Office of Financial Aid

The Value of a Christ-Centered Education

It takes time to study and put in the hours needed to produce positive results. It takes involvement from friends, mentors, and family members to stretch and grow students. And it takes resources to ensure you have the ability to begin and complete a program.

Let us show you how your educational investment will pay off, both for your career and your calling.





2019-2020 year




Fall 2020





2019-2020 year

NOTE: Submitting all required documents prior to these dates ensures that we will have your financial aid file completed and packaged prior to the payment deadline. Failure to provide the required documents, including the FAFSA, tax documents (if required), and other documents requested by the Financial Aid Office by the above deadlines could result in your aid not being ready to pay towards your bill on the payment deadline.

October 1, 2022

FAFSA application becomes available. DBU School Code for filing the FAFSA is: 003560

Early December 2022

Financial aid notifications for new and returning students that have completed all required documents will be available in early December 2022. New and returning students will receive a digital award letter via email and via MyDBU account.

February 1, 2023

Priority deadline for students applying for financial aid for the Fall semester.

April 1, 2023

Advance Registration Opens

May 1, 2023

Priority deadline for accepting aid offers through their MyDBU self-service account.

June 30, 2024

Deadline to apply for financial aid for the school year and submit corrections to an existing  FAFSA online.

For step-by-step instructions, view this short informative video.

How to Apply

It is a simple 2-step process to apply for aid:

  1. First, all students requesting federal and state aid must complete the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who are non-citizens of the United States may be eligible to receive aid from the State of Texas by completing the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) found at College for All Texans.
  2. Next, complete the Texas Residency Determination Form and any additional DBU forms found at MyDBU if advised by the Office of Financial Aid at DBU.

For step-by-step instructions on completing the FAFSA, view this short video.

DBU's FAFSA School Code

DBU School Code for filing the FAFSA is: 003560

DBU's school code is used to inform the Department of Education which college/university you are interested in attending and where you want your FAFSA information sent.

Financial Aid Lingo

All of the technical jargon of financial aid can get confusing. Learn about our Financial Aid Lingo so you're in the know.

Informational Videos

Do you have questions about Financial Aid? Visit DBU's Financial Aid TV to find answers.


DBU offers a variety of scholarship options to students. Explore the opportunities and programs provided for you as you pursue your degree.

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Loans, while not the first aid options of choice for most, can be a viable investment in your higher education.

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Grants are gifted funds awarded to students who do not need to be paid back. This type of aid is sometimes, but not always, awarded to students based on their demonstrated financial need.

Learn More about Grants >>

Become a Student Worker

DBU participates in the Federal and State College Work-Study programs. These programs are designed to provide part-time employment for students with financial need who wish to help pay a part of their educational expenses by working on campus or community service.

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The Cashier's Office at DBU is happy to answer any questions you may have about tuition and cost of attendance.

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Cashier's Office

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How to Pay

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Financial Aid Self-Service

What is Financial Aid Self-Service?

Self-Service is a secure, web-based portal that provides 24/7 access to academic records, registration information, financial aid, student accounts, and other scholarship opportunities.

What can you do in Financial Aid Self-Service?

Within the Self-Service portal, you have access to the following financial aid functions:

  • View documents needed to complete your financial aid application
  • Submit documents through a Secured Document Submission Upload
  • Check the status of documents submitted to Student Financial Services
  • Check which funds have been paid to your student account
  • Check your student account balance
  • Review your account for any holds that need to be resolved
  • Review your satisfactory academic progress
  • Review and accept your Financial Aid Award Package
  • Review and sign your Financial Aid Offer Letter
  • Access health insurance waiver
  • Review college financing plan

We encourage you to explore Financial Aid Self-Service and familiarize yourself with the features that it offers.

Who can Access Financial Aid Self-Service?

  • Current undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students
  • Newly admitted incoming freshman students who have committed to DBU
  • Newly admitted transfer graduate and doctoral students

How do I Access Financial Aid Self-Service?

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