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 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.

How will my professor know I visited the Writing Center?

When you arrive for your appointment, you and your consultant will open a new session record form, logging your name, the details of the session (i.e. date and time, new or returning visitor, etc.), the details of the assignment (i.e. the class, the professor, etc.), and your objectives for the session.  Then, toward the end of your session, you and your consultant will complete the form, making note of several things: paper strengths and weaknesses, issues covered or discussed during the session, plans or suggestions for improvement, etc.  Two copies will be printed and signed by you and your consultant.  We will keep one copy in the Writing Center, and you will get the other to give to your professor, if you choose. 


With that said, you should visit the Writing Center because YOU want to improve as a writer, not because your professor told you to.  Why?  Good writing isn't an accident.  It requires hard work and time, and if you aren't willing to commit both, the consultants in the Writing Center (no matter how caring and well-intentioned we may be) can do only so much to help you.

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. 


Students in the School of Arts and Sciences ranking on the waitlist will be based on a point system.  Students who are graduating within the next year will 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.

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