Federal Compliance and Student Consumer Information at DBU

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires colleges and universities that participate in federal student financial aid programs to disclose certain information to current and prospective students, and to university employees.

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that a postsecondary education institution is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the Department of Education. View a summary of the HEA institutional disclosure requirements.

In order to promote access to information that will allow consumers to make informed decisions about postsecondary education, Dallas Baptist University has developed this webpage to provide these disclosures in one location. Click on the links below for information on each topic. For additional questions, please contact the appropriate office.

*Notice distributed to each enrolled student/employee

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

*Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

In this section find information of the availability of the information under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), financial aid available at Dallas Baptist University and the procedures required to obtain financial aid. Students may request a paper copy of the availability of institutional and financial aid information by contacting the Financial Aid Office at phone: (214) 333-5363, email: finaid@dbu.edu or fax: (214) 333-5586.

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

Click the following links for information on:

*DBU Annual Notification

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution at any age.) Consumers can learn more by clicking the link above.

*Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

34 CFR 668.41 (a)-(d), 34 CFR 668.42, 34 CFR 668.43

A link to financial aid information such as financial aid important dates, steps to apply, types of aid, tuition and fees, cost of attendance and DBU financial aid self-service portal.

**Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information

34 CFR 668.43; 34 CFR 668.44

Prospective and enrolled students may contact the DBU Financial Aid for information or assistance at any time. Financial Aid Office phone: (214) 333-5363, email: finaid@dbu.edu or fax: (214) 333-5586

**State Grant Assistance

**State Grant Assistance

34 CFR 668.14(b)(11)

Learn more about this form of gift aid—educational funds that do not need to be earned or repaid. The Tuition Equalization Grant is the State Grant of Texas available to students who are Texas residents. Some restrictions apply for the awarding of this grant.

*/**General Institutional Information

General Institutional Information

In this section, we have assembled General Institutional information to make it easy for our current and future students and their families. The section includes such topics as: student record privacy, services for students with disabilities, cost of attendance, financial aid policies, academic programs, transfer credit policies, and other information regarding the scope and operations of the University.

**Voter Registration Information

**Voter Registration Forms

20 U.S.C. 1094(a)(23)

Dallas Baptist University will make available voter registration forms to all students who attend classes on campus. The forms, which are supplied by the state, will be available before the registration cut-off date for every federal and gubernatorial election, as well as special elections for federal office. Students may contact the Student Affairs office for a voter registration form. Learn more about voter registration by clicking the link above. Additional information is available at the state of Texas website Vote Texas website.

**Constitution Day Information

**Constitution Day

Constitution Day Information Section 111 of Division J of Pub. L. 108-447, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005,'' Dec. 8, 2004

September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (Constitution Day) annually. This day commemorates the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution. Every year, DBU honors Constitution Day with events like: 

  • DBU Constitution Day web page. 
  • PowerPoint presentation on TV screen in front of Financial Aid Office.
  • A Display in the Library with Handouts about Constitution Day.
  • Downloadable link to the U.S. Constitution and other appropriate resources to students
*Intercollegiate Athletic Program Information

**Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid, (Including Disaggregated Completion/Graduation Rates). (Student Right-to-Know Act)

34 CFR 668.41(a); 34 CFR 668.41(f); 34 CFR 668.45; 34 CFR 668.48

Institutions must produce by July 1 each year a report that is provided to a prospective student athlete and the student’s parents, high school guidance counselor, and coach at the time the school offers athletically related student aid.

DBU Athletics meets this requirement based on NCAA membership and annual submission of the APR and GSR data to the NCAA [34CFR668.41(f)(ii)]. This information is published publicly on the NCAA's website.

*Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA)

By October 15th of each year, coeducational institutions of higher education that participates in any federal student aid program and has an intercollegiate athletics program must prepare an Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) report and make it available upon request to students, potential students, and the public. For information or to request a copy of DBU's Equity in Athletics Report, contact DBU Athletics, Ryon Phillips, Assistant AD and NCAA Compliance Coordinator, (214) 333-5324; ryon@dbu.edu

**Student Outcome Information

Student Outcome Information

In this section, we have assembled Student Outcome information to assist our current and future students and their families to find information regarding graduation, completion, and transfer rates, information on where DBU students have gone to work, college navigator information, and more.

*Health & Safety Information

Health & Safety Information

Dallas Baptist University believes that the health and safety of our students is vitally important to their education.  We have assembled key information in this section to make it easy for our current and future students and their families to find information topics such as: drug and alcohol abuse program, DBU’s annual security report, timely warning/emergency notification procedures, crime logs, and more.

*Disclosure Requirements Relating to Educational Loans

Disclosure Requirements Relating to Educational Loans

When current and future students and their families look for self-help aid, it is important to understand the nuances of accepting aid in the form of educational loans. Lenders will provide students with a final disclosure once their education loan is finalized, which should include the amount you borrowed, your interest rate, any fees, and how much the loan will end up costing you in total. This section provides information on loans from the U.S. Department of Education, and other private lenders, required loan counseling (where applicable), reporting of loans, our loan code of conduct policy, arrangements with private lenders, and other disclosure information related to educational loans.

A copy of the most recent DBU Semester Notification to enrolled students and employees may be viewed by visiting this page.

Dallas Baptist University is committed to complying with the applicable regulations and providing honest, and reliable disclosure and student consumer information. Students or other persons having questions about the disclosures or consumer information posted on this page may contact the Financial Aid Compliance Coordinator at finaid@dbu.edu.