Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Tuition Program

Nebraska Wesleyan University has launched a full tuition program to further expand college access for Nebraska students.

Access NWU will provide scholarships to Nebraska students who meet academic and financial need qualifications. The scholarships will be equal to the cost of tuition after state and federal grants are applied to a student’s financial aid award. Nebraska Wesleyan is the only private college to offer a statewide full tuition program.

“Nebraska Wesleyan University is in a good place with strong enrollment, solid programs and outstanding outcomes,” said President Fred Ohles. “We believe in giving students from all backgrounds the necessary experiences to help them stand out to future employers and succeed in life.”

To qualify, students must:
• Be a Nebraska resident
• Score a composite ACT test score of 25 or higher
• Earn a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $1,000 or less as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
• Enroll as a first-year, first-time student
• Carry a full-time academic course load of 12-18 credit hours per semester
• Live in NWU residential housing
• Applications are being accepted immediately

Students will remain eligible for up to four years of Access NWU funding, provided they continue to meet the Access NWU qualifications. Students will also be eligible for federal student loans and on-campus work study funds to assist with additional college expenses including room, board, fees and books.

Approximately 98 percent of NWU students receive financial aid. Nearly 25 percent of NWU students qualify for the Federal Pell Grant.

“Access NWU provides an additional means for students with high financial need to pursue a quality education at Nebraska Wesleyan,” said William Motzer, Vice President for Enrollment Management. “Our strong four-year graduation rate, high starting salaries and top graduate school placements are just a few examples of the value our students experience.”

Access NWU will provide scholarships to Nebraska students who meet academic and financial need qualifications. The scholarships will be equal to the cost of tuition after state and federal grants are applied to a student’s financial aid award. Nebraska Wesleyan is the only private college to offer a statewide full tuition program.

While there is no official deadline, students are encouraged to complete the application for admission and the FAFSA by March 1. Additional information on Access NWU can be found at http://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/scholarships-and-financial-aid/scholarships/access-nwu-scholarship