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How do international students apply for employment and/or internships off campus?

Students interested in a campus job must first acquire a Social Security number. This can be acquired in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Social Security Office.


100 Centennial Mall Room 240

Lincoln, NE 68508



When applying for a job or internship, other forms of identification may be required. The list of acceptable documents may be found on the Form I-9 on the IRS website.

Once students have acquired these documents, they may apply for the jobs or internships through the College Career Center or through the employer directly.


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.

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.