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Chadron State College Tuition Guarantee

The State College Tuition Guarantee ensures that Pell-eligible resident and non-resident students can attend Chadron State tuition-free. The program applies to new undergraduate and transfer students at Chadron State College.

Qualified first-time freshman and transfer students pursuing an undergraduate degree will receive a combination of federal grants, state or private grants, college tuition scholarships, or College Foundation scholarships to fill any tuition gap left after the Pell Grant. The State College Guarantee does not cover additional costs such as room and board, books, and fees. However, external 'outside' scholarships are not considered when providing support to cover tuition costs and may be applied towards these additional costs. 

To qualify, students must:

  • Apply and be accepted to Chadron State College
  • Be designated as a first-time freshman or an incoming transfer
  • Be Pell Grant eligible as determined by the FAFSA
  • Complete your FAFSA by April 1st to receive priority consideration 
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, including one or more on-campus classes

The Guarantee is renewable for up to four years as long as the student remains Pell-eligible, in good academic standing, and continues as a full-time on-campus student.

The State College Transfer Guarantee is a comprehensive program that removes academic and financial barriers for transfer students. Eliminating obstacles in awarding transfer credit is vital for transfer students to continue and complete their four-year degrees. Expanding transfer credit opportunities for transfer students from all accredited two-year institutions allows these students to transfer in additional credits, complete their four-year degrees in less time, and incur less debt.

The State Colleges Transfer Guarantee ensures that Pell-eligible, resident and non-resident students can attend Chadron State College tuition-free.