We Are Nebraska Commitment for 2024-2025

The We Are Nebraska Commitment provides a commitment of additional scholarships or grants to help reduce your overall costs. The letter you received in the mail includes the amount of the commitment. This amount appears on your financial aid offer in MyRed as a unique award type. Later this year, we will fulfill that commitment with a combination of scholarships or other financial aid grants. This commitment is available for a total of four years, provided you continue to meet the requirements below.
1 You may be a Nebraska resident or nonresident to receive this award. However, you must remain in the same residency status from when the award was offered to you. For example, if you are currently considered a nonresident (out-of-state student) for tuition purposes and change to a resident for tuition purposes, then you will forfeit this award and pay the (lower) resident tuition rate.

In order to complete the requirements for a degree in eight semesters, a student must earn an average of 15 credit hours each semester. Recipients must enroll full-time (at least 12 UNL credit hours) during each semester of the academic year (fall and spring semesters) in order to receive the commitment. These hours must be officially registered by the sixth day of classes each semester.


Attending summer sessions is not required for renewal of this commitment because it cannot be applied in the summer.

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 and you must be registered for consecutive semesters (i.e., full-time by sixth day of classes each semester).
5 Recipients must remain in good academic standing with the University, which requires maintaining satisfactory academic progress towards a degree and a 2.000 cumulative grade point average, measured at the end of every spring semester. The University computes grade point averages to three decimal places and does not round.
6 The commitment will be discontinued if the recipient withdraws from school or fails to register for consecutive academic year semesters, unless an exception is granted because of extenuating circumstances. Withdrawing completely or dropping below full-time during the refund period will cause the commitment to be reduced or cancelled.
7 Recipients can combine this award with other academic scholarships. Recipients cannot combine this award with the benefits of any tuition reciprocity agreement with another state or with any other federal, state or University program where the benefit is the payment of tuition (in full or part).
8 The commitment cannot be used to pay for non-credit courses or non-term specific correspondence courses.
9 For global experience programs, this commitment may be applied toward UNL course credit (if non-resident UNL 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: https://educationabroad.unl.edu/scholarships.

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.