Summer Session

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Current Nebraska Students

Register for classes in MyRED by selecting the "Summer 2021" term. Search by date using the "Session" drop-down list.

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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.

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Visiting Students
(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.

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Summer Session

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.

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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.

Think Global. Stay Local.

Global Experiences

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.

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Summer Session Classes

The three streamlined methods of course delivery will continue for summer: In-Person, Web Conferencing, and Online. You can see these delivery methods listed in MyRED. Check with your advisor if you have questions regarding the delivery method that is best for you and your degree requirements.

We've organized all session courses into one of four categories. See them all below:


Career and Research Skills

COMM 286 Business and Professional Communication (3 Credits) ACE 2

This course provides an introduction to a variety of communication skills to help achieve maximum effectiveness on the job: verbal and listening skills, oral presentation techniques, small group problem solving/leadership, interviewing, and organizational communication.

EDAD 890 Workshop: Equity Perspectives on the P-12/Postsecondary Education Pathway (3 Credits)

Using critical frameworks, students will unpack the presence/absence of structures that support student transition from P-12 to postsecondary education. Delve into literature on high school counseling, college fairs, bridge programs, admissions recruitment processes, campus orientations, and visit days. Examine how the structures attend to students’ social identities. Re-imagine a program aimed at supporting students in the P-12/Postsecondary pathway.

TEAC 259 Instructional Technology (3 Credits) ACE 2

This course will focus on the development of understanding related to theories and applications of technology use in K-12 classrooms and speech language pathology settings. It will cover guided learning experiences, professional learning networks, human centered design, learning theory, web and mobile applications, portfolios, and education technology at the intersection of race, gender, and class.

TMFD 399 A Day in the Life of a Supply Chain Professional (2 or 3 Credits)

Evaluate each stage in the apparel supply chain and identify what is current in all areas of the apparel industry. Observe a wide range of diverse career opportunities through videos and case studies. Develop a better understanding of product development, merchandising, and marketing with regard to the supply chain and identify opportunities for future growth.

NRES 312 Introduction to Spatial Sciences (3 Credits)

This course provides an overview of spatial science and technology, focusing on remote sensing, the global positioning systems, and geographic information systems. It will introduce students to data collection, spatial data representation, georeferencing, spatial data analysis, and image analysis with an emphasis on real-world applications using a problem-based, hands-on learning format.

CYAF 380 Working with Families in Communities and School (3 Credits) ACE 6

Learn best practice skills for working with families in the process of change and how to ensure that those interactions are guided by theory, research, and ethical guidelines. This course will enhance students’ ability to establish sound relationships with families when working in human service agencies, childcare facilities, schools, medical settings, and other professions serving individuals and families.

MRKT 257 Sales Communication (3 Credits) ACE 2

In this introduction to the fundamentals of sales communication, including verbal, listening and written skills, students will learn the various components of the selling process, develop a written selling plan, and gain experience in executing each step of the selling process through role-play exercises.

EDAD 966 Administrative Issues in P20 (3 Credits)

This course will focus on how tight and loose coupling within educational organizations can contribute to, or possibly be an option to address administrative issues. Additional attention will focus on putting meaning to the phrase “putting out fires” to describe a day in administrators’ work.

SCMA 391 Special Topic: Introduction to Tableau with Excel (2 Credits)

Learn how to use Tableau to build data visualization dashboards to make interpreting and understanding data easier. Expand your expertise in Excel by learning how to use its pivot table functions with Tableau to efficiently organize and display data.

CNST 495 Internship Workshop (3 Credits)

This is a full-time summer internship with a construction-related entity. Assignments and presentations will foster interactions between interns and the business side of the entity. General topics covered include personnel and time management, structuring business plans, scheduling work, finance and budgets, marketing plans, contracts, risk analysis, communication, and leadership.

SLPA 450/850 Audiology for Educators of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing (3 Credits)

In this course, students will learn about the anatomy and physiology of hearing; components of adequate evaluation for placement and educational planning; diagnosis using audiogram, functional and communication assessment; stimulation and utilization of residual hearing; and management of assistive and/or augmentative devices.

JOMC 191/491/891 CoJMC Pop-up Courses (1 Credit)

Pop-up classes are short, one-credit-hour courses designed to allow students to dive into emerging industry trends and gain skills to prepare for future careers. Open to non-CoJMC majors, pop-up courses this summer range from learning Adobe software, branding yourself, podcasting, TV broadcasting, and travel writing. More info at:

ARTP 383 Art at Cedar Point—Working With Watercolor (3 Credits) ACE 7

Art at Cedar Point is an innovative and experimental field school project aimed at connecting creative people with rural communities and natural ecosystems to learn how each can benefit the other. 2021 focuses on watercolor. Learn more at

ALEC 102 Interpersonal Skills for Leadership (3 Credits) ACE 2

This course is an introduction to the principles and practices of positive interpersonal relationships for leadership development—self-awareness, awareness of others, effective interpersonal communication, and the building of trust relationships as a basis for understanding and developing leadership — and uses an experiential approach including a supervised service project.

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HIST 302 America in the Nineteen Sixties (3 Credits)

Understand the significance of military affairs in the context of American political, economic, and social history from the formation of the earliest colonial militias to the pre-WWI preparedness movement. Discuss major wars of this period with an emphasis on professionalization of the officer corps, the relationship between war and technology, and civil-military relations.

AGRO/HORT 131 Plant Science (3 Credits) ACE 4

Learn about the biology of plants grown for food, fiber, fun, or fuel; plant life cycles in managed ecosystems and their role in global carbon and water cycles; and mechanisms plants use to drive and control their growth, propagate, and change to compete with other organisms in their environment. See also: AGRO/HORT 134 Plant Science Lab.

AGRO/HORT 134 Plant Science Lab (1 Credit)

Learn how to relate plant biology to plant management decisions. Observe plants and consider how structures affect spacing, growth stage affects cutting, flower type affects breeding, and more. Prior or concurrent enrollment in AGRO/HORT 131 Plant Science required.

BIOC 401/801 Elements of Biochemistry (3 Credits)

An introductory biochemistry course that provides a fundamental understanding of the structures and functions of life’s biomolecules and includes the study of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, enzyme behavior, principal metabolic pathways, and molecular biology.

AECN 235 Introduction to Commodity Marketing (3 Credits)

This course focuses on the foundations of commodity markets. It discusses how markets were created, how commodities are traded from producers to final consumers, and the role of transportation and storage, among other topics. It provides a broad and detailed discussion of economic theories behind markets, how they work in practice, and the current state of these markets in the world.

NUTR 150 Career Preparation in Nutrition and Health Sciences (2 Credits)

This course focuses on the process of career preparation and planning and is best suited for those considering switching their major to Nutrition and Health Sciences, as well as for those exploring research and graduate programs or pursuing a career in related fields such as medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, sports nutrition, exercise physiology, corporate fitness and wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and personal training.

TEAC 880M Learning Analytics and Technology Supported Assessment (3 Credits)

Explore the history of assessment and evaluation, the rise and current state of learning analytics tools, and the potential for all of them to make new insights and better learning possible within and beyond K-12 settings. Learn new theories and experiment with new tools. No learning analytics or evaluation experience is required.

MNGT 360 Managing Behavior in Organizations (3 Credits)

Learn how to be more effective at managing people and examine the roles of perception, personality and attitudes, motivation, leadership, group dynamics, employee engagement, organizational culture and communication in the management of work. This course is required for Management majors in the College of Business.

MRKT 428 Sports and Event Marketing (3 Credits)

Learn how to plan and execute successful experiences and events. This course will focus on the planning, promotion, and logistical support needed to provide meaningful experiences to consumers. Topics include sports participation, sporting events, concerts, theatrical performances, museums, renaissance fairs, and theme parks.

MRKT 453 International Marketing (3 Credits)

Expand your marketing expertise by studying the unique issues that arise in international marketing including culture, geography, terminology, regulation, distribution, research, and pricing. This course meets the College of Business international business course requirement.

CIVE 310 Fluid Mechanics (3 Credits)

Learn about fluid statics, equations of continuity, momentum, and energy dimensional analysis and dynamic similitude plus the applications to flow meters, fluid pumps and turbines, viscous flow and lubrication, flow in closed conduits and open channels, and two-dimensional potential flow.

MECH 223 Engineering Statics (3 Credits)

Gain an understanding of the action of forces on engineering structures and machines. Learn about force systems, static equilibrium of frames and machines, friction, center of gravity, moment of inertia, and vector algebra.

MECH 373 Engineering Dynamics (3 Credits)

Learn about force action related to displacement, velocity, and acceleration of rigid bodies. Explore kinematics of plane motion and kinetics of translation and rotation. Gain an understanding of mass moment of inertia, vibration, work, energy and power, impulse and momentum.

DANC 398 Exploring Tai Chi (2 Credits)

Experience the physical and mental health benefits of the ancient Chinese martial art Tai Chi, enjoyed world-wide. This course will teach slow, graceful movements to develop core muscles, increase strength and flexibility, and enhance balance. Students will learn a short choreography for daily self-practice. Dancers and non-dancers welcome.

DANC 398 Hip Hop (2 Credits)

Learn fundamentals of Hip-Hop and House dance in this beginning dance course. Students can expect to learn the history of Hip-Hop, movement, rhythm, and musicality. Additionally, students will groove, bounce, jack, and freestyle their way through the semester alongside Hip-Hop and House dance music. No previous dance experience necessary.

MUNM 333 Psychology of Music (3 Credits) ACE 6 ACE 7

The psychology of music reveals how musicians convey their emotional intentions through sounded music, how listeners experience feelings and moods in response, and how this powerful process relates to social and cultural dynamics. This course addresses themes including motivation, learning, creativity, expressivity, and anxiety.

MUNM 275 Music in Film: Contemporary Hollywood Films (3 Credits) ACE 7

This course surveys the development of film music from the perspective of important composers, film scores, and compositional practices that have formed what is known as film music. This summer will focus on contemporary Hollywood films and scores in appropriate media and historical contexts.

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Solving Grand Challenges:
Interdisciplinary and Innovative

RUSS 101 Beginning Russian I (5 Credits)

Russian is a critical world language and students can complete the first two levels this summer by taking RUSS 101 in the 1st Five-Week Session and RUSS 102 in the 2nd Five-Week Session. This course will jumpstart learning a new language for a requirement or for students' own development as a global citizen.

RUSS 102 Beginning Russian II (5 Credits)

This 2nd Five-Week Session course is a continuation of RUSS 101 offered in the 1st Five-Week Session. Students will go beyond the comprehension of the written and spoken language and focus on grammar, word structure, and idioms.

ETHN 198 Special Topics: How to Be Anti-Racist (3 Credits)

This is the first course in a new minor—Racial Justice, Equity, and Inclusion—and will become permanent in the fall. Examine issues related to racism and antiracism and topics including the history of U.S. racial conflict, whiteness, white fragility, white allyship, white abolitionism, and community action.

SPED 494/894 Independent Study: Costa Rica (3 Credits)

Explore a virtual comparison of the educational and cultural perspectives between the U.S. and Costa Rica. This course will spend real virtual time in Costa Rica complemented with similar activities in Lincoln: cooking and sharing a meal with a family, hiking through a rain forest, learning about tourism and the coffee business, visiting a bat cave, and learning about sustainability practices.

ARCH 107 Sustainability and the Built Environment (3 Credits) ACE 8

Explore ideas and principles, discover new concepts, and create innovative ways to apply theories and models that can lead designers toward more sustainable decisions in relationship to the built environment. An awareness of consequences, both short and long-term, of design decisions and their impacts on natural and cultural resources.

CRPL 471/871 Environmental Impact Assessment (3 Credits)

Explore how to conduct environmental impact assessments, EI analysis, review EI statements, and use of various regulatory review processes with an emphasis on the National Environmental Policy Act. Major themes include air pollution, water quality, land and cultural resources, archaeology, traffic, noise, transportation, and more. This is an interdisciplinary course.

MNGT 324B Building a Life for Impact (3 Credits)

Special opportunity: This course is usually available to only those who are in the Clifton Builders Program, but this summer it is open to all students. Explore your personal strengths and individual uniqueness for creating growth and impact. Develop expertise in strengths-based leadership, well-being, and engagement. Create a plan for a life of impact with the tools to make a difference.

CHME 489/889 Air Pollution Assessment and Control (3 Credits)

Examine the present status of the air pollution problem and the application of engineering and scientific principles to its practical and effective coordinated control.

JOMC 422/822 Race, Gender and the Media (3 Credits) ACE 8 ACE 9

This course examines the relationships between the media and social constructions of race and gender in America and globally. Students will explore how media represents race, gender, audience’s interpretation of such portrayals, and how critical analyses of media culture and content can be cultivated to become media literate. Open to non-CoJMC majors.

THEA 398 Documentary Theatre Practice (3 Credits)

In this “glocal” experience, students will study practices in documentary theatre, engage in workshops with artists who specialize in devising such productions, and actively create their own performances centered around UNL’s Grand Challenges. Offered in collaboration with Education Abroad.


Degree Completion

CLAS/HIST 183 Heroes, Wives, and Slaves (3 Credits) ACE 5

This course will take a comparative look at gender roles and household structure in Homeric Greece, Classical Athens and Sparta, and Rome. Topics include the warrior ideal, the respectable matron, working women, prostitution and sexual customs, slavery, and slave revolts.

RELG/GLST 150 Jesus: A Global History (3 Credits) ACE 5

This class is an exploration of the historical Jesus and the variant forms that the memory and theologies of Jesus have taken outside of Christian traditions, including Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, and in the American context, including in the context of Lincoln, Nebraska.

ANTH 110 Introduction to Anthropology (3 Credits) ACE 6 ACE 9

Students will receive an introduction to the study of society and culture that integrates the four major subfields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology.

MATH 203 Contemporary Math (3 Credits) ACE 3

Learn applications of quantitative reasoning and methods to problems and decision making in the areas of management, statistics, and social choice including networks, critical paths, linear programming, sampling, central tendency, inference, voting methods, power index, game theory, and fair division problems.

GEOG 155 Physical Geography (4 Credits) ACE 4

Investigate the basic elements of the physical environment of the earth and its atmosphere including atmospheric processes, temperature distributions, weather systems, severe weather, climates, water balance, vegetation and soil distributions, landforms and their processes, and natural hazards. Examine the modifying influences that humans have on the physical environment and atmosphere.

AGRI 310 The Rise of China and Its Global Impact (3 Credits) ACE 9
BSAD 491 The Rise of China and Its Global Impact (3 Credits)

China has become one of the primary players on the world stage. Join this virtual course to gain a working understanding of the country, its people, the land, business practices, agriculture, economy, and culture.

AECN 141 Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture (3 Credits) ACE 6

This is a foundational course surveying microeconomics within the context of agriculture. Topics covered are consumer and producer behavior, markets, and international trade.

AGRI 310 Traveling with Chocolate from Mesoamerica to West Africa and to Nebraska (3 Credits) ACE 9

Learn about the cultural, economic, ethical, and environmental implications of chocolate. Beginning the journey from the origin of cacao, continuing to West Africa, and then to Nebraska. Learning will be enriched by expert lectures, sampling of recipes, documentaries, reflection, as well as two field trips in Omaha and Lincoln.

FDST/CHEM/NUTR 131 The Science of Food (3 Credits) ACE 4

This course covers general and food chemistry, nutrition, food microbiology, food safety and quality, standards that are enforced by regulatory agencies, and food processes applied to improve food quality, shelf life, and safety.

STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics (3 Credits) ACE 3

This course will help students learn to think and reason statistically and to construct arguments based on numerical evidence. The focus is on quantitative reasoning and decision-making, rather than calculation.

STAT 380 Statistics and Applications (3 Credits) ACE 3

A mathematically based introduction to statistics, this course introduces probability theory and covers topics such as random variables, probability distributions, expected values, covariance and correlation. It also provides an understanding of statistical concepts such as sampling distributions, estimation, testing hypotheses, and simple regression analysis.

CYAF 482A/882A Virtual Learning Abroad with CYAF (3 Credits) ACE 9

Experience the exhilarating metropolitan city of Salvador da Bahia, the oldest city and the foremost cultural hub of Brazil. Students will participate in a virtual cultural immersive experience with exciting activities, enriching mini-courses, and cultural lectures and hands-on workshops focused on understanding the cultural diversity of Brazil from an Afro-Brazilian perspective, while also learning about the educational and health care systems.

NUTR 100 Healthy Living (3 Credits)

In this course, practical methods for self-assessments and improving and maintaining physically active and healthy eating habits designed to enhance awareness of short- and long-term risks and to achieve a higher level of wellness are addressed through class projects and discussions. The course will also address various secondary risk factors and personal behaviors that affect health.

TEAC 330 Multicultural Education (3 Credits) ACE 9

This course examines the nature of intergroup relations in U.S. society from different theoretical perspectives to shed light on the causes and complex dynamics of racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, and other systems of oppression and intergroup conflicts. It cultivates multicultural competencies relevant to effective teaching through critical reflection on course materials and discussions.

DSGN 140 History of Design (3 Credits) ACE 5

This course is a thematic exploration of the history and theory of design as it relates to political, economic, and societal shifts.

DSGN 123 Computer Applications in Design (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to the application of computer technology to the design disciplines to produce measured drawings and digital models to aid the investigation, visualization, and communication of design.

DSGN 111 Design Making (4 Credits)

Students will build upon the skills acquired in Design Thinking by focusing on formal and spatial constructs and integrating craft and compositional principles into the design process. This course will introduce multiple techniques for communicating ideas through physical and digital modeling, orthographic projection, freehand drawing, and other forms of graphic representation.

ACCT 200 Accounting for Business Decisions (3 Credits)

Learn about financial and managerial accounting concepts in a class designed for non-business majors who will use accounting information in future roles as investors, owners, managers, employees and /or taxpaying citizens. This course is part of the Business Minor for non-business students.

ECON 200 Economic Essentials and Issues (3 Credits) ACE 6 ACE 8

This course is designed for non-business students who want to improve their knowledge of economics. It provides an introduction to economic reasoning and methods, including consumer choice, resource allocation, decision making under constraints, supply, demand, market structures, economic welfare analysis, employment, money and interest rates. This course is part of the Business Minor for non-business students.

ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits) ACE 6

This course introduces theories of economic systems including fiscal, monetary, and other policies for macroeconomic stabilization and growth. It is required for all majors in the College of Business.

ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credits) ACE 6

Get a jump-start on your business degree while learning about economics, with an emphasis on the analysis and evaluation of markets. This analysis is applied to resource markets, unions, antitrust laws, agriculture, international trade, and other economic problems and policies. This course is required for all majors in the College of Business.

CSCE 155E Computer Science I (3 Credits)

This introduction to problem solving with computers covers problem solving methods, software development principles, computer programming, and computing in society.

CSCE 478 Machine Learning (3 Credits)

Explore the fundamentals and trends in machine learning that can be used for game playing, text categorization, speech recognition, auto system control, date mining, computational biology, and robotics. Learn about decision trees, artificial neural networks, Bayesian classifiers, genetic algorithms, instance-based classifiers, and reinforcement learning.

ECEN 211 Elements of Electrical Engineering (3 Credits)

This course will cover basic circuit analysis including direct and alternating currents and operational amplifiers, plus digital signals and circuits.

MECH 200 Engineering Thermodynamics (3 Credits)

Explore the first and second laws of thermodynamics, properties of gases and vapors, and cycles, plus sources of energy and its conversion to work.

CSCE 156 Computer Science II (4 Credits)

Learn about data structures, including linked lists, stacks, queues, and trees; algorithms, including searching, sorting, and recursion; programming language topics, including object-oriented programming; pointers, references, and memory management; and design and implementation of a multilayer application with a SQL database.

JOMC 101 Principles of Mass Media (3 Credits)

This introduction to the mass media as a source of news and entertainment conduit for messages of persuasion also covers the background and history of print, broadcast media, and public relations. Learn how the media and persuasive messages both affect and are affected by society and content. Open to non-CoJMC majors.

ADPR 151 Introduction to Advertising and Public Relations (3 Credits)

Explore the fundamental concepts and processes underlying integrated marketing communications in a global marketplace along with the discipline's historical roots and current role of professionals. Open to non-CoJMC majors.

SPMC 150 Introduction to Sports Media and Communication (3 Credits)

Sport is one of the few places in American life in which we find the confluence of culture, gender, race, identity, celebrity, economics, and politics. We play sports, we talk about them, we report on them; we watch, we listen, we tweet, we care. Students will be introduced to events, people, and history, which make sports media what it is in this country. Open to non-CoJMC majors.

EMAR 160 Computation and Media Studio I (3 Credits) ACE 3

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming for interactive media used in gaming, mobile, and web-based media. Unlike traditional computer science courses, students will learn these skills within the context of the emerging media arts.

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
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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.

Scholarship and
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.

Education Abroad

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.

Need-Based Grants

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 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

In order to qualify for the Federal PLUS Loan, your parent must apply online at, 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.

Student Billing

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 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.