Undergraduate Student Resources

Collegebound Nebraska

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Collegebound Nebraska, the University's Tuition Assistance Program, is a guarantee of grant assistance that will cover full tuition (up to 15 credit hours of enrollment per semester) for up to five years at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. To qualify for this grant you must be a Nebraska resident, enrolled full time (minimum 12 hours) and be Pell Grant eligible. (Families whose incomes put them just beyond Pell eligibility may also qualify.) Furthermore, you must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1st and, if applicable, fulfill UNK's request(s) for supplemental documentation for your financial aid file by June 1st.

List of Qualifications:

  • Pell Grant eligible (families that are just beyond Pell eligible may also qualify)
  • Nebraska resident
  • Undergraduate
  • FAFSA submitted by April 1st
  • Enrolled full time (minimum 12 hours)
  • Complete UNK's request(s) for any supplemental documentation by June 1st.

The Collegebound Nebraska guarantee means that we will ensure that some combination of grant and/or scholarship assistance will cover the tuition bill, whether that entails one grant or several added together. For more information, you may visit Collegebound Nebraska's website.

Financial Assistance Rights & Responsibilities

What are my Financial Assistance Rights?

You have the right to know:

  • What financial aid programs are available to you;
  • Deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs;
  • How financial aid is disbursed;
  • How decisions are made concerning distribution, and the basis for those decisions;
  • How your financial need is determined (this includes how your cost of attendance is calculated);
  • What additional resources are considered in the calculations of your need;
  • How much of your financial need, as determined by the institution, has been met;
  • About the various programs in your student aid package;
  • About your school refund/repayment policy;
  • What portion of the financial aid you receive must be repaid and what portion is grant assistance (If the assistance is a loan, you have the right to know what the interest rate is, the total amount to be repaid, the length of time you have to repay the loan, and when the repayment begins.); and
  • How the school determines whether you are making satisfactory academic progress and what happens if you do not meet the requirement.

What are my Financial Assistance Responsibilities?

You must:

  • Accurately complete all the application forms required;
  • Submit the application materials in a timely manner and to the correct location;
  • Provide correct information (misreporting on the financial aid forms is a violation of federal law);
  • Read and understand all forms that you are signing;
  • Keep copies of all the forms for your records;
  • Accept the responsibility for all agreements that you sign;
  • Perform the work that is agreed upon when accepting a work opportunity;
  • Be aware of and comply with deadlines for application and reapplication for assistance; and
  • Be aware of the school's refund/repayment policy.

Student Consumer Information





What does it mean to borrow to finance my education?

U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid
https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/what You Need.action?page=entrance


How much could I owe when I graduate?

College Navigator

Student Loan
Default Rate

What is UNK's student loan default rate?

College Navigator

School Graduation and
Retention Rates

How many of UNK's students continue and graduate from their chosen program?

College Navigator


How much will my loan payments be when I go into repayment?

U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid

How much federal student aid have I received in loans and grants?

National Direct Student Loan Data System

College Comparison

Where can I compare information about the schools I am considering?

College Navigator

Net Price

What should I expect my out-of-pocket costs to be for one year?

UNK's Net Price Calculator

Student Loan History

How much have I borrowed in non-federal education loans?

Not currently available


Where can I compare information about the affordability and value of the schools I am considering?

College Scorecard

Semester Cost Estimators

The Cost Estimator will help determine your approximate UNK costs per semester as a degree seeking student.

2017/2018 Semester Cost Estimator for Undergraduate Students

2018/2019 Semester Cost Estimator for Undergraduate Students

Post 9-11 Pell Grant Provision

Post 9/11 Federal Pell Grant Provision: Dependents of a Soldier Killed in Action

If you are a dependent of a soldier killed in action in Iraq or Afghanistan since September 11, 2001 and you are currently Federal Pell Grant eligible, you may be eligible for some additional Federal Pell Grant.

Because students who meet these conditions are not necessarily easily identifiable, please contact the Office of Financial Aid if you meet these conditions. We will evaluate and confirm your eligibility to determine whether you are eligible for more Federal Pell Grant.