Undergraduates: Applying for Financial Aid
Federa Financial Aid is available to US citizens and Permanent Residents. If you
have questions about your status and eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Eligibility for federal, state, and institutional programs is based on the submission
of a FAFSA (or TASFA, if applicable. See below). More information on types of aid, amounts, and ongoing eligibility can be found
in the University Bulletin (2020/21 edition pages 68-72).
University of Dallas does not require the CSS Profile.
You must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) annually when
you wish to apply for aid. The 2021/22 FAFSA opens on October 1, 2020.
The income information will be based on 2019 (called prior prior year or PPY).
The 2020/21 priority deadline for all undergraduate students is prior to January 15, 2021.
UD will accept FAFSAs after this date.
The school code for UD is 003651.
State aid priority deadline is March 15, 2021.
We will review your FAFSA to determine award amounts
How does UD use the FAFSA information to award financial aid?
UD uses the FAFSA (namely the Estimated Family Contribution, or EFC) as well as year
in school, enrollment status, and cost of attendance (COA) to determine awards.
Financial NEED is determined by this equation:
Cost of Attendnace(COA) minus Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need
Financial Need helps UD determine how much a student can received in need-based funds
such as Pell Grant, SEOG, Work Study, Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, Texas Tuition
Equalization Grant, etc).
Non-need based aid (such as the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan) is awarded by taking
COA minus other financial aid you have already been awarded.
Combined financial aid awards cannot exceed your total Cost of Attendance.
Adapted from Federal Student Aid/https://studentaid.gov/complete-aid-process/how-calculated.
New students will receive an award notification detailing your total financial aid
package (emailed to students December - April). If you wish to accept and/or decline
the financial aid offer, you must login to BannerWeb and do so online. Please check your preferred email daily for updates. Use the Financial Aid Comparison Worksheet to compare UD's costs to other schools you are considering.
Returning undergraduate students will receive an award notification of your financial
aid package through email after April 1st. If you wish to accept and/or decline the
financial aid offer, you must login to BannerWeb and do so online. Please check your preferred email daily for updates. Failure to
check your email regularly could result in a delay in processing your financial aid.
If you are selected for verification, see below, we will need additional information
before an eligibility can be determined.
Accepting Federal Direct Loans (subsidized or unsubsidized)
If you accept your Federal Direct Loan(s) and you are a new borrower at UD, you will
be required to complete a Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Direct Loan Entrance Counseling at studentaid.gov. Failure to do so will keep your loan from disbursing to your account, and ultimately
in the cancellation of your loan.
Non-US Citizens & Non-Permanent Residents
If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, but you are classified as a Texas resident and therefore are eligible to pay the Texas in-state tuition rate, use the 2020-21TASFA application, including instructions. (to get the 2020/21 TASFA, please contact us). To use this application, your classification as a Texas resident must not be due to a waiver, such as an in-state scholarship or an assistantship.
If you have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), we encourage
you to complete the FAFSA. Although DACA students are not eligible for federal student
aid, you still may be eligible for state or college aid, and submitting a FAFSA can
help you access those other types of aid. To begin your FAFSA, you must enter your
Social Security Number. While completing the FAFSA, you must answer the "Are you a
US citizen?" question as "No, I am not a citizen or eligible noncitizen." If you
filed taxes for 2018, you may also be able to transfer your tax information using
the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA.
Selected for Verification
The federal government selects FAFSAs to be verified by the Financial Aid Office. Our school
may also select FAFSAs to be verified. During verification, a financial aid counselor
must confirm that certain data elements on the FAFSA are correct before a student
may receive any financial aid. In order to have payment arrangements made by the tuition
due date, please turn in all requested verification items by the deadlines below:
- Priority Verification Deadline: July 1, 2020
- Final Verification Deadline: October 15, 2020
- Priority Verification Deadline: December 15, 2020
- Final Verification Deadline: March 15, 2021
Failure to submit documentation by the final verification deadline may result in loss
of financial aid eligibility. Our office is not required to complete verification
after the final deadline has passed. Students may appeal to the Director of Financial Aid for an extension to the deadline.
Official tax return information from the IRS is required as part of the verification
process. When completing your FAFSA online, you have the option of using the IRS Data
Retrieval Tool. Please see page 3 of the verification worksheet for further instructions.
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is the preferred method of submitting tax information
to the school because it is the quickest, easiest, and most secure way to submit your