Fees and Financial Assistance

Tuition, Fees and Financial Assistance

Graduate Tuition and Fees

For current graduate tuition and fee structure and rates, go to: https://studentaccounts.unl.edu/graduate-tuition


Graduate research assistantships are the most common form of financial assistance. A GRA consists of a stipend and benefits. Tuition is waived for students on assistantships, but fees of approximately $1,200/year must be paid by all students. A major portion of the fee for student health insurance, is included in GRAs.

Each year, we receive funding from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Division for GRAs. These are not tied to a specific research project but support the research needs of the department and institute. There is no separate application for assistantships and applicants do not need to contact a faculty member to be considered.

Faculty often have grant or other funding to support graduate students. For more information on these assistantships, contact the faculty member listed.

Available assistantships for Fall 2019

Agricultural Banking

Jeff Stokes, jeffrey.stokes@unl.edu

Beef Production Systems and Risk Management

Jay Parsons, jparsons4@unl.edu

Commodity Marketing

Fabio Mattos, fmattos@unl.edu


Greg McKee, gmckee3@unl.edu

Risk Management

Cory Walters, cwalters7@unl.edu

Water Economics

Taro Mieno, tmieno2@unl.edu


New assistantship offers may be augmented with one of several fellowships, depending upon availability of funds and student's qualifications. Some examples of recruiting fellowships include the following (stipends are paid on an annual basis):

  • Cooper-Sharpless Fellowship: $3,000 for MS and $5,000 for Ph.D. students
  • Curtis Endowed Fellowship: $3,000 for MS and $5,000 for Ph.D. students
  • Filley-Garey Fellowship: $3,000 for MS and Ph.D. students  
  • Othmer Fellowship: $7,500 for Ph.D. students
  • Chancellor's Fellowship: $3,500 for Ph.D. Students
  • Edgren Fellowship: tuition assistance for non-residents