Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Financial Aid

The University of Dallas has 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. Students taking a minimum of 6 credits are also eligible for federal financial aid. One may apply for low-interest student loans through the Office of Financial Aid at the University of Dallas. For more information, necessary forms, and instructions about loans, please contact the Financial Aid Office directly at (972) 721-5266. Students who currently have outstanding loans must make special arrangements with their lending institutions in order to defer their loans.

Scholarships

Scholarships are financial awards given to students by the university 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. Students may request a review of one’s scholarship status, as need dictates.

New scholarships are available to Executive Youth Ministry Cohort applicants. Prospective students should first apply to the Graduate Program, then submit the Graduate Program Scholarship Application.

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" opions in the "select a subject" menu. 
  • Diocesan or parish community support 

FAFSA Information

In order to ensure that our students receive the maximum amount of financial aid available to them, we require all applicants for financial aid to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. This report, along with your application form, must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the application deadline in order to receive financial aid consideration.

Therefore, the following application deadline applies for those seeking financial aid:

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

Information about the FAFSA can be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid or directly from the FAFSA website.

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