Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

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The University of Dallas recently lowered the cost of graduate education by over 20% as part of a renewed commitment to make “theological education for transformative service” widely available. Neuhoff School of Ministry graduate students that are enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours or more), are eligible to apply for federal financial aid (low-interest student loans).

In order to ensure that our students receive the maximum amount of financial aid available to them, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.

The FAFSA must be submitted by the following deadlines in order to be considered for financial aid:

  • July 1 - Fall semester
  • Nov. 1 - Spring semester
  • April 1 - Summer semester

Contact the Graduate Financial Aid Team with questions about the FAFSA, necessary forms, and loan instructions:

Rachel Vaughan (Last Name A - M)                              Victoria Hill (Last Name N-Z)
rvaughan@udallas.edu                                                    vhill@udallas.edu
972-265-5826                                                                     972-721-4125
Hours: 9am - 5pm                                                               Hours: 8am - 5pm

NOTE: Students who currently have outstanding loans must make special arrangements with their lending institutions in order to defer their loans.

Scholarships

The Neuhoff School of Ministry awards annual scholarships based on financial need and in recognition of exceptional academic promise, demonstrated by a record of outstanding achievement in previous academic work and/or ministerial accomplishment.

To apply, submit the FAFSA and the Graduate Scholarship Application by July 1st.

NOTE: 

  • Scholarship applicants must submit a completed degree-seeking graduate application to be eligible to apply for Neuhoff School of Ministry scholarships.
  • Scholarships must be renewed annually which require a new FAFSA and Scholarship Application.
  • Contact the Graduate Enrollment Coordinator at 972.265.5814 or ministry@udallas.edu with questions about the scholarship application process or renewing your scholarship.

Assistantships

The Neuhoff School of Ministry offers Graduate Assistantships as an opportunity to develop professional, academic, administrative and pastoral skills associated with pastoral theology. Graduate Assistants work part-time for the Neuhoff School of Ministry or for the Office of Campus Ministry at the University of Dallas and receive full tuition remission for up to 19 credit hours annually.

For more information, visit the Graduate Assistantships webpage.

Outside Support

Students often find additional financial support through partial grants and scholarships from their home parishes and local Catholic groups like the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Daughters, etc. Students are encouraged to research and pursue the following additional sources of support, as well as others:

  • Msgr. Larry J. Droll Scholarship for Catholic Laity: Visit their website for more information and to read about Neuhoff School of Ministry 2012 recipient - Deborah Greene.
  • Open Education Database (OEDb) is a comprehensive online education directory that houses several extensive lists of grants and scholarships to help students access available resources and keep college affordable. NOTE: When searching for scholarships and grants, be sure to choose "liberal arts and humanities" in the "select a category" drop down. This will allow you to see both "ministry" and "theology" options in the "select a subject" menu. 
  • Resources & Scholarships for Catholic College Students: The Affordable Colleges online scholarship guide supports students by providing an extensive list of scholarships available for Catholic students, expert tips on choosing a school, advice on finding and joining the Catholic community on campus, and a ton of other helpful resources.

  • Diocesan or parish community support 

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