How to Apply for Financial Aid

In order to receive financial aid, you must be fully admitted and enrolled at UNK. If you have yet to apply to UNK and would like to, click here. Once admitted, UNK highly encourages you to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  

For the 2019-2020 award year, the FAFSA will be available beginning October 1, 2018. You-and your parent when applicable-will report income and tax information from tax year 2017.

The online FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov will guide you through the application; click “Start a New FAFSA” button on the home page, and just follow the instructions on the screen.  While completing the FAFSA, you must fill in the University of Nebraska Kearney’s school code in order for the University to receive your information. 

The school code for UNK is 002551.