These are four types of financial aid to help you pay for college.

Scholarships are awarded by private donors or your college. Some are based on financial need while others are based on criteria such as academics, leadership, athletics, or talents.

Grants* are awarded to students who show financial need and are not repaid. They include:

  • Pell Grant
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Nebraska State Opportunity Grant
  • College-based grants

Work-Study,* also based on financial need, is money you earn from a college-based job to help pay for school expenses.

Student Loans* are money you borrow and must repay after you’re done with college. Loans are also available for parents. See our loan chart for details.

*These types of financial aid are based on FAFSA results.