Get an In-State Scholarship

University of Nebraska at Kearney now offers a tuition discount to out-of-state undergraduate students. Beginning in fall 2021 with the New Nebraskan scholarship, non-resident students can save up to $29,520 on tuition over a 4-year period, matching in-state tuition rates.

2021 Tuition Rate
$209 / credit hour*


$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

How to Apply:

There is no additional application for this discount. You must first apply for admission.

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 1. 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, including 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 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.
  • Scholarship does not apply to eCampus (distance) courses or to graduate courses.
  • Transfer and re-enrolling undergraduate students will qualify.

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.