Forms, Policies, and Conditions
PDF Forms and Documents
- Application for Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes
- Affidavit for Nebraska Residency for Tuition Purposes
- Undergraduate Admissions Payment Form
- Application Fee Waiver Request for High School Senior
- Application Fee Waiver Request for Transfer Student, Adult First-Year
- Associate to Bachelor Transfer Agreement
- Residency Requirements
- Nebraska High School Student Seeking Permanent Residency
- Suspended or Dismissed
- Application Fee Waiver Policy
- Application Fee Refund Policy
Students who qualify for deferred action and are Nebraska high school graduates may be eligible for residency for tuition purposes if they meet certain qualifications. Students must have:
- Resided with parent, guardian, or conservator while attending high school in Nebraska.
- Graduated (or equivalent) from a high school in Nebraska.
- Resided in Nebraska at least three years before graduation (or equivalent).
A student who meets these qualifications can complete an affidavit stating that he/she will file an application to become a permanent resident at the earliest opportunity.
Any student whose academic record reflects that he/she was placed on academic dismissal or suspension from any college or university during the last calendar year, regardless of the student's eligibility to return to the prior institution, will be denied admission to UNO.
Once the university has received a transcript or other notification indicating suspension or dismissal within the last year, admission will be cancelled and/or the student will be dis-enrolled from classes and any tuition will be refunded.
The student would be eligible to reapply for admission to UNO one full year after the end of the last term in which the student was suspended.
Application Fee Waiver Policy
A request for an Undergraduate Application Fee Waiver would be approved if the applicant can provide one of the following:
Currently Enrolled High School Student
- Letter from the high school or guidance counselor stating the student qualifies for the free and/or reduced lunch program. Please fill out the request for an application fee waiver.
- Letter from the high school counselor, ETS or the College Board stating the student qualified for the ACT/ SAT test fee waiver (per low-income family qualification).
- Letter from high school guidance counselor stating the student is from a low-income family who has demonstrated financial need.
- Provide a copy of your benefits summary confirming you, the student, receive low-income family support and aid (see below for programs that qualify).
- Letter from a Social Services representative indicating the student is a ward of the state.
- Documentation the student is a participant in one of the federally funded Educational Opportunity Programs (TRIO) for low-income/first-generation college-bound students.
Adult First-Year/Transfer Student
Provide a copy of your benefits summary confirming you, the student, receive benefits from a health and human services program based on low-income. The types of low-income programs that may qualify would be:
- Federal low-income assistance programs such as AFDC (Aid for Dependent Children), AABD (Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled), Medicaid, Food Stamps, and federally assisted child care.
- Documentation of participation in one of the federally funded Educational Opportunity Programs (TRIO) for low-income/first-generation students.
- A copy of your Financial Aid Award letter from your previous school confirming you were Pell Grant eligible within the last two years.
- Student Aid Report (SAR) printed from fafsa.ed.gov
- Applicants only receiving benefits through Social Security would not qualify.
The application fee is waived for all military and veteran applicants with proof of military status. Please provide one of the following documents as proof of military status the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:
- Notice of Basic Eligibility(NOBE)
- Military orders
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs I.D. Card
The application fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee admission or enrollment in any specific classes.
Students who do not qualify for admission by meeting all entrance criteria may be considered for Admission by Review. Each applicant will be reviewed and considered for admission on an individual basis by a committee of university representatives.
The student's cumulative high school grade point average, class rank, ACT/SAT scores, and the grades received in the core course requirements are all considered a primary factor in the admission evaluation and decision. The student may be asked to provide letters of recommendation from the high school counselor or principal as well as an educational purpose statement.
Students who do not meet the 16 core course requirements and/or whose high school class rank falls below the 3rd quartile will be encouraged to attend a community college to strengthen their academic record before attending UNO. UNO works closely with the local community colleges to determine courses that transfer and satisfy the admission requirements.
All students admitted under Admission by Review will be monitored for academic success until they fulfill the conditions of their admission. Students with academic course deficiencies will be required to sign an Admission by Review Agreement and make up any core course deficiencies by successfully completing an approved college-level course in each area of deficiency within the first 30 hours attempted at UNO.
Students who do not meet performance requirements will be admitted to the Success Academy Learning Community. This program provides academic and social support, helps build connections with students, staff, and faculty on campus, and provide a foundation for future success. The Success Academy helps students fulfill their admissions requirements. Course requirements include a College & Career Success (CCS) course, English and Math (based on placement), and a designated Success Academy General Education course. These students will also attend the Success Academy Day – an onboarding program prior to the fall semester.
Students whose native language/language of nurture is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency (see the online catalog for minimum English proficiency/TOEFL requirements). All applicants will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for English Proficiency on a case by case basis considering HS core courses, ACT/SAT scores, and class rank.