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First-Year Student Scholarships & Financial Aid

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With a combination of strong academics and affordability, Nebraska is one of just 20 public universities to receive a “Best Buy” designation by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. And with among the lowest tuition in the Big Ten; 65% of first-year students receive institutional grants or scholarships*.
*National Center for Education Statistics

College pays off

College grads make an average of 50% more money and have half the unemployment rate of those who don’t have degrees (BLS)

You’re not buying a piece of paper

College isn’t about dumping facts into your head—you have Google for that. College offers access to world-leading experts, state-of-the-art equipment, and a network of like-minded people. The challenges you’ll overcome and experiences you’ll have will set you up for a better career.

Nebraska takes cost seriously

Nebraska strives to make college affordable for all families. We offer among the lowest tuition in the Big Ten, and our students who take out loans typically borrow $6,000 less than the national average.

At Nebraska, opportunity + access = jobs

Nebraska is large enough to offer all the opportunities you would expect from a Big Ten university, but small enough you’ll actually have access to them. To see how students turn their experiences at Nebraska into careers, visit the Career Guide on the Career Services website.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition cost is based upon whether or not you are a resident of Nebraska. Estimate your tuition & fees on the Admissions website

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Scholarships in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

We all need help creating our stories, and sometimes that means financial help. The CoJMC is fortunate that many alumni and friends have provided scholarships, allowing the college to award more than $255,599 in scholarships annually. Learn more about first-year student scholarships, amounts, and how to apply below.

Robert & Todd Storz Broadcast Scholarship

The Robert & Todd Storz Broadcast Scholarship is awarded to outstanding first-year college students who major in broadcasting and demonstrate a potential for future academic success. This scholarship can be combined with other campus-wide scholarships and is renewable.

Amount: $2,500

Harold W. & Marian L. Andersen Honor Scholarship

The Harold W. & Marian L. Andersen Honor Scholarship is awarded to outstanding first-year college students who major in jounalism and demonstrate a poteitnial for future academic success. This scholarship can be combined with other campus-wide scholarships and is renewable.

Amount: $12,000

Kinman Oldfield Scholarship

The Kinman Oldfield Scholarship is awarded to outstanding first-year collgee students in the College of Journalism and mass Communication who demonstrate a potential for future academic success. This scholarship can be combined with other campus-wide scholarships but this scholarship is not renewable.

Amount: $1,000

How To Apply

In order to apply, you must:

  1. Have visited the College of Journalism and Mass Communications (Schedule a Campus Visit or Red Letter Day Visit)
  2. Apply for admission by February 1.
  3. Complete and submit your personal statement by February 1.
  4. Complete the ACT/SAT on or before the February national test date and submit scores to Nebraska.
  5. Submit your Enrollment Deposit in MyRED May 1.

Other Scholarships and Financial Aid More information on the following is available on the Admissions website

Make Paying for College Make Sense

Working out how to pay for college can be a little complicated, but with expert help, you'll have no problems. If you have any questions about financial aid, scholarships, grants or any other aspect of paying for college, feel free to email or call Vanessa.

Carly Morse
Vanessa

First-Year Financial Aid Advisor
402-472-2030
firstyearaid@unl.edu

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