Metropolitan Advantage Program
What is the Metropolitan Advantage Program (MAP)?
The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) offers residents or high school graduates of several southwestern Iowa counties the opportunity to attend UNO at significantly reduced tuition rates through an initiative called the Metropolitan Advantage Program (MAP).
MAP counties include: Cass, Crawford, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Shelby, and Woodbury
Who is eligible for MAP?
Eligible students include residents of the counties listed above and/or graduates of high schools within those counties who meet UNO's admission requirements.
Students who are currently enrolled at Iowa Western Community College or Western Iowa Tech Community College who plan to transfer to UNO may also be eligible for the MAP tuition rate. Transfer students must either be:
- a graduate of a high school within the MAP counties
- a current resident of a MAP county,
- or a full-time (12 semester hours) student. Full-time students must be a direct transfer to UNO, maintaining continuous enrollment between the two institutions.
International students on a visa are not eligible for MAP rates.
What does it cost and how does it compare to what I'd pay attending college in Iowa?
The UNO tuition is close to the rates charged by the University of Iowa, Iowa State and the University of Northern Iowa. With the MAP discounted tuition, UNO becomes even more competitive on cost.
|2012-2013 Cost per Credit Hour|
|Metropolitan Advantage Program||$295.12||$367.87|
|NOTE: MAP rates apply only to courses taken on the UNO campus. For UNL-administered Engineering and Architecture programs, please see Tuition/Fees for additional information.|
|2012-2013 Estimated Undergraduate Costs for Attendance for eligible Iowa Residents*|
|*These totals are for two semesters with enrollment of 13-14 credit hours each.|
Are there scholarships for Iowa students and can they be added to the MAP tuition rate?
Yes, In addition to the Metropolitan Advantage Program (MAP), UNO also offers Iowa undergraduate students (those seeking their first undergraduate degree) in the MAP counties an opportunity to reduce tuition even further through the Maverick Advantage Scholarship
To qualify for the Maverick Advantage Scholarship, a first-year MAP student must present a 23 or higher ACT score OR rank in the top 25 percent of their high school class. Transfer students must present a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Does the MAP tuition rate apply to distance education (online) classes?
The MAP rates are not applicable towards distance education (online) classes. Students participating in the MAP program will be assessed the standard non-resident distance education rates for those classes. You can see tuition rates for distance education here.