Cost Estimator

For a graduate student enrolling in graduate-level courses

For estimation only

For complete, official tuition and fee rates, see Student Accounts.
Your billing information will appear in MyRED when tuition payment is required from you.

Step 1: Tell us about yourself and your courses

For the online MBA program, refer to MBA Tuition and Fees instead of this page.

About you

Check the boxes that are true for you:

About your courses

I plan to take courses with these Instruction Modes (as listed in the Schedule of Classes):

Step 2: Fill in your expected credit hours per year

Rates on this page are for graduate-level courses for AY 2016-17. Also available: AY 2015-16.

  • Full-time enrollment for a graduate student is 9 cr per Fall or Spring term or 6 cr per Summer.
  • Grad-level courses are numbered 800-999. A grad student who enrolls in an undergraduate course will pay the undergraduate rate for that course. See Student Accounts for all rates.
  • We'll update this page when Student Accounts publishes the next set of rates. Until then, to estimate costs beyond this AY we suggest adding 5% per year to your total in the Results section.

Instr ModeCourse Category for TuitionGrad Resident TuitionGrad Non-
resident Tuition
Fall HoursSpring HoursSummer HoursAmount
In personBusiness367.751051.50 TBD
In personEngineering (includes CSCE, AGEN, BSEN)411.001097.50 TBD
In personArchitecture 393.751082.25 TBD
In personCriminal Justice, Gerontology, and Public Admin. (UNO)255.75714.50 TBD
In personAll Other UNL In-Person297.25850.50 TBD
Dist: FieldBusiness367.751051.50 TBD
Dist: FieldArchitecture393.751082.25 TBD
Dist: FieldAll Other Field Courses297.25850.50 TBD
DistanceBusiness367.75990.75 TBD
DistanceEngineering (includes CSCE, AGEN, BSEN)411.00900.00 TBD
DistanceArchitecture393.75844.00 TBD
DistanceEd Admin, Ed Psych325.50700.00 TBD
DistanceAG*IDEA, Great Plains IDEA545.00545.00 TBD
DistanceUniv. Engineering Alliance590.00590.00 TBD
DistanceCriminal Justice, Gerontology, and Public Admin. (UNO)336.00566.00 TBD
DistanceAll Other UNL Online Distance Courses325.50609.00 TBD
Estimated tuition (TBD rates) TBD

Rates above are not applicable to the online MBA program. See MBA Tuition and Fees for special rates.

FeePerRateTerm MaxFallSpringSummerTotal
Technology FeeCredit Hour11.00165.00 TBD
Library FeeCredit Hour6.25 TBD
Distance Education FeeDist Credit Hour25.00 TBD
Registration FeeTerm20.00 TBD
International Student Fee (graduate)Term70.00 TBD
UPFF Fall/Spring (1-6 hrs / 7+ hrs)Term360.00611.00 TBD
UPFF Fall/Spring Health Center Only (int'l <7 hrs)Term138.54 TBD
UPFF Summer (1-5 hrs / 6+ hrs)Term137.00234.00 TBD
UPFF Summer Health Center Only (int'l <6 hrs)Term54.01 TBD
NCard Fee (initial card or replacement)Card15.00 TBD
New International Grad Student FeeOne-time150.00 TBD
Estimated fees (TBD rates) TBD TBD TBD TBD


Estimated tuition and fees

For TBD credit hour(s) as indicated above:
TBD based on rates for AY TBD
TBD for the following AY if rates increase 5%

This estimate does not include:

  • The processing fee for an Application for Admission to Graduate Study
  • Assistantships, fellowships, or other sources of funding
  • Course-specific fees (as listed in the schedule of classes) and textbooks
  • Fees for late registration or late payment of bills
  • Living expenses (housing, food, utilities, transportation, etc.) and health insurance
  • Fees for applying to graduate and for depositing a thesis/dissertation

For international students, the Financial Resource Certification form estimates a few additional items.