Tribal College Scholar Guidelines 2023-2024

General information and continuing eligibility requirements for Tribal College Commitment recipients.
1 The Tribal College Commitment covers the cost of tuition for up to 120 UNL credit hours or completion of a bachelors degree, whichever comes first. All transfer credit accepted by UNL from another institution are included in meeting the 120 credit hours. Excluded from the 120 hours are dual enrollment credits while in high school and hours earned as a UNL visiting student. However, credit hours earned at a University of Nebraska campus are included in the UNL cumulative grade point average calculation.
2 Renewal of this commitment for each subsequent year is dependent upon the recipient maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.500. The University computes grade point averages to three decimal places and does not round. Renewal determinations are made at the end of each spring semester.
3 Recipients must enroll full-time (at least 12 UNL credit hours) during each semester of the academic year (fall and spring semesters).  These hours must be officially registered by the sixth day of classes each semester.
4 Recipients must successfully complete 24 UNL credit hours each academic year (fall and spring semesters).Successful completion is defined as the sum of all UNL credit hours completed with a grade of A through D- or Pass (P). Grades of I, N, W, F, and NR are not considered successfully completed. Repeated courses will only count once.  
5 When meeting renewal criteria, funds may be used to pay tuition for summer enrollment at UNL after the completion of the first academic year if the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is notified prior to summer enrollment.
6 The commitment cannot be used for non-credit courses or non-term specific correspondence courses.  Recipients cannot combine this award with the benefit of any other tuition benefit or waiver from federal, state, or University sources (e.g., Employee Dependent Waiver).  The commitment cannot be used for courses taken at UNO, UNK or UNMC.
7 The commitment will be discontinued if the recipient withdraws from school or fails to register for consecutive semesters, unless an exception is granted because of extenuating circumstances.
8 The recipient must pay for the mandatory student service fees, laboratory fees related to particular courses, and other miscellaneous fees (i.e., drop/add charges, registration fees and credit-by-examination fees).
9 An amount of money equal to the semester tuition charges will be credited to the recipient's student account and will appear on his or her billing statement.  Any student whose total commitment and/or financial aid awards exceed his or her total institutional charges for a given semester will receive a refund for the difference from the Office of Student Accounts.

For global experience programs, this commitment may be applied toward UNL course credit (where tuition is charged). This commitment cannot be applied toward course credit that will be transferred from another institution. Students may apply for a variety of scholarships specific to global experience programs:


This commitment may be supported through the generosity of donors. If such is the case, you may be required to complete a thank you note.