An affordable liberal arts education? Yes way.

Don't let the phrase "private college" scare you. National data shows that liberal arts colleges give better aid, and students graduate on time at a higher rate than public universities. We encourage students to do their own research to determine which financial pathway is best suited for their needs.

Freshman Scholarships

Scholarship Annual Amount GPA Criteria Renewal CGPA
Academic Excellence Scholarship Full Tuition - 3.5
Perry Scholarship $21,000 4.0+ 3
President's Scholarship $19,000 3.8-3.99 3
Board of Trustees Scholarship $17,000 3.35-3.79 Good Standing
Van Hoy Scholarship $15,000 2.8-3.34 Good Standing
Doane Community Scholarship $13,000 Greater than 2.8 Good Standing

For institutional aid, academic progress is reviewed annually after spring semester grades are finalized. In the event that a student does not meet the renewal cumulative GPA, their academic scholarship will be adjusted downward accordingly for the next academic year. The student may regain their original academic award the following academic year if they regain the required cumulative GPA after the following spring semester.

Transfer Scholarships

Scholarship Annual Amount GPA Criteria Renewal CGPA
Thomas Doane Transfer Scholarship $21,000 3.5+ 3
Merrill Transfer Scholarship $19,000 3-3.49 3
Senator Hugh Butler Transfer Scholarship $17,000 2.5-2.99 Good Standing
Doane Merit Transfer Scholarship $15,000 2-2.49 Good Standing

For institutional aid, academic progress is reviewed annually after spring semester grades are finalized. In the event that a student does not meet the renewal cumulative GPA, their academic scholarship will be adjusted downward accordingly for the next academic year. The student may regain their original academic award the following academic year if they regain the required cumulative GPA after the following spring semester.

Grants and Stipends

Grants Maximum Amount Requirements
Behavioral Workforce Education and Training Program (BHWET) $750 For students in the Substance Use Counseling or Master of Arts in Counseling Programs.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH) $4,000 Students must become teachers of a high-need field in a low-income area.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $4,000 For undergraduate students who HAVE NOT earned a bachelor's degree and are Pell Grant eligible.
Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG) $4,000 Student MUST be a Nebraska resident who demonstrates high need.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $6,345 If your parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan, you may be eligible. View Eligibility Criteria Here.

 

Additional Scholarships

We reward students generously for what they achieve both in and outside of the classroom with our tuition-based scholarships. Doane University offers students scholarships in the following areas:

  • Athletic Awards
  • Performing Arts
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarships
    • Doane Inclusive Scholarship - Inclusive Scholars work alongside peers on community projects, leadership coaching and skills-based workshops – and receive scholarships that are renewed yearly as well.
    • Doane Student of Promise Scholarship - Awarded to students of underrepresented populations who demonstrate the ability to succeed in college regardless of their Estimated Family Contribution.
    • For more information, contact Daniel Maganda Sandoval.
  • International Awards
  • Doane University Legacy Grant
  • Doane Leadership Awards
  • TeamMates Mentoring Program Scholarship
  • Federal Work Study or Campus Employment
  • And more!

*Please note: Some awards are applicable only to Doane's residential campus in Crete. For more information please contact our FA Office.

For a complete list of scholarship opportunities, view our list here. 

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Federal Loans

Federal loans offer fixed interest rates, income-based repayment plans, deferment and more. To learn more about federal loan options (including initial loan counseling and exit counseling) and other federal student aid types, visit the Federal Student Aid Website.

Private Loans

Private education loans are non-federal loans borrowed from a bank or lending institution. Loan terms, rates and fees vary upon the lender. Interest rates and fees are based on the credit score of the borrower and/or co-signer.

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