First Year Students

*Estimated cost of attendance
2021-2022


Resident | Nonresident Fall Spring Annual
Tuition $2,820 $2,820 $5,640
Required Fees $1,080 $1,080 $2,160
Housing $2,368 $2,368 $4,736
Meal Plan $2,240 $2,240 $4,480
Books & Supplies $ 480 $ 480 $ 960
Transportation $ 704 $ 704 $1,408
Personal $ 675 $ 675 $1,350
       
Estimated Total Cost $10,367 $10,367 $20,734

 

*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 2021-2022 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 One Stop Office at onestop@peru.edu or 402-872-2228.

 


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 and submission of an official high school transcript. The priority deadline for these awards is March 1.

Peru State College's 2021-2022

Invest in Success Awards for Freshman

Scholarship GPA/4.0 Award
Chancellors 3.85 $10,000 ($2,500/yr)
Presidents 3.5 $9,000 ($2,250/yr)
Deans 3.2 $8,000 ($2,000/yr)
TJ Majors 2.7 $7,000 ($1,750/yr)


To claim award, students must be enrolled as a full time, on-campus student.

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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, reside in on-campus housing and enroll in 12 or more credit hours each semester.


Nebraska Career Scholarships
Award Amount:
  • Chancellors Career Plus - $27,000 ($6,750/yr)
  • Presidents Career Plus - $25,000 ($6,250/yr)
  • Deans Career Plus - $23,000 ($5,750/yr)
  • TJ Majors Career Plus - $21,000 ($5,250/yr)
Deadline: TBD
Eligibility:
  1. Majoring in Business, Education, Criminal Justice or Computer Management Information Systems.
  2. Minimum ACT of 18.
  3. Non-athlete
  4. Submission of a Personal Statement

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. Be an admitted student to Peru State
  3. If you have taken the ACT, submit official score to Peru State (not required)
  4. 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. Be an admitted student to Peru State
  3. If you have taken the ACT, submit official score to Peru State (not required)
  4. Submission of a Personal Statement


Cooperating Schools Scholarship
Award Amount: Half on-campus tuition waiver renewable for four years
Deadline: January 15
Eligibility:
  1. Eligible Schools for 2021-2022.
  2. ACT score of 14 or higher
  3. GPA of 2.5 or higher
  4. Submission of a Personal Statement

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
  3. Enrolled as a full time, on-campus student, 12 credit hours


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, view the program details.
Enrolled as a full time, on-campus student, 12 credit hours

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
  6. Enrolled as a full time, on-campus student, 12 credit hours

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.
Enrolled as a full time, on-campus student, 12 credit hours

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Award Amount: $100 Scholarship
Description:
  1. Limited Availability: First 150 Entries
  2. Scholarship Rules
  3. Enrolled as a full time, on-campus student, 12 credit hours

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
2021-2022

 


Living On-Campus -- On Campus Courses Only

 

Resident | Nonresident Fall Spring Annual
Tuition $2,256 $2,256 $4,512
Required Fees $1,344 $1,344 $2,688
Housing $2,368 $2,368 $4,736
Meal Plan $2,240 $2,240 $4,480
Books & Supplies $ 384 $ 384 $ 768
Transportation $ 704 $ 704 $1,408
Personal $ 640 $ 640 $1,280
       
Estimated Total Cost $9,936 $9,936 $19,872


*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 2021-2022 school year may be reviewed at the Business Office webpage.


Commuting Students -- On Campus Courses Only

Resident | Nonresident Fall Spring Annual
Tuition $2,256 $2,256 $4,512
Required Fees $1,344 $1,344 $2,688
Meal Plan - 130 meal block (optional) $1,229 $1,229 $2,458
Books & Supplies $ 384 $ 384 $ 768
Transportation $ 704 $ 704 $1,408
Personal $ 640 $ 640 $1,280
       
Estimated Total Cost $6,557 $6,557 $13,114

 

*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 2021-2022 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 One Stop Office at onestop@peru.edu or 402-872-2228


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
  8. Must reside in on-campus housing.

 

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.

 

Davis-Chambers Scholarship
Award Amount: $4,000 ($2,000/yr)
Deadline: February 3
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

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, view the program details.

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.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities


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Online Students

*Estimated cost of attendance
2021-2022


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 2021-2022 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.


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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