Frequently Asked Questions

Nebraska Unique Identification Number (NUID)/Password

During the application process, for security reasons, an NUID and temporary password will be assigned to you. You will be asked to select a personal MavLINK password. The NUID is an eight-digit unique number within the University of Nebraska system and is transferable among the Nebraska University system campuses. For more information, visit

Use of Social Security Number

 A social security number is requested on the application for admission for the sole purpose of verifying credentials, document matching, and determining eligibility for and awarding financial aid or scholarships. Applicants who do not have a social security number may still apply for admission but are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

Health Requirement Information

All new, incoming students born on or after Jan. 1, 1957, must provide official documentation of two (2) MMR vaccinations (measles, mumps, rubella) before registering for classes. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the withholding of future registrations. For further information, please contact Undergraduate Admissions 402.554.2393.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Initial residency classification for tuition purposes is determined by the information you provide when you apply for admission. If you are living or attending school outside Nebraska or if you graduated from high school outside the State of Nebraska, you will be initially classified as a non-resident for tuition purposes. It is the student’s responsibility to provide any additional information that may be required to make an accurate residency determination prior to the deadline. A student may view the Application on Residency for Tuition Purposes for deadlines of when Residency Classification is due.

In 2006, the Nebraska state legislature passed a law granting resident tuition to students who do not hold official U.S. status and meet certain criteria. Students must meet the following qualifications: (1) graduated from a Nebraska high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in Nebraska, (2) resided in Nebraska with a parent, guardian, or conservator for a least three years prior to the graduation date and (3) provide an affidavit stating he or she will file an application to become a U.S. Permanent Resident at the earliest opportunity at which he or she is eligible to do so.

UNO participates in some reduced tuition programs based on the state or county the student is from, such as the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) and the Omaha Urban Rate (OUR). Students must meet UNO’s general admission requirements and, for the MSEP program, meet minimum academic eligibility requirements. For more information on the requirements for these programs, email

Applicants Who Apply for Admission and Decide Not to Enroll

Students who apply for admission and decide not to enroll for the indicated term should do the following:

  • Applicants can notify the UNO Office of Undergraduate Admissions via e-mail ( indicating they will not be attending. Upon receipt of this notification, the student’s application will be withdrawn. 
  • If the student wishes to enroll for a future term, a new application for admission must be submitted.
  • A previously paid application fee is valid for one year from the term it was originally submitted.
  • Transcripts that have been sent to the UNO Office of Undergraduate Admissions for students who do not enroll will be retained for one year. If the student applies for admission beyond that, new transcripts need to be provided for admission consideration.
  • If the student has been awarded any financial aid from a non-UNO source, the student should notify the Office of Financial Support and Scholarships which may cancel or reduce UNO financial aid.