Colorado & Kansas Advantage Scholarship

University of Nebraska at Kearney just made it more attractive for students from Colorado and Kansas to become Lopers. With the Advantage scholarship, non-resident students from Colorado and Kansas can save up to $29,520 on tuition over a 4-year period, matching in-state tuition rates.

$246 Per Credit Hour
$7,380 Annually
$29,520 4 - Year Period

-Based on 30 credits per year
-Savings are approximate when compared to average tuition costs for non-resident students without a scholarship

State 2020 Tuition Rate
Colorado $209 / credit hour*
Kansas $209 / credit hour*


How to Apply:

Freshmen students must be admitted by August 1, 2020 and indicate a permanent home address on their application for admission from Colorado or Kansas.  Recipients of the Blue & Gold Scholarship will not be eligible for the Advantage Scholarship.  View the Colorado and Kansas Advantage Scholarship Agreement which includes the renewal criteria.

Conditions of the Scholarship

  • Must begin within one year after high school graduation or upon transferring from another institution of higher education. If you will not enroll for the first time until the second semester following graduation, you must, in writing, notify the Office of Financial Aid by August 1st. You may not attend another institution during the fall semester.
  • Must be a full-time student at UNK (12 or more credit hours) each semester. Failure to enroll for a semester will result in forfeiture of the scholarship. Enrollment status will be checked on the last day of the first week of classes (drop and add week). The scholarship will be cancelled and will be forfeited if you are not at full-time status at that time.
  • Cannot be transferred to another institution, this includes the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
  • May be used for summer sessions for less than full-time enrollment. You must request to use the scholarship in the summer by contacting the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Eligibility will end once upon receipt of a bachelor’s degree or after eight semesters, whichever comes first.
  • Scholarship amount will be based on enrollment status at the end of the first week of classes. The amount will be adjusted if a course is dropped during the institution’s refund period.
  • Award will not apply to account until official documents (high school transcript and official test scores) are received by the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Renewal Criteria

*Grade point average and hour completion are reviewed at the end of each spring semester to determine renewability. Students are notified via email and paper mail, at their permanent address, if they do not meet the renewal criteria and lose their scholarship.