Grants

Grants are need-based gift assistance awarded to qualified students demonstrating exceptional financial need.

You are not required to pay back a grant as long as you maintain the required enrollment status for the semester in which you received it.

Pell Grant - Pell Grant awards are reserved for students who do not already hold a bachelor's degree and are enrolled in an undergraduate degree seeking program. This is federal gift aid and is usually considered the foundation of a student's financial aid package. It is the base upon which other awards are built.  Annual Pell Grant awards range from $574 to $5,645, depending on your financial need, your Expected Family Contribution, and the number of hours you are enrolled.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) - Awarded to undergraduate students with high levels of financial need. This is federal gift aid and awards range from $200 to $4,000 annually.

Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG) - Available to undergraduate students with high levels of need. This is a combination of federal and gift aid administered through the state of Nebraska.  Annual NOG awards range from $200 to $3,400.

University Opportunity Grant (UOG) - Awarded to undergraduate students with high levels of need. This is institutional gift assistance and awards range from $200 to $2,000.

University Tuition Grant (UTG) - Awarded to undergraduate students with high levels of need. This is institutional gift assistance and awards range from $200 to $3,000.

CollegeBound Nebraska Grant (CBN) - CollegeBound Nebraska grants are awarded to undergraduate, Nebraska resident students with need. This is gift assistance and award typically ranges from $200 to $3,500. To be eligible for this grant, Undergraduate student must be Pell Grant eligible, Nebraska resident, enrolled full-time (12 cr hrs), and submit their FAFSA by April 1st.