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."
The university mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Jack Towne, Ph.D. (April 23, 1927 - July 8, 2019), who passed away in his Irving home at age 92. He had a long, celebrated career in education, culminating in his roles at UD.
July 1 marked an era of new beginnings at the University of Dallas as Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, stepped into the limelight as the university’s ninth and first alumnus president. And his early morning arrival on UD’s Irving campus denoted a full-circle homecoming for the former Holy Trinity seminarian.
On July 9, President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, along with Alex and Martha Galbraith, parents of alumna Alison Galbraith, BA '12, signed the C.W. Eaker Scholarship Fund for Chemistry/Biochemistry at UD. The endowed scholarship is the first to be received by Hibbs since his presidency began on July 1; it honors longtime and much-loved chemistry professor C.W. Eaker, Ph.D., who served UD with distinction for over 40 years, first as a faculty member, then as dean of Constantin College and finally as provost of the university.