Financial Aid

Our school was founded on the belief that affordability should not be a determining factor in getting a good education. Our admissions process is need-blind. With our service scholarship and grant programs, you’ll also graduate with the least debt possible.

  Download DRBU Financial Aid Handbook 2017-18

How does it work?

The financial aid package is determined separately from university admission. The admissions committee has no information regarding the financial background of the student when making the admissions decision.  

Each financial aid request is reviewed carefully in an effort to arrive at an accurate determination of need for financial assistance. This process takes into account each student’s family income, assets, family size, number of students in college, and other pertinent information. 

The financial aid process is the same for undergraduate and graduate students.

Types of Aid

All students accepted into this unique liberal arts program may apply for scholarships and grants. 
 
The college receives no subsidies or grants from the state or federal government. Students and families are expected to make a sincere and thorough effort to cover the cost of tuition plus room and board from their own resources.
 
If prospective students have concerns about the cost of investing in their education after reviewing their resources, they should inquire about their eligibility for grants and scholarships with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. While the financial resources of the University are limited, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid works closely with students and their families to determine whether they are eligible on the basis of demonstrated financial need for all available scholarships and grants.  
 
DRBU currently offers two types of need-based aid:
 
  • Service Scholarships: Students who are awarded a full Service Scholarship are expected to work 13 hours per week in such areas as food service, buildings maintenance, grounds maintenance, the library, or office clerical work.
  • University Grants: DRBU provides students with University Grants to meet remaining need.  Grants are provided by generous donors who wish to offer support to accepted students who would not otherwise be able to attend.  Students are not expected to repay the grants. A student must accept the maximum amount of Service Scholarship in order to receive a University Grant.

All students who apply for financial aid are automatically considered for both the Service Scholarship and University Grants.

Loans

  • For the 2017–2018 academic year, students and parents will not be asked to take out government loans as a part of the financial aid package.
  • DRBU does not participate in federal or state financial aid programs at this time.

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