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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.

Aidsort descending Award Eligibility Process Renewability / Repayment
Doane's Leadership Award

Admitted students are automatically eligible with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

To be considered, students should:

Students should complete the scholarship application and schedule an interview.

Renewable for up to eight semesters if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment status.

Douglas Sarpy County Family Community Education Scholarship

Applicants must be a resident of Douglas or Sarpy county that has completed at least one year of college by June 2014.  Graduate level is acceptable.

Application available in the Financial Aid Office.

DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship

The application deadline is May 1, 2014 for the 2014-15 academic year.

The application consists of three parts:

Part 1) Application

This scholarship is not renewable.

Excellence Funding Varies. Included in the total financial aid package as required by federal regulations and college policies.

Excellence Funding is given to students who will make an immediate impact to a program as determined by the coach for an athletic program or a director of a fine arts program.

Contact the Office of Admission or Financial Aid Office.

This scholarship will be renewed according to the requirements set forth by the director or head coach in the area of the scholarship.

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund More information is available at FamiliesofFreedom.org

Provides education assistance to members of families impacted by 9-11.

Visit: families of freedom.org

Visit: families of freedom.org

Families USA Scholarships TBD

Visit familiesusa.org/ fellowships/

Visit familiesusa.org/ fellowships/

Visit familiesusa.org/ fellowships/

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.

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 Pell Grant Maximum Award $5,550

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 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.

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