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.studentaid.gov)

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

  • Select "Log in to Start"

If the credit check is “declined”  please check "Do Not Pursue Parent Plus Loan".

  • 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.

Veteran's Assistance

Arlington Baptist University is approved to accept VA Educational Benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information on your eligibility contact our School Certifying Official or the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Veteran Readiness and Employment

Students with disabilities may qualify for assistance from the Office of Veteran Readiness and Employment. Contact the State Department of Education. 

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 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/


CM Cares - Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation

The scholarship is for religious scholars to use towards the completion of their academic year. As part of our mission to Protect the Greater Good, Church Mutual Insurance Company believes helping our vibrant religious leaders today will ensure strong faith-based communities of tomorrow. The Religious Scholars Program is open to full-time students across the country who are in an advanced degree (post-secondary) religious studies program at an accredited theological seminary, college or university. Students serving in their final year of an internship program are also eligible to apply. Students across all denominations are encouraged to apply.

Click HERE for more information.