How To Afford College In Nebraska If You Can’t Afford It

University of Nebraska officials want to make sure in-state students know a program to help them afford college has been expanded. NU President James Milliken and Gov. Dave Heineman is visiting schools in Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island Monday to tout the Collegebound Nebraska program and encourage students to attend college.

Many Nebraska students who received federal Pell Grants and attended one of the state's universities have already taken advantage of the program since it started in 2004. The Collegebound program pays the rest of the tuition the Pell Grant doesn't cover.

The program expanded this fall to include some students who don't quality for Pell Grants because their families make too much money.