Reaching your educational and career goals while maximizing your financial aid starts here. By completing the steps to apply for financial aid outlined here, you can help make earning your degree more affordable. The Regent University financial aid team will work closely with you to design a package that is best for your situation, including federal, state, private and school-funded types of financial aid. Thanks to our variety of robust financial aid plans, we’re ready to lend a hand as you step into your future at Regent. Let us walk you through the financial aid application process.
Learn more about the financial aid process with this Steps-to-Aid Checklist.
How To Get Financial Aid
Follow the steps below to apply for financial aid. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Timeline: Once you submit your FAFSA it will take approximately 4-7 business days before the Financial Aid Office will receive a copy of it.
Visit Genisys for Steps 2 and 3 of Your Financial Aid Application:
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From the Genisys Main Menu select the links for:
Timeline: Once you submit all of your document requirements it will take approximately 3-5 business days for the Financial Aid Office to finalize your awards.
Check your email often for financial aid status alerts and opt in to receive text message alerts regarding your financial aid status and required documents. To opt in, visit Genisys and select the options for Personal Information>Text Messaging Opt-in/out.
From the Genisys Main Menu select the links for:
A promissory note is required from all first-time direct loan borrowers. Generally, it is defined as a document signed and submitted by a borrower to a lender wherein the borrower agrees to repay the loan. The note should include disclosure statements regarding terms and conditions of the loan and repayment. For more detailed information on promissory notes and how to complete them, please review our resource on Master Promissory Notes (MPN).
Timeline: After you accept your loan offers it will take approximately 24-48 hours for your MPN to become available for you to complete. Note: The MPN for the 2017-2018 academic year will not be available until July 1.
View Your Billing Account Summary in Genisys:
(Amount due, fees and the date and amount of your refund)
Important Contact Information:
Submitting the FAFSA on the web is the fastest way to apply for federal student aid. You will get your result 7 to 14 days faster than if you mail in a paper application. This page has been designed to help you in understanding FAFSA and submitting the FAFSA on the web. Please read the tips before you submit the FAFSA on the web. You can connect to the FAFSA on the web at the bottom of this page. Regent University’s FAFSA school code is 030913.
All students filing out a FAFSA on the web need to first request an FSA ID. The FSA ID is the identifier to let you access personal information in various U.S. Department of Education systems. The FSA ID is required to submit the online Renewal FAFSA or to make online corrections to your FAFSA.
Q: Does it matter if I type my answers in upper-or lowercase letter?
A: No. All letters will be converted to uppercase when you submit your FAFSA.
Q: Should I leave financial questions blank, enter 0 (zero) or N/A?
A: If a financial question doesn’t apply to you, you can either leave it blank or enter 0 (zero). Do not type N/A into the answer field.
Q: If my answer to a financial question includes cents, do I round off to the nearest dollar, or do I include cents in my answer? What about commas?
A: No. Do not enter a decimal point or cents. Instead, round off your answer to the nearest dollar and type in this amount. Do not enter commas.
How to Get Financial Aid
As a financial aid applicant you will need to submit various forms to determine your eligibility, apply for a scholarship or appeal an ineligible status. Most forms are academic year specific, so please select the appropriate academic year below.
How to Submit Your Forms
As a financial aid applicant you will need to submit various forms to determine your eligibility, apply for a scholarship or appeal an ineligible status. Most forms can be returned electronically, or via fax or email. However, some financial aid forms and documents require original signatures and must be mailed or hand delivered to:
Student Financial Aid
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
FERPA Waiver Form
Regent University will not release an enrolled student’s financial information to their parents/guardians or another third party unless the student has completed and submitted a FERPA Waiver Form to the Registrar’s Office allowing us to do so.
To qualify for federal financial aid a student must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP). Federal financial aid includes federal loans, the Pell Grant, and theTEACH Grant.
SAP for financial aid is monitored on two standards:
Please select the semester and session start date that is applicable to your enrollment plans.
Attention: Beginning Spring 2018, financial aid refunds will be issued after the 100% add/drop period, approximately 17 days after the first day of class.