Current Undergraduates

In order to receive financial aid, you must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.  We highly encourage you to file as early as possible after October 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 academic year.  You, and your parent when applicable, will need your FSA ID’s in order to sign the application electronically.  There is a link to create the FSA ID on the FAFSA sign-in page, or you may visit if you have yet to create an FSA ID. The information on the FAFSA is needed to calculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is used by UNK to determine your financial aid award.

If you have an academic merit based scholarship, you must meet the minimum criteria outlined in the scholarship agreement to keep that scholarship each semester. You are encouraged to apply for continuing student scholarships in MyBLUE each February.

Financial aid is a broad term that is used to refer to several types and categories of financial aid

When applying for financial aid at UNK there are some important dates to keep in mind.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is required to establish minimum academic standards that you, as a student, must meet in order to be eligible for or to maintain eligibility for federal and state financial aid, including grants, loans and college work study.

The UNK Office of Financial Aid understands that it is sometimes necessary for you to be co-enrolled at UNK and another College or University. In order to be eligible for financial aid for classes at each institution, you must fill out a co-enrollment form.

Looking at how to pay for college can be stressful. The Office of Financial Aid wants to help you feel comfortable with understanding the costs associated with attending UNK.