Financial Assistance

We offer financial assistance for students taking Continuing Education (Business and Community) courses. Eligibility differs from program to program. The types of assistance are:

  • Continuing Education Scholarship
  • Gap Assistance Program

Continuing Education Scholarships for Students in Non-credit Courses

Thanks to the generosity of private donors and Continuing Education staff, we are able to provide a limited number of scholarships each year. Complete the application if you are in need of financial assistance for a non-credit course or workshop.

Application deadlines are:

Two weeks before the course start date.

If approved and funds are available, the CE Scholarship will award 75% of the tuition up to $100. Fees, taxes and supplies are not eligible. CE scholarships are one-time awards, intended to help students take the next step in pursuing their personal or educational goals. Applicants will be notified of the Scholarship Committee’s decision within 3-5 days of the start of class. Applicants must either accept or decline the scholarship upon notification of the award or forfeit the scholarship.

  • US citizen, permanent resident or eligible noncitizen
  • Reside in Nebraska
  • Financial need
  • Good standing at SCC

Strength of personal need statement and demonstrate financial need

CE Scholarship Information Printable Sheet

  • Remain in good standing with continued progress toward educational, career or life goals.
  • Submit a letter thanking scholarship donors and consider sharing your story to promote the Southeast Community College Continuing Education Division and its scholarship program.

Southeast Community College
Continuing Education Division
Scholarship Committee
301 South 68th Street Place
Lincoln, NE 68510
Fax 402-437-2703

Or complete and scan form to: or FAX to 402-437-2703

For more information


Gap Assistance Program

This program provides need-based financial support for tuition and other eligible costs for approved, short-termed non-credit training opportunities focused on employment and select credit courses.

Eligible participants may receive full or partial assistance with direct training costs, including tuition, books, required fees, and equipment.

To qualify you must meet the income criteria and be eligible to work in the United States. Eligible students must have a family income at or below 250 percent of federal poverty guidelines. Criteria Include: Financial need, Nebraska resident and High school diploma or GED®.

Poverty Guidelines

2022 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States

1 $14,580 $36,450
2 $19,720 $49,300
3 $24,860 $62,150
4 $30,000 $75,000
5 $35,140 $87,850
6 $40,280 $100,700
7 $45,420 $113,550
8 $50,560 $126,400

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $5,140 for each additional person.
* Annual Income amounts subject to change.

Approved “Programs of Study” are available in a variety of different in-demand occupational areas as shown below. See SCC’s Approved Programs of Study.

  • Financial services
  • Transportation
  • Precision metals manufacturing
  • Renewable energy
  • Agriculture and food processing
  • Business management and administrative services
  • Software and computer services
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Education

  1. Select your Approved Program of Study.
  2. Complete and submit your application online.
  3. Meet to discuss your training interest and application. See contact information below.
    *Eligibility will be determined through an evaluation process.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact our Gap Program Specialist, or call 402-323-3394.