Nebraska Unique Identification Number (NU ID)/Password and Use of Social Security Number

A social security number is requested on the application for admission for the sole purpose of verifying credentials, document matching and determining eligibility for and awarding financial aid or scholarships. Students who do not have a social security number may still apply for admission, but are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid. For security reasons, students applying for admission are assigned a Nebraska Unique Identification (NU ID) number for campus services, logging onto mavlink (UNO’s online student services system) and for student photo identification purposes. The NU identification number is an eight digit, unique number within the University of Nebraska system, and is transferable between University of Nebraska system campuses. For more information, visit the Web at

During the application process, an NU ID will be assigned and you will be asked to select a mavlink password. If you do not complete the online application and are submitting a paper form, your NU ID and a temporary password will be sent to you with instructions on how to select a permanent password.