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University of Nebraska at Kearney Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$16,414 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,235 tuition
$8,600 on campus room & board
$1,272 books and supplies
$1,307 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$22,242 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,063 tuition
$8,600 on campus room & board
$1,272 books and supplies
$1,307 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Colleges like University of Nebraska at Kearney are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

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Average Aid

$4,926 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
35% get federal aid ($3,988 avg)
12% get state aid ($2,002 avg)
65% get institn'l aid ($4,926 avg)
51% get loans ($5,654 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.48% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.28% 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 $6,482 75%
Federal Grant Aid $3,988 35%
Pell Grants $3,863 35%
Other Federal Grants $909 5%
Institution Grant Aid $4,926 65%
State Grant Aid $2,002 12%
Student Loans $5,654 51%
Federal Loans $5,256 51%
Other Loans $7,191 3%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- y
- y
$3,000 Y
$2,000 Y Y N
$1,000 - $2,500 Y
$2,000 Y
$500 - $1,000 R
- y
$750 - $1,500
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
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
905 W 25th St
Kearney, NE 68849-1212
(308) 865-8441
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $175
Out of State $369


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Alyssa from Arcadia, NE
  • Oct-10-2016 I am a current student here

    UNK is actually quite affordable. They try to keep prices down and are very generous with scholarships. They also have scholarships for continuing students that are often based on your major.

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  • Brady from Kearney, NE
  • Sep-19-2013 I am a current student here

    For the first two or three weeks they have what we call a blue and gold week where new people from out-of-state and incoming freshmen get to see what Kearney is like and make new friends and get settled down in their new home.

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  • 3
  • Gabriela from Johnson, KS
  • Jul-09-2013 I am a current student here

    It's a little pricey but what you learn is defiantly in depth and if you put the work into it you'll learn a lot from professors that engage their students.

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  • 4
  • John from North Platte, NE
  • Jan-05-2013 I am a current student here

    I feel that since many of the professors put so much effort into making the most of their classes and given the relatively low costs of the school you can say you are getting a pretty good bang for your buck. Obviously living on campus is more expensive than living off, room and food fees are higher than those for living off campus, but you are paying for the convenience and community of living off campus and for some people that is worth the extra cost.

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  • Derek from Axtell, NE
  • Nov-15-2012 I am a current student here

    In all honesty, Kearney is a great learning institution. The courses and professors are great. The campus is awesome, and the people on it are always doing something! If you want a smaller school, where acquaintances become great friends, the town welcomes you, the price is right and professors know your name, choose the University of Nebraska at Kearney!

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