Education Quest Foundation

EducationQuest is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve access to higher education in Nebraska.

Access free college planning and outreach services, need-based scholarship programs, and college access grants.

Costs & Aid

Continuing your education is an investment in your future. 

Tuition rates and fees for University of Nebraska distance education programs are extremely competitive and represent a great value.

Tuition and fees vary depending on the program. Most programs offer a Nebraska-resident tuition rate and a non-resident tuition rate. Most courses have a:

  • Distance education fee
  • Technology fee
  • Library fee.

For information about tuition and fees for any University of Nebraska program, click on the degree, certificate or endorsement program you are interested in and then select the Tuition and Fees tab. 

Financial Aid

Students who pursue a degree via distance education may be eligible for financial aid, including scholarships, grants and loans.

The Office of Financial Aid at your home campus will answer your questions, provide information and help you find options to finance your education. Online students who are enrolled in a degree program, are enrolled at least half time, and who meet all other federal eligibility requirements, may also be eligible to receive federal student aid.

Each University of Nebraska campus also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Post 9/11 G.I. Bill program. For more information about military and veteran student resources and support, please visit our Military & Veteran Students page.

Contact financial aid services at your home campus:


Students who withdraw from all University classes during a semester may be eligible to receive a refund of tuition and fees based on the date of withdrawal. 

Financial Aid recipients, as well as the Financial Aid Office, may be required to return all or a portion of the aid disbursed to you and/or to your student account to the government and/or University programs. This could result in you owing the aid funds to the University, the government or both. 

Withdrawing from courses is a serious consideration. Before taking any action, make sure you base your decision on a clear understanding of the steps required and the consequences of withdrawing from all classes by contacting your academic advisor, the Student Accounts office and the Financial Aid office of your campus. 

University of Nebraska campus refund policies: 


Getting Started

You made the right decision to earn your degree. Now get started in the right direction.

  1. Check for program availability in your state
  2. Choose a program
  3. Understand the admission process
  4. Apply Online

Make $1 Million

The average income of an individual with a bachelor's degree is $49,000, compared to $27,000 for someone with a high school diploma.

Over a lifetime, that's a difference of almost $1 million.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder, population 25 years and over with earnings, 2012 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates