Financial Aid | Grants
Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. Wayne State College offers several different types of grants: Federal PELL Grant (PELL), Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and the Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG)
Federal PELL Grant funds are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree or professional degree. These awards are determined by the Federal government through its own methodology . Students must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Awards for full-time students range from $605 to $5,645.
According to the 2010-2011 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Financial Aid Survey, 41% of full-time, first-time undergraduate students and 38% of ALL undergraduate students received Pell Grants at Wayne State College.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant funds are awarded to undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need and are PELL Grant recipients. Awards for full-time students range from $200 to $1200. FSEOG is a limited fund therefore; recipients are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Nebraska Opportunity Grant funds are awarded to undergraduate students who are Nebraska residents and have applied for Federal financial aid through the FAFSA and are either eligible for a Federal PELL Grant or has an expected family contribution (EFC) of less than 6,000. Awards are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Awards for full-time students range from $200 to $1500.