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Financing Your Education

Financing Your Education

Education is one of the most important, and possibly the first, big investment of your life. Spend some time researching scholarships as they can be a big factor in financing your years at college.

Your academic scholarship amount and GPA maintenance requirements are tied to the semester you started at Doane.
Aid Award Eligibility Processsort descending Renewability / Repayment
Inclusive Doane Scholarship

All admitted, first-time, students who demonstrate experience advocating for diversity and equity are eligible to apply

Students must remain in good academic standing to renew this award for up to eight semesters.

Private / Alternative Student Loans Varies (Up to Cost of Attendance)

We recommend that you and your family review all your funding options and then determine the best one/s for your situation.

Disclosure Statement for Borrowers with Private Education Loans

You must renew each year with the lender of your choice.

Federal Direct PLUS (Parent) Loan Varies (Up to Cost of Attendance)

Parents who do not have adverse credit history may borrow for their dependent student. Applications are approved by the Federal Direct Loan Origination Center based on a credit check.

Apply for the FAFSA and complete Direct PLUS Loan Request and Master Promissory Note here

Begins after the loan is fully disbursed. Deferment options are available. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further information.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Maximum Award $5,550

An undergraduate student whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.

Apply for the FAFSA.

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

Federal Pell Grant

Awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

Apply for the FAFSA.

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

Federal Direct Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loans Determined by FAFSA and grade level.

Subsidized Stafford loans are available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at least half-time.

Apply for the FAFSA.

 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Maximum Award $3,500

Awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate exceptional financial need (Pell Grant eligible). Funding is limited.

Apply for the FAFSA.  

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

Scholarships for Minority Students

Many different types of scholarships are available to minorities, LGBTQ, and women.

Detailed information about scholarships available to minority students can be found on their

Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG) Maximum Award $3,000

Nebraska resident who demonstrates high need. Limited availability.

Eligible recipient names are submitted to the State of Nebraska's Coordinating Commission of Post-Secondary Education pending approval.

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

For application and timeline information, visit their website

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