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Your education is among your most important investments, preparing you for far-reaching personal and professional dividends. The School of Education is pleased to offer a variety of ways to assist you with financing your graduate degree. Below you will find our tuition; current student financial aid scenarios; and several aid opportunities including merit scholarships, grants, loans and tuition assistance programs.

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Priority for scholarships, awards and grants is given to individuals who have a complete application submitted by the following dates (respective to each semester start).

  • Fall Semester: August 1st
  • Spring Semester: December 1st
  • Summer Semester: April 1st

Note: In addition to these financial aid resources, we encourage you to conduct personal research on other private scholarship opportunities.

Education Pays

If you are looking to advance your career and increase your earning potential, it has been proven time and again that a higher degree is the optimal route to professional success.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median weekly earnings in 2013 totaled $1,329 for those with a master's and $1,623 for those with a doctorate, compared with $1,108 for those with a bachelor's degree only. Moreover, individuals with graduate degrees have a significantly lower unemployment rate.

Regent's online and hybrid master's, specialist and doctoral degrees can give you the edge you need to move ahead in your career. Contact us today to find out how to get started.

2013-2014 Tuition & Fees (Academic Year)

Tuition per Degree Level / Program

Cost per Credit Hour*

Master of Education

$675

Educational Specialist

$750

Doctor of Education

$870

Doctor of Philosophy

$870

Career Switcher

$235

Non-degree*

$200

Graduate Student Fees

Cost

Library Orientation

$50

Blackboard Orientation

$50

Technology Fee

$250 per term

Education Technology Fee (Career Switchers only)

$250

Education Technology Fee (Reading Specialist only)

$590

Education Technology Fee (Special Education only)

$560

Parking Fee (on-campus students only)

$100 per term

COGS Fee (on-campus students only)

$20 (fall & spring)

*Non-degree students are ineligible for financial aid.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

 

Current Student Scenarios

Following you will find two current student aid scenarios, one at the master's level and one at the doctoral level. We offer these scenarios as examples of how Regent students may combine aid opportunities to minimize their out of pocket expense and loan amounts.

 

Latisha (28)

Grafton, VA

Individual Income: $43,000

M.Ed.TESOL

Anthony (55)

Virginia Beach, VA

Family Income: $55,000

Doctor of Education

Yearly Tuition

$12,150
(Fall/Spring/Summer)

$17,400
(Fall/Spring/Summer)

Dean's Scholarship

$3,168

n/a

Employer Reimbursement

n/a

$2,000

TEACH Grant

$4,000

n/a

Federal Loan

$4,982

$8,500

Total out of Pocket*

$0

$6,900

*Note: Student could take additional loans to finance remaining expenses.

 

General Aid

Aid Information

Deadline

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Value: Up to $20,500 per year

Description: Fill out the FAFSA to find out if you qualify for federal aid. Apply online for quick results. Regent FAFSA code: 030913. Don't forget to apply for a pin. Find out more information about FAFSA and other loans.

June 30
(for online app)

Church Matching Grant

Value: Up to $1,500 per semester
Description: Regent University will match, dollar-for-dollar, a recognized church or ministry's contribution to a student's tuition (up to $750 per semester). Find out more.

N/A

Corporate Partners

Value: 25% off tuition
Description: Regent University maintains corporate partnerships with various for-profit and nonprofit organizations that seek educational benefits for their employees as well as access to the significant research and consulting resources available through the university. Find out more.

This scholarship/discount may not be combined with other school-based or University-based aid with the exception of the church-matching grant.

N/A

Dean's Scholarship

Value: Up to 25% off tuition

Description: The Dean's Scholarship is awarded by the admissions committee to master's admitted students, based on merit. The scholarship ranges from 10 to 25 percent of the total tuition cost. To apply, check the box on the application that asks if you are interested in financial aid. The following items are required for consideration.

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • ETS Criterion Writing Score of 4 or higher
  • Highly Recommended on Recommendation Letters
  • Resume documenting professional experience

This scholarship/discount may not be combined with other school-based or University-based aid with the exception of the church-matching grant.

N/A

Emerging Leaders Scholarship

Value: 50% off tuition

Applicants interested in competing for the Emerging Leader scholarship should submit a completed application and all supporting documents by the required deadline dates – respective to each semester start. One Emerging Leader Scholarship awardee will be chosen each semester and will receive a 50 percent scholarship.
Learn more and apply >>

This scholarship/discount may not be combined with other school-based or University-based aid with the exception of the church-matching grant.

Fall -

August 1


Spring - December 1


Summer - April 1

Employer Reimbursement Deferment

Value: Varies
Description: If your employer provides you with a tuition reimbursement benefit, you may be able to defer payment for a given semester until the fourth Friday of the following semester. Find out more.

N/A

Project Bridges Scholarship

Value: 25% off tuition
Description: The School of Education offers a 25% scholarship to any member of Project Bridges. In order to receive this scholarship, qualified accepted applicants will require a letter from their pastor indicating they are members in good standing and a letter from Project Bridges indicating the church is a member church.

This scholarship/discount may not be combined with other school-based or University-based aid with the exception of the church-matching grant.

N/A

Regent University Undergraduate Alumni Discount

Value: Up to $500 per semester
Description: Qualified College of Arts & Sciences alums ready to pursue their Regent graduate degree can enjoy special scholarships and other benefits—available exclusively to Regent undergraduates. Learn how you can receive a $500 scholarship each semester as well as other benefits. Learn more.

N/A

Selig Fellowship Program

Value: Full scholarship and stipend

Description: The major purpose of the Selig Fellowship Program is to afford promising doctoral students the opportunity to work with outstanding faculty supervisors in an attempt to strengthen the fellow's development as a scholar while supporting the research agenda of supervisors. Find out more.

May 1

Tuition Installment Plan (TIP)
Pay tuition in monthly installments. Find out more.

N/A

University-Wide Scholarships

Value: Varies

Description: The application is available in January each year for the award year beginning the following August. Make sure to check the “Yes, please consider me for any financial aid opportunities” box on your Application for Admission. Also be sure to complete the online application.

March 2

Virginia Wesleyan Scholarship

Value: 25% off tuition

Description: Regent University's Graduate School of Education (SOE) is providing a 25 percent tuition discount to any Virginia Wesleyan College (VWC) education graduate who applies and is accepted to one of three master's programs. Learn more >>

March 2

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Current K-12 Educators

Aid Information

Deadline

Christian Educators Association International

Value: 25% off tuition
Description:
Through our partnership with CEAI, the School of Education offers a 25% tuition discount to any current CEAI member that is accepted to and enrolled in any master's or doctoral degree-seeking program. Proof of membership required. Applicants must have obtained membership at least six months prior to submitting their application.

This scholarship/discount may not be combined with other school-based or University-based aid with the exception of the church-matching grant.

N/A

Christian School Educators Discount

Value: 25% off tuition
Description:
The School of Education offers a 25 percent tuition discount to any current educator employed at a Christian School and applying to either the Christian School concentration of the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction or the M.Ed. in Christian School Administration. Click here to learn about eligibility requirements.

This scholarship/discount may not be combined with other school-based or University-based aid with the exception of the church-matching grant.

N/A

Teach Grant

Value: Up to $4,000 per year
Description:
The federal TEACH Grant Program awards grants to students who intend to teach. The grant will provide up to $4,000 a year in grant aid to undergraduates and graduate students. In turn, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a school serving low-income students for at least four academic years within eight years of completing the program of study for which you received the grant. Learn more>>

N/A

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Licensure Program Applicants

Aid Information

Deadline

Teach Grant

Value: Up to $4,000 per year
Description:
The federal TEACH Grant Program awards grants to students who intend to teach. The grant will provide up to $4,000 a year in grant aid to undergraduates and graduate students. In turn, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a school serving low-income students for at least four academic years within eight years of completing the program of study for which you received the grant. Learn more>>

N/A

Troops to Teachers

Value: Varies
Description:
Troops-to-Teachers provides Referral Assistance and Placement services to military personnel interested in beginning a second career in public education as a teacher. The DANTES Troops-to-Teachers office will help applicants identify teacher certification requirements, programs leading to certification and employment opportunities. Programs eligible for Troops-to-Teachers funding are the Career Switcher, Elementary Education, and Special Education. Find out more information.

 

Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP)

Value: $2,000 per year
Description:
These loans are for students that choose to enroll in approved teacher preparation programs in identified critical shortage teaching areas; minority students may be enrolled in any teaching area. Upon employment in a critical shortage area, $2,000 is forgiven from each loan for each year the recipient teaches in the public schools of Virginia. Find out more.

May 15

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Special Education Program Applicants

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Aspiring Educator Scholarship Program and open to applicants who are working towards a degree in one of the following fields. Application deadline is November 1, 2013.

  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Audiology
  • Autism
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist
  • Developmental Cognitive Disabilities
  • Emotional Behavior Disorder (K-12)
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disability (K-12)
  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Physical Therapy
  • School Psychologist
  • Severe/Profound Disabilities
  • Social Worker
  • Special Education (Birth – 12)
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Therapy
  • Visual Impairment

For more information, visit the Aspiring Educator Scholarship Program website or email scholarship@teachers-teachers.com.

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Higher Education Professionals

Aid Information

Deadline

Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)

Value: 25% off tuition
Description:
A 25% scholarship is available to any CCCU employee  or employee of a CCCU member school that is accepted to and enrolled in the M.Ed. in Student Affairs, Ed.D., or Ph.D. program. (To qualify, a copy of your college/CCCU ID should be submitted with your admissions application.)

This scholarship/discount may not be combined with other school-based or University-based aid with the exception of the church-matching grant.

N/A

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Military (Active Duty, Veteran, and Spouses)

Aid Information

Deadline

Veteran & Active Duty Military Scholarship

Value: 25% off tuition
Description:
The School of Education offers a 25% scholarship to all active duty military personnel and military veterans that are accepted into a School of Education degree seeking program. (To qualify, active duty military must submit a copy of their Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) with the admissions application. Veterans must submit a copy of the veteran's DD-214 with the admissions application.)

This scholarship/discount may not be combined with other school-based or University-based aid with the exception of the church-matching grant.

N/A

Military Spouse Scholarship

Value: 15% off tuition
Description: The School of Education offers a 15% scholarship to all military spouses (active duty and veteran) that are accepted into a School of Education degree seeking program. (To qualify, active duty military spouses must submit a copy of their spouse's Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) with the admissions application. Veteran spouses must submit a copy of their spouse's DD-214 with the admissions application.)

This scholarship/discount may not be combined with other school-based or University-based aid with the exception of the church-matching grant.

N/A

MyCAA

Value: Up to $4,000
Description: Unofficially referred to as Spouse Tuition Assistance, the Department of Defense recently expanded Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program can provide up to $4,000 of Financial Assistance for military spouses. Learn more.

N/A

Troops to Teachers

Value: Varies
Description:
Troops-to-Teachers provides Referral Assistance and Placement services to military personnel interested in beginning a second career in public education as a teacher. The DANTES Troops-to-Teachers office will help applicants identify teacher certification requirements, programs leading to certification and employment opportunities. Programs eligible for Troops-to-Teachers funding are the Career Switcher, Elementary Education, and Special Education. Find out more information.

 

Yellow Ribbon & Veterans' Benefits

Value: up to $17,500 per year

Description: Regent University is pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program). Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program and all military benefits.

N/A

Army ROTC

Value: Varies
Description:
Regent University is proud to join forces with the Army ROTC at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.  With this joint agreement, School of Education students can take courses toward a Regent University degree while fulfilling their Army ROTC commitment with Old Dominion University.  Students desiring to attend Regent on an Army graduate scholarship first apply to Regent for admission, then to Army ROTC at ODU for the graduate scholarship. For more information on joining Army ROTC, click here.

 

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