Financial Aid

The University of Nebraska at Kearney provides financial assistance from federal and state resources, the University, and private organizations in the form of:

  • Scholarships, which awards based on academic, athletic, or other achievement.
  • Grants, which are awarded usually on the basis of financial need as determined by the FAFSA. 
  • Loans, which can be from the Department of Education
  • Work study

Students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA online at as soon as possible once the FAFSA opens for the following academic year since some sources of financial aid are limited. The student and parents, if applicable, will use tax information from two years prior to complete the FAFSA. The results from the FAFSA will be sent to UNK automatically when a student enters the Title IV School Code (002551) on the FAFSA. 

Financial aid awards are determined by the day the UNK Financial Aid Office receives the FAFSA, demonstrated need of the student provided by the completion of the FAFSA, and the availability of funds. 

For information on applying for scholarships visit

Questions regarding federal or state aid may be directed to:

Office of Financial Aid
Division of Student Affairs
University of Nebraska at Kearney
2510 11th Ave. 
Kearney, NE 68849-2350

Contact the office via email at or via phone at (308) 865-8520.