Financial Aid

Financial Aid


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Your investment in college goes further here.

The UNL student experience is an incredible value—one of the best in the Big Ten in a community with a low cost of living. Beyond great scholarships, our Hixson-Lied Endowment funds amazing opportunities not available most anywhere else.

More for your money


75% of UNL’s new freshman receive scholarships and/or gift aid toward payment of their tuition.

48% of new freshman in 2012–2013 received a scholarship from the University.

Further scholarship information is available on department websites.

Hixson-Lied Undergraduate Scholarships

The Hixson-Lied Undergraduate Scholarships are non-renewable, one-year, merit/talent-based scholarship awards for incoming in-state or out-of-state Freshman students, as well as for transfer students new to UNL. Up to 30 scholarships, equal to up to 25% of in-state or out-of-state tuition, will be awarded each year.

Apply for a Hixson-Lied Undergraduate Scholarship.

Miller/Oldfield Scholarships

Students apply for the Miller and the Oldfield Scholarships using the same application. The College's Academic Distinction and Awards Committee reviews the applications and recommends the top two for Miller Scholarships. The final decision on the Miller Scholarships are made by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Apply for Miller and Oldfield Scholarships.