Grants do not require repayment. They are awarded to undergraduate students (working on first degree) who demonstrate financial need. The grants listed here are coordinated and administered by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

We want to make sure all Nebraskans have access to a college education, and we don't want cost to get in the way. The University’s Nebraska Promise program was launched in 2020 amid a global pandemic.  The program promises to cover up to 30 credit hours of undergraduate tuition costs (through a combination of federal, state and institutional scholarships and grants) at the University of Nebraska (including NCTA) for students who meet academic qualifications and have a family income of $65,000 or less (AGI) or are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.

Maximize your chances of receiving the most financial aid possible by both filing the FAFSA at and being admitted to NCTA by May 1st and submitting all requested financial aid documents by June 1st!   Normally, the FAFSA must be filed each year by May 1 preceding the academic year to be considered for the Nebraska Promise program - for 2024-2025, this date has been extended to June 1, 2024.

Federal Pell Grants

Pell Grants provide a foundation of financial assistance to which other forms of aid may be added. Undergraduate students who establish eligibility for this program will receive a grant based on their estimated family contribution and the cost of attendance at NCTA.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

FSEOG funds are awarded on a first-come basis to Pell eligible undergraduate students on the basis of financial need who have a completed financial aid file by May 1. These funds are awarded to students directly by NCTA and are limited to the funds allocated to NCTA by the U.S. Department of Education.

Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG)

NOG is awarded to undergraduate students who are Nebraska residents and demonstrate financial need as defined by state statutes. NOG is awarded on a first-come basis to qualified applicants who have a completed financial aid file.