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How do I know what I have to pay?

Students applying for federal student aid must complete a Doane College Financial Aid application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students should include Doane as one of the colleges they plan to attend. Our title IV code is 002544.

Information reported on the FAFSA is used to determine the amount of money your family should reasonably expect to contribute toward the cost of your education. Most of this information is taken from tax returns. You should plan to complete your federal tax returns as early as possible.

Since eligibility for financial aid is determined on an individual basis, it is impossible to make a blanket statement about eligibility. Each situation is different.

Your contribution is determined not only by family income and assets, but also by such variables as the size of your family, number of family members in college, taxes paid, age of older parent, student savings and earnings, and other factors which may affect a family's financial strength. Any substantial change in a family's situation should be brought to the attention of the Financial Aid Office.

Your financial eligibility or need for aid is determined by subtracting the family contribution from the college's costs, as follows:


How do I log into WebAdvisor?

Along the top of WebAdvisor is a LOG-IN tab to select.  At that point it gives you directions on how to log-in.

How do I reset my password?

Contact the help desk, or reset from this page here

How do I see my grades?

View grades in your Blackboard course by navigating to Tools and click on "My Grades"


How do I send to groups that I could send to before, but now can't?

Please contact the Helpdesk (www.doane.edu/helpdesk) or (x8411) or athelpdesk@doane.edu. Give them your name and what groups you need to send to, and they will grant you permissions to these groups in Gmail.

How do I submit a copy of my grades to my employer for reimbursement?

Most employers accept the WebAdvisor print out of grades.  Doane, like many other area institutions, don't print paper grade mailers anymore so employers are used to the online grade print out.

How do I update my address or name?

Visit the Name Change Form page to submit changes to your name, address, etc.

How do students work in teams?

Each school's team of three students collectively will attend nine workshops - each student will attend three unique workshops - that will give information necessary for solving a murder mystery.  Students whose schools bring fewer than three representatives will be placed onto teams with other such students.  School sponsors will be responsible for assigning their three students to the nine workshops.  Workshop assignments may be at the discretion of the hosts for students on multi-school combined teams.

How does the recycled material get separated after recyclables are taken to the warehouse?

By hand.  As equipment becomes more sophisticated this will be done more and more by machine.

How have you packaged financial aid for some Doane families?*

*Examples are based on the 2010-11 need analysis formula.


Kelly is a junior and attends Doane full time. She was in the top five percent of her high school class and had an ACT score of 28. Kelly has maintained a 3.74 grade point average (GPA) and continues to receive an academic scholarship. Kelly earned $856 last year and has $300 in savings. Kelly's parents both work and have a combined income of $72,665, with $5,000 in savings. Kelly's sister is in high school. The results from the FAFSA show an expected contribution of $12,000.

Estimated direct cost for year (based on 2010-11) = $28,630

Family Contribution = $12,000

Financial need/eligibility = $16,630

Kelly's Financial Aid Package 

Faculty Merit = $500 

Doane Grant = $3,000

Van Hoy Academic Scholarship = $7,000

Federal Stafford Loan = $7,500 

Total Financial Aid = $18,500


Andy is a sophomore at Doane College. His ACT score was 23. Andy has maintained a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and is an active basketball player. Andy's family doesn't file the FAFSA form.

Andy's Financial Aid Package 

Extracurricular Scholarship-basketball = $2,500

Doane Community Grant = $5,000

Total Financial Aid = $7,500


Jane is a first-year student. Her ACT score is 26. Jane worked part-time and earned $1,982. She has $500 in savings. She received a scholarship from her community for $1,500. Jane also enjoys music and auditioned for band and vocal scholarships. Jane is a resident of Nebraska. Jane's parents are both employed outside the home. The family's total income is $36,950. They own a home and have $22,000 in savings. Jane's brother is in college, and her sister is still in high school. The results from the filing the FAFSA show an expected contribution of $2,175

Estimated direct cost for year (based on 2010-11) = $28,630

Family Contribution = $2,175

Financial need/eligibility for aid = $22,385

Jane's Financial Aid Package 

Board of Trustee Academic Scholarship = $8,500 

Music Scholarship - Band = $2,000 

Music Scholarship - Vocal = $2,000 

Federal Pell Grant = $3,400

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) = $200 

Nebraska State Grant = $1,300 

Federal Work Study (FWS) = $1,650 

Federal Stafford Loan = $5,500

Total Financial Aid = $24,550

How long does is take to receive my VA money?

The first time you complete theApplication for VA Education Benefits it will take about 8-10 weeks for processing to be completed by the St. Louis Regional Processing Office.  At extremely busy times, such as the beginning of the fall term, processing may exceed 10 weeks.  You will receive a Certificate of Eligibility award letter from VA when processing has been completed.  Please read and keep this document since it contains important information about your benefit (eligibility percentage) as well as instructions on how to self-verify your enrollment (if required).  A copy of this letter also needs to be given to your campus VA representative.

How long will I have access to a course after the last day?

Students have 30 days from the final day of the term to check grades, and back-up their work. 

How long will my session last?

Sessions run for up to 50 minutes, depending on the kind of help you need and want.  In other words, it's entirely up to you.  We're here to help you improve as a writer, which means helping you to think critically and make reasoned decisions about your own writing - not making those decisions for you.  So of course we're done when you say we're done, though we might encourage you to stay awhile longer and help you to see why.  We might also suggest that you schedule another appointment at a later date to address other issues with your writing. 

How many credits are required for the Master of Education in Curriculum & instruction?

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction requires 15 hours of core courses and 21 hours of electives. The core courses are EDU-600 Improvement of Instruction, EDU-601 Critical Issues in Curriculum & Instruction, EDU-602 Assessment of Learning, EDU-603 Research Methods and EDU-604 Culminating Project.

How much money are VA Vocational Rehabilitation students eligible for?

Voc Rehab students receive funds for tuition as well as a living allowance.  The exact benefit will vary per student.

How much of our savings and other assets will we be expected to contribute?

No one expects families to deplete their savings account, sell their home or land, or spend money put away for retirement in order to handle college costs. However, a family with a substantial bank account, real estate, investments, and/or a lucrative business is in a stronger financial position than a family with similar income and no investments, and large debts on assets. As a general rule, more is expected of families with greater assets, just as more is expected of those with higher incomes.

How much time do I have to use my VA money?

This varies based on the education program for which you establish eligibility. Each education chapter is unique, and the entitlement-time period to use the benefit is established by law. There are fact sheets for each education chapter at the gibill website.

How often are the outside recycling bins emptied?

All outside bins are normally emptied once a week on Fridays.

How often does Doane report my enrollment to the VA?

Doane submits an enrollment certification report to the VA each term/semester you are enrolled.  These reports are done after census.  Check the academic calendar to find the census date for the current term/semester.

How soon are official transcripts mailed out?

Official transcripts are mailed out 2-3 days after the request is received.