GIAL Financial Aid Guidelines
IntroductionAll financial aid packages will be administered through the GIAL Financial Aid Committee with applications submitted to the Financial Aid Administrator or designee. Priority for financial aid at GIAL will be awarded first to students enrolled full-time in a program at GIAL. The Financial Aid Packages will be awarded for the duration of a study program if the student continues to meet scholarship requirements. Should a student fail to meet scholarship requirements, any financial aid designated to the student in their financial aid package would be forfeited. Students taking a break in their degree completion to do research will need to reapply for financial aid when they return to complete their degree. Please confer with the Financial Aid Administrator if you have questions.
Students who are not planning to complete a degree or certificate may still apply for financial aid. They should understand, however, that preference will be given to those in a study program. Any financial aid given to students who are not enrolled in a program would be only for the term in which the application is submitted. A new application would need to be completed if the student plans to attend GIAL for more than one term.
General Terms and ConditionsGeneral terms and conditions of the award are listed below. The specific terms and conditions will be included with notification of a financial package on an individual basis. Student should contact the Dean of Students immediately upon receiving their individual notification if there is any possibility that they may violate the terms of the award. Failure to abide by the terms may jeopardize eligibility for awards in subsequent study periods.
Scholarships available through this application: The King’s Scholarship
- In order to qualify for a financial aid package from GIAL, students must maintain the following during their program of study in order to receive financial aid:
- Progress toward the completion of their program of study
- Full-time status
- 3.0 GPA or better, currently and cumulatively
- All awards are to contribute only towards tuition expenses.
- If there are other requirements for specific scholarships in a student’s financial package, those requirements must be met each successive term in order to receive the amount of that scholarship. For example, in order to continue receiving the Townsend Scholarship, students must also maintain an official relationship with a Bible translation organization. Any change in relationship could affect the scholarship and must be reported to the Dean of Students immediately.
- Students will be notified if they qualify for continued funding after completing each term.
- All financial aid will be administered according to GIAL’s nondiscriminatory equal opportunity policy.
- Scholarship recipients are responsible for meeting IRS requirements and obligations entailed by the receipt of scholarship funds. For any questions regarding the taxability and reporting requirements of this payment, please refer to IRS publication 970. Access to this publication is available at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf or by calling the IRS, at 1-800-829-3676, and requesting that they mail it to you.
- Scholarships must be submitted by April 1 for the fall term or October 1 for the Spring term.
The King’s Scholarship exists to encourage those who are facing financial needs, which could cause them to postpone their studies at GIAL or take a lighter load. Students will be asked to demonstrate financial need as part of the application. The amount of scholarship awards will be based on student need, academic load, academic achievement and the availability of funds, but will not exceed 50% of anticipated tuition expenses.
The Townsend Scholarship
The Townsend Scholarship Fund (TSF) offers financial assistance to qualified GIAL students who have demonstrated a commitment to a career devoted to Bible translation. The amount of scholarship awards will be based on enrollment in a specific program at GIAL, academic load, academic achievement and the availability of funds, but will not exceed 50% of anticipated tuition expenses.
The International Students Scholarship
The International Students Scholarship is open to qualified international students enrolled in one of the programs at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL). The amount of scholarship awards will be based on student need, academic load, academic achievement and the availability of funds and will usually be in the amount of $500 or less per term.
Payment PlanStudents are expected to pay all tuition, library, technology, language consultant and other fees upon registration each term. For students who are unable to do that, GIAL offers two additional payment options. Options B and C include an additional $25 processing fee for each payment.
Option A: At the time of registration
Option B: By the Session
When paying by the session, students will be responsible for paying for the tuition and fees incurred during that session. A payment under this option would be due on each registration day while the student is attending classes. Scholarships will not be applied until the full-time criteria is met, which will usually be session 4. Thus, when the scholarship is applied, the student may not need to make the final payment or the payment may be small or they may even receive a refund of funds previously paid.
Option C: By the Month
When paying by the month, students will be responsible for paying for 20% of their tuition and fees in 5 installments. If the student will be starting in Session 2, each installment will comprise 25% of the tuition and fees. The first payment will be due at registration and the remaining installments would be due on the first day of each month following until the entire bill has been paid. The scholarship payments will be applied prior to the monthly payments with the understanding that any changes to the program could result in loss of scholarship funds and the need to repay scholarship funds that had previously been granted to the student.
Submitting Financial Aid ApplicationsOnce you have completed and signed the Financial Aid Application, return it to:
GIAL Financial Aid Administrator
7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236