UNK is the Most Affordable Nebraska University

Your college education should provide lifelong success, NOT lifelong debt. UNK is the most affordable Nebraska university and most students receive significant financial aid. In 2019-20, 86% of all freshmen received scholarships and/or grants. The average need-based award was $9,854.* You CAN afford a University of Nebraska degree.

These are undergraduate student costs based on 15 credit hours per semester for two semesters and living in a double room with a Loper meal plan. With the exclusive New Nebraskan Scholarship, all U.S. undergraduate students pay in-state tuition (does not apply to online programs).

*UNK 2020-21 Common Data Set Report

2021-22 Nebraska Resident

Tuition:

Fees:

Housing:

Meal Plan:

$6,270

$1,669.50

$5,588

$5,192

$18,719.50

2021-22 Nebraska Resident

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.

2021-22 Out-of-State Resident

Tuition:

Fees:

Housing:

Meal Plan:

New Nebraskan:

$13,650

$1,669.50

$5,588

$5,192

-$7,380

$18,719.50

2021-22 Out-of-State Resident

Costs for an undergraduate student from any other U.S. state, based on student taking 15 credit hours per semester and living in a basic double room with the Loper meal plan. Undergraduate students will receive the New Nebraskan Scholarship so they are paying the in-state tuition rate. This is a savings of $7,380 per year.

Most Affordable

Nebraska University

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.

2021 - 2022 Costs

NE Resident Non-Resident
University of NE Kearney $18,720 $18,720
University of NE Omaha $19,311 $34,401
Bellevue University $20,838 no mention
University of NE Lincoln $22,010 $39,140
Hastings College $44,400 $44,400
Concordia University $45,800 $45,800
Midland University $46,516 $46,516
Doane University $48,300 $48,300
NE Wesleyan $49,404 $49,404
Creighton University $56,224 $56,224


Out-of-state students pay 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.