Student Rights and Responsibilities

You have the right to know ...

  • What financial aid programs are available at Dallas Baptist University.
  • Any deadlines for submitting application for each of the programs.
  • How financial aid will be distributed, how decisions on distributions are made, and the basis for these decisions.
  • How your financial aid was determined. (Costs for tuition, fees, room, board, travel, books, supplies, personal, and miscellaneous expenses are considered in your budget).
  • What resources (your current assets, parental contribution, other financial aid, etc.) were considered in the calculation of your need.
  • How much of your financial need as determined by DBU has been met.
  • The details of the various programs in your student aid package.
  • What portion of the financial aid you received must be repaid, and what portion is grant aid. If the aid is a loan, you have the right to know the interest rate, the total amount that must be repaid, the payback procedures, the length of time you have to repay the loan, and when the repayment is to begin.
  • How DBU determines if you are making satisfactory progress and what happens if you are not.

In Accepting Your Responsibilities You Must...

  • Complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time to the proper place.
  • Provide correct information. In most instances, knowingly misreporting information on financial aid application forms is a violation of law and may be considered a criminal offense which could result in indictment under the U.S. Criminal Code.
  • Return all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested by either the Office of Financial Aid or the agency to which you submitted your application.
  • Be responsible for reading and understanding all forms that you are asked to sign, and for keeping copies of them.
  • Live up to all agreements that you sign.
  • Perform the work agreed on in accepting a University work-study award.
  • Be aware of and comply with deadlines for application or reapplication for aid programs.
  • Be aware of the DBU refund procedures.
  • Be aware that early withdrawal from the term may result in a pro-rated reduction of financial aid eligibility. Such a reduction may require that you repay money that you received to attend school.
  • Report changes in name, address, and telephone number to the proper office.

Disabled Students

Students who are physically disabled and are enrolled or will be enrolled at Dallas Baptist University should contact the Texas Rehabilitation Commission regarding financial aid specifically for the disabled.

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.