Student Resources

Rich Little leads a tour of an organic wheat plot in Mead, Neb.

Welcome Online Students!

Online and distance students are the reason for this UNL Agronomy and Horticulture Distance Education website.  At the graduate level, students are expected to initiate communication among faculty advisors, peers, and staff.  Since online master's and certificate students don't have the option to participate in on-campus activities, our team seeks to provide additional resources and information for online students.

Library Resources

UNL Libraries offers a variety of research options for distance students. Visit the UNL Libraries website to get connected to online scholarly journals and research articles. On this website, click on the E-Resources link which connects you to popular databases for research articles.

UNL Libraries’ e-resources and services, two online research guides are now available:

Agronomy – Subject Guide:

Horticulture Research Guide:

These guides contain direct links to Libraries’ online indexes, selected e-journals and e-books, and to Libraries’ services such as Delivery/Interlibrary Loan. The Libraries' Interlibrary Loan program requests that students create an account using a username of your choice and your password is your NUID.

There are also subject librarians who can help you find additional resources in your area of interest. The subject librarian for Agronomy and Horticulture is Leslie Delserone

Publication Styles

Science Societies of America Publication Style
American Society for Horticultural Science (search website for Style Guide)

Academic Search other than the Library

Google Scholar

International Students
Office of Online and Distance Education
  • Technology Requirements  - Please do not use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge internet browsers as they are not compatible with Blackboard, our current Learning Management System - (LMS).  By fall 2017, Canvas will become the default LMS at UNL.
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Paying for College

UNL Office of Student Accounts Webpage
  • Funding for Graduate Students - Funding is generally not available for distance students since assistantships are reserved for on-campus students. However, students should complete the FAFSA annually in case they are eligible for federal financial assistance.
Scholarship & Financial Aid office,  800-742-8800
  • Tuition & Fees for graduate students enrolled in CASNR Online/Distance Education Graduate Courses for Fall 2016

    Nebraska Residents Tuition (Focused on Graduate level)
      Undergrad classes Graduate Tuition Distance Ed Fee Tech. Fee Library Fee Total
    Per Credit Hr. ($257.25*) $325.50 $25.00 $11 $4.00 $365.50
    3 Credit Hr. ($771.75*) $976.50 $75.00 $33 $12.00 $1,096.50 Grad class
    Non-ResidentsTuition (Focused on Graduate level)
      Undergrad classes Graduate Tuition Distance Ed Fee Technology Fee Library Fee Total
    Per Credit Hr. ($535*) $609 $25.00 $11 $4.00 $649
    3 Credit Hr. (1,605*) $1827 $75.00 $33 $12.00 $1,947
    Note:  Students will be charged a $20 registration fee per semester.
    (* For informational purposes only and not included in Chart Total.)