Student Financial Aid Availability and Information

As a private, independent institution, Amberton University does not receive funds from taxation.  Operating funds come from the tuition and fees paid by students and from gifts and grants from concerned individuals and organizations.

Amberton University's philosophy is to provide an affordable, quality education with reasonable costs enabling students to "pay as they go" and not incur long-term debt.  Amberton University strives to keep educational costs within reach of the working adult.  When choosing Amberton University, students are encouraged to explore all payment options available.  Advisors in the Student Services Office will help students determine which options best fit their needs.

In keeping with this philosophy, all tuition and fees are due and payable at the time of enrollment.  However, the University offers the following convenient payment options, including payment deferral, accepting employer tuition assistance plans, Veteran’s Education Benefits, Private Education Loans, and Pell Grants (Title IV).

PAYMENT OPTIONS 

Forms of Payment

Payments can be submitted to the University in the form of cash, checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, and Discover Card).  Payments can be mailed, presented at the Student Services Offices in Garland and Frisco, emailed, and faxed.  Credit/debit card payments can be made online through the Student Portal. 

Payment Deferral 

Students who can prove financial integrity to the satisfaction of the University may request to defer their educational costs when enrolling.  To apply for the payment deferral program, complete the University’s Payment Deferral Application Agreement found on the University’s website under “Forms & Publications” and “Student Financial Forms.”  Return the form by fax, mail, or email along with the Registration Information Form to complete the enrollment process.  Payments can be made throughout the session or in one payment at the end of the session. 

Employer Tuition Assistance 

Many employers provide tuition assistance for their employees.  Students should explore their options by contacting their employer’s Human Resources Benefits Department.  

Veterans Benefits 

Amberton University is approved to administer the Veteran’s Education Benefits Program for the following chapters.  A variety of financial support sources are available for military veterans, spouses, and dependents of veterans who honorably served in our nation’s armed forces.  The eligibility and amount of benefits awarded is determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs and is based on the number of credit hours for which a student is enrolled. 

Chapter 30          

Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty/Discharged
Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation
Chapter 33 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill
Chapter 35  Dependents Education Assistance
Chapter 1607 Reserves Education Assistance









Veterans who wish to use their VA educational benefits for the first time should apply online at http://www.gibill.va.gov and complete a form 22-1990, Application for Educational Benefits, to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.

If educational benefits have previously been used, complete a form 22-1995, Change of Program, online at http://www.gibill.va.gov to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.

Submit the following documents to the Student Services Office – Garland Campus:

  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
  • Official academic transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities
  • VA Information Form (Amberton University’s form located under ‘Forms & Publications’ on University website)
  • VA Degree Plan 

Chapter 31

Qualifying disabled veterans receiving Veterans Affairs Benefits must contact the VA – R&E Department at 800-827-1000 to obtain authorization and certification (VA form 28-1905) prior to registration for classes. 

Submit the following documents to the Student Services Office – Garland Campus:

  • Official academic transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities
  • VA Information Form (Amberton University’s form located under ‘Forms & Publications’ on University website)

Chapter 35

Qualified dependents who wish to use their VA educational benefits for the first time should apply online at http://www.gibill.va.gov and complete form 22-5490, Application for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance, to receive a Certificate/Letter of Eligibility. 

If educational benefits have been used previously, complete a form 22-1995, Change of Program, online at http://www.gibill.va.gov to receive a Certificate of Eligibility. 

Submit the following documents to the Student Services Office – Garland Campus:

  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
  • Official academic transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities
  • VA Information Form
  • VA Degree Plan

For assistance in applying for Veteran’s Educational Benefits, please contact the Student Services Office at 972/279-6511 or advisor@Amberton.edu

Private Educational Loans

Sallie Mae® Smart Option Student Loan®

 The Sallie Mae® Smart Option Student Loan® is a private, credit-based, school-certified student loan for student borrowers enrolled at least half-time.  With this loan, qualified students may be eligible to borrow up to the full cost of their education as certified by the University.  For information about the application process, visit http://www.salliemae.com, email inquiries to finaid@amberton.edu, or select “Choosing Amberton – Tuition - Financial Aid” on the University’s website, http://www.amberton.edu .

Students applying for a private education loan must complete the Amberton University Private Education Loan Worksheet and return it to the University prior to loan application.  The Worksheet is found on the University’s website under “Forms & Publications” then “Student Financial Forms.”

The Sallie Mae® Smart Option Student Loan® is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.  Sallie Mae® is a registered service mark of Sallie Mae, Inc. 

Federal Financial Aid Programs (Title IV)

Amberton University participates in the following Title IV Programs:

Federal Pell Grant (Title IV)

Pell Grants are awarded to Undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor degree or equivalent.  This program offers financial assistance to eligible students admitted and enrolled in any of Amberton University’s undergraduate degree programs.  A Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. 

Borrower

Requirement

Award Limit (2016-2017)

Undergraduate Students Only

Based on Federal Need

Maximum award amount of $5,815/year

(2017-18 maximum award $ TBA/year)