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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,375 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,757 tuition
$10,826 on campus room & board
$1,012 books and supplies
$1,780 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$34,896 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,278 tuition
$10,826 on campus room & board
$1,012 books and supplies
$1,780 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,035 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
79% of students receive aid
25% get federal aid ($4,298 avg)
11% get state aid ($2,262 avg)
65% get institn'l aid ($6,035 avg)
50% get loans ($6,118 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.95% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.54% 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 $7,570 69%
Federal Grant Aid $4,298 25%
Pell Grants $4,154 25%
Other Federal Grants $429 11%
Institution Grant Aid $6,035 65%
State Grant Aid $2,262 11%
Student Loans $6,118 50%
Federal Loans $5,254 48%
Other Loans $12,012 4%

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 $225
Out of State $709


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Noah from Omaha, NE
  • I am a current student here

    The more you put in, the more you'll get out. If you really want to get every dollar's worth out of college, commit to the experience. Look for activities, passions, and interests and you will find them. The college makes as much available to you as they can so you really do get your "bang for the buck".

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  • 5
  • Christina from Omaha, NE
  • I am a current student here

    I feel like I'm getting the full college experience and I can pay for the experience without excessive loans. ~20,000/year with room and board. Scholarships are pretty generous.

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  • 2
  • Chelsey from Ponca City, OK
  • I am a past student here

    I was out of state and it was extremely expensive. I had to work two part time jobs to maintain my financial status, on top of a great out of state scholarship. That was the main reason I had to transfer.

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  • 3
  • David from Lincoln, NE
  • I am a current student here

    College is not cheap, but UNL does manage to keep things somewhat reasonable compared to other universities. Most scholarships from UNL are achievement-based. Out-of-state tuition is a lot more expensive than in-state, and scholarships are definitely a requirement to keep things reasonable. I worked hard enough to get generous scholarships to keep costs under $5,000 a year, but I know a lot of people who were not as fortunate. For what you are paying, UNL does an OK job of giving you a degree and preparing you for your career.

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