University of Nebraska raises income threshold for free tuition program

The program will also be expanded during the fall 2022 semester, according to an NU press release.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The University of Nebraska announced that it will be raising the income threshold for its Nebraska Promise program, allowing more students to qualify.

The Nebraska Promise program, which was launched in 2020, will now allow students with family incomes of $65,000 or less to attend NU tuition-free.

The original income threshold was $60,000.  The new income threshold will now closely resemble Nebraska’s current median income.

The program will also be expanded during the fall 2022 semester, according to an NU press release.  Nebraska Promise applies to returning, transferring and new undergraduate students, both on-campus and online.

This program applies to all NU campuses.

“Over the past two years, the chancellors and I have heard so many stories of students whose dreams of a college education have been made possible because of the Nebraska Promise,” said NU President Ted Carter. “We know times are still uncertain and that every dollar matters to students and families.”

To be eligible for Nebraska Promise, students must take at least 12 credit hours per semester and maintain a 2.5 GPA.  Students will also have to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid each year by the priority deadline to remain eligible, according to the press release.

The program will cover up to 30 credit hours per academic year.

“Our message to the people of our state is that no matter their circumstance, a University of Nebraska education is within their reach,” Carter said.

Complete details on the program are available here.

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