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ARCHIVED 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Regulations and Tuition

University Business Regulations

Business Office Student Bills Refunds
Official Business Day Payment Options Direct Deposit Refunds
Check Cashing International Payments Student Tax 1098-T
Business Policies Installment Plans  

Crete Campus Business Regulations & Tuition

Tuition 2020-2021 Room & Board Miscellaneous Fees     

Lincoln, Omaha, and Online Business Regulations & Tuition

Tuition 2020-2021 Employer Reimbursement   Refunds

Open Learning Academy (OLA) Business Regulations & Tuition

Tuition 2020-2021 Refunds       

University Business Regulations

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.

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.

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.

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.  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.

Doane University will not impose any penalty (including the assessment of late fees); deny access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities; or require the student to borrow additional funds because of the student’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to Doane due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs under chapter 31 or 33.

Student Bills

Student bills are available 24/7 online through WebAdvisor. Automatic email notifications are sent to the student and authorized users when a new bill is generated. More information is available at www.doane.edu. 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.

All charges are due and payable the first day of class. If full payment or payment arrangements have not been made, the student account will be subject to late fees and to registration and transcript holds.

Automatic deferments will be granted to students who have been awarded financial aid or have certified military benefits to cover the entire balance of the current semester/term. However, if these benefits do not cover the balance 100%, the student is responsible for the difference by the first day of classes.

Payment & Payment Options

Payments can be made by check at the Business Office or online. Additionally, Doane accepts Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover for settlement of accounts with a 2.75% convenience fee. More information is available at www.doane.edu/studentaccounts.

International Payments

Doane University partners with Flywire to streamline the international payment process. Flywire allows secure payment from any country and any bank, typically in home currency. By making payment with Flywire, payments can be tracked from start to finish. To make your international payment via Flywire, please login at www.doane.flywire.com.

Installment plans

Nelnet’s monthly payment plan is a low-cost plan that allows for budgeting tuition and education expenses. Short-term monthly payment plans are available through Nelnet Business Solutions.  In addition to check payments, NBS accepts Visa, American Express, Mastercard, and Discover for settlement of accounts with a 2.75% convenience fee. NBS charges a $25 non-refundable enrollment fee for this service. More information is available at the Financial Aid and Business Offices or go to www.doane.edu/studentaccounts.

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.


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.

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. Refund percentages are listed below for each school location.

Refunds are not made for a student dropping an overload, credits or classes, or a student dropping from full-time to part-time status after census day. A student adding credits after census day which result in an overload, is billed for these credits.

Direct deposit for student refunds

Doane encourages all students to enroll in direct deposit for their student account refunds. Students can enroll in direct deposit through their WebAdvisor. Direct deposit allows for faster deposit of your refunds without the hassle of picking up and depositing a paper check. 

Student Tax Information (1098-T)

The University will generate online 1098-T statements by January 31st each year. A year-to-date itemized statement of the student account will be mailed to all student’s permanent address to assist with tax preparation.

IRS regulations do not require generation of 1098-T forms for non-degree or international students.

Crete Campus Business Regulations & Tuition


Full-time students per term (includes fees):  
        Fall Term $18,500.00                                                          
       Spring Term                                                $18,500.00  
  TOTAL  $37,000.00  
Part-time students per credit hour
     (fewer than 12 credits hours):   $1,200.00     
Credit overload per credit hour
      (more than 18 credit hours per semester):      $600.00         


Part-time students per semester:
    1-2 credit hours      $220.00                               
  3-5 credit hours $250.00  
  6-8 credit hours $440.00  
  9-11 credit hours $500.00  

Basic Room and Board

       Fall Term $5,050.00                                                   
  Spring Term $5,050.00   
  TOTAL $10,100.00  
  TOTAL Tuition, Room and Board  $47,100.00  

Tuition and fees for full-time students include fees for library services, accident insurance, 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.

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. Room deposits are returned to the student upon graduation or moving off campus.

Miscellaneous Fees

These fees may include

  • professional education course fees,
  • science lab fees,
  • studio art course fees,
  • applied music fees, and
  • other fees including graduation fees, assessment fees, residence hall fees, and travel related fees are not listed, but may be applicable.

Refund Percentage - Crete campus

Sixteen week semester

       0 days - census day: 100%
  day following census - 21 days: 50%
  22 - 28 days: 25%
  29 - 35 days: 10%

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.

Lincoln, Omaha, and Online Business Regulations & Tuition


       Tuition per credit, ground $299.00
  Tuition per credit, online $299.00
  Tuition per credit, online NRS prefix $299.00
  Application fee, non-degree-seeking $20.00
  Application fee, degree-seeking $20.00
  Program fee, degree-seeking $65.00
  Mandatory fee per credit hour, ground $30.00
  Mandatory fee per online and hybrid credit hour $30.00
  Portfolio credit $149.50
  Graduation Fee $50.00

Unless noted below, all University business regulations apply to Lincoln, Omaha, and Online campuses.

Employer Reimbursement

In addition to installment plans, students who wish to defer their payment in full until receiving their employer reimbursement may enroll in a deferred payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions. Nelnet charges a non-refundable $10 fee to defer payment in full 60 days after posting of grades. This plan is only available to Lincoln, Omaha, and Online undergraduates. This deferment option does not include students enrolled on the Crete campus or in the School of Integrative Learning. Doane University has direct billing agreements with some area businesses. A complete list of these businesses is located at www.doane.edu/employer-reimbursement-benefits. These students are not required to enroll in a deferred plan.

Refund Percentage - Lincoln, Omaha, and Online campuses

Eight week term     One week Flex  
       0 days - census day: 100%                           1 day: 100%
  day following census - 15 days: 40%     2 days: 40%
  day 16 and after: 0%     after 2nd meeting:    0%

Open Learning Academy Business Regulations & Tuition


All charges are due at time of enrollment. In addition to E-check payments, Doane accepts Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover for settlement of accounts with a 2.75% convenience fee. 

        Tuition per credit hour, online Open Learning Academy  
          Tier 1 $395.00
          Tier 2 $362.00
          Tier 3 $329.00

Additional costs associated with certain courses for textbooks, materials, laboratory fees, and computer access charges.

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

Refund Percentage - Open Learning Academy

Eight week term

    Before class begins: 100%
  day 1 - 7: 40%
  day 8 and after: 0%

IRS regulations do not require generation of 1098-T forms for non-degree seeking students.