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.

What is Covered?

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

For the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia

1 $37,650
2 $51,100
3 $64,625
4 $78,000
5 $91,450
6 $104,900
7 $118,350
8 $131,800

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $5,380 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 PDF.

  • 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

Application & Selection Process

  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


I am so grateful for the GAP program. Without it I would not be where I am today. I have been a stay-at-home mom for 20 years with an inactive nursing license. I never thought I would be able to go back to nursing. The only way I was able to do the refresher course to get my license back was through the GAP Assistance program. Now I am working full time as a pediatric nurse and I am loving it! Thank you so much!-Jana