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Scholarships and Aid

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.

Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Perry Scholarship$21,0004.0+
President's Scholarship$19,0003.8-3.99
Board of Trustees Scholarship$17,0003.35-3.79
Van Hoy Scholarship$15,0002.8-3.34
Doane Community Scholarship$13,000<2.8

Transfer Scholarships

Thomas Doane Transfer Scholarship$21,0003.5+
Merrill Transfer Scholarship$19,0003-3.49
Senator Hugh Butler Transfer Scholarship$17,0002.5-2.99
Doane Merit Transfer Scholarship$15,0002-2.49

Grants and Stipends

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH)$4,000Students must become teachers of a high-need field in a low-income area.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)$4,000For undergraduate students who HAVE NOT earned a bachelor's degree and are Pell Grant eligible.
Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG)$4,000Student MUST be a Nebraska resident who demonstrates high need.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant$6,345If 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
  • International Awards
  • Doane University Legacy Grant
  • Doane Leadership Awards
  • TeamMates Mentoring Program Scholarship
  • Federal Work Study or Campus Employment
  • E-Sports
  • And more!

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

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. For more information about Federal Loans, click here.

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.