Metropolitan Advantage Program (MAP)
What is the Metropolitan Advantage Program?
Metropolitan Advantage Program (MAP) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers residents of Cass, Crawford, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Shelby and Woodbury counties the opportunity to attend UNO graduate programs at a special reduced tuition rate.
Who is eligible for the Metropolitan Advantage Program?
Eligible students for graduate programs include current residents* of Cass, Crawford, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Shelby and Woodbury counties and/or graduates of high schools within those counties who meet UNO's admissions requirements. Harrison, Mills and Pottawattamie counties are currently eligible for the Metropolitan Advantage Program.
*International students on a visa are not eligible for MAP rates
What does it cost?
Eligible UNO graduate Iowa residents will pay 150 percent of resident tuition. Current tuition rates per credit hour (see graduate) are available on the Tuition Rates page.
MAP rates are not applicable towards distance education(on-line) courses. Distance Education tuition rates vary by college.
More information on current rates for fees is available on the Student Fees page.
How does the MAP program compare to what I'd pay attending college in Iowa?
The UNO reduced tuition is close to the rates charged by the university of Iowa, Iowa State and the University of Northern Iowa. With this initiative, UNO competes well on the basis of quality, cost and convenience.
What is the value of this program?
The tuition variance is very attractive to non-resident students to attend UNO, many of whom tend to stay in Nebraska to live and work, according to studies on migration. In offering this opportunity to metropolitan Iowans, UNO's goal is ultimately about improving education levels and increasing economic growth in the greater Omaha area.