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Financing Your Education

Education is one of the most important, and possibly the first, big investment of your life. Spend some time researching scholarships as they can be a big factor in financing your years at college.

Aid Award Eligibility Processsort descending Renewability / Repayment
Federal Direct PLUS (Parent) Loan Varies (Up to Cost of Attendance)

Parents who do not have adverse credit history may borrow for their dependent student. Applications are approved by the Federal Direct Loan Origination Center based on a credit check.

Apply for the FAFSA and complete Direct PLUS Loan Request and Master Promissory Note here

Begins after the loan is fully disbursed. Deferment options are available. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further information.

Teacher Education Assistance for College Higher Education Grant (TEACH) Maximum Award: Undergraduate $16,000; Graduate $8,000

Available to students who: 1) have the intent to be certified and teach (or are teaching) in a high-need field;  2) agree to teach a minimum of 4 years (within 8 years of completing your degree) a

Apply for the FAFSA, then complete TEACH Grant Counseling and Agreement to Serve (ATS)

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Maximum Award $5,550

An undergraduate student whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.

Apply for the FAFSA.

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

Federal Pell Grant Maximum Award $5,550

Awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

Apply for the FAFSA.

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

Federal Direct Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loans Determined by FAFSA and grade level.

Subsidized Stafford loans are available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at least half-time.

Apply for the FAFSA.

 

Federal Perkins Loans Dependent on need.

Students must demonstrate exceptional financial need. Available funding is limited.  

Apply for the FAFSA.

RepaymentBegins 9 months after graduating, dropping below half-time or withdrawing from school.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Maximum Award $2,500

Awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate exceptional financial need (Pell Grant eligible). Funding is limited.

Apply for the FAFSA.  

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Partnership Scholarship $500

The "BVCA Partnership Scholarship" will be awarded to individuals planning to attend or currently attending a 4-year college. 

Complete packets include:

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Alpha Delta Kappa - Alpha Iota Chapter Scholarship

Open to undergraduate students from Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock or Red Willow counties in Nebraska who have completed at least their sophomore year of college majoring in the

Contact Cindy Monnaha, Scholarship Chair, at cleamonna@yahoo.com for an application.

Out-of-State Visit Grant Up to $1,500

Awarded to admitted applicants outside the state of Nebraska who complete an official on-campus visit during their senior year.

Contact the Office of Admission

This grant is renewable for up to eight semesters.

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