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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Nearly $15 million awarded to needy students through Nebraska Opportunity Grant

The Coordinating Commission awarded nearly $15 million to more than 15,000 needy college students last year as part of the Nebraska Opportunity Grant program.

The state of Nebraska provides the Nebraska Opportunity Grant - 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 Expected Family Income (EFC) as determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Coordinating Commission administers the grant program. Some Nebraska Opportunity Grant numbers from the 2010-11 academic year:

  • $14,947,663 awarded
  • 15,556 students received a grant
  • Average grant: $960.89