The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is currently unavailable. The DRT, which is used to retrieve student (and parent or spouse) tax data and auto fill the financial section of the FAFSA, is expected to be unavailable for several weeks.

While this may be an inconvenience, the outage does not prevent students (and parents) from completing the FAFSA. They can still complete the FAFSA using their 2015 tax information (for both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 financial aid years), which will need to be entered manually in those fields on the FAFSA.

For more information, see this article or view this video.

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

Other Scholarships

Air Force ROTC Scholarship

Air Force ROTC offers scholarships that vary in length of award and amount based on academic major and applicant qualifications. All awarded scholarships pay a stipend for textbooks and fees, plus a monthly, nontaxable, stipend during the school year. Scholarship awards are based on specific academic majors related to the needs of the U.S. Air Force. The scholarship opportunities for in-college students are determined at the national level by Air Force ROTC Headquarters and are subsequently administered by the detachment/Department of Aerospace Studies. Scholarship applicants are selected using the whole-person concept, which includes objective factors (i.e., GPA, standardized test scores (SAT/ACT), and physical fitness test) and subjective factors (i.e., personal evaluations).

Because the scholarship program varies according to budget and needs of the Air Force, interested applicants should contact the Department of Aerospace Studies at 817.257.7461 or for specifics.

High school students may apply for a four-year scholarship during their high school senior year. High school students who are offered an AFROTC scholarship to DBU may also qualify for a four-year DBU room and board grant. Those who receive a three-year scholarship, in addition to the room and board grant, will likely be eligible for a one-year DBU tuition grant to make up for the “missing” year from their AFROTC scholarship. These DBU grants are in addition to the AFROTC scholarship and are only available to scholarship recipients who attend DBU for their degree.


Charles Lee and Patsy Williamson Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships for children of BGCT executive board staff members who are seeking undergraduate degrees at DBU. Contact the Treasurer at the BGCT for an application at (214) 828-5100.

Veterans Benefits

The Texas Veterans Commission approves Dallas Baptist University for students who wish to receive educational benefits under various Veterans Administration programs. Eligible students should contact the VA Certification Official in the DBU Veteran Services Office.

Other Scholarships

Other scholarships (athletic scholarships, ministerial scholarships, or music scholarships) may be, or may become, available from time to time. Please check with those respective departments or colleges (or the Office of Financial Aid) for the availability of specific scholarships.

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Again this year, the Federal government is offering a number of tax incentives

(some of which were set to go away)

that could help lower the cost of higher education for some families.

Follow the link below to learn about some of these incentives that may be available to you as you prepare your 2016 axes.


Tax Incentives for the 2016 Tax Year


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.