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Military Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance is a Department of Defense program.  The program is not administered or monitored by the VA. 

Tuition Assistance rules vary by branch of service and vary between different units within the same branch of service.  Visit your Base Education Center and talk to an Education Service Officer (ESO) about why you want to attend college.  Your ESO can give you the essential paperwork regarding your tuition assistance (TA) and advise you on your eligibility for any military education benefits.

Based on the majority of current tuition assistance policies, the military's tuition assistance program pays up to $250 per semester credit hour and a personal maximum of $4,500 per fiscal year, per student.  Selected military Reserve and National Guard units also offer a tuition assistance program, although the benefits may vary from the full-time duty program.

Tuition Assistance Refund Policy

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend Doane for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. To comply with the Department of Defense (DOD) policy, Doane will return any unearned TA funds through at least 60% of the course on a prorated basis. The amount of unearned TA that is returned is based on the date of withdrawal from the course.

This policy applies to all students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services. This policy only applies to this type of educational benefit.


Nebraska National Guard
Air National Guard
Help Desk  877.596.5771 opt 7
Army Reserve
Bryan Steele  402.309.8150
Coast Guard

Doane Military Scholarship

Amount - $20,000

Doane University proudly recognizes and supports students who are currently serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces. This scholarship was established to celebrate our long tradition of investing in our students who are veterans or in the military, helping them succeed in college and beyond. We are proud to be a military-friendly university with a strong commitment to meet our students’ needs. 


All admitted, first-time, students who are in the military or veterans and meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • No GPA, ACT or SAT requirements
  • Transfer students are eligible
  • While scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, we do encourage submissions in the fall
  • Provide the appropriate military service documentation when applying for scholarship
      • Provide proof of service documentation
        • DD4 / Enlistment contract
        • Military ID
        • Duty Orders
        • DD214

Additional Details

  • Students must remain in good academic standing to renew this award for up to eight semesters. Your scholarship can be prorated if you fall below full time status
  • Scholarship can be stacked with Athletics and Fine Arts scholarships, but cannot be stacked with Doane Academic Scholarships. 
  • Scholarship will be applied toward tuition.

Doane University Tuition Assistance and Military Scholarship Contact

Sarah McNeel, Directory of Veteran/Military Student Services, 402.467.9070

Financial Aid Information