Today's service member and many veterans are eligible for some of the most significant funding options for higher education in a generation. Regent is recognized as a top military-friendly institution, and part of the reason behind that is generous financial assistance through a variety of sources. Popular programs our service members participate in include:
Tuition Assistance (TA) - geared toward current active-duty members based on service branch and other specialization eligibility requirements. These funds from the DoD can be paired with the Military Personnel Grant if you are eligible, up to the cost of tuition. Check with your Educational Service Officer (ESO) for eligibility details.
Active Duty & Veteran Military Personnel Grant - 25 percent discount of tuition cost. This award has been specifically designed for military personnel (veteran, active duty, reserve, or National Guard) pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in the School of Psychology & Counseling. This grant is to encourage military personnel who desire to pursue a graduate level degree within a Biblically based environment. This grant will assist personnel as they seek promotion or planning for a second career after military service. To be eligible, students must verify their current military status – veteran, active, reserve, or guard – by submitting required documetation to the University Financial Aid office. Students must send a copy of their DD-214, most recent LES or a copy of current orders by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 757-352-4118. Students who qualify for tuition benefits through the VA must utilize that funding and cannot participate in the SPC Military Grant program at the same time. This grant is not eligible to be combined with other scholarships or grants, with the exception of the Church Match Grant.
Post-9/11 GI Bill® - for eligible veterans and even some active duty personnel, these benefits can be combined with the Yellow Ribbon Program, of which Regent is a participating partner, which means a combined cost savings that covers most expenses for eligible service members. Reference the following scenarios for School of Psychology & Counseling students:
Note: The Yellow Ribbon Award is only for veterans. Active duty service members are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon award.
Military Spouse Discount - This discount has been specifically designed for spouses of active duty military personnel (active duty, reserve, or National Guard) pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in the School of Psychology & Counseling. This discount is to encourage military spouses who desire to pursue a graduate level degree within a Biblically based environment. The amount of the student's discount will be 15% off tuition. To be eligible, students must send a photocopy of their spouse’s LES (Leave and Earnings Statement) or active duty orders to the University Financial Aid office at email@example.com, to verify their current military dependent status, each semester for which they intend to use this benefit. This discount is not eligible to be combined with other scholarships or grants, with the exception of the Church Match Grant.
For more information about military benefits, opportunities and events, please visit the Military Affairs website. Important points of contact are:
Jessica Reid, VA Certifying Official at 757.352.4052, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Boisselle, Director of Military Affairs at 757.352.4757, email@example.com
"GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.