General Institutional Information

*Notification is emailed to each enrolled student and employee semesterly (fall/spring)

**Made available through appropriate publications, mailing, or electronic media, DBU website

*Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

34 CFR 668.41(c)34 CFR Part 99

Dallas Baptist University provides information to enrolled students about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1232g, and the regulations of the U.S. Department of Education, 34 C.F.R. Part 99, affords students attending, or who have attended, certain rights with respect to their education records. Students are considered to be “in attendance” once they have registered for courses for their initial term of enrollment. For additional information or assistance, students may contact the DBU’s Registrar’s Office for a consent/release form or call (214) 333-5334.

**Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities

34 CFR 668.41 (a)-(d)34 CFR 668.4334 CFR 668.231

Dallas Baptist University’s Accommodation Services department provides resources available to students with disabilities.

**Cost of Attendance

34 CFR 668.41(a) – (d)34 CFR 668.43

Click the link above to visit Dallas Baptist University’s Cashier Office for information on an estimated cost of attendance, including current rates for tuition, dorms, apartments, and meal plans which are charged on a per-semester basis to your student account.

**Refund Policy

Dallas Baptist University’s Refund Policy, addressing Add/Drop Tuition Refunds, Percent of Class/Percentage of Tuition Refunds, Credit Balance Refunds and how to set up your refund account.

**Requirements for Withdrawals and Return of Title IV Financial Aid

34 CFR 668.41(a) –(d)34 CFR 668.43

Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV financial aid information, see the Financial Aid FAQ/What is DBU’s Refund Policy tab. When a student does not complete an academic term (withdraw), federal regulations require that Dallas Baptist University returns any unearned portion of federal aid that you received, or may be eligible to receive, based on the number of days attended. The link above provides students with information on each part of a withdrawal.

**Academic Program (Educational Program, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty)

34 CFR 668.41(a) –(d)34 CFR 668.43

Consumers may find information about academic programs of the institution, including current degree programs and other educational and training programs by clicking the provided link. To learn more about DBU, consumers may click the links below:

**Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

34 CFR 668.43

Dallas Baptist University makes available to the public: (i) established criteria the institution uses regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution. For a description of the transfer of credit policies established by the institution, please click the link to DBU's Transfer of Credit Policy found in the DBU Catalog;

(ii) institutions with which the institution has established an articulation agreement. Consumers may contact Dr. Rebecca Dark, Assistant Provost for Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness Institutional Accreditation Liaison, (214) 333-6951 or, for a list of institutions with which Dallas Baptist University has an articulation agreement;

and (iii) written criteria used to evaluate and award credit for prior learning experience including, Credit for Military Experience, Credit for Corporate Training or other demonstrated competency or learning. For additional information on credit for Military, Corporate Training, and other demonstrated competency or learning, Click Here

NOTE: DBU participates in the Texas Common Course Numbering System, a voluntary, co-operative effort among 136 Texas community colleges and universities to facilitate transfer of freshman and sophomore level general academic coursework. TCCNS provides a shared, uniform set of course designations for students and their advisors to use in determining both course equivalency and degree applicability of transfer credit on a statewide basis. When students transfer between two participating TCCNS institutions, a course taken at the sending institution transfers as the course carrying the same TCCNS designation at the receiving institution.”

**Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions (Including Computer Use and File Sharing)

34 CFR 668.43(a)(10)

Dallas Baptist University has developed and implemented written plans to effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material by users of the institution's network, without unduly interfering with educational and research use of the network. See the DBU’s Internet Policies and Copyright Information and Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

**Required Written Arrangements/Disclosures (consortium and contractual agreements) with other institutions

34 CFR 668.43(a)(12)

Dallas Baptist University makes available to the public: written arrangements/disclosures between eligible institutions or with a consortium of eligible institutions. Consumers may contact Dr. Rebecca Dark, Assistant Provost for Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness Institutional Accreditation Liaison, (214) 333-6951 or, for a list of institutions with which Dallas Baptist University has written consortium/contractual agreements and (1) the portion of the educational program that the school that grants the degree or certificate is not providing; (2) the name and location of the other schools or organizations that are providing that portion of the educational program; (3) the method of delivery of that part of the educational program; and (4) estimated additional costs students may incur by enrolling in an educational program provided under the written arrangement.

**School and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure

34 CFR 668.41(a) –(d)34 CFR 668.43

Dallas Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Dallas Baptist University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website.

**Vaccinations Policy

HEOA Section 488(a)(1)(E): amended HEA Section 485(a)(1) (20 U.S.C. 1092(a)(1)): added HEA Section 485(a)(1)(V)

Entering college students required to receive meningococcal vaccination and students not required to receive meningococcal vaccine are defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Rules, Chapter 21, Subchapter T, §21.612§21.613, and §21.614

Visit DBU’s Health Services FAQ for required vaccinations and vaccine information.

**Consumer Information on College Navigator Website

HEOA Section 111 amended HEA Title I, Part C: added HEA 132(i)(1)(V) (20 U.S.C. 1015a(i)(1)(V))

Learn more about Dallas Baptist University from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator. Information provided by College Navigator includes financial, admissions, programs/majors, athletic, and accreditation information. 

**Student Activities

The Student Life Office hosts events on campus for students and oversees all student organizations. DBU believes that engagement is vital for students during their time in college.

**Student Body Diversity

HEOA Section 488(a)(1)(E) amended HEA Section 485(a)(1) (20 U.S.C. 1092 (a)(1)): added HEA Section 485(a)(1)(Q)

Dallas Baptist University’s enrollment data by ethnicity, gender, and Pell grant recipient can be accessed at the Data USA: Dallas Baptist University.

See more detailed information about gender and ethnicity at Dallas Baptist University.

See more detailed information about Pell Grant recipients at Dallas Baptist University.

**Net Price Calculator

20 U.S.C. 1015a(a)20 U.S.C. 1015a(h)Net Price Calculator Information Center

This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

NOTE: The estimate provided using this calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance, or a final net price; it is an estimate based on cost of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year. Cost of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year. The estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible.

*Textbook Information

20 U.S.C. 1015b

As of March 2024, DBU has moved to Slingshot as their campus bookstore provider. Information regarding required and recommended textbooks and supplemental material for courses may be found on DBU's Campus Store website. Be sure to look at Slingshots FAQ page for in depth information on purchasing/rental option, available plans, and how to obtain pricing for your books.

At DBU, all incoming and transfer students are opted in to Slingshot when they start their program with a preference for rental books set as the default. Students will stay opted in for future terms unless they choose to opt out. Any student can opt out or return unneeded books within one week of their course start date; however, Slingshot can’t guarantee that books will be available for students that are opted out. Students that have opted out can still place online orders from their Slingshot student portal or by visiting the campus store. 

Students can learn about their textbooks online at the DBU Bookstore.

*Disbursement For Books and Supplies


Students may visit DBU's Campus Store website to view faculty selected course material options and pricing for their classes.

  • The Bookstore offers rental, used and digital options wherever possible.
  • Learn how purchases/rentals will be delivered.
  • How to opt out of the Choice Model and other plan options available to students.

Payments for Books and Supplies:

The Slingshot DBU Bookstore accepts cash, all major credit cards, tap pay, ZIP, and payment charged to your student account. Any available financial aid will be paid through the University.

NOTE: Students can use financial aid for online or in-store orders if they have sufficient credit in their account. If using Financial Aid, Students will need to work with the DBU Cashier’s office to use SFA funds.

**Accountability For Programs that Prepare Teachers

20 U.S.C. 1022d-1022g Teacher Preparation Program Report

Get more information about consumer information about Educator Preparation Programs from the Texas Education Agency. The link for the Title II State Reports is included at the bottom of the TEA page. This information is posted to assist individuals interested in obtaining a teaching certificate.