Other Assistance

Direct Plus Loans/Parent Plus Loan

Students or parents may borrow funds for educational purposes from a participating lending institution. The government acts as guarantor to the loan; therefore, the student or parent needs no collateral. Interest is low and repayment depends on the type of loan. 

Step 1- Student should file the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov)

Step 2- Parent should visit www.studentloans.gov & SIGN-IN using the parent’s PIN used to sign the FAFSA.

  • Click “Request a Direct PLUS Loan
  • Select Loan Type: “Parent PLUS” and complete the four steps.  A credit check will be completed during this process.

If the credit check is “declined”  please check "undecided".

  • If a Parent PLUS loan is declined, freshmen and sophomores may borrow an additional $4000 unsubsidized Stafford Loan and junior and seniors $5000.

If the credit check is “accepted”

  • Find on the left hand side “Master Promissory Note” & Click “Complete MPN
  • Select Loan Type: “Parent PLUS” and complete the four steps

Step 3- Contact the Financial Aid office for status of your application.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Students with disabilities may qualify for assistance from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Contact the State Department of Education. 

Veteran's Assistance

ABU has been approved to train veterans under the GI Bill. Veterans or their dependents may be eligible under one of the assistance programs currently available (ABU does not accept the Hazelwood Act).  To apply for benefits go to: https://www.vets.gov.

Scholarship Opportunities Outside of ABU

Ed E. & Gladys Hurley Foundation Scholarship

Bank of America, N. A. was appointed Trustee of the Ed E. and Gladys Hurley Foundation (Texas) under the Will of the late Ed E. Hurley of Shreveport, Louisiana.  A portion of the income from the Trust is to be used to assist worthy and deserving young men and women to a obtain college education when they and their parents are financially unable to provide the necessary funds to do so.  Students who reside in any state and who wish to study to become ministers, missionaries or religious workers of the Protestant faith and who qualify under the terms of the Will may receive sums from the Trustee without obligation of repayment.  Funds must be used solely for colleges in the State of Texas.  The maximum amount available to a student in one scholastic year is $1,000.

Click Here for the Grant Application Information Sheet

Click Here for the Scholarship Application Packet


KidGuard Scholarship

At KidGuard, we are passionate about online safety. The ‘KidGuard for Education’ Essay Scholarship is part of KidGuard’s effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression in the age of technology. Please join us in this conversation and in our movement.  

Details can be found at - https://www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/university-scholarship/