Students must agree to how they manage their financial transactions with UNL, and they must attest that they understand their financial obligations. Information below will explain what these policies entail.
Sanctions may be taken toward a student whose account is delinquent, or required processes are not completed. When these situations arise, Student Accounts will place a hold on your account and fees may apply.
- A $35 late payment fee will be assessed each month payment is not received by the due date.
- HOLDS are placed on the academic records of students who are delinquent and may prohibit the release of transcripts and diplomas, and may prevent future enrollment (including adds and section changes) at all NU campuses (UNL, UNO, UNMC, UNK, UNCT) until the account is brought current.
- For an immediate release of a HOLD, payment must be made by cash, cashier's check, money order, or credit card.
- The University delays the release of HOLDS on accounts paid by personal checks for a period of three weeks to ensure the payment clears.
- Additonal HOLDS may be placed by Student Accounts for:
- Delinquent Short Term Loan payments
- Delinquent Federal Perkins Loan payments
- Required Perkins loan exit counseling
- A returned check payment.
- For students in University Housing, a delinquent balance may affect some services.
- NCard and telecommunications services may be stopped.
Students, to access your records electronically, you must provide legal consent to an electronic relationship, which includes the ability to exchange email communications, with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. You may agree to this consent when you first login to MyRED.
If you Grant eConsent
With eConsent, you will have full access to the following electronic information and online processes:
- MyRED student dashboard including Enrollment, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Academics, Admission and Profile:
- Registration, adding and dropping classes, viewing semester grades, viewing appointment times and holds, update emergency contacts, and the ability to change addresses online
- UNL Housing contracts
- Student Health Insurance (voluntary enrollment or waiver requests for Graduate and International students)
- Student Account and billing information
- Electronic tax form 1098-T tuition statement online
- Financial Aid disbursements and Student Account refunds
- Financial Aid application status online, including a list of incomplete financial aid steps
- Financial Aid package, including ability to accept or decline offers online
- Promissory note completion and loan processing requirements
- Receiving the following notices to your email account:
- Monthly billing statements and payment due date
- Notification when the electronic tax form 1098-T tuition statement is available for viewing
- Reminder notices when there are upcoming deadlines regarding your finances
- Reminder notices if something in your Financial Aid file is incomplete
- Messages from the Registrar’s office regarding priority registration and enrollment dates along with other information related to the beginning and end of semester academic policies and procedures
- Ability to make requests with our offices through email for student specific information or adjustments
If you do NOT Consent
- You will have no online access to the MyRED student dashboard and its contents and tools described above. (End of term grade reports will not be mailed regardless of your eConsent decision.)
- No electronic correspondence will be permitted with Financial Aid, Student Accounts and the Registrar’s Offices.
- All correspondence will be sent through the U.S. Postal Service, which may delay processing.
- No email exchanges will be allowed between you and staff in Financial Aid, Student Accounts and the Registrar’s Office.
- All requests must be made on paper or in person.
- If your mailing address is not kept current with the University, you may experience significant delays
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Statement of Financial Responsibility
Agreement to Financial Responsibility is an acknowledgement of debt incurred when conducting registration activity with University of Nebraska-Lincoln. You must agree to the statement in order to register for classes. When you agree to the Statement of Financial Responsibility, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the following:
Students are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of accounts and passwords and for restricting access to their computer. Students are responsible for all activities that occur under their account or password.
It is the student’s responsibility to maintain contact information. Students update addresses, phone numbers and email address through MyRED.
Students are responsible for reading and understanding the University of Nebraska-Lincoln policy on adds, drops, changes and withdrawals found at the Office of the University Registrar. Failure to attend class, failure to pay fees, failure to receive or accept financial aid does not constitute an official withdrawal from a class or from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Permission to cancel enrollment does not constitute a waiver of tuition and fees. Tuition and fees for withdrawals or class drops are refunded based on the current refund schedule.
If students drop below full-time status up through 60% of the semester, they must be aware that financial assistance received may be reduced and any refunds issued may then be due back to the University. The policy may be reviewed at Financial Aid's website.
Any student registering on or after the first day of classes will be assessed a late registration fee of $100.
All Tuition and Fees incurred as a result of course registration or other student activity are due and payable to the University and are the student’s responsibility to pay. Students with delinquent accounts will be restricted from further registration, may face eviction from University Residence Halls, or may have future registration cancelled.
The student’s account balance is billed due in full, and payment is expected by the 12th every month. Personal checks, cashier checks, money orders and credit cards are acceptable methods of payments. Payment may not be made for more than the amount due. Please visit Bursar's Office Payment Options page for more details on how to make payment for your UNL Student Account balance.
The University Student Accounts Office communicates all financial account information via email. The student's Huskers email account will be used for communications regarding student finances. Students will receive an e-mail notification when the monthly invoice is presented. It is the students responsibility to ensure the University has a current email address on file. Failure to view the account statement online does not constitute a valid reason for not paying a bill by the payment deadline.
Late Payment Fees
UNL student bills are due on the 12th of each month. Student accounts are subject to a monthly late fee when the billed amount due is not received by the University and processed by the scheduled due date.
Any check, including electronic checks, not honored by your bank will result in a nonrefundable $30 returned item fee. A service hold will be placed on the student account to prevent further registration activity and release of transcripts or diploma until the payment is replaced.
Credit Card Payments
Credit Card payments can only be made online through MyRED. We do not accept credit card payments over the phone. MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted, a non-refundable convenience fee applies to all credit card payments. As of July 5, 2023, the fee is: Domestic Cards - 2.85% ($3.00 minimum) International Cards - 4.25% ($3.00 minimum).
Missed a Payment Due Date
Failure to pay the full amount due will result in a late payment fee and a past due hold on the student account which will prevent the release of transcripts and diplomas, and will prevent student from adding classes. If your payments are not made on time, you may also be subject to sanctions, including restrictions to NCard student charge, cancellation of phone services, eviction from University Housing, and cancellation of unpaid athletic ticket packages.
The University will pursue any and all collection efforts and practices, including referring the account to an outside collection agency and/or attorneys and reporting to credit bureaus. The student will be responsible for all additional collection costs associated with collection of the delinquent balance, including but not limited to: collection agency fees, reasonable attorney fees, court costs and all other charges allowed by law, not to exceed 50% of the total charges.
Tuition and related fees are generally non-dischargeable in bankruptcy and will remain due after the bankruptcy is discharged. Except in certain cases, the balance is still due to the University after the bankruptcy.
Third Party Sponsorship
If all or part of a student’s educational expenses is paid by a military branch, embassy, agency, company or educational plan, the student may elect to have the University bill the sponsor for payment of tuition, fees, housing or other approved charges. A credit will be issued to the student account as the University bills the sponsor. If the sponsor does not pay timely, the credit will be removed and the student will become responsible for payment of the student account. If the sponsor does not pay the full amount of the account, it is the student’s responsibility to pay the remainder due by the billed due date.
Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 Section 103
The Veterans Benefits and Transition act of 2018 became public law when signed by President Trump on 12/31/2018. This new law contains several provisions to assist and protect student veterans. Under this law, institutions that accept GI Bill benefits could face losing participation in Veteran's educational benefits programs if an institution prevents a veteran student from attending or participating in their courses because of delays in Chapter 31 or 33 benefits.
To abide by Section 103, University of Nebraska - Lincoln will adopt a policy that protects recipients of Chapter 31 and Chapter 33 VA Benefits from penalties including: registration/attendance hold, late fees, denial of access to facilities, or the requirement of a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient to borrow additional funds to cover the individual's inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
This would only apply if the payments have not been received within 90 days of the beginning of the term and the Secretary would have the authority to waive this requirement. Schools are allowed to require students to provide documentation to ensure that they are entitled to GI Bill benefits.