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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. If you enrolled in classes at Doane College prior to Fall 2014, then please use the following document to determine your academic scholarship requirements. Pre-Fall 2014 Academic Scholarship GPA Requirements.
Aid Award Eligibility Processsort descending 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: Undergraduate $16,000; Graduate $8,000

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

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

Federal Pell Grant

Awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

Apply for the FAFSA.

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

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.

 

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 Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Maximum Award $2,500

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

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship

Awards will be made to honorably discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who are high school or GED graduates. 

Apply on their website.
 

Renewable scholarships for up to $10,000 per year will be granted, determined by financial need and consideration of academic performance, work experience, leadership

Merrill Scholarship $2,500/yr for students starting during the 2015-16 academic year.

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

Contact the Office of Admission

3.0 GPA

Visit Grant Up to $1,000 renewable for four years while at Doane.

Awarded to admitted applicants who complete an official on-campus visit during their senior year.

Contact the Office of Admission at 402.826.6767 or go to our visit page to schedule your tour.

This grant is renewable for up to eight semesters.

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