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