Costs & Aid

Total financial aid awarded at Doane in 2013-14:

$21,420,444

61% of that is institutional grants and scholarships.

98% of the class of 2017 received financial aid — an average total award of $21,353 per year.

  • Average total financial aid award: $21,353.
  • Average responsibility: $13,877.
  • Total costs: $35,230.

Academic Scholarships

We reward students generously for what they've achieved in the classroom, making Doane's world-class education even more affordable. The Presidential, Board of Trustees' and Van Hoy Scholarships are reserved for first-time, full-time students only. Students can receive only one academic scholarship, and must meet specific GPA requirements and stay in good academic standing to keep it.

Athletic Awards

Competing with the Tigers in the Great Plains Athletic Conference - one of the toughest in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics - is no small task. So while student-athletes earn their stripes, Doane can help them pay their way.

Performing Arts Awards

Doane predicates its education on co-curricular learning, so awards are available for students competing on our nationally ranked forensics team, participating in our theatre department or lending their talents to our music programs.

Doane College Legacy Grant

Does orange and black run in your blood? Keep the tradition going. Doane provides a $1,000 grant to admitted applicants who have either a sibling currently attending Doane or had a sibling, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent graduate from Doane. The grant is renewable for four years of college.

Doane Leadership Awards

Future leaders, look no further. We offer 48 Doane Leadership Awards (DLAs), a $1,500/year award for students who show a knack for leadership. All admitted students with at least a 3.5 GPA are eligible to apply and must submit their application by early January of their senior year of high school. Those accepted are required to participate in the first-year Directions Program, remain active in the

TeamMates Mentoring Program Scholarship

Doane College partners with the TeamMates Mentoring Program to provide $12,000 per year in institutional aid to students who have been in the TeamMates program for a minimum of two years and attend Doane College in Crete. Recipients must be accepted no later than February 1. This guaranteed scholarship is non-competitive and will be awarded to the student at the beginning of each semester up to four years. Recipients must maintain good academic standing to retain the scholarship. Note: This scholarship would be used in place of other academic scholarships should the student qualify.

International Awards

Doane College provides a limited amount of scholarship funds for international students. Scholarship funds are based on academic and potentially co-curricular merit, i.e. athletics, music, theatre, etc. International students may apply for academic scholarships by completing the Personal Statement on the International Student application for admission. The Personal Statement should address the student's career interests, academic performance including any special honors, and also why the student should be considered for a scholarship. This is a competitive process and therefore not all applicants will receive a scholarship.

In the event a student has submitted an application without including a personal statement, the student may provide the personal statement via email to Joel Weyand, Vice President for Enrollment.

Note: All awards listed on this page are applicable only to Doane's residential campus in Crete. For information on costs and aid for Doane's School of Graduate and Professional Studies, please contact our campuses in Grand Island, Lincoln or Omaha.

Looking for FAFSA Help?

Check out this video for a step-by-step walkthrough of the FAFSA system. If you have further questions, please reach out to Doane's Financial Aid team at faoffice@doane.edu!