May 22, 2024  
ARCHIVED 2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military and Veteran Students

Admission of Veterans of Military Service

Doane University’s degree programs are approved by the Veterans Administration for veterans and other persons eligible for VA benefits. Doane also participates in the Yellow Ribbon program.

Business Policies

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 their financial obligations to Doane due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs under chapter 31 or 33.

Yellow Ribbon Policy

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® can cover all in-state tuition and fees at public degree granting schools, but may not cover all private degree granting schools and out-of-state tuition. The Yellow Ribbon Program provides additional support in those situations, but only to those who qualify. Institutions voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Veterans Administration to help fund uncovered charges depending on what stipulations that institutions has placed.  Each institution will have their own policy regarding who qualifies for the Yellow Ribbon funding and how much will be funded.

Doane University will match Yellow Ribbon funds with the VA for only those students who are degree seeking at our institution. Any student considered a non-degree seeking student does not qualify to receive Yellow Ribbon funds from Doane University.

Academic Policies & Procedures

Veteran Enrollment

Doane adhere’s to the Veteran Affairs (VA) Principles of Excellence Program guidelines.  Doane’s regional accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reviews and approves all new degrees and majors, as well as changes that modify at least 25% of the degree. Doane submits a course schedule to the Nebraska Department of Education every term for approval. Details for programs/majors with specialized accreditation can be found on the Doane web page under Disclosures.

Students enroll themselves in courses each term through WebAdvisor.  Students are not automatically registered in courses and/or programs.  Upon the students registration, Doane submits enrollment verification twice each term, once before and once after census day, to the Veterans’ administration. After this submission, benefits can be received. Any change in enrollment (dropping or adding hours) must be reported to the VA. It is the student’s responsibility to notify Doane’s School Certifying Official of any change in enrollment.

Doane’s Director of Veteran/Military Student Services, Sarah McNeel, is the veteran/military student point of contact for student who need additional assistance.  Doane offers all students, including veteran/military students, assistance with Academic Counseling, Financial Counseling, and Disability Counseling upon request.

Military Transfer/Activation Policy

In the event a student is called to active state or federal military duty during the term in which the student is currently enrolled at Doane, the following options are available to the student:

  • Request complete withdrawal from courses in which enrolled. A full refund of tuition and fees will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
    • The student should be advised on the impact a complete withdrawal from all courses could have if they are using Educational benefits*.
  • Remain enrolled in courses in order to complete coursework online of independent study by the end of the term. Students must discuss with and receive approval from all instructors to ensure this is possible.
  • Remain enrolled in courses and work with faculty to be assigned Incomplete grades that will be completed within one year from the end of the term. At least 75% of coursework must be completed in order to be eligible for an Incomplete grade. Students must discuss with and receive approval from all instructors for this option.

Students are advised to provide a copy of their activation orders or letter from the commander outlining the required military duty to the Registrar’s Office or Veteran/Military Student Services.

Students who withdraw from Doane University to serve in any branch of the United States Armed Forces will be readmitted under the same standing as when they withdrew from Doane.

Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits:

If you are a student who uses Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits and you drop or withdraw from any or all classes, you may potentially incur a debt. 

Department of Defense Active Duty Military Tuition Assistance:

If you are a student who uses Department of Defense Active Duty Military Tuition Assistance and you drop or withdraw from any or all classes, you may potentially incur a debt. Please consult with your Educational Office.