Everyone has questions. We just pulled together a few of the frequently asked ones here for you to search. Let us know if you need any additional assistance. We'd be glad to help.

Access databases from off campus

All current students, faculty, and staff of Doane University may have off-campus access to most of the databases and other electronic resources on the Perkins Library website. Click on the link for the database of your choice and enter your Doane username and password -- these are the same as the credentials you use on campus. You should be connected to the search screen of the database. If you get the database login screen or have any other problems with access send a message toJayne Germer

After becoming eligible for VA benefits, do I have to do anything?

Chapters 30, 1606, and 1607 need to verify attendance each month via the WAVE system (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment).  Monthly payments are not dispersed until this is done.

Are my scholarships and other financial aid renewable?

Yes, provided you meet grade point averages and department requirements. For federal financial aid, students must make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree as described in the Doane University Catalog.

Federal financial aid is determined each year as described above. Funds may or may not be renewed based on eligibility and availability of funds at the time of application. 

Are participants required to stay for lunch?

Lunch is part of the workshop.  It will be followed by the keynote address and the awards.  All activities will end by 1:00.

Are there any requirements for federal aid?

There are some that must be met to receive federal aid. A student must be degree seeking, a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and must not be in default on a federal student loan, or owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, or TEACH, etc. A student must maintain satisfactory progress in his/her course of study and must register with the Selective Service, if required to do so. More information on these requirements, as well as students' rights and responsibilities, may be found in The Student Guide, published annually by the U.S. Department of Education. It is available in the Doane Financial Aid Office, the U.S. Department of Education web site, or by calling 1.800.4.FEDAID. The satisfactory progress policy is found in the Doane University Catalog and our Web site.

Are these courses graduate level?

Yes, all courses are taught at the graduate level and may be used as electives for the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Should a student wish to complete the Master of Education degree program, three additional courses are required after completion of the certification classes.

As a student, how much will I be expected to contribute?

The contribution from the student is based on the student's earnings from the previous year and any savings or investments the student has. A contribution from your income and assets will be assessed according to the federal aid formula.

Can a family's income be too high to be eligible for financial aid?

No. There is no automatic income cutoff. As stated previously, a number of factors are taken into account in determining financial need.

Can I access internet while on campus?

Wireless internet access is available campus wide.

Can I bring fewer than three students?

Yes.  If your school sends only one or two students, they will be added to a team on the day of the event.