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ARCHIVED 2018-19 CAS Crete Campus Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2018-19 CAS Crete Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Regulation, Tuition, and Public Safety Office

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 2018-2019


Full-time students per term (includes fees):
  Fall Term $16,900.00  
  Spring Term 16,900.00  
  TOTAL $33,800.00  
Part-time students per credit hour
  (fewer than 12 credit hours): $1,100.00  
Credit overload per credit hour:
  (more than 18 credit hours per semester) $550.00  


Part-time students per semester:
  1-2 credit hours $175.00  
  3-5 credit hours $200.00  
  6-8 credit hours $350.00  
  9-11 credit hours $400.00  

Basic Room and Board:

  Fall Term $4,700.00  
  Spring Term 4,700.00  
  TOTAL $9,400.00  

TOTAL $43,200.00

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
  • Other fees including graduation fees, assessment 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. If payment or formal arrangements have not been made on your student account by the first day of class, the account will be subject to late fees.

Registration may be refused to 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 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.

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. Payment agreements must be received by the university 30 days prior to the first payment date. In addition to check payments, FACTS/NBS accepts Visa, American Express, Mastercard, and Discover for settlement of accounts with a 2.75% convenience fee.  Payments are drawn 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

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.

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.

Refunds are 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%
day following census - 21 days: 50%
22 - 28 days: 25%
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.

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 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.

Public Safety Office

The Public Safety Office (PSO) provides security resources for all community members to include student, staff, faculty and guests.  The PSO is responsible for the entire university to include our campuses at Crete, Grand Island, Omaha and Lincoln. The PSO at the Crete campus is open 24 hours a day (academic year only) The PSO  provides services such as: escorts, patrols, ID cards, video surveillance, parking enforcement, event staffing,  public crime log and general campus information. 

For additional information and resources, please utilize the following:
Website -
Phone: (402)826-8669

Motor Vehicles

Students wishing to park personal vehicles on campus may do so, but are required to register the vehicle with the Public Safety Office. After a vehicle is registered, students can simply notify us via email to request a new registration annually.  To register your vehicle, simply email and include the following:

  • Student Name
  • Picture of the vehicle registration
  • Picture of your insurance card

Students who do not register their vehicle or park on campus in unauthorized areas are subject to tickets, immobilization (e.g., boots) or towing at the owners cost.  

Doane Transportation for Events and Programming

Doane will endeavor to provide students with transportation to off-site events and programming. Doane students and parents should understand that if a student elects to transport themselves, rather than using Doane-provided transportation, that Doane’s insurance policies do not cover the student in the event of an accident.

Liability stemming from students transporting themselves is solely the responsibility of students and their parents, and their associated insurance policies.

Doane highly recommends that students transporting themselves not travel during bad weather or other dangerous conditions.