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To be eligible for institutional scholarships, the student must be in good standing and be making satisfactory progress toward his/her educational goals. Other eligibility requirements may exist for each specific award; please check the scholarship section of this catalog for more information.

To be eligible for federal or state financial assistance, a student must meet the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education and the State of Texas.

Criteria for Federal or State Financial Assistance
The student must:

  • Successfully complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any other documentation required in this application process in a timely manner.
  • Possess a valid Social Security Number (SSN). SSN matches are conducted by the government processor for each applicant for federal aid programs.
  • Be registered for Selective Service if required to do so. Federal or state financial aid cannot be disbursed until the Office of Financial Aid receives notification that the student has successfully registered with Selective Service.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen. Please check with the Office of Financial Aid for details.
  • Be enrolled in a degree-granting eligible program for the purpose of obtaining a degree.
  • Be fully admitted to the University. Students admitted to the University on a conditional basis (incomplete admission file) may be awarded financial aid, but no aid will be disbursed until the student completes his/her admission file.
  • Be in good standing and making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED. Students who have successfully completed at least two years of college-level work that is acceptable for full credit toward a baccalaureate degree at DBU may also be eligible to apply for federal aid. Students completing their high school education in a home school environment may also be eligible to apply for federal financial aid under certain conditions. See the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
  • Not be in default or delinquent on any loan program with the state or federal government, or have borrowed in excess of the loan limits on federal loan programs.
  • For most programs, be enrolled at least half-time during the fall, spring, or summer terms. Half-time at DBU is defined as four and one half (4.5) semester hours during the Fall and Spring terms. Some students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant may be enrolled in fewer than six hours and still receive this grant.
  • Not owe a refund on grants previously received under the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, or the Leveraged Educational Assistance Grant.

NOTE: Visiting students at DBU who are pursuing degrees at other colleges are not eligible for financial aid.


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