Non-Resident Nebraska Income Tax Tuition Credit
Who Qualifies for the Non-resident Tax Credit?
The credit applies to any non-resident student who works in Nebraska and pays Nebraska income taxes. Students may also use their parents’ tax liability if they are claimed as a dependent on their parents' Federal Tax Return, or in the case of divorce/custody situations, they may still be eligible if they can provide sufficient documentation supporting residence with the Nebraska taxpayer.
What is the Tax Credit?
The credit is to be considered an entitlement, not to be confused with the UNO Advantage Scholarship. The credit is meant to offer a tuition break to non-resident students. It may not be used to lower tuition rates below the normal charge for resident students. There are no minimum GPA or class rank requirements.
The total allowable credit can be used by only one student per household or split between all students from the same household.
If the credit for the first term exceeds the allowable amount, any carryover will automatically be used for the following term within the same academic year. A student will need to file only one application per academic year. The tax credit will take priority over the UNO Advantage Scholarship. A student who is eligible for both will need to exhaust all of their tax credit before taking advantage of the scholarship.
An application form for the tax credit can be picked up at the Cashiering/Student Accounts office, or you can download the form.
The application needs to be completed in full and returned to the Cashiering/Student Accounts office along with all applicable federal and state tax returns.
Students who are claimed as dependents on their parents’ returns may use their parents’ taxes paid in addition to or instead of their own. These students should also include their parents’ tax forms.
Students who are considered a dependent of the parent they are not residing with may use the residing parent’s taxes if they can show proof that they live with the Nebraska taxpayer instead of the parent claiming residency.
Any questions concerning the Non-resident Nebraska Income Tax Tuition Credit may be addressed to the Cashiering/Student Accounts office.