UNI is consistently ranked among the country's "best buys" in higher education. Kiplinger's Personal Finances ranked UNI among the nation's "Top 100 Values in Public Schools," and as No. 7 in their list of Top 25 Universities and Colleges Under $30,000. In addition,  #17 in the U.S. for Most Affordable Schools for International Students (College Factual).

Cost of Attendance 

Undergradate Scholarships

Some scholarships are awarded automatically based on information provided when you apply to UNI. You will be notified of your selection for these scholarships by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. All other scholarships at UNI require the completion of the UNI Scholarship Application. 

Graduate Assistantships & Graduate College Tuition Scholarships

Graduate assistantships and scholarships are offered by some departments on a competitive basis. Graduate students applying for funding must submit an application before the February 1 deadline. Learn more information and access application forms.


There are many job opportunities on the UNI campus for students with student (F) visas or exchange visitor (J) visas to work. The average wage for campus jobs is $9.20 per hour. F and J visa holders are not authorized to work off campus as a means of support except under extraordinary circumstances. Potential positions can be seen at the UNI Online Job Board.