UNK is the Most Affordable Nebraska University

UNK believes a college education should provide lifelong career goals and success, not lifelong debt. UNK is the most affordable Nebraska University and many students receive significant financial aid. In 2019, 80% of freshmen received an average of $9,823* in scholarships and/or grants. You can afford a degree.

Below are undergraduate student costs based on 15 hours per semester for two semesters and living in a double room with a Loper meal plan. Beginning in Fall 2021, out-of-state students will receive in-state tuition with the New Nebraskan Scholarship (does not apply to online programs).

*UNK’ 2019-20 Common Data Source

2020-21 Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas

Tuition:

Fees:

Housing:

Meal Plan:

$6,270

$1,669.50

$5,282

$5,040

$18,261.50

2020-21 Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas

Costs are based on in-state tuition rate for a Nebraska undergraduate student at 15 credit hours per semester for two semesters living in a basic double room with the Loper meal plan. The UNK Advantage scholarship pays the difference between resident and non-resident tuition for qualified admitted students from Colorado and Kansas.

2020-21 Out of State

Tuition:

Fees:

Housing:

Meal Plan:

$13,650

$1,669.50

$5,282

$5,040

$25,641.50

2020-21 Out of State

Costs for students other than Colorado, Kansas, and MSE states. Based on an undergraduate student taking 15 hours per semester for two semesters living in a basic double room with the Loper meal plan.

Fall 2021 - Out of State Tuition

Tuition:

Fees:

Housing:

Meal Plan:

$6,270

$1,669.50

$5,282

$5,040

$18,261.50

Fall 2021 - Out of State Tuition

Starting fall 2021 all qualified out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition through a tuition discount via the New Nebraskan Scholarship. Cost calculation is based on an undergraduate student taking 15 hours per semester for two semesters, living in a basic double room with the Loper meal plan. Fees, housing and meal plan rates for fall 2021 are subject to change.

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Costs include tuition/fees for 15 credit hours per semester and comparable housing and meals. Costs of books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses not included as it varies for each student. Competitors’ costs based on published prices.

2020 - 2021 Costs

NE Resident Non-Resident
University of NE Kearney $18,261 $25,641*
University of NE Omaha $19,113 $34,183
Bellevue University $20,271 no mention
University of NE Lincoln $21,876 $39,006
Hastings College $43,060 $43,060
Concordia University $44,040 $44,040
Midland University $44,940 $44,940
Doane University $47,100 $47,100
NE Wesleyan $47,504 $47,504
Creighton University $54,618 $54,618


* UNK offers 5 non-resident scholarships for in-state or reduced tuition.
Beginning in Fall 2021, out-of-state students will receive in-state tuition with the New Nebraskan Scholarship (does not apply to online programs).

Paying for College

UNK has plenty of ways to help you pay for your education. Start here by learning about different types of financial aid. Explore how grants, scholarships, loans and other financial aid can help make your education more affordable.

The Nebraska Promise

Don’t let cost get in the way of earning a degree. Nebraska students with family incomes of $60,000 or less may qualify for free undergraduate tuition.

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