Cost & Aid

FreshmanTransfer & Online

First Year Students

*Estimated cost of attendance
2019-2020

Resident | Nonresident Fall Spring Annual
Tuition $2,760 $2,760 $5,520
Required Fees $1,092 $1,092 $2,184
Housing $2,346 $2,346 $4,592
Meal Plan $2,248 $2,248 $4,496
Books & Supplies $ 600 $ 600 $1,200
Transportation $ 768 $ 768 $1,536
Personal $ 704 $ 704 $1,408
Estimated Total Cost $10,518 $10,518 $20,936

*These estimates of the Cost of Attendance match the estimates used by the Office of Financial Aid in student award letters. The actual cost and breakdown of tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 school year may be reviewed at the Business Office webpage.

The estimated cost allows for tuition and fees (based on 30 hours each academic year), and double occupancy room and board. For cost questions, contact the Business Office at businessoffice@peru.edu or 402-872-2211.

Invest in Success Awards

We know that high school GPA is a strong predictor of student success at Peru State College. Students that qualify are guaranteed a renewable tuition award in their admissions letter, by completing an application for admission, including submission of an official high school transcript and official ACT/SAT score. The priority deadline for these awards is March 1.

Peru State College’s 2019-2020 Invest in Success Awards for Freshman

Scholarship GPA/4.0 Award
Chancellors 3.8 $9,000 ($2,250/yr)
Presidents 3.4 $8,000 ($2,000/yr)
Deans 3.0 $7,000 ($1,750/yr)
TJ Majors 2.6 $6,000 ($1,500/yr)

Competitive Academic Scholarships

Competitive scholarships are subject to availability and are tuition waiver scholarships unless noted otherwise. Competitive scholarships cannot be combined and are available to freshmen who enroll for the fall semester immediately completing high school. Eligible candidates must be degree-seeking and enroll in 12 or more credit hours each semester.

Board of Trustees Scholarship
Award Amount: Full Tuition – $22,080 ($5,520/yr)
Deadline: January 15
Eligibility:
  1. Must be a Nebraska high school graduate or resident
  2. Minimum ACT of 25 or SAT of 1220
  3. Submission of a Personal Statement
No Boundaries Scholarship
Award Amount: Full Tuition – $22,080 ($5,520/yr)
Deadline: January 15
Eligibility:
  1. Must be a non-resident of the state of Nebraska
  2. Minimum ACT of 25 or SAT of 1220
  3. Submission of a Personal Statement

Cooperating Schools Scholarship
Award Amount: Half on-campus tuition waiver renewable for four years
Deadline: March 1
Eligibility:
  1. Eligible Schools for 2020-2021 will be available mid-November
  2. Recommendation by your High School Counselor. Recommendation Form: Online Form/Submission | Hard Copy/Paper Version
  3. Rank in the top half of your graduating class
  4. Service to your high school and leadership qualities
  5. Submission of a Personal Statement
Clements Band Scholarship Competition
Award Amount: $2,000 over a two year period ($500/semester). A second place award of $500 will also be given on a one-time basis.
Deadline: March 10
Eligibility:
  1. Competitive audition View Details
  2. 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
  3. Submission of Online Scholarship Application
  4. Letter of recommendation from applicant’s music teacher or private instructor
  5. Letter from applicant expressing reasons for interest in this scholarship
RHOP | Rural Health Opportunities Program
Award Amount: Full Tuition – $22,080 ($5,520/yr)
Deadline: December 1
Eligibility:
  1. RHOP requires separate application
  2. View Program Details

Scholarships requiring separate applications are specified. All scholarships are subject to availability and are tuition waiver scholarships unless noted otherwise. These scholarships cannot be combined and are available to freshmen who enroll for the fall semester immediately completing high school. Eligible candidates must be degree-seeking and enroll in 12 or more credit hours each semester.

Special Peru State College Freshman Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships
Award Amount: Coach’s Discretion
Description: Peru State College athletic teams offer scholarships in the form of tuition and room waivers to program participants for each of the eight athletic teams as well as cheerleading. Interested student athletes should contact the head coach for the sport of interest at 402-872-2350 or athletics@peru.edu.
Art Scholarships
Award Amount: Varies
Description: Scholarships in the form of tuition waivers are available for students who major in art. Demonstrated ability and department needs determine award recipients and amounts. A portfolio is required.  For additional information, contact the Art Department at 402-872-2237 or btrail@peru.edu.
Music Scholarships
Award Amount: Varies
Description: Music participation scholarships in the form of tuition waivers are available to participants in instrumental and vocal music organizations. An audition is required.  Award amounts are determined by demonstrated ability, musicianship and department needs. Music participation scholarships are available to all college students. To arrange an audition or for additional information, contact the Department of Music at 402-872-2237 or btrail@peru.edu.
Military Service Scholarship
Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Rolling Award
Eligibility:
  1. Active, Reserved, ROTC Member or received Honorable Discharge and Exhausted GI Bill.
  2. This scholarship will complement but not replace military and veteran education benefits, to include books, room and board.
  3. Not available for military dependents of military personnel.
  4. Scholarship is not automatically renewable, student may reapply annually.
  5. Submission of a Personal Statement
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Award Amount: $100 Scholarship
Description: Limited Availability: First 150 Entries Scholarship Entry & Rules

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Susan T. Buffett Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 1
Details: The Susan T. Buffett Foundation provides scholarships that can be used to cover expenses related to attending college (e.g. tuition and fees, housing, books). The amount of the scholarship varies by institution but is typically equal to the average cost of tuition and fees for a full-time student (15 credits) at that institution. For more details about the scholarship, eligibility requirements and access to the online application, visit www.buffettscholarships.org.

 

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Transfer Students

*Estimated cost of attendance
2019-2020

Living On-Campus — On Campus Courses Only

Resident | Nonresident Fall Spring Annual
Tuition $2,760 $2,760 $5,520
Required Fees $1,092 $1,092 $2,184
Housing $2,346 $2,346 $4,592
Meal Plan $2,248 $2,248 $4,496
Books & Supplies $ 600 $ 600 $1,200
Transportation $ 768 $ 768 $1,536
Personal $ 704 $ 704 $1,408
Estimated Total Cost $10,518 $10,518 $20,936

*These estimates of the Cost of Attendance match the estimates used by the Office of Financial Aid in student award letters. The actual cost and breakdown of tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 school year may be reviewed at the Business Office webpage.

 

Commuting Students — On Campus Courses Only

Resident | Nonresident Fall Spring Annual
Tuition $2,760 $2,760 $5,520
Required Fees $1,092 $1,092 $2,184
Meal Plan – 130 meal block (optional) $1,216 $1,216 $2,432
Books & Supplies $ 600 $ 600 $1,200
Transportation $ 768 $ 768 $1,536
Personal $ 704 $ 704 $1,408
Estimated Total Cost $7,140 $7,140 $14,280

*These estimates of the Cost of Attendance match the estimates used by the Office of Financial Aid in student award letters. The actual cost and breakdown of tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 school year may be reviewed at the Business Office webpage.

The estimated cost allows for tuition and fees (based on 30 hours each academic year, and an optional meal plan). For cost questions, contact the Business Office at businessoffice@peru.edu or 402-872-2211

Online Courses Only

No required fees with online classes

Online Classes Only Fall Spring Annual
1 Class $ 900 $ 900 $1,800
2 Classes $1,800 $1,800 $3,600
3 Classes $2,700 $2,700 $5,400
4 Classes $3,600 $3,600 $7,200
5 Classes $4,500 $4,500 $9,000
Estimated Total Cost $4,500 $4,500 $9,000

*These estimates of the Cost of Attendance match the estimates used by the Office of Financial Aid in student award letters. The actual cost and breakdown of tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 school year may be reviewed at the Business Office webpage.

The estimated cost allows for tuition only (based on 30 credit hours for the academic year). Tuition is based on the online estimated rate of $300 per credit hour.

Renewable Transfer Scholarships

Scholarship Cumulative GPA/4.0 Award
Chancellors Transfer 3.75 $3,000 ($1,500/yr)
Presidents Transfer 3.5 $2,400 ($1,200/yr)
Deans Transfer 3.25 $2,000 ($1,000/yr)
TJ Majors Transfer 2.5 $1,000  ($500/yr)
Eligibility:
  1. Must have completed 12+ college semester hours
  2. Must be admitted to Peru State College
  3. Awarding is based on Cumulative College GPA
  4. Priority deadline July 1 for Fall semester / December 1 for Spring semester
  5. Award is available for 2 years / 4 semesters
  6. Award is available to on-campus students only

Competitive Academic Scholarships

All scholarships are subject to availability and are tuition waiver scholarships, unless noted otherwise. Eligible candidates must be admitted to Peru State College, degree-seeking and enroll in 12 or more credit hours each semester. Some scholarships are not able to be combined with other awards, awards that can be combined are noted in eligibility. Scholarships requiring separate applications or materials are specified.

Phi Theta Kappa (ΦTK)
Award Amount: Full-tuition waiver for two years (On Campus rate, up to 18 credit hours per semester)
Deadline: April 1
Eligibility:
  1. Community college graduate
  2. Cumulative college GPA of 3.5
  3. Induction into Phi Theta Kappa
  4. Copy of Phi Theta Kappa membership card must accompany application materials
  5. Plan to begin studies in the Fall as a full time, on-campus student
  6. Submission of a Personal Statement
  7. Must be admitted to Peru State College

 

PTK Plus Scholarship
Award Amount: $500/yr tuition waiver for two years
Deadline: Rolling award
Eligibility:
  1. Community college graduate
  2. Cumulative college GPA of 3.5
  3. Induction into Phi Theta Kappa
  4. Copy of Phi Theta Kappa membership card must accompany application materials
  5. Plan to begin studies in the Fall or Spring as a full time, on-campus student (12 credit hours)
  6. Must be admitted to Peru State College
  7. Given to all students who are not selected for the Full Tuition PTK Scholarship
  8. This award can be combined with General Academic Transfer Awards and the Transfer Plus scholarship.

 

Transfer Plus Scholarship
Award Amount: $500/yr tuition waver for two years
Deadline: Rolling award
Eligibility:
  1. Community college transfer
  2. Student transferring in a minimum of 24 credit hours
  3. Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher
  4. Enrolled as a full time, on-campus student (12 credit hours per semester)
  5. May be combined with General Academic Scholarships and the PTK Plus award
  6. Cannot be combined with PTK full tuition

 

Davis-Chambers Scholarship
Award Amount: $4,000 ($2,000/yr)
Deadline: February 1
Eligibility:
  1. Must be a Nebraska high school graduate
  2. Must be a Nebraska Community College transfer student
  3. Plan to begin studies in the Fall
  4. Completion of FAFSA
  5. Enrolled as a full time, on-campus student, 12 credit hours
  6. Cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0
  7. Scholarship Application and full details
  8. Submission of a Personal Statement

 

Special Peru State College Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships
Award Amount: Coach’s Discretion
Description: Peru State College athletic teams offer scholarships in the form of tuition and room waivers to program participants for each of the eight athletic teams as well as cheerleading. Interested student athletes should contact the head coach for the sport of interest at 402-872-2350 or athletics@peru.edu.
Art Scholarships
Award Amount: Varies
Description: Scholarships in the form of tuition waivers are available for students who major in art. Demonstrated ability and department needs determine award recipients and amounts. A portfolio is required.  For additional information, contact the Art Department at 402-872-2237 or btrail@peru.edu.
Music Scholarships
Award Amount: Varies
Description: Music participation scholarships in the form of tuition waivers are available to participants in instrumental and vocal music organizations. An audition is required.  Award amounts are determined by demonstrated ability, musicianship and department needs. Music participation scholarships are available to all college students. To arrange an audition or for additional information, contact the Department of Music at 402-872-2237 or btrail@peru.edu.
Military Service Scholarship
Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Rolling Award
Eligibility:
  1. Active, Reserve, National Guard or ROTC member of the United States military.
  2. This scholarship will complement but not replace military and veteran education benefits, to include books, room and board.
  3. Not available for military dependents of military personnel.
  4. Scholarship is not automatically renewable, student may reapply annually.
  5. Submission of a Personal Statement

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

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