 2021" term. Search by date using the "Session" drop-down list.Register in MyRED »
Apply for Summer Aid
You may qualify for grant aid for the summer. After you register, be sure you have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file and complete the Summer Aid Application.File the 2020-21 FAFSA » Submit the Summer Aid App in MyRED »
(from another University)
Even if you're not enrolled at Nebraska, you're still welcome to join us for a Summer Session class. Complete an application for the Summer 2021 term as a "visiting" student before May 1, and you will be able to register for classes once you are admitted.Apply as a Visiting Student »
This summer, catch up or get ahead on your degree requirements, broaden your career skills or explore a new topic. Explore the options for summer classes below:
Pre-session: May 17–June 4
Eight-Week Session: May 17–July 9
First Five-Week Session: June 7–July 9
Second Five-Week Session: July 12–August 12
Registration is now open.
Application Deadline for New or Visiting Students: May 1
Course Delivery: Check in MyRED to see if a class has a synchronous component, meaning you'll be required to attend class in person or on Zoom at specific days and times, or if the class is asynchronous, meaning you'll complete all coursework on your own and not be required to join a live class section.
Catch Up or Get Ahead
Now is the perfect time to manage your degree requirements. Taking a summer course can help you catch up or get ahead on your progress toward your degree.
Broaden Your Career Skills
Many of the summer classes are designed to help you prepare for what's next after graduation through the exploration of specific career-related topics.
Explore Something New
Stretch your strengths and expand your understanding of the world by exploring new topics or ideas outside of your typical course of study—collaborate and co-create with your peers and professors to solve grand challenges.
Choose from over 20 highly affordable virtual and in-person experiential learning programs at a reduced tuition rate of $116.55 per credit hour. Add a global experience to your portfolio this summer by connecting with local immigrant communities, analyzing current global movements, learning about French contributions to engineering and more.Find Your Program and Register Now
Summer Session Cost
Tuition and fees for the Summer Session are the same as the Fall and Spring terms:
- Undergraduate Nebraska Resident Base Tuition: $259 per credit hour
- Undergraduate Nonresident Base Tuition: $830 per credit hour
- See all Tuition Rates »
Similar to the fall and spring semesters, students will receive a Summer 2021 Fee Reduction if their total Online Course Fees plus Program Facilities Fees are more than $241. The fee reductions do not include technology, library or other course and lab fees.
You can purchase books for your summer coursework through the bookstore using your Ncard or other payment options. Ncard payments will be billed through your student account in MyRED.
Financial Aid Options
We encourage you to complete the Summer Aid Application in MyRED after enrolling in summer coursework. The enrollment you indicate on the Summer Aid Application must match your enrollment in MyRED before you will be awarded summer financial aid. Learn more about summer and and details regarding how summer aid is disbursed here.
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Click here to login now for a virtual walk-in with Husker Hub and we can tell you how your scholarships and aid will apply over the summer.
Summer Undergraduate Scholarships
Some scholarships programs, such as Regents, Chancellor’s, or Nebraska Achievement for full tuition are available over the summer. If you are a scholarship recipient and you complete the Summer Aid Application in MyRED, your scholarship eligibility will be reviewed and awarded, if applicable. Scholarships available for summer are awarded and disbursed based upon individual program requirements as referenced in your initial scholarship offer. Not all scholarship programs have a summer component.
If you are interested in Education Abroad over the summer, you should first consult with an Education Abroad advisor. Only University-approved study abroad programs qualify for financial aid. Financial aid that is awarded to you will be released to the student account by the first day of the summer session in which you are enrolled or by the start date of your experience, whichever is later. Most, but not all, scholarship and financial aid programs can be used for study abroad. We encourage you to consult with a student services specialist in Husker Hub for all of the necessary financial aid steps to prepare for study abroad.
You could qualify for the Federal Pell Grant for summer. For qualified students, Federal Pell Grants are available year-round. For most students, there is a requirement to enroll at least half-time (6+ credits) to receive the Pell Grant for summer. If you enrolled full-time (12+ credits) and received the full-time Pell Grant amount for the previous fall and spring, you must enroll at least half-time (6+ credits) in summer classes to receive a summer Pell Grant.
In limited situations, a student may be eligible for a Pell Grant for summer at less than half-time enrollment (1-5 credits), such as if you enrolled part-time for the previous fall or spring.
Summer Tuition Grant
You could qualify for up to $1,400 for summer classes through the Summer Tuition Grant. The Summer Tuition Grant is a need-based grant available to Nebraska residents with high financial need who are freshmen, sophomores, or juniors (by credit hours) who do not receive an existing summer full tuition award. Award amounts vary by enrollment in 3 or more credit hours of UNL coursework, including online classes, where UNL tuition and fees are assessed. Complete the Summer Aid Application in MyRED.
In addition to the Summer Aid Application, you must file the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov for Summer 2021 aid. Summer is considered your last term in the overall academic year, so most students will have filed the 2020–2021 FAFSA already. The last day to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA applicable for summer aid is June 30, 2021.
Eligibility for summer aid is based on the number of credits and sessions you enroll in.
Summer Federal Work Study
You could qualify for Summer Federal Work-Study. Federal work-study funding is limited as the funds are typically exhausted during the regular academic year. However, if funds are available when you are awarded, you may receive work-study funds.
Student Loan Options
If you have not met your annual loan limit, you may qualify for student loans over the summer. In order to qualify for federal student loans, submit the summer aid application in MyRED and you must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduates and law students and 4 credits for graduate students) and have remaining eligibility for the academic year. You must be enrolled at the time you accept the loan. Loans cannot be processed after your enrollment period has ended. You can review annual loan limits at studentaid.ed.gov.
In order to qualify for the Federal PLUS Loan, your parent must apply online at studentaid.ed.gov, be approved, and you must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduates). The process cannot be completed after your enrollment period has ended.
Students applying for alternative loans are not required to complete the summer aid application. If a loan application is received by the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid and we require further information, we will contact the student via email.
Tuition and fees for the summer appear on your student account as soon as you register for classes and are due the next billing cycle. The first summer billing due date is June 12, 2021.
Scholarships and financial aid for the summer will be released to your student account based on your enrollment (number of credits and sessions enrolled).
If you have questions about scholarships, financial aid, course registration, or student billing, please contact Husker Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-472-2030, or click here during office hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central, weekdays) to join our virtual queue.
View the academic calendar regarding add, drop, withdrawal, and tuition refund periods.