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 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 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 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 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

How long does is take to receive my VA money?

The first time you complete theApplication for VA Education Benefits it will take about 8-10 weeks for processing to be completed by the St. Louis Regional Processing Office.  At extremely busy times, such as the beginning of the fall term, processing may exceed 10 weeks.  You will receive a Certificate of Eligibility award letter from VA when processing has been completed.  Please read and keep this document since it contains important information about your benefit (eligibility percentage) as well as instructions on how to self-verify your enrollment (if required).  A copy of this letter also needs to be given to your campus VA representative.

How long will my session last?

Sessions run for up to 50 minutes, depending on the kind of help you need and want.  In other words, it's entirely up to you.  We're here to help you improve as a writer, which means helping you to think critically and make reasoned decisions about your own writing - not making those decisions for you.  So of course we're done when you say we're done, though we might encourage you to stay awhile longer and help you to see why.  We might also suggest that you schedule another appointment at a later date to address other issues with your writing. 

How many credits are required for the Master of Education in Curriculum & instruction?

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction requires 15 hours of core courses and 21 hours of electives. The core courses are EDU-600 Improvement of Instruction, EDU-601 Critical Issues in Curriculum & Instruction, EDU-602 Assessment of Learning, EDU-603 Research Methods and EDU-604 Culminating Project.

How many hours are required for the Accelerated Certification program?

The Accelerated Certification program for initial certification requires 38 hours of pedagogical coursework. Each student has an interview with one of the program directors to ensure completion of all content coursework required to meet the State of Nebraska outcomes in Rule 24. Students may have to complete additional coursework for their content area after review of their undergraduate transcripts.

How much money are VA Vocational Rehabilitation students eligible for?

Voc Rehab students receive funds for tuition as well as a living allowance.  The exact benefit will vary per student.

How much of our savings and other assets will we be expected to contribute?

No one expects families to deplete their savings account, sell their home or land, or spend money put away for retirement in order to handle college costs. However, a family with a substantial bank account, real estate, investments, and/or a lucrative business is in a stronger financial position than a family with similar income and no investments, and large debts on assets. As a general rule, more is expected of families with greater assets, just as more is expected of those with higher incomes.


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