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.
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.
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.