Metropolitan Advantage Program

Tuition Reduction Program for Eligible Iowa Students

UNO students who currently reside in or graduated from a high school located in one of three Iowa counties - Harrison, Mills or Pottawattamie - and who meet UNO’s admission requirements are eligible to receive a reduced tuition rate. Included for eligibility consideration are students of Iowa school districts with high schools that reside in a county other than, but whose district boundaries include areas in, Harrison, Mills or Pottawattamie counties, regardless of their county of residence. Eligible UNO undergraduate and graduate Iowa residents will pay 150 percent of resident tuition through the initiative called the Metropolitan Advantage Program.

In addition to the Metropolitan Advantage Program, UNO also offers eligible Iowa undergraduate students an opportunity to reduce tuition further through the Maverick Advantage Scholarship. To qualify for the Maverick Advantage Scholarship, incoming students must present a 23 or higher ACT score or rank in the top 25 percent of their high school class. Transfer students must present a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Native Americans

The following have been identified as Native American tribes that are indigenous to or have historically migrated to or from the State of Nebraska. Members of these tribes who live outside the State of Nebraska qualify for in-state tuition rates upon providing documentation of membership.

Arapaho Kiowa Arikara Mandan
Winnebago Comanche Otoe Crow
Pawnee Hidatsa Ponca Iowa
Missouria Omaha Kickapoo Potawatomie
Dakota Sioux Lakota Sioux Nakota Sioux
Santee Sioux Jicarilla Apache Sac and Fox
Northern Cheyenne
Southern Cheyenne


If you have questions regarding residency or for more information about the residence regulations, contact the offices listed:

Undergraduate Students:

Office of Admissions

University of Nebraska at Omaha

6001 Dodge Street , Eppley Administration Building 111

Omaha, Neb. 68182-0286

Phone: 402-554-2393

(800) 858-8648 (NE & IA only)

Graduate Students:

Graduate Studies Office

University of Nebraska at Omaha

EAB 203

6001 Dodge Street

Omaha, Neb. 68182-0209

Phone: 402-554-2341

(800) 858-8648 (NE & IA only)