Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG)

Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG) is the State of Nebraska’s only need-based financial aid program for postsecondary students attending eligible colleges and universities throughout the state of Nebraska.

Eligibility is based on EFC and availability of funds. NOG is awarded on a first-come basis to those who have qualified for Pell Grants.

Eligibility Requirements #


  1. Be a Nebraska resident and U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  2. Be enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate student
  3. Be admitted and enrolled at an eligible Nebraska private college or university to earn a degree or credential
  4. Have a minimum EFC as determined by the FAFSA

How to Apply? #


The NOG is awarded through postsecondary institutions within the state. Students must complete and submit the FAFSA no later than March 1 for priority consideration.