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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,156 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,480 tuition
$9,122 on campus room & board
$1,050 books
$1,504 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$30,906 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,230 tuition
$9,122 on campus room & board
$1,050 books
$1,504 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Colleges like University of Nebraska-Lincoln are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

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Average Aid

$5,010 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
83% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,098 avg)
11% get state aid ($1,896 avg)
59% get institn'l aid ($5,010 avg)
51% get loans ($5,504 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.06% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.18% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $6,511 63%
Federal Grant Aid $4,098 24%
Pell Grants $3,893 24%
Other Federal Grants $439 11%
Institution Grant Aid $5,010 59%
State Grant Aid $1,896 11%
Student Loans $5,504 51%
Federal Loans $5,026 50%
Other Loans $10,302 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
14th and R St
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-7211
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $216
Out of State $641


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Kate from Lincoln, NE
  • Apr-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Colleges are pricey but UNL is fairly reasonable and you get a degree that many employers respect.

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  • Brianna from Schuyler, NE
  • Dec-09-2013 I am a current student here

    UNL isn't the most financially friendly college in the world, but a lot is included in your student fees, tuition, and housing.

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  • Travis from Beatrice, NE
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    There are tons of scholarships available for students, so the cost of attending UNL is pretty affordable. Even if you don't have tons of scholarships, the cost of attending is much lower than other Big 10 schools. The experience you will receive from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is definitely worth it!

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