Scholarships & 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.

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.

Hixson-Lied Undergraduate Scholarships

The Hixson-Lied Undergraduate Scholarships are prestigious awards given to new, incoming, in-state or out-of-state students (freshmen or transfer). Awards are based on merit and talent. A high priority of the scholarship is increasing the diversity of the student body of the Hixson-Lied College. Scholarships are awarded for two years as long as the student is making satisfactory progress towards at degree in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. The current award amounts are $2,000 for in-state students and $5,500 for out-of-state students per year. All students applying for entrance to a degree program in the Hixson-Lied College will be considered for the scholarship. In some cases, a student may be asked to provide a portfolio or audition for review.

If you have questions about the Hixson-Lied Undergraduate Scholarships, please talk with the appropriate departmental contact below:

School of Art, Art History & Design

Work Richards Hall (RH) 120
Lincoln NE 68588-0114
Work 402-472-5570 On campus, dial 2-5570

Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film

Work Temple Building (TEMP) 215
Lincoln NE 68588-0201
Work 402-472-2453 On campus, dial 2-2453

Glenn Korff School of Music

Work Westbrook Music Building (WMB) 113
Lincoln NE 68588-0100
Work 402-472-6845 On campus, dial 2-6845