Craig Munier, Director Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid This Evenings Topics 1. When to Apply For… a. Admissions b. Scholarships c. Financial Aid 2. What Does It Cost? 3. Collegebound Nebraska 4. Nebraska College Savings Plan When Should I Apply? • For Admission? – Take the ACT exam in the spring of your junior year in high school and/or in the fall (October or December) of senior year – Apply for admission beginning in September of your Senior year in high school – Apply for admission no later than January 15 to receive full consideration for scholarships When Should I Apply? • For Scholarships? – Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis as you are admitted, beginning in October each year – Scholarship deadline is to have a complete admissions file (application, transcript, test score, etc.) no later than January 15 – Regents, Chancellor’s Scholarship, Davids, Canfield – Some scholarships require separate application: • Susan T. Buffett Foundation (http://www.buffettscholarships.org/) • Davis Scholarships (Office of UNL Admissions) When Should I Apply? • For Financial Aid? – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) – Between January 1 and April 1 each year – Easiest if you have completed your tax return When Should I Apply? http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ What Does It Cost? Direct Costs Per Semester Per Year Tuition $2,805 $5,610 Fees $ 669 $1,338 Room & Board $3,815 $3,815 Books $ 495 $ 495 Total Direct Costs $7,784 $15,568 Indirect Costs Personal $1,644 $3,288 Total $9,428 $18,856 Collegebound Nebraska • Nebraska residents, undergraduates • Enrolled full time • Typical family of four with one in college with family income < $50,000 • Higher incomes may qualify with larger families or multiple children in college at the same time • No additional application; simply complete the FAFSA and be admitted to the University both by April 1 Nebraska College Savings Plan http://www.planforcollegenow.com/ Questions? Thank you for coming!
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