Financial Information




The Federal government provides a number of tax incentives that can

help lower the cost of higher education. Follow the link below to learn 

about some of these incentives that could help you as you prepare your taxes.


Tax Incentives for the 2015 Tax Year


Click on any link below for additional information on those items:


The Purpose of Financial Aid - For some students and families the cost of attending college can be almost too great to manage alone. The purpose of student financial aid is two-fold.  First, to provide supplemental resources for students who would find it a financial difficulty to pursue higher education. Second, we work hard to assist eligible students in obtaining financial aid so they may achieve their educational and career goals. While we will do all that we can to assist, still the primary responsibility for meeting college costs lies with students and parents.

Student Financial Aid comes in many forms.  These include Federal and State grants and loans, scholarships outside of DBU, as well as institutional scholarships, and Federal and State of Texas workstudy programs. Many or all of which could be available for students who meet each program's eligibility requirements. (Read more in the Financial Aid section.)

Student Financial Aid may be specific to certain costs, such as tuition or may be used to pay any costs such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, and some living expenses.

To be sure you receive the money for which you are eligible, it is best to plan ahead. The financial aid process can sometimes be lengthy, so start your application process early. March 15th is considered a Priority Date to make certain paperwork is completed so that you are reviewed for eligibility for the maximum aid possible.


Student fees, balances and other account questions should be directed to the Cashier's Office (214-333-5108) or via email - You may also view Cashier's Frequently Asked Questions HERE.

Questions regarding awarding of aid should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid via email at or phone at 214-333-5363. You may also drop by the offices in the lower level of the Mahler building.

Financial Aid Forms Questions about Fees & Payments Contact Financial Aid


The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is currently unavailable and is expected to continue to be unavailable until fall 2017.

This inconvenient outage does not prevent students and parents from completing the FAFSA. It may still be completed using their 2015 tax information for both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 financial aid years. 2015 tax information will, however, need to be entered manually in those fields on the FAFSA as long as the DRT is unavailable.

For more information, view this video.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 214-333-5363 or


Financial Aid Questions? Get Video Answers Ready to Apply? Thinking About DBU? Grants Scholarships Loans Tuition & Housing Costs

Information regarding specific yearly amounts for each Federal Aid program is available in the FINANCIAL AID STUDENT GUIDE, published annually by the US Department of Education.

Click HERE to view that publication online.