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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 Award Eligibilitysort ascending Process Renewability / Repayment
Federal Direct PLUS (Parent) Loan Varies (Up to Cost of Attendance)

Parents who do not have adverse credit history may borrow for their dependent student. Applications are approved by the Federal Direct Loan Origination Center based on a credit check.

Apply for the FAFSA and complete Direct PLUS Loan Request and Master Promissory Note here

Begins after the loan is fully disbursed. Deferment options are available. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further information.

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

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

Rocky Mountain Alumni Scholarship $1,500

Must be a student from the Rocky Mountain area in Colorado.

Specific requirements can be found on the Rocky Mountain Alumni Chapter site.

Please visit the Rocky Mountain Alumni site for information on this scholarship.

This is a one-time $1,500 award scholarship.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund More information is available at hsf.net

More information is available at hsf.net

Visit: hsf.net

Visit: hsf.net

Scholarships for Minority Students

Many different types of scholarships are available to minorities, LGBTQ, and women.

Detailed information about scholarships available to minority students can be found on their

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

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

Junior College Graduate Award $12,000/yr for students starting during the 2017-18 academic year.

For transfer students graduating from a two-year college.

Contact the Office of Admission.

Students must remain in good academic standing to renew this award.

Foster Care to Success More information is available at fc 2 success.org

For students from foster home. More information is available at fc 2 success.org

Visit: fc 2 success.org

Visit: fc 2 success.org

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