UNK does not accept wire transfers from individual students or parents. There are three options available for payment of tuition and fees:

  1. The student can open a bank account upon their arrival in Kearney (We work closely with the bank to assist with this process). Once the student has a bank account, parents can wire transfer money to the account. The student can then pay their bill online using an electronic check.

  2. The student or parent can pay the tuition and fees bill online using a credit card. VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Discover cards are accepted. A 2.75% fee will be charged.

  3. Foreign Currency Payment - Available on MyBLUE only - A foreign currency payment can be initiated through MyBLUE. After you have completed the requested fields, you must deliver the payment instruction form to your foreign bank within 72 hours. Your foreign bank will transfer funds via Western Union to the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Once the wire transaction is complete, the payment will post to your student account on MyBLUE. Review Paying Your Bill with Foreign Currency for more detailed instructions of this payment option.

Students or parents can view instructions for paying the student bill online by either electronic check or credit card on the Student Accounts website.

For more information including explanation of fees, go to Tuition Information page. The costs that apply to international students are non-resident tuition/fees, plus an international student fee, and the purchase of international student health insurance.

Location and Office Hours

Welch HallOtto Olsen 205
2508 12th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68849

Office open: 8 am - 5 pm
Phone Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Walk-in Advising hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Telephone:(308) 865-8953 Fax: (308) 865-8160

Expenses, Tuition and Total Costs 9 Month Budget (in U.S. Dollars)*

Cost Category Amount




Health Insurance


Room and Board




Estimated room and board cost for 3 months of summer


*Based on 30 credit hours per academic year. These prices are estimates only and are subject to change.

All international students must prove the minimum financial support of $27,291.22.

Estimated Expenses for Fall 2018
Tuition (per semester)


Fees (per semester)


Estimated Books/Supplies


Fall Health Insurance


Living Expenses (includes room and board, per semester)




Estimated Expenses for Spring 2019

Tuition (per semester)


Fees (per semester)


Estimated Books/Supplies (per semester)


Spring Health Insurance


Living Expenses (includes room and board)




Estimated Expenses for Summer 2019
Tuition (per semester)


Fees (per semester)


Estimated Books/Supplies (per semester)


Summer Health Insurance


Living Expenses (includes room and board for 10 weeks)




These are estimated expenses and are subject to change. Historically, costs have risen approximately 5% annually.