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The University of Nebraska is committed to being one of the best places to work in Nebraska or in the nation. This section provides information on benefits and policies, access to email and other important forms and information.
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Visit Our Campuses
The University of Nebraska offers students the opportunity to choose a learning environment that suits their personal needs. The best way to find out more about each of the university's four campuses is to visit and experience it for yourself.
More than 24,000 students attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the NU system's flagship campus and one of the nation's top 50 public universities. UNL offers more than 150 undergraduate majors, a wide range of graduate programs and opportunities to learn from and work with some of the country's best researchers -- not to mention an award-winning Division of General Studies for those students who haven't yet settled on a major. UNL is home to the nationally known Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, Husker athletics and top-notch academic advising. UNL's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, located on East Campus, offers students a range of academic and research opportunities. Visit UNL.
Some 14,600 students, including more than 700 international students, enjoy the technology-rich atmosphere at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. UNO is Nebraska's metropolitan university and home of the multi-campus Peter Kiewit Institute of Information Science, Technology and Engineering. UNO offers students abundant internship opportunities with businesses in Omaha and throughout the state. This is where students find their "Maverick Mojo!" Visit UNO.
The 6,650 students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney come from more than 40 countries, and all 93 counties in Nebraska, to enjoy small classes, caring professors and a safe, progressive community. More than 170 academic programs and a strong emphasis on undergraduate research create a challenging academic environment, while the Lopers consistently lead Division II athletics in 17 men's and women's sports. Visit UNK.
At the University of Nebraska Medical Center, 3,237 students prepare for careers in health sciences while working alongside internationally recognized medical researchers and health care professionals in state-of-the-art facilities, such as the cutting-edge Durham Research Center and Durham Research Center II. Programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry and dental hygiene, pharmacy, public health and ten allied health professions are available to students who complete their college prerequisites. Visit UNMC.
The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis is also part of the University of Nebraska, offering a two-year degree program with a focus on veterinary technology, ag production and business management or horticulture. NCTA's 425 students enjoy the personalized attention and support of a small college while having access to the resources of a major research university. Visit NCTA.
Whether you’re a Nebraskan, nonresident or international student, our goal is to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education – both in the classroom and online. The University of Nebraska is committed to moderate, predictable tuition increases that help you and your family plan for the cost of college, and total costs at our campuses continue to be well below the averages of our peers. Our online rates also are highly competitive. We want to ensure you can get the education you need to be successful without taking on a significant burden of debt.
For 2012-13, per-credit-hour tuition rates at each of our primarily undergraduate campuses are as follows:
*Does not include differential tuition rates in the colleges of business, engineering and architecture.
Tuition rates at the University of Nebraska Medical Center vary by program. More information on UNMC tuition and cost of attendance.
Total 2012-13 costs of attendance (tuition plus other expenses such as room and board and course fees) for full-time University of Nebraska undergraduates are:
**Does not include the rates for students participating in the Metropolitan Advantage Program.
***Does not include books or personal expenses.
Tuition rates for online courses vary by campus and program. For more information, visit the University of Nebraska Online Worldwide website and search for the specific program you’re interested in.
For detailed information about tuition and cost of attendance at all our campuses, visit:
The College Portrait, part of the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) is designed to improve public understanding of how public colleges and universities operate. It provides consistent, comparable and transparent information on the characteristics of institutions and students, cost of attendance, student engagement with the learning process and core educational outcomes. The information is intended for students, families, policy-makers, campus faculty and staff, the general public and other higher education stakeholders. The VSA project is a collaborative effort among the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and the public higher education community.
The University of Nebraska offers this information to help current and future students and their families better understand the University. We encourage you to review the College Portrait for each of our campuses and those of other colleges and universities as a starting point to explore the higher education opportunities available to you.
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The University of Nebraska offers graduate and professional degrees in a wide range of disciplines, with programs available on all four campuses and via distance education. Each campus has its own admissions process.
UNK graduate programs and admissions
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Four-year graduation guarantee
The four-year guarantee for graduation relies on mutual commitment from the student to follow a list of practical guidelines while attending college, and from the university to ensure that required courses or acceptable alternatives are available.
Students must have appropriate high school preparation, pursue a course of study that is intended for four-year completion and follow these prudent practices:
The Four-Year Graduation Guarantee was approved by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents in 2002. The program recognizes the importance of Nebraska undergraduate students being able to earn their bachelor’s or first-professional degrees in timely fashion.
More information is available from campus admissions offices:
Safety and security
The University of Nebraska believes that a successful learning environment for our students, staff and faculty must first be a safe environment. We are committed to providing the most secure setting possible on our campuses.
In the wake of the 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech, many parents are understandably more concerned about the safety of their sons and daughters on college campuses. We understand and share those concerns, and have undertaken a number of measures to help ensure that students enjoy their years here as free as possible from threats to their safety or well-being.
Fully trained campus security personnel work closely with community law enforcement agencies to ensure the well-being of students, faculty and staff. New technologies are being implemented to permit rapid notification of students in the event of emergency. Each campus offers a full range of resources for crime prevention and safety.
Campus security offices can provide the latest information.
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Scholarships and financial aid
We understand that college is a major investment for you and your family. But your investment in your education is bound to pay off. That’s why the University of Nebraska is committed to ensuring that cost doesn’t stop a single Nebraska student from pursuing a college degree.
Think you won’t qualify for aid? The odds are in your favor: More than half of all NU undergraduates – including 70 percent of UNK undergraduates, 52 percent of UNO undergraduates and 53 percent of UNL undergraduates – receive some form of financial aid, including both need- and merit-based aid. The university committed nearly $11 million from its operating budget to need-based aid in 2012-13, and students have access to numerous other scholarship and aid opportunities, such as fellowships, institutional grants, Regents Scholarships, federal Pell Grants and more. The university also works with private partners like the Susan T. Buffett Foundation, which is supporting 2,100 of our undergraduates this year, to ensure that millions more in aid is available to you.
Check with your campus financial aid office to learn more about what options you have to help support your education:
Collegebound Nebraska tuition assistance program
More than 6,600 University of Nebraska students are attending one of our four campuses and paying no tuition thanks to our tuition assistance program, Collegebound Nebraska. Collegebound Nebraska is our promise to you that if you are a Nebraska resident, meet our admission requirements and qualify for a federal Pell Grant, you will pay NO TUITION at the University of Nebraska as long as you maintain certain academic standards.
Collegebound Nebraska covers full tuition after Pell and other awards are factored in; it does not count toward room and board, books or other expenses, although many students receive additional aid to support those costs. Collegebound Nebraska covers up to 30 academic credit hours per year. There is no set income level to qualify, but generally, a student from a family of four with one in college and an annual income of $53,000 or less will qualify for Collegebound Nebraska aid.
To receive Collegebound Nebraska support, you must:
Nebraska Legacy ScholarshipThe Nebraska Legacy Scholarship, which provides the differential between in-state and out-of-state tuition, is available to qualified freshmen who are children of University of Nebraska graduates. Students eligible for review must rank in the upper one-third of their graduating class or have a minimum ACT composite of 25 or higher (or equivalent on the SAT). The scholarship must first be awarded for the student’s freshman year, and is renewable for up to four years.
The Regents Scholarship is awarded to outstanding incoming freshmen who are graduates of Nebraska high schools. The scholarship is valued at full tuition for up to 135 credit hours or the completion of a bachelor’s degree, and is renewable as long as you: maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5; complete 24 credit hours each academic year; and complete a minimum of nine graded hours (not pass/no pass) each semester.
Scholarships and financial aid opportunities are available to veterans, service members and their dependents; international students; and others. Check with your campus financial aid office for more information. Nebraska also is a DREAM Act state, which permits undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates if they meet certain requirements.
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Come to the University of Nebraska for a great education at the campus that fits you best. Visit our campuses in Omaha, Lincoln and Kearney. Learn more about how to plan for (and save for) college – it’s never too soon to start!