FAQ

Everyone has questions. We just pulled together a few of the frequently asked ones here for you to search. Let us know if you need any additional assistance. We'd be glad to help.

How will a scholarship I receive from my community or school affect my financial aid package?

If you are applying for financial aid and receive a scholarship from a source outside Doane College, that scholarship becomes part of your financial aid package and is included in your total aid award. All resources available to the student must be included in a student's financial aid package. In some instances, it may be necessary to adjust other aid, usually a loan or work-study, to meet federal regulations. Please notify Doane's Financial Aid Office as soon as you receive any scholarships from outside sources.

I am in the Guard full-time, am I eligible for VA benefits?

Eligibility is established by the Department of Defense, not VA.  Tuition assistance that is State-funded is not considered a duplication of benefit.  Check with your National Guard Education Service Officer if you have questions.

I am in the Reserves full-time and receive tuition assistance. Am I eligible for VA benefits too?

Eligibility is established by the Department of Defense, not VA.  Tuition assistance that is State-funded is not considered a duplication of benefit.  Check with your National Guard Education Service Officer if you have questions.

I am not doing well in a course and think I should withdraw from it. Will this impact my Veterans Benefits?

This depends on if withdrawing from the course impacts your academic load, changing your status for example from full-time to part-time.  If you do withdraw from a course and your load changes, you need to submit a statement explaining the circumstances. If you are having difficulty with a particular course, the VA does have a tutorial assistance supplemental benefit.

I am VA Chapter 35 and know some students get a tuition waiver. Am I eligible for that?

This is a State benefit established by a Nebraska statute.  Tuition waivers are only available through public post-secondary institutions in Nebraska.  This does not include Doane.  For more information on tuition waivers call the Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs at 402-471-2458.

I found a great course but its full, what can I do?

Add yourself to the course waitlist. If someone drops you will be invited to register for the course. 


Undergraduate students are ranked on the waitlist based on a point system.  Students who are graduating within the next year receive 5 points, seniors 4 points, juniors 3 points, and sophomores 2 points.  The more points you have the higher you are on the waitlist.  Therefore the spot you are on the waitlist could occasionally change based on the students (and their points) who get on the waitlist after you.

I haven't received my VA money and I am concerned whom should I contact?

You may call VA's toll-free number 1-888-442-4551 or submit a secure e-mail through the VA Inquiry System at www.gibill.va.gov.  You can select the "Ask a Question" link to set up an e-mail account. Your inquiries will be answered by a VA employee generally within 7-10 days.

I received a D in a course. Will the VA pay for me to retake it?

This answer will vary depending on the circumstances.  It is best to check with your campus VA representative for details.  Questions the VA campus rep will consider include if you need to raise your GPA to get to a 2.0 for graduation.  Also if repeating the course is counted in your full-time load or if it is in addition to your full-time load.

I received an F in a course. Will the VA pay for me to retake it?

Yes, the VA will pay to retake a course once.  If you are unsuccessful twice, the VA generally will not pay for a third repeat.

I will be studying abroad next semester. What do I need to do?

Visit the Registrar's office.  They will enroll you in an Off Campus course.

I'll be a junior after I complete this semester. Can I register for next semester prior to the date associated with my class level?

No, WebAdvisor scheduling will be done BY CLASS LEVEL  according to the number of credits students have earned up to this point in time. 
You are currently a sophomore.

I'm considering an internship, how do I do that?

Start by contacting College to Career Center.  Remember that CED 205, Intro. to Field Experience, is a prerequisite for an internship experience.  

I'm graduating in May. Is there anything I should be doing now? Am I taking all the classes required to graduate?

Once you're registered for Spring, the Registrar's Office will review your program evaluation to make sure everything is on track.  You will receive an email with directions to complete the graduation application or if there are concerns that need to be addressed.

I'm interested in a Selected Topics course. Where is there additional information?

A Selected Topics flier with course descriptions is emailed out to students prior to each registration period.

I'm not planning to return to Doane next semester. Who needs to be informed?

Start with Student Leadership or the Academic Affairs Office.  Either office will assist you in starting this process.

I'm supposed to get a VA kicker. but I haven't yet?

Kickers, or sign up incentives, are paid directly to the veteran/student.  Please contact your Education Services Officer for details.

If I am degree-seeking or working on an added endorsement who is my adviser and how can I contact my adviser?
  • Dr. Lyn Forester, the Dean of Graduate Studies in Curriculum & Instruction serves as an adviser for the curriculum and instruction students. You can e-mail her at lyn.forester@doane.edu or call 1-800-333-6263.

  • Deb Stuto, also serves as an adviser for the curriculum and instruction students. You can e-mail her at deb.stuto@doane.edu or call 402.466.4774.

If I'm representing someone else during room selection, and their lottery number is higher than mine, can I select my room when I select theirs?

Unfortunately, no.  You will need to wait your turn and select your own room when your lottery number comes up.  Any other way would be unfair to the people ahead of you.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is tax-deductible. 

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