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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

2016 Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid Report

The Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid Report is a biennial report that provides an analyses of the public policy issues relating to tuition, fees and financial aid for students in Nebraska.  It also studies how Nebraska's public postsecondary educational institutions compare with their peer institutions in other states.

Presentation given to Commissioners on September 8, 2016 for approved report

Report by section:

Executive Summary

Table of Contents


Affordability of Higher Education

To determine if college is more or less affordable in Nebraska than it has been in the past, this information examines tuition and mandatory fees in light of changes in family income. This section covers two key factors of affordability:

  • Tuition and Fees

  • Student Payment Share

State Investment in Higher Education

This section provides information regarding state appropriations per full-time equivalent (FTE) student. It covers two major areas:

  • State Appropriation Comparisons within the State

  • State Appropriation Comparisons with Other States

Financial Aid for Higher Education

The federal government provides several types of financial aid for students in postsecondary education. In this section, we examine and compare:

  • State Grant Trends

  • Student Loan Trends





Appendix A: Peer groups

Community Colleges

Appendix B: Central Community College

Appendix C: Metropolitan Community College

Appendix D: Mid-Plains Community College

Appendix E: Northeast Community College

Appendix F: Southeast Community College

Appendix G: Western Nebraska Community College

State Colleges

Appendix H: Chadron State College

Appendix I: Peru State College

Appendix J: Wayne State College

University of Nebraska

Appendix K: Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

Appendix L: University of Nebraska at Kearney

Appendix M: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Appendix N: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Appendix O: University of Nebraska at Omaha



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