Health, Finances, and Advising

person question iconUndergraduate Advisor Information

Students will usually be assigned a faculty advisor through your college dean or your major/degree program unit administrator. Exploratory and Pre-Professional students will be advised through the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center, 127 Love Library South. If you are an undergraduate, your advisor's name appears on the Academics box towards the bottom of your MyRED Student Portal. If no advisor has been assigned, please contact your college dean's office, or your college's advising office.

Periods during which advisors have the most demands on their time include the week before the start of Priority Registration, the first two weeks of Priority Registration, the week prior to classes, and the first week of classes. Therefore, you are urged to see your advisor or change your college or major during lower demand periods so that you will have a shorter wait or have easier access to an appointment with an advisor.

College of Arts and Sciences

All students in the College can meet with professional advisors in the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center, 107 Oldfather Hall for assistance with choosing or changing majors and minors, understanding degree requirements and audits, completing paperwork, adding/dropping courses, and planning for graduation.  Students in the College who have declared a major will also be assigned a departmental advisor in their major field of study.  If you have questions about a particular major or minor field of study, contact the major advisor.  A complete list of major advisors is available online or at the Advising Center.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
College of Engineering

All students in the College can meet with professional advisors in the Engineering Student Services Center, W204 Nebraska Hall, for assistance with choosing or changing majors and minors, understanding degree requirements and audits, completing paperwork, adding/dropping courses, and planning for graduation. Students in the College who have earned professional admission to their degree program will also be assigned a major advisor in their major field of study. 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

hospital sign iconHealth Insurance Program

All students registered for classes at University of Nebraska - Lincoln have access to the University Health Center. The University encourages students to maintain adequate health insurance coverage throughout their enrollment at University of Nebraska - Lincoln.   

Students who pay the UHC portion of the UPFF fee assessment, otherwise known as student fees, receive additional benefits for no additional charge. These include five medical clinic visits (not procedures, physicals or lab) per academic year and four Counseling and Psychological Services visits during their academic lifetime.Visit www.health.unl.edu/covered-services for a complete list of services covered by UPFF. 

Students registered for seven or more credit hours are automatically assessed the fee. Part-time students may pay the fee  prior to using the services for the first time.

UHC teamed up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska to offer an insurance plan for UNL students: StudentBlue. This plan includes health, prescription and dental insurance.

Graduate research and teaching assistants may be eligible to have a portion of the StudentBlue premium paid on their behalf as a benefit of eligible assistant employment. Questions should be directed to the department that employs the graduate assistant.

International students registered for classes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are required to have health insurance and will be billed for coverage under the University’s StudentBlue health insurance plan for each semester of enrollment.

Because StudentBlue insurance requires students to have access to the University Health Center, all international students who are enrolled in fewer than seven credit hours will also be assessed the UHC portion of the UPFF fee to maintain this access.

International students may obtain a waiver from purchasing StudentBlue health insurance if they have proof of equivalent insurance benefits under another plan. International students, see UHC for policy information about health insurance premiums.

Waiver information for international and graduate assistant students and information about health insurance premiums are available on UHC’s website: www.health.unl.edu For questions about StudentBlue, contact UHC at 402.472.7435 or studentinsurance@unl.edu.

wallet iconScholarships and Financial Aid

Inter-campus and Joint Registration (Financial Aid). Students who will be jointly registered at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) or the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and University of Nebraska - Lincoln, will be funded for financial aid by the institution at which they are originally enrolled and are pursuing a degree.

If the student is admitted to University of Nebraska - Lincoln but takes courses at other campuses, check with financial aid for what financial aid is awarded at University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

This applies to students enrolled in Engineering, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Public Administration and other majors offered jointly at UNL and UNO.

Students considering inter-campus enrollment who have federal financial aid should check with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, 17 Canfield Administration Building South, (402) 472-2030, prior to enrolling.

Satisfactory Progress for Financial Aid. In order to receive financial assistance, you must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible program and attend on at least a half-time basis.

Satisfactory progress for the purpose of receiving financial assistance is defined on the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid web site. It is your responsibility to understand the University's policy regarding satisfactory academic progress for financial aid recipients.

If, after the last day to add classes (census date) in each term, you decide to drop a course or courses and/or withdraw from the University, it is highly recommended that you contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, 17 Canfield Administration Building South, (402) 472-2030before you act to discuss the possible need for repayment of federal aid and your eligibility for subsequent aid in future semesters. For application materials visit the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office.

Summer Financial Aid

To be considered for summer financial aid, students must:

  1. Complete the 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if they have not already done so
  2. Register for summer classes
  3. Complete the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Summer Financial Aid Application

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln Summer Financial Aid Application will be available online in MyRed after March 5, 2012. Federal financial aid will be awarded on a first complete basis, so it is important to apply as early as possible. Disbursement of loan and grant funds will not be made until the session in which half-time status has been reached.

Undergraduate students who have not been regularly admitted to the University for the purpose of earning a bachelor degree and graduate students who have not been accepted into an academic unit (despite admission to the Graduate College) are ineligible to receive federal financial aid.

For application materials visit the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office.