Financial Aid


While Dallas International strives to keep tuition rates low, qualifying students may receive financial aid in the form of Dallas International scholarships. To apply for financial aid, you must first submit your Dallas International Admissions Application form and pay your application feeThen, you can fill out and submit the Financial Aid Application online. You must submit your Financial Aid Application by April 1 for the Fall term (July – December) or by October 1 for the Spring term (January – June).

Follow these steps:

  1. Submit your Dallas International Admissions Application and pay your application fee. Upon submission of your Admissions Application, you should receive your Dallas International Student ID number via email. You can find this number on your Contact page on your Campus Café account.
  2. Refer to “What will it cost?” (https://www.diu.edu/finance/cost/) and “Net Price Calculator” (https://www.diu.edu/finance/net-price-calculator/) to obtain estimated figures you can use while responding to the questions on the online Financial Aid Application.
  3. When ready, click the Apply for Financial Aid button:

Applicants applying for financial aid may wish to refer to the Financial Aid FAQs or contact the Financial Aid Administrator (financial-aid@diu.edu) with questions.  All financial aid will be administered according to Dallas International’s nondiscriminatory equal opportunity policy.

For several reasons, Dallas International does not offer federal scholarships or student loans.  The US Department of Education has designated Dallas International as an eligible institution for Federal Student Aid (FSA). As a result, students attending Dallas International may receive deferments on FSA program loans and be eligible for the Lifetime Learning Scholarship tax credit on their federal taxes. However, although Dallas International is designated as an “eligible” institution, it is not certified to participate in FSA programs like direct or campus-based loans or Federal Work-Study.

Dallas International Bachelor of Arts in International Service program has several tuition remission options to reduce the tuition costs. Click the Bachelor of Arts tab to see those options.

Dallas International graduate level students are awarded financial aid on a term by term basis assuming the student continues to meet scholarship requirements.

Financial Aid opportunities include various need-based scholarships (5-50% per term), BA tuition remission and grant programs (15-50% per term), Veterans benefits (up to 100% with the GI Bill), and work study positions ($10/hour).

For other possible financial aid opportunities, both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to explore the Outside Scholarships document on our website. NOTE: Audited courses do not qualify for any kind of financial aid.

Qualifying for Financial Aid at Dallas International

To qualify for financial aid from Dallas International, students must maintain the following during their program of study:

a. Progress toward the completion of their program of study
b. 3.00 GPA or better, currently and cumulatively

If there are other requirements for specific scholarships in a student’s financial aid package, those requirements must be met each term in order to receive the amount of that scholarship.

All awards are to contribute only toward tuition expenses.

Scholarship recipients are responsible for meeting IRS requirements and obligations entailed by the receipt of scholarship funds. For any questions regarding the taxability and reporting requirements, please refer to IRS publication 970 “Tax Benefits for Education”. You can access the document online at http://www.irs.gov.

Financial Aid Applications are due by April 1 for the Fall term (July – December) or October 1 for the Spring term (January – June).

Follow these steps:

  1. First, make sure you have completed your application to Dallas International and have your Student ID number. You can find this number on your personal Contact page on your Campus Café account.
  2. Refer to “What will it cost” (https://www.diu.edu/finance/cost/) and “Net Price Calculator” (https://www.diu.edu/finance/net-price-calculator/) to get estimated figures to respond to the questions of “cost of your course by term (semester)” and “your estimated living expenses”. This is to help you respond to the “Estimated cost amount per term” and “How will you pay for your study program” questions asked on the online application.
  3. When ready you can click the Apply for Financial Aid button:

Through the donation of a generous partner, Dallas International would like to award three Literacy Megacourse Scholarships, each covering 70% of the tuition cost of the Literacy Megacourse offered in Spring 2019. Please see important details and apply below.

  1. The Literacy Megacourse is 9 graduate credit hours.
  2. To enroll in the Literacy Megacourse, a student must have already completed the following prerequisites:
    AA4350 Language and Society, AL4303 Principles of Phonological Analysis, and AL4410a & b Principles of Grammatical Analysis
    OR
    AA4350 Language and Society and AL4304 Introduction to Language Structure
  3. Priority in the awarding of Literacy Megacourse Scholarships will be given to students who submit their applications for this scholarship by April 1, 2018.

Dallas International has the following financial aid opportunities available for Bachelors of Arts (BA) students. Click on the title for the details of each item.

Jude Scholarship – awarded to one BA student per year based on financial need. To be eligible, you must apply online for Dallas International financial aid for the Fall term (deadline is April 1) or Spring term (deadline is October 1).

Work Study – Dallas International offers limited work study opportunities to students needing financial aid based on need.  To be eligible, you must apply online for Dallas International financial aid for the Fall term (deadline is April 1) or the Spring term (deadline is October 1).

Academic Tuition  Remission Program – Dallas International will give a 25% tuition remission for Dallas International students who have an SAT score of 1300 or an ACT score of 28 and a 15% tuition remission  for Dallas International students who have an SAT score of 1100 or an ACT score of 22. To maintain the 25% remission you need to maintain a 3.2 GPA. To maintain the 15% remission, you need to maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Non-Profit Family Tuition Remission Dallas International will give a 50% tuition remission for Dallas International students who are children of those serving/working full-time for a faith-based non-profit sending agency.

High School Study GrantDallas International will give a 50% tuition remission for high school students registering to take up to two select entry level, summer session, Undergraduate courses (IS 1301 Popular Culture and IS 1311 Biblical Cultural Studies).

Jude Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to one BA student per year based on financial need. To be eligible, you must apply online for Dallas International financial aid for each year either in the Fall term (deadline is April 1) or Spring term (deadline is October 1).  It is given only one year at a time. To apply, fill out the online Financial Aid Application.

Work Study

Dallas International offers limited work study opportunities to students based on need.  To be eligible, you must apply online for Dallas International financial aid for the Fall term (deadline is April 1) or the Spring term (deadline is October 1). To apply, fill out the online Financial Aid Application.

Academic Tuition Remission Program

Program: Bachelors of Arts in International Service

Dallas International will give a 25% tuition remission for Dallas International students who have an SAT score of 1300 or an ACT score of 28 and a 15% tuition remission for Dallas International students who have an SAT score of 1100 or an ACT score of 22.

The following is a list of provisions and requirements for the Dallas International Academic Tuition Remission program.

  1. The Academic Tuition Remission is available only to students who have declared the BA in International Services as their Application Major. By the end of the first term at Dallas International, they must have an Intended Plan of Study (IPS) on file with the College of International Studies.
  2. Tuition remissions under this policy are applicable for fall, spring and summer terms. The remission can only be applied to current student accounts, and not for past bills on student accounts.
  3. Can be applied to full-time or part-time students.
  4. To maintain the 25% remission, a minimum of a 3.2 cumulative GPA is required. To maintain the 15% remission, a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required.
  5. This remission may be combined with other Dallas International remissions and scholarships, up to a maximum of 50% of tuition.
  6. Dallas International reserves the right to cancel and/or change the Academic Tuition Remission program without notice.
  7. There may be tax implications to the students. Recipients are responsible for meeting IRS requirements and obligations entailed by the receipt of scholarship funds. For any questions regarding the taxability and reporting requirements, please refer to IRS publication 970 “Tax Benefits for Education” (access online http://www.irs.gov). Students may wish to consult a tax expert for advice.

If you qualify, submit appropriate documentation to the Financial Aid office (financial-aid@diu.edu).

Non-Profit Family Tuition Remission

Program: Bachelors of Arts in International Service

Dallas International will give a 50% tuition remission for Dallas International students who are children of those currently serving/working full-time for a faith-based non-profit sending agency.

The following is a list of provisions and requirements for the Dallas International Non-Profit Family Tuition Remission.

  1. The Non-Profit Family Tuition Remission is available only to students who have declared the BA in International Services as their Application Major. By the end of the first term at Dallas International, they must have an Intended Plan of Study (IPS) on file with the College of International Studies.
  2. Tuition remissions are only available for courses that lead to the BA degree.
  3. Tuition remissions under this policy are applicable for fall, spring and summer terms. The remission can only be applied to current student accounts, and not for past bills on student accounts.
  4. Can be applied to full-time or part-time students.
  5. A letter from the sending agency must be submitted to Dallas International indicating that the students parent(s) are currently working full-time for the agency, and they have been serving for at least one year with the agency.
  6. This remission may NOT combined with other Dallas International remissions and scholarships.
  7. Dallas International reserves the right to cancel and/or change the Non-Profit Family Tuition Remission without notice.
  8. There may be tax implications to the students. Recipients are responsible for meeting IRS requirements and obligations entailed by the receipt of scholarship funds. For any questions regarding the taxability and reporting requirements, please refer to IRS publication 970 “Tax Benefits for Education” (access online http://www.irs.gov). Students may wish to consult a tax expert for advice.

If you qualify, submit appropriate documentation to the Financial Aid office (financial-aid@diu.edu).

High School Study Grant

Program: Bachelors of Arts in International Service

Dallas International will give a 50% tuition remission for high school students registering to take up to two select entry level, summer session, Undergraduate courses.

The following is a list of provisions and requirements for the Dallas International High School Study Grant.

  1. The High School Study Grant is available to high school students who have not yet received their high school diploma
  2. Tuition remissions under this policy are applicable for fall, spring and summer terms. The remission can only be applied to current student accounts, and not for past bills on student accounts.
  3. Can only be applied to: IS 1301 Popular Culture and IS 1311 Biblical Cultural Studies.
  4. This remission may not be combined with other Dallas International remissions and scholarships.
  5. Dallas International reserves the right to cancel and/or change the High School Study Grant without notice.
  6. There may be tax implications to the students. Recipients are responsible for meeting IRS requirements and obligations entailed by the receipt of scholarship funds. For any questions regarding the taxability and reporting requirements, please refer to IRS publication 970 “Tax Benefits for Education” (access online http://www.irs.gov). Students may wish to consult a tax expert for advice.

If you qualify, submit appropriate documentation to the Financial Aid office (financial-aid@diu.edu).

The Veterans Administration has approved Dallas International to accept students who qualify for assistance under the GI Bill. If you are a Veteran, first of all, we honor you for your devotion to our country and offer you our sincere thanks for your service. If you desire to further your education in linguistics, World Arts, Applied Anthropology, Bible Translation, or related disciplines, you can take advantage of the VA benefits available to you as you pursue your educational goals at Dallas International. You may get more information on VA benefits here.

Many scholarships are available through sources that are not related to Dallas International. The following documents provide lists of potential scholarships. Students are invited to investigate these opportunities for themselves. Dallas International does its best to keep these documents updated, but does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information found at any of the links. These documents are provided for information purposes only. Inclusion does not constitute endorsement.