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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,642 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,480 tuition
$9,532 on campus room & board
$1,050 books and supplies
$1,580 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$31,970 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,808 tuition
$9,532 on campus room & board
$1,050 books and supplies
$1,580 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,158 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,095 avg)
12% get state aid ($2,296 avg)
64% get institn'l aid ($5,158 avg)
51% get loans ($5,933 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.59% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.32% 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 $6,751 67%
Federal Grant Aid $4,095 24%
Pell Grants $3,914 24%
Other Federal Grants $438 12%
Institution Grant Aid $5,158 64%
State Grant Aid $2,296 12%
Student Loans $5,933 51%
Federal Loans $5,192 50%
Other Loans $10,857 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 $216
Out of State $660


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Christina from Omaha, NE
  • Jan-01-2016 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
  • Jun-10-2015 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
  • Nov-19-2014 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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  • 4
  • Out of State
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    One of the reasons I chose Nebraska was for the value. Since I'm from out of state, it's more expensive, but still reasonable. Most of my classes are smaller, and for the most part, the faculty is knowledgeable and helpful. The only reason why I don't give UNL five stars is because sometimes it's easy to feel as if you are just a number. There are plenty of classes that have 100 or more people in them.

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