Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Paying for College

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CASNR provides more than $1 million in scholarships each year. There are several options for financing an education including scholarships and financial aid. Nearly 40% of students in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources received either college or department scholarships.

For more information, please contact Sue Ellen Pegg at 402-472-0615 or via email.

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CASNR provides over $1 million
in scholarships each year.
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Nearly 40% of students
received scholarships

CASNR Loan Program

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources offers a loan program for students that accrues no interest while in college.

For more information, contact Erin Blankenship at 402-472-7908 or via email.

Plummer Loan Application

Estimated Tuition and Costs

The cost of tuition and fees can be found on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln admissions website.

Estimate your tuition

Scholarships

CASNR-wide Scholarships

Making college a reality for interested students is a priority for CASNR. We try to make funding available to incoming Freshmen, Transfer Students and Continuing Students. Freshmen and Transfer Students apply for scholarships simply by applying to the college. Upperclass Continuing Students can apply by completing the Upper Class Scholarship Application. To apply, log into MyRED and select the Scholarship Application for Current Undergraduate Students.

Application opens and closes based on the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid's schedule.

Departmental Scholarships

Some departments within the College have additional scholarships available to students within the individual unit. The criteria, qualifications and application process varies according to the scholarship.

Departmental Scholarships

Paying for Graduate Study

Continuing your education in any field requires an investment. In CASNR, we help you minimize your financial investment through fellowships and assistantships.

Assistantships

Over 1,700 assistantship appointments are made by departments during an academic year. Most assistantships include tuition remission during the semester of appointment and may include tuition remission for the summer. Assistantships for summer may also be available.

The assistantships are competitively awarded and typically require 13 to 20 hours of service per week. Graduate assistants are required to register during the fall and spring semesters if employed during that time, but not in the summer.

Assistantships

Fellowships

Graduate students newly admitted to UNL degree programs are eligible for several fellowships through academic departments. It is important that your Application for Admission be completed as early as possible; many departments begin reviewing applications by January 15.

Contact your admitting department for further information regarding fellowships that might be available to you.

University-Wide Fellowships

A number of fellowships are available through the CASNR office. These fellowships augment assistantships and admission fellowships for academic accomplishments and for travel to professional meetings.

CASNR Fellowships