Financial Assistance Available
Grants are gifts of money that do not have to be earned or repaid. To apply for grants offered by Northeast, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
The Pell Grant assists undergraduate students who need financial help for their education and, like other grants, does not have to be repaid. Applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for the grant. For 2023-2024 award year the amounts range from $767 to $7,395.
The Pell Grant is disbursed based on a student’s financial aid enrollment status. A student’s financial aid enrollment status is based on the number of credit hours that a student is registered for as of the Pell Recalculation Date (also referred to the Financial Aid Census Date). For the Fall and Spring term the financial aid census date is the tenth day of the term. Classes added after that date will not count towards a student’s Pell grant eligibility.
The financial aid census date for the summer term is the third day of the June session. The Northeast Intersession is attached to the Spring term and will use the Spring term financial aid census date or the tenth day of the spring term.
Effective July 1st, 2012 students are limited to 12 semesters, or their equivalent, of Pell grants. Effective July 1st, 2017 a student may be eligible to receive Pell grant funds for up to 150 percent of the student’s Pell Grant scheduled award for an award year. To be eligible for the additional Pell Grant funds, the student must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the payment period and must be enrolled at least as a half-time student in the payment period for which the student receives the additional Pell grant funds in excess of 100 percent of the student’s Pell Grant scheduled award.
The purpose of the FSEOG Program is to provide additional grants to students who are Pell-eligible and who demonstrate exceptional financial need.
The Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG) program provides financial aid to students who are residents of Nebraska, have not earned a bachelor’s, graduate or professional degree, have high financial need and who are attending an eligible Nebraska college. NOG is funded through State of Nebraska’s general fund appropriations and lottery funds.