Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG)

The State of Nebraska provides the Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG) - formerly the Nebraska State Grant - to students who meet certain qualifications.  Qualifications include being a Nebraska resident, attending a Nebraska postsecondary institution, and having a minimum EFC as determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The NOG is awarded through postsecondary institutions within the state.  Therefore, students must apply to the school to be considered for the grant.  All institutions require applicants to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is available from high school counselors, the EducationQuest College Planning offices located in Nebraska or on line at  Some institutions require an institutional application as well, so make sure you check with the financial aid office at the school(s) you are interested in attending. 

For additional financial aid information, students can contact EducationQuest or online at the Federal Student Aid website.


NOG fact sheet

2022-23 Year-End Report

Rules and Regulations