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. Applicants 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 (NUID) number for campus services, logging onto MavLINK (UNO’s online student services system) and for student photo identification purposes. The NUID number is an eight-digit, unique number within the University of Nebraska system and is transferable among University of Nebraska system campuses. For more information, visit


During the application process, a NUID and temporary password will be assigned to you. You will be asked to select a personal MavLINK password.