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Financing Your Education

Education is one of the most important, and possibly the first, big investment of your life. Spend some time researching scholarships as they can be a big factor in financing your years at college.

Your academic scholarship amount and GPA maintenance requirements are tied to the semester you started at Doane.
Aid Awardsort descending Eligibility Process Renewability / Repayment
Merrill Scholarship $3,000/yr for students starting during the 2017-18 academic year.

For transfer students. 24+ hours of college credit and 3.0+ cumulative college GPA

Contact the Office of Admission

3.0 GPA

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) $4,500/yr for students starting during the 2017-18 academic year.

For transfer students. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) member

Contact the Office of Admission

3.0 GPA

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program $5,000 up to $17,500

Loan forgiveness for individuals who teach five consecutive years and meet other criteria.

Visit: Federal Student Aid Website

Visit: Federal Student Aid Website

Federal Perkins Loans Dependent on need.

Students must demonstrate exceptional financial need. Available funding is limited.  

Apply for the FAFSA.

RepaymentBegins 9 months after graduating, dropping below half-time or withdrawing from school.

Federal Direct Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loans Determined by FAFSA and grade level.

Subsidized Stafford loans are available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at least half-time.

Apply for the FAFSA.

 

United Negro College Fund Information is available at: uncf.org

Visit: uncf.org

Visit: uncf.org

Visit: uncf.org

Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG) Maximum Award $3,000

Nebraska resident who demonstrates high need. Limited availability.

Eligible recipient names are submitted to the State of Nebraska's Coordinating Commission of Post-Secondary Education pending approval.

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Maximum Award $3,500

Awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate exceptional financial need (Pell Grant eligible). Funding is limited.

Apply for the FAFSA.  

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Maximum Award $5,550

An undergraduate student whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.

Apply for the FAFSA.

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

Teacher Education Assistance for College Higher Education Grant (TEACH) Maximum Award: up to $3,724/yr

NOTE: You must contact the Financial Aid Office prior to applying for the TEACH Grant to determine if you qualify for the TEACH grant by your ACT percentile score or current Doane GPA.

Apply for the FAFSA, then complete TEACH Grant Counseling and Agreement to Serve (ATS)

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

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