For-profit companies and online entities may offer to ‘help’ you fill out your FAFSA
or apply for Scholarships. Some of these offers imply that you must use their services,
and some of them are outright scams. All of them will cost you money, and they may
put you at risk for identity theft. If you have any questions about an offer, please
feel free to check with our office.
We urge students and families to be cautious of any scholarship search opportunities
Require you to pay fees
Offer a money-back guarantee
Guarantee that you will win some type of award
It has been brought to our attention that some students at UD or associated with UD
faculty and staff may have received a mailing from College Financial Advisory or Student
Financial Resource Center out of San Diego.
The letter gives an upcoming filing deadline, file status, and includes a student
aid profile form that asks for your birth date, phone number, and other personal information
including your signature. It also asks for a processing fee payable by check or money
UD did not initiate this mailing or provide names to the company. Financial aid and
scholarship advising are available to all UD students free of charge. Please contact
your financial aid counselorfor help or advice.
It has also been brought to our attention that some students at UD or their parents
have received calls regarding student loan debt. These calls say they are from Robin
Fletcher with the following message (or a similar message), "I am calling in reference
to your student loan and I need to discuss repayment options with changes that have
taken place recently. My number is 866-569-6565 and please use this reference # 033991
to make thing easier."
When it came time for Ana Henriquez, BA '20 and Class of 2020 valedictorian, to pick a college, she knew she wanted a small, Catholic, liberal arts university that offered both biology and Latin. That sounds like UD in a nutshell, and she thought so too. In the spring of her senior year of high school at The Atonement Academy in San Antonio, as she approached UD's campus for her last visit, she knew she would spend the next four years there and shouted to her mom, "Look, that's my tower! That's my home!"
Given his strong UD legacy, Bill Bennett, BS '20, was practically destined to attend the University of Dallas. Stories about UD's Rome Program and rugby were essential aspects of Bennett's childhood given that both of his parents, as well as many extended relatives, are UD alumni. But while UD was in his blood, he ultimately chose UD because he wanted both a liberal arts education and a degree in physics, and he knew UD was the best place to combine the two.
It is not uncommon for the University of Dallas (UD) and the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) to get confused, and Adella Klinte, BA '20, was unfortunately subject to that confusion. When she applied to UD, Klinte thought she was applying to UTD. Crazy though it may seem, Klinte thinks it was God's plan all along.