Financial Aid Policy
For which of you, wishing to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost, whether he has sufficient means to finish it?
The mission of the financial aid program at Regent University's School of Psychology & Counseling is to assist the maximum number of students in completing their education by using a combination of student, school, university, federal and community resources. The School of Psychology & Counseling assists approximately 80 percent of its student body with some type of institutional aid. The provision God has made for students through our institutional financial aid program is cause for celebration. Nevertheless, financing your education and living expenses will be one of the greatest challenges you will face. However, if God has called you, the challenge will provide an opportunity for God to show you His faithfulness while building your faith and deepening your relationship with Him.
The financial aid policies at Regent University are somewhat different from those at most colleges and universities. We encourage students to consider paying off outstanding debts before coming to Regent University, make maximum use of their own assets and resources in conjunction with the financial aid for which they qualify, and seek the Lord for wisdom regarding borrowing money to meet educational expenses.
Throughout the Bible, it is evidenced that the Lord uses our handling of personal finances as a measure of our trust and obedience to Him. There are over 700 direct references to money and wealth in addition to several hundred indirect references in Scripture. Three-fourths of Christ's parables deal specifically with stewardship and finances. This is an area of extreme importance to God. One thing is certain: if God has called you to Regent University and you are following His principles of money management, then God will supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Since scholarship funds are limited, it is important that students do not depend solely on these funds to cover tuition. In addition, students must meet the appropriate deadlines.