Education Quest is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to help improve access to higher education in Nebraska. They have offices in Kearney, Omaha, and Lincoln where college planning specialists help students and families research colleges, explore career options, look for scholarships, complete and file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and learn about student loans. All services are free.
Education Quest provides free tools and services to help you plan and prepare for college:
- ScholarshipQuest-an online database of over 2,000 local and state scholarships. (All seniors should be accessing this tool)
- College Profiles-with information about Nebraska and national colleges
- Activities Resume-students can use to track their extracurricular activities
- College funding estimator estimates FAFSA results
- FAFSA tools to simplify the financial aid process
- Podcasts and videos to help guide you through the college planning process
- Find ways to pay for college
- Explore careers
- Learn about student loans
To make an appointment or talk to a college planning specialist call the office nearest to you:
Kearney (800) 666-3721, Omaha (888) 357-6300, or Lincoln (800) 303-3745
Parents, guardians and 7-10 grade students-Education Quest also sponsors the KnowHow2Go Campaign in Nebraska. This effort targets middle school through 10th-graders and provides them with easy to understand steps they should follow to make college a reality. There is information for students as well as for parents.