FAQ

Everyone has questions. We just pulled together a few of the frequently asked ones here for you to search. Let us know if you need any additional assistance. We'd be glad to help.

How do I get my grades?

Grades are posted on WebAdviser.  Grade reports are not mailed.

How do I get my VA benefits started?

First you need to complete an application.  An electronic form with complete directions is online at VONAPP.  If you are claiming education benefits as a dependent of a veteran, or if you have previously used VA education benefits, you can also use VONAPP. 


Veterans should provide member copy # 4 of the DD Form 214. Reservists/National Guard soldiers should obtain a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) from your unit administrative official.  These forms also should be turned into your campus VA representative.


You can apply by completing VA Form 28-1900,Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation.  A veteran who is eligible for an evaluation under Chapter 31 must complete the VA Form 28-8832,Application for Vocational Educational Counseling and meet with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC). If the VRC determines that an employment handicap exists as a result of a service-connected disability, the veteran is found entitled to services. The VRC and the veteran will then continue counseling to select a track of services and jointly develop a plan to address the rehabilitation, employment, and educational needs of the veteran.

How do I know what I have to pay?

Students applying for federal student aid must complete a Doane College Financial Aid application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students should include Doane as one of the colleges they plan to attend. Our title IV code is 002544.


Information reported on the FAFSA is used to determine the amount of money your family should reasonably expect to contribute toward the cost of your education. Most of this information is taken from tax returns. You should plan to complete your federal tax returns as early as possible.


Since eligibility for financial aid is determined on an individual basis, it is impossible to make a blanket statement about eligibility. Each situation is different.


Your contribution is determined not only by family income and assets, but also by such variables as the size of your family, number of family members in college, taxes paid, age of older parent, student savings and earnings, and other factors which may affect a family's financial strength. Any substantial change in a family's situation should be brought to the attention of the Financial Aid Office.


Your financial eligibility or need for aid is determined by subtracting the family contribution from the college's costs, as follows:


COST OF ATTENDANCE - FAMILY CONTRIBUTION = FINANCIAL NEED

How do I log into WebAdvisor?

Along the top of WebAdvisor is a LOG-IN tab to select.  At that point it gives you directions on how to log-in.

How do I send to groups that I could send to before, but now can't?

Please contact the Helpdesk (www.doane.edu/helpdesk) or (x8411) or athelpdesk@doane.edu. Give them your name and what groups you need to send to, and they will grant you permissions to these groups in Gmail.

How do I submit a copy of my grades to my employer for reimbursement?

Most employers accept the WebAdvisor print out of grades.  Doane, like many other area institutions, don't print paper grade mailers anymore so employers are used to the online grade print out.

How do I update my address or name?

Visit the Name Change Form page to submit changes to your name, address, etc.

How do students work in teams?

Each school's team of three students collectively will attend nine workshops - each student will attend three unique workshops - that will give information necessary for solving a murder mystery.  Students whose schools bring fewer than three representatives will be placed onto teams with other such students.  School sponsors will be responsible for assigning their three students to the nine workshops.  Workshop assignments may be at the discretion of the hosts for students on multi-school combined teams.

How does the recycled material get separated after recyclables are taken to the warehouse?

By hand.  As equipment becomes more sophisticated this will be done more and more by machine.

How have you packaged financial aid for some Doane families?*

*Examples are based on the 2010-11 need analysis formula.


Kelly 
Kelly is a junior and attends Doane full time. She was in the top five percent of her high school class and had an ACT score of 28. Kelly has maintained a 3.74 grade point average (GPA) and continues to receive an academic scholarship. Kelly earned $856 last year and has $300 in savings. Kelly's parents both work and have a combined income of $72,665, with $5,000 in savings. Kelly's sister is in high school. The results from the FAFSA show an expected contribution of $12,000.


Estimated direct cost for year (based on 2010-11) = $28,630
Family Contribution = $12,000
Financial need/eligibility = $16,630


Kelly's Financial Aid Package 
Faculty Merit = $500 
Doane Grant = $3,000
Van Hoy Academic Scholarship = $7,000
Federal Stafford Loan = $7,500 
Total Financial Aid = $18,500


Andy 
Andy is a sophomore at Doane College. His ACT score was 23. Andy has maintained a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and is an active basketball player. Andy's family doesn't file the FAFSA form.


Andy's Financial Aid Package 
Extracurricular Scholarship-basketball = $2,500
Doane Community Grant = $5,000
Total Financial Aid = $7,500


Jane 
Jane is a first-year student. Her ACT score is 26. Jane worked part-time and earned $1,982. She has $500 in savings. She received a scholarship from her community for $1,500. Jane also enjoys music and auditioned for band and vocal scholarships. Jane is a resident of Nebraska. Jane's parents are both employed outside the home. The family's total income is $36,950. They own a home and have $22,000 in savings. Jane's brother is in college, and her sister is still in high school. The results from the filing the FAFSA show an expected contribution of $2,175


Estimated direct cost for year (based on 2010-11) = $28,630
Family Contribution = $2,175
Financial need/eligibility for aid = $22,385


Jane's Financial Aid Package 
Board of Trustee Academic Scholarship = $8,500 
Music Scholarship - Band = $2,000 
Music Scholarship - Vocal = $2,000 
Federal Pell Grant = $3,400
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) = $200 
Nebraska State Grant = $1,300 
Federal Work Study (FWS) = $1,650 
Federal Perkins Loan = $2,000
Federal Stafford Loan = $5,500
Total Financial Aid = $26,550

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