Financial Information

In addition to the information detailed on this page, please refer to the following links to the DBU website for complete Financial Information:


STUDENT CHARGES

For current tuition, room, and board charges, and for special fees, please consult the DBU Website or current online DBU Schedule of Classes General Information.


COST CHANGES

Because economic conditions fluctuate, the University reserves the right to change tuition and other charges at the beginning of any semester if such change is judged necessary by the University. 


ONLINE STUDENT ACCOUNT CENTER

The Cashier’s Office is proud to offer an Online Student Account Center to help both students and parents better manage the financial investment in their education at Dallas Baptist University. 

Students and parents can manage their student account online, view their account charges, make online payment to their tuition, receive payment reminders, schedule future payments, enroll into a payment plan, and sign up for electronic refunds through the Online Student Account Center. 

Students will have access to the Online Student Account Center by navigating to the “My Student Account Center” link underneath the financial information section in WebAdvisor. Parents can gain access to their student’s account by being enabled as an Authorized User by their students in the Student Account Center. 

To learn more about the DBU Online Student Account Center, please feel free to contact the Cashier’s Office at (214) 333-5336 or via e-mail at cashier@dbu.edu. We are here to help! 


PAYMENT POLICIES 

A Payment Plan Student is a student who has a balance after registration for courses, has all financial aid applied and tuition reimbursement obtained, and is eligible for the Payment Plan option for the remaining balance. This time-payment plan requires 1/6, 1/4 or a 1/3 down payment at the time of registration inclusive of all tuition, fees, room and board, followed by payment of the remaining balance in equal payments as detailed in the  student’s promissory note. In the event of a prepayment or overpayment of a scheduled installment note, the excess amount will be applied to the next scheduled payment. In addition, a $100.00 Payment Plan fee will be assessed to the student’s account when utilizing the installment note. A fee of $50.00 will be assessed for each instance a payment is not received at the time of registration, is received late, is insufficient, and/or is not received at all. All balances must be paid as agreed or the actions noted on the following page may result. 

NOTE: Mini-terms are not eligible for installment payments unless they are taken with a long semester class. 

A Financial Aid Student whose guaranteed financial aid covers 100% of the student’s balance is not required to provide payment at the time of registration. A financial aid student whose guaranteed aid covers less than 100% of the student’s balance is required to pay in full the student’s account balance that is not covered by financial aid at the time of registration or will automatically be placed on an installment note for the balance that is not covered by financial aid. If the student chooses to complete the Payment Plan, the student must pay the down payment at the time of registration. The balance remaining, after the down payment, is to be paid in equal monthly payments as required in the Payment Plan. A “less than 100%” financial aid student may not use confirmed financial aid in lieu of the down payment. All balances must be paid as agreed or the actions noted on the following page may result. 

If the student’s aid is not guaranteed at the time of registration, the student must pay for the class in full or be placed on a Payment Plan. 

A Personal Pay Student is a student who pays his or her balance in full at the time of registration using personal resources. For balances not paid at the time of registration, the actions noted on the following page may result. 

A Direct Bill Student is a student whose employer reimburses DBU directly for all or part of a student’s charges for the student’s education. All direct bill students whose employer pays DBU directly must provide vouchers for the present registration term within one week from the date of registration for that term. Any student whose employer reimburses less than 100% of student’s charges must either immediately pay the remaining non-reimbursed portion of the student’s charges or complete a Payment Plan for the remaining non-reimbursed portion of the student’s charges. A “less than 100%” direct bill student may not use the employer reimbursement in lieu of the down payment. All balances must be paid as agreed or the actions noted on the following page may result. 

Employer Reimbursed Students must pay all Fall balances by February 1, pay all Spring balances by July 1, and Summer balances by October 1. 

An Employer Reimbursed Student is a student whose employer reimburses the student directly or indirectly for all or part of a student’s charges for the student’s education. Any student whose employer reimburses less than 100% of the student’s charges must either immediately pay the remaining non-reimbursed portion of the student’s charges or complete a Payment Plan for the remaining non-reimbursed portion of the student’s charges. A “less than 100%” employer reimbursed student may not use the employer reimbursement in lieu of the down payment. The student must pay the employer’s portion of the reimbursed charge if the employer’s portion is not received within 45 days from the date of the last class meeting. This can be paid in full or paid through the Payment Plan. All balances must be paid as agreed or the actions noted on this page may result. In order for a student to be classified as an employer reimbursed student they must submit the employer paid reimbursement agreement located at: https://www.dbu.edu/cashier/payment-options/corporate-education

A VA Student is a student who receives educational assistance for all, or part of the student’s charges paid directly from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Any VA student who receives less than a 100% educational assistance benefit from VA must either immediately pay the remaining portion of the student’s charges or complete a Payment Plan for the remaining portion of the student’s charges. All balances must be paid as agreed or the actions under the section titled “Actions for Unpaid Accounts” may result. In compliance with Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e), neither the Actions for Unpaid Accounts” nor any other penalty/late fee will be imposed on any student covered under chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11) VA benefits due to delayed disbursement of funding from VA.

All Graduating Students must pay the previous and the present account balances in full by the time designated in the graduation application materials provided by the Registrar’s Office, or the student will be denied the privilege of participation in commencement exercises and access to his or her diploma and transcript upon graduation. The student will be allowed to participate in a commencement exercise only after the previous and present balances are paid in full. 


ACTIONS FOR UNPAID ACCOUNTS

The following actions may result for any student who has not paid his or her account balance as due or has not made financial arrangements with the Financial Aid Office and/or the Cashier’s Office: 

  1. Not being allowed to use the Payment Plan in subsequent semesters,

  2. Immediate withdrawal from enrolled courses,

  3. Removal from current dormitory residence,

  4. Denial of dining hall privileges,

  5. Denial of access to final exams, resulting in an Incomplete or Failure,

  6. Denial of access to online course content,

  7. Denial of access to final semester grades,

  8. Denial of access to transcripts,

  9. Denial of ability to be advised for or register for any additional courses,

  10. Inability to graduate,

  11. Degree will not be conferred/posted on the student’s transcript,

  12. Denial of participation in commencement exercises,

  13. Denial of access to student’s diploma upon graduation,

  14. Denial of access to student services, and/or

  15. Reporting to collection agency and consumer reporting agency. 

In the event that an account has not been paid in full by the end of the semester, DBU submits the account to a collection agency for collection. DBU will add a collection agency fee, which will be up to one-third or one-half of the remaining balance, which is a reasonable fee for collection agency service regardless of the dollar amount owed. This balance will also be reported to a credit reporting agency and could affect your credit. 

If you have any questions regarding your account, please call the Cashier’s Office at 214.333.5336. 

If you have questions regarding your financial aid, please call the Financial Aid Office at 214.333.5363. 


FEE WAIVERS FOR VETERANS

The “Registration Fee” and “Graduation Application Fee” (only for early and regular graduation applications) are waived for all veteran and active duty military students as well as for students receiving VA benefits. For students receiving any percentage level of Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®) VA benefits, the “PRST (CAED) 3301 Guidebook Fee” is waived. For students receiving only the 100% level of Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®) VA benefits, the “Deferred Payment Plan Fee” and “Late Payment Fee” are waived if VA benefits cover all tuition and fees. Note that charges not covered by VA benefits (e.g., housing, meal plans, etc.) may still require payment plan arrangements with the Cashier department. 

Additional information on Veterans Benefits can be found on the DBU website.


GRANTS FOR MINISTRY STUDENTS

If you are preparing for a career in vocational or bi-vocational church-related Christian ministry, you may pick up an application in the Financial Aid Office or the Ministry Student Office, which is located in the Graduate School of Ministry. You may also print an application from the DBU website, www.dbu.edu/ministry_student. 

First-Year Baptist Ministerial Grant recipients must take RELI 1310: Introduction to Christian Ministry during the respective school year. 

If you plan to apply for the First-Year Baptist Ministerial Grant, you should speak with your advisor and plan to take this course.

If you have any questions, contact Jeremy Johnston at 214.333.5574. 


BOOKSTORE VOUCHERS (BOOKCARDS) 

A bookstore voucher (BookCard) will be available during the Cashier’s Office operating hours until the add/drop date, for students whose guaranteed financial aid will provide a credit balance. You may contact the Cashier’s Office at 214.333.5336 for additional information. 


STUDENT SERVICES FEE

The student services fee is used to pay a portion of the total cost of shuttle services, health services, athletic events, parking, and the fitness center. 

Residence Hall Charges

Room and board charges are administered by the University Housing office. If you cancel your housing contract or withdraw from the University after the first day of class of any given semester, you will forfeit the entire amount of your room charges and a pro-rated percentage of your meal plan. 


HOUSING APPLICATION FEE

A one-time housing application fee of $200.00 must be paid by all University Housing residents.


ATHLETICS DISCLOSURE

Equity in Athletics Disclosure: Annual reports of information regarding intercollegiate athletics programs at DBU are available pursuant to the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act upon request by students, prospective students, and members of the public. Requests should be forwarded in writing to the Director of Athletics. 

All qualified students must contact the Cashier’s Office following their registration to make payment arrangements. Students who have not paid in full at the time of registration will automatically be placed on the Deferred Payment Plan.