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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 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.

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 lost my room key. What do I do?

Please fill out the Lost Key Form on eRezLife as soon as possible. A key reorder will need to take place for the safety of yourself and your items. Recore charges will be charged to your student account.

I lost my student ID. What do I do?

A new Student ID can be printed off at the Doane Safety Office. Their office is located in Padour Walker. Fees for reprints may apply.

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.

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