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Nebraska is home to some stellar colleges that offer incredible academic experiences. But wait, it gets even better! These institutions also extend a helping hand to make your college journey not just educational but also budget-friendly. If you’re a proud Nebraska resident, brace yourself for the fantastic tuition assistance programs waiting to be discovered.

1. Nebraska Promise: Picture this: tuition at the University of Nebraska’s four campuses (UNL, UNO, UNK, & NCTA) taken care of, and you can make it happen! If your family’s income is $65,000 or less (Adjusted Gross Income) or you’re a Pell Grant recipient, you’re in the running. Plus, keep those grades up with a 2.5 GPA, and you’re golden. Mark your calendars for the May 1, 2024 deadline and get all the details at Nebraska Promise.

2. Nebraska State College Tuition Guarantee: Dreaming of Chadron, Peru, or Wayne State College? Dream no more! You can snag free tuition at these schools. If you’re a first-time freshman or a transfer student, eligible for Pell Grants, and can commit to at least 12 credit hours per semester (including some on-campus classes), this is your ticket. The deadline? April 1, 2024. Check out NSCS for more info.

3. Access NWU (Nebraska Wesleyan University): Fancy a 100% tuition coverage at Nebraska Wesleyan University? Your wish is granted if you’re eligible for the federal Pell Grant, planning to start in 2024, and willing to carry a full academic load of 12-18 credit hours per semester. Pro tip: Get a move on before the March 1, 2024 deadline. All the details are right here: Access NWU Scholarship.

But hey, we know you have questions:

How to apply for these programs? Just file a FAFSA; no extra forms needed. You might have to verify some info with the financial aid offices.

Will I get a Pell Grant? Your FAFSA results will determine if you qualify for a Pell Grant.

What expenses do these programs cover? It’s all about tuition, sorry!

Should I still apply for other scholarships? Absolutely! The more, the merrier. Other scholarships can help with those extra college costs.

How do I get more info? For guidance, reach out to the college financial aid office, contact your nearest EducationQuest office, or check out our Tuition Assistance Handout.

By Alex Jurgens