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 payany 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 eligiblity for the maximun aid possible.
Student fees, balances and other account questions should be directed to the Cashier's Office (214-333-5108) or via email - firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or phone at 214-333-5363. You may also drop by the offices in the lower level of the Mahler building.
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.