Metropolitan Advantage Program (MAP)

Tuition Reduction Program for Eligible Iowa Students

UNO students who are US citizens or permanent residents, and currently reside in or graduated from a high school located in one of eleven Iowa counties - Cass, Crawford, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Shelby or Woodbury - and who also 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 which reside in a county other than, but whose district boundaries include areas in the participating counties, regardless of their county of residence. Transfer students who are currently full-time and residing on one of the Iowa community college campuses may be eligible.  Metropolitan Advantage Students will pay 150 percent of resident tuition.  MAP rates apply only to courses taken on the UNO campus.

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


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 

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