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ARCHIVED 2016-17 CAS Crete Campus Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2016-17 CAS Crete Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Costs and Business Regulations

General Information

Tuition and fees for full-time students include fees for library services, travel opportunities, academic and student computing, student publications, Student Congress, Student Center activities, admission to university activities such as athletics, music and drama events, health program, intramurals, and other programs and activities as the university deems advisable.

Summary of Costs for the Academic Year 2016-2017


Full-time students per term (includes fees):
  Fall Term $15,217.00  
  Spring Term 15,217.00  
  TOTAL $30,434.00  
Part-time students per credit hour
  (fewer than 12 credit hours): $990.00  
Credit overload per credit hour:
  (more than 18 credit hours per semester) $990.00  


Part-time students per semester:
  1-2 credit hours $137.50  
  3-5 credit hours $162.50  
  6-8 credit hours $275.00  
  9-11 credit hours $325.00  

Basic Room and Board:

  Fall Term $4,375.00  
  Spring Term 4,375.00  
  TOTAL $8,750.00  

TOTAL $39,184.00

Room and Board Requirements

All students living in campus housing are required to be on a meal plan.  The university will attempt to meet special dietary needs when documented by a physician’s order. Each student on campus is given the default Gold meal plan (14 caf meals per week + $500 per sem). A 5-meal-a-week plan is available to students who live off-campus. (Meal plan options and prices are subject to change.)  Students wishing to change their meal plan must do so before census day of the current term.  (Census day is listed on the university calendar as the last day for registration.)

A room and key deposit of $100 is withheld from the student’s admission deposit. Private rooms (subject to availability) are extra.

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Professional Education course fees
  • Science Lab fees
  • Studio Art course fees
  • Applied music fees for non-music majors/non-music scholarship recipients
  • Other fees including graduation fees, residence hall fees, and travel related fees are not listed, but may be applicable

Business Office

Located on the lower level of the Padour Walker Administration Building, the Business Office serves as the center of the university’s business and accounting functions.

Check Cashing

The Business Office will gladly cash a check between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is a $10 charge for each check returned to Doane University payable by the individual who cashed the check. In addition, payment for returned checks must be settled within 48 hours or the County Attorney’s Office will be contacted. Stopped payment requests for lost checks carry a $10 service charge.

Student Bills

Student bills are available online through WebAdvisor. Questions regarding the billing process or payments to the student account should be directed to student accounts personnel in the Business Office at 402.826.8250.

Business Policies

A student is not eligible to attend classes until his/her registration has been approved by the Registrar and the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

University bills are due in full on the first day of class each semester, unless a payment plan has been authorized by the Business Office.

Registration may be refused any student whose previous term account is not paid in full. No refund of charges will be made to any student suspended or dismissed from the university. Registration may be cancelled for any student who is delinquent in his/her payments.

A late fee will be added to all unpaid accounts in the event that amounts due and owed to the university are not paid in full when due. At the discretion of the administration of Doane University, a student may be suspended for nonpayment of his/her indebtedness.

A transcript or diploma is not issued to a student who has failed to pay off any indebtedness to Doane University.

At the discretion of university administration, a transcript may be released for a currently enrolled student entering graduate or a professional school who has a balance on his/her account, provided the student is current with the payment plan.

In order to assist students in meeting university expenses, an online installment plan is available through FACTS/Nelnet Business Solutions. Payments may be made through automatic debits to checking or savings accounts or through credit or debit cards. The university also accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, and a 2.75 percent convenience fee applies to card payments.

Adjustments may be made to the payment plan, depending on the actual amount of financial aid received and the net cost for that semester.

If the financial aid package or the charges change, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Business Office to make adjustments in the payment plan. If a student who initially commits to Doane elects not to enroll at Doane, a complete refund is made of the money paid up to that time. No interest will be credited to this refund.

A student is held responsible for damage to university property, and is either billed for the cost thereof, or the amount is deducted from the room deposit.

Installment Payment Plan Option-FACTS/NBS for Tuition Management:

The FACTS/NBS monthly payment plan is a low-cost plan that allows for budgeting tuition and education expenses. It is possible to budget up to 12 monthly payments for each academic year. Agreement must be received by the university 30 days prior to the first payment date. All payments will be processed from a checking or savings account or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, 2.75% convenience fee applies) on either the 5th or 20th of the month.

FACTS/NBS charges a $25 semester/ $45 annual non-refundable enrollment fee for this service. More information is available at the Financial Aid and Business Offices, or go to www.doane.edu/facts.

Official Business Day

The university’s official business day, as defined for federal financial aid delivery purposes, is 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Central time.

Cross Enrollment

In rare instances, a student is permitted to cross-enroll between the College of Professional Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences during the fall and spring terms. Permission to do so is required from the Vice President for Academic Affairs. A cross-enrolled student must pay all costs, including tuition, associated with enrollment at other than his/her main campus. Students may cross-enroll during the summer without special permission, but must notify the Registrar’s Office. Directed Study and Internship courses can be offered only from a student’s home campus.


Registration constitutes a financial contractual agreement between Doane University and the enrollee. If a student withdraws from the university prior to the official start of a term, all tuition and fees are refunded. After the term begins, a student who withdraws is refunded a portion of tuition and fees for all classes in which the student enrolled on or after census day. (Census day is listed on the university calendar as the last day for registration.) The amount of the refund and the manner in which it is calculated depends upon the student’s status at Doane University.

Students who withdraw from school prior to census day but have been living in a residence hall and eating on meal plan in the cafeteria will be subject to final prorated daily charges for the costs of using those plans up to their date of withdrawal.  Upon notification of a student’s withdrawal, the final charges will be calculated and added to the student’s account balance due.

For a student who is not receiving Federal Title IV (Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Grant, Federal Perkins Loan and/or Federal Stafford Loan[s]) student financial aid, the refund is determined by the number of days that have passed from the official beginning of a term according to the following schedule:

0-census day: 100% 22-28 days: 25%  
11-21 days: 50% 29-35 days: l0%  

Tuition and fee refunds are generally based on the last documented date of attendance or the official withdrawal date. For a student who does not officially withdraw, the refund is generally based on the last date of class attendance, as determined by the university.

After census day, no refund is made unless a complete withdrawal occurs. Refunds are not made for a student dropping an overload, credits or classes, or a student dropping from full-time to part-time status. A student adding modules and credits after census day which result in an overload, is billed for these credits.

Room charges are not refundable after the first 10 days of class (census day). Refunds are not made for occasional absences from the dining room. Absences extending beyond one week due to illness or other recognized circumstances may receive consideration for an adjustment when approved by the Vice President for Finance and Administration. In case of withdrawal from the university, the costs for board are pro-rated according to the withdrawal policy in effect at that time.

Federal law requires a specific calculation be used for those students who are Federal Title IV recipients, and who withdraw from the institution during the first 60 percent of the period for which they have been charged. (Institutional costs are defined as charges that Doane University assesses a student for education expenses that are paid to Doane University directly.) If a student drops after the 60% point in the enrollment period, the percentage earned is 100%. There is no refund, nor is there a calculation of Title IV Assistance earned. Doane University retains 100% of all charges.

The following education expenses are considered institutional costs:

  • All charges for tuition, fees, room and board, (if contracted with Doane University)
  • Expenses for required course materials, if the student does not have a “real and reasonable opportunity” to purchase the required course materials from any place but Doane University.

The total amount of all institutional costs must be used in the calculation of a refund, including the calculation of unpaid charges, if they are specifically designated as excludable.

Excludable costs are defined as costs that the regulations permit Doane University to exclude from the total amount of institutional charges when calculating the refund.

  • An administrative fee
  • Documented costs of unreturnable equipment
  • Documented costs of returnable equipment, if not returned in good condition within 20 days of withdrawal.

The Doane University refund policy is based on the last date of verified class attendance, as determined by the university. The calculation will use the total number of calendar days of the enrollment period divided by the total number of calendar days the student attended. This percentage shall be used to determine the Doane University costs to be charged, as well as the financial aid dollars credited to the period of enrollment. 

Refunds are based upon the official start of the term and the official withdrawal date. A term is defined as one complete semester in the College of Arts and Sciences. The official registration and withdrawal process must take place during the appropriate time frame for the student to be considered for a refund. In some cases, the actual start date of a course may occur after a refund is no longer available.

If a withdrawing student received benefits from federal financial aid, a portion of any refund calculated must be returned to the federal student aid program(s) used. Funds are restored to each program up to the total amount disbursed for the term before any funds are replaced in the next program.

Doane University restores funds to the student aid programs in the following order:

  1. Federal Stafford Student Loan Program (unsubsidized, subsidized)
  2. Federal Perkins Loan Program
  3. Federal Parent (PLUS) Loan Program (if applicable)
  4. Federal Pell Grant Program
  5. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (SEOG)
  6. Federal Academic Comp. Grant (ACG) or Federal SMART Grant
  7. Nebraska State Grant
  8. Doane Scholarships/Grants
  9. Outside Scholarships
  10. Student