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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 Awardsort descending Eligibility Process Renewability / Repayment
Navy Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program Up to $54,000

For qualified students who meet Navy requirements, provides funds to help complete their education.



Presidential Scholarship Up to $56,000 ($14,000/yr for four years) Admitted students are automatically eligible with a minimum 27 ACT/1210 SAT and 3.65 GPA.

Students who meet the nomination criteria should apply to Doane College.

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

Anyone can create a profile to be personally matched to scholarships.

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Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Varies

The A&F Scholarships are available to:

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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.

Private / Alternative Student Loans Varies (Up to Cost of Attendance)

We recommend that you and your family review all your funding options and then determine the best one/s for your situation.

Disclosure Statement for Borrowers with Private Education Loans

You must renew each year with the lender of your choice.

Vocational Rehabilitation Varies. Dependent on funding.

Available to students with a significant employment disability. This award is need based and dependent on funding.

Applications are available from regional Vocational Rehabilitation offices.


Performing Arts Varies. Funds are limited and awarded at the discretion of the activity director. Admitted applicants with special abilities in performing arts are eligible; must meet nomination criteria Admitted students may be required to participate in an audition / evaluation.

This award is renewed each year at the discretion of the director.

Students are expected to participate in the program for which the award is given.

Athletic Award Varies. Funds are limited and awarded at the discretion of the coach.

To be eligible for any Doane Athletic Award, first-time students must meet two of the following three requirements based on final high-school transcripts:

Admitted students may be required to participate in a tryout.

This award is renewed each year at the discretion of the coach.

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.