Student Resources

Welcome Online Students!

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

Online and distance students are the reason for this University of Nebraska–Lincoln 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 assistance 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: http://unl.libguides.com/agronomy

Horticulture Research Guide: http://unl.libguides.com/horticulture

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

Writing & Publication Styles

Science Societies of America Publication Style
American Society for Horticultural Science (search website for Style Guide)
Research Writing from Graduate Studies

Academic Search other than the Library

Google Scholar

Office of Online and Distance Education
  • Technology Requirements  - Email, fast-speed Internet, ability to view videos, and a current Internet Browser like Chrome, Firefox or Safari.  Please do not use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge internet browsers as they are not compatible with our learning systems.
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Registration information

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 2016-2017.  Feel free to try the Cost Estimator on the Graduate Studies website. Find your bill in MyRed using these directions.
Nebraska Residents Tuition (Focused on Graduate Level)
Undergrad ClassesGraduate TuitionDistance Ed FeeTechnology FeeLibrary FeeTotal
Per Credit Hour ($257.25*) $325.50 $25.00 $11.00 $6.25 $367.75
3 Credit Hour ($771.75*) $976.50 $75.00 $33.00 $18.75 $1,103.25
Grad class
Non-Residents Tuition (Focused on Graduate Level)
Undergrad ClassesGraduate TuitionDistance Ed FeeTechnology FeeLibrary FeeTotal
Per Credit Hour ($535.00*) $609.00 $25.00 $11.00 $6.25 $651.25
3 Credit Hour (1,605.00*) $1827.00 $75.00 $33.00 $12.00 $1,953.75
Grad class
Note: Students will be charged a $20 registration fee per semester.
(* For informational purposes only and not included in Chart Total.)