Graduate Students

In order to receive financial aid as a graduate student, you must be admitted into your program as a degree seeking student and enroll in at least 4 credit hours. You are highly encouraged to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible after October 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 academic year. You will need your FSA ID to sign the application electronically. The information on the FAFSA is needed to calculate the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) which is used by UNK to determine your financial aid award.

All Students who qualify for continuing student scholarships are encouraged to apply for them 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.

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