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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.

Aid Award Eligibility Process Renewability / Repaymentsort ascending
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.

Out-of-State Visit Grant Up to $1,500

Awarded to admitted applicants outside the state of Nebraska who complete an official on-campus visit during their senior year.

Contact the Office of Admission

This grant is renewable for up to eight semesters.

Doane College Legacy Grant $1,000

Awarded to admitted applicants who have a current sibling attending the Crete campus or who have had a sibling, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent graduate from Doane College.

Eligible students receive this award.

This grant is renewable for up to eight semesters.

ROTC Varies

Must be a member of the ROTC program.

Contact your military recruiter for an application to the ROTC program.

Awarded for one to four years. Includes tuition/fees, book allowance and a monthly stipend.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) $13,000/yr

For transfer students. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) member

Contact the Office of Admission

3.0 GPA

Perry Scholarship $11,000/yr

For transfer students. 24+ hours of college credit & 3.5+ cumulative college GPA

Contact the Office of Admission

3.0 GPA

Merrill Scholarship $9,000/yr

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

Contact the Office of Admission

3.0 GPA

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

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

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

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