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Reservist Tuition Credit Program

The University of Nebraska, the Nebraska State College System, and the Nebraska Community College System participate in a tuition credit program that will provide a credit for 50% of the tuition charges for enlisted members of Nebraska-based units of the Active Reserve of the armed forces of the United States; as set forth in NE Revised State Statutes 80-901, 80-902 & 80-903.

This program is limited to 200 NEW applications per calendar year


To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

In-State Residency Requirements

In order for an acitve reservist to receive the tuition credit, they must meet the Nebraska residency standard for in-state tuition. NE R.S.S. 85-502 defines the minimum requirements that individuals must meet in order to be eligible for in-state tuition. If the residency requirement has not been met, the reservist will experience a delay in receiving the tution credit until those requirements are met.

Approved Institutions

University of Nebraska (Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha, UNMC, School of Tech Ag)
Chadron State College
Peru State College
Wayne State College
Central Community College (Columbus, Grand Island, Hastings, Holdrege)
Metropolitan Community College
MidPlains Community College (McCook, North Platte)
Northeast Community College
Southeast Community College (Beatrice, Lincoln, Milford)
Western Nebraska Community College (Alliance, Scottsbluff, Sidney)

How to Apply for Reservist Tuition Credit

If you have never applied for Reservist Tuition Credit before, are changing schools, or have missed a term other than the summer term - You will need to complete an application.

If you have been approved for Reservist Tuition Credit and are starting a new term at school - You will need to complete a Re-certification Form.


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