Need Based Tuition Grant for Summer Sessions

Nebraska will begin to offer a summer need-based tuition grant. This is an institutional grant that aims to make summer attendance more affordable for students from low- and middle-income families. It fills a crucial need-based financial aid gap since student financial aid options available for summer are severely lacking from federal and state sources. Enrollment in summer coursework is an opportunity to recover from missed academic opportunities, such as completing fewer than 30 credits during the academic year, or to advance through required coursework early.

Grant will be administered by the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid. In order to qualify, students must meet all of the following criteria:
• Complete the Summer Aid Application available to students in MyRED beginning mid-March,
• Be a resident of the State of Nebraska for tuition purposes,
• Be an undergraduate student in a degree-seeking program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
• Have a valid 2016-2017 FAFSA on file with an Expected Family Contribution of $11,000 or below (deadline: June 30, 2017),
• Enroll in 3 or more summer credit hours (in any combination of sessions and instruction modes),
• Be a freshman, sophomore, or junior grade level (fewer than 89 earned/completed credits, including transfer, by summer),
• Be a Title IV financial aid-eligible student (see,
• And not be receiving a summer tuition award from any other federal, state, or University program.

QUESTIONS? Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 402-472-2030 or email

*Maximum award amount is dependent upon summer enrollment, summer financial need as determined by the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, and the amount of tuition/fees assessed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for University of Nebraska-Lincoln coursework.
**Enrollment Status Requirements: For each summer session enrolled, student must be registered by the last day to add a class.