International Financial Information (2017-2018)

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If the costs are intimidating, don't get discouraged! Every student who meets admissions criteria is eligible for a scholarship. Union is possible. Here's how:

  • Union's academic achievement scholarships
  • Student summer and school-year work earnings
  • Student and family savings and resources
  • Other scholarships and assistance

Tuition and Fees

The tuition, room and books are the same for domestic and international students. Check out the full cost here.

Scholarships and Grants

Baccalaureate Bonus
Union College offers half-tuition rates to graduates from accredited colleges or universities who wish to obtain a second degree or take additional undergraduate classes. (See bulletin for details.)

Freshman academic awards

Scholarships and Grants High school requirements Renewable award Four-year total
Board of Trustees Scholar* GPA 3.9 and
ACT 33 (SAT 1500)
FULL TUITION! $85,000+
Presidential Scholar* GPA 3.75  and
ACT 29 (SAT 1360)
$13,000 $52,000
Academic Excellence Scholarship GPA 3.5+ $11,000 $44,000
Academic Honors Scholarship GPA 3.25+ $9,000 $36,000
Academic Merit Scholarship GPA 3.0+ $7,000 $28,000
College Achievement Grant** Admission Criteria $6,000 $25,000
College Opportunity Grant** Admission Criteria $5,000 $20,000


*International students must fullfil GPA and testing criteria to be eligible. Board of Trustees and Presidental Scholarships require a college 3.5 GPA to renew every year, otherwise the scholarship will be reduced to the Academic Excellence Scholarship. 

**Students qualify for one scholarship or one grant. 

Union’s merit scholarships for freshmen are 100% renewable for three additional years. Students must maintain a college GPA of 2.25 or above, be enrolled at Union College for at least 12 credit hours and meet FAFSA deadlines for full scholarship or grant.


Merit scholarships for transfer students

A transfer student is a new student with at least 24 hours of attempted class credit. Scholarships are awarded based on college GPA and renewed based on class standing. To keep the scholarship, the student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or above and is enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at Union College.


Scholarships and Grants Transfer requirements Amount
Transfer Excellence Scholarship Cumulative GPA 3.75 $7,000
Transfer Honors Scholarship Cumulative GPA 3.5 $5,000
Transfer Merit Scholarship Cumulative GPA 3.25 $3,500
Transfer Achievement Scholarship Cumulative GPA 3.0 $2,500
Transfer Opportunity Grant Admission Criteria $1,500


Denominational Matching Grant

Union College will apply a matching scholarship based on the General Conference Working Policy 070. International students receiving educational subsidy from conferences that are not based in the North American Division may be eligible for a subsidy matching scholarship up to 25% of current tuition rate according to the following formula:

  • First, tuition will be reduced by the educational assistance received directly from the non-NAD denominational organization(or for 3rd division students through the General Conference).
  • Second, it will be reduced by Merit or UC need-based grant.
  • Third, it will be reduced by all state and federal grants or scholarships (including Pell and FSEOG).
  • If there is a remaining positive tuition balance, then Union will apply matching funds not to exceed: the positive tuition balance, 25% of tuition, or the amount received by the non-NAD denominational organization (or General Conference).

Student Employment

F1 students (student visa) holding appropriate documents will be eligible for campus employment. Many campus jobs are available and pay at the Nebraska minimum wage of $9 per hour. Campus earnings can be applied to the student account if the student signs an Earnings Withholding Authorization form. Students incur income tax withholdings.

On-campus employment is limited to students who are enrolled in a full-time academic program at Union College (12 or more semester credits). Employment is limited to 20 hours each week while classes are in session. Full-time work (40 hours a week) may be available during vacation periods. Employment is only available until course completion. Students in the Baccalaureate Bonus program are generally not eligible for on-campus work, except with prior authorization. 

See student work earning estimates here