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 Process Renewability / Repayment
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.

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 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 Perkins Loans Dependent on need.

Students must demonstrate exceptional financial need. Available funding is limited.  

Apply for the FAFSA.

RepaymentBegins 9 months after graduating, dropping below half-time or withdrawing from school.

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

Foster Care to Success More information is available at fc 2 success.org

For students from foster home. More information is available at fc 2 success.org

Visit: fc 2 success.org

Visit: fc 2 success.org

Grand Island Community Foundation

The Grand Island Community Foundation manages over 60 scholarship funds and awards more than 100 scholarships annually ranging from $250-$5,000.

Visit their website at www.gicf.org

Hansen Fellows

Admitted students are automatically eligible with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

To be considered, students should:

Students should complete the scholarship application and schedule an interview.

Renewable for up to eight semesters if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment status.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund More information is available at hsf.net

More information is available at hsf.net

Visit: hsf.net

Visit: hsf.net

HyVee Foundation Scholarship

Students who were employed at a Hy-Vee location after June 1, 2017 may apply for this scholarship.

Visit www.hy-vee.com to apply!

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