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Scholarships for On-Campus Students

The choice to pursue a degree in higher education is one of the most important decisions you can make. Finding an institution that matches your high academic standards and fits within your budget is equally important. As you consider how to afford college, we want to help. Regent University offers affordable Christian degrees without sacrificing quality.

You will find the cost of attendance for Regent University to be very reasonable. Not only is our tuition approximately one-half of the national average for private institutions according to the CollegeBoard, there are many Regent University scholarship options widely available for undergraduate students who qualify. At Regent, we strive to provide you with the best learning environment possible, effectively preparing you for the journey ahead.


Tuition Rate

Tuition Rate AY 2020-21Cost
Student enrolled in 12-18 credit hours per semester$8,610
Student enrolled in less than 12 credit hours per semester$574/credit hour*
Student enrolled in more than 18 credit hours per semester$8,490 plus $574 per additional credit hour

Award decisions are determined automatically using academic information gathered during the admissions process. A separate award application for merit scholarship consideration is not required.

Incoming Freshmen
Regent University offers generous academic merit scholarships to each freshman applicant with fewer than 15 transferrable college credits completed after high school graduation.

Average academic profiles and associated merit scholarships for a previous incoming freshman class are included below. Please note that an inability to submit SAT/ACT/CLT does not hinder your admissions decision or merit scholarship consideration.

Scholarship & AmountHigh School GPASAT CompositeACT Composite
Founder’s Scholarship ($9,000)4.0125029
Trustee’s Scholarship ($8,000)3.94118025
Honors Scholarship ($7,000)3.65103023
Achievement Award ($5,000)3.16100020
Royals Award ($2,000)3.0095018

Listed award amounts are annual totals. Awards are split between fall and spring semesters and are unavailable during the optional summer semester.

Incoming Transfer StudentsTransfer merit scholarships are based on a student’s cumulative GPA at the time of admission. The cumulative GPA includes academic information from all of a student’s prior coursework at all institutions they attended. Academic information will be formatted into a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship NameAward AmountEligibility Range (cumulative GPA)
Founder’s Transfer Scholarship$6,0003.75 – 4.0
Trustee’s Transfer Scholarship$5,0003.5 – 3.74
Honors Transfer Scholarship$4,0003.0 – 3.49
Achievement Transfer Award$2,0002.50 – 2.99

Updated test scores or GPAs received prior to July 1st can be used to re-evaluate a student’s merit award on a case-by-case basis initiated by an appeal submitted by the student.

  • An eligible student may receive an award up to $1,000 annually.
  • An eligible student will have been inducted into PTK prior to admission into Regent’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).
  • An eligible student will meet a cumulative 3.0 GPA requirement determined at the time of CAS admission. GPAs will be calculated from a thorough review of all prior college work.
  • Award renewals require a cumulative 3.0 GPA maintenance at Regent University.

Scholar’s weekend offers hard-working high school students the opportunity to compete for exclusive full and partial scholarships, which includes our Dean’s Scholarship (full tuition plus room). Invitations to Scholars Weekend are extremely competitive and spots are limited, but we encourage all qualified high school students to apply. In addition to being admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences, eligible students must complete an additional application to attend the event.

Invitation to Scholar’s Weekend involves a review of a wide range of information; however, the typical attendee has an academic profile that includes a combination of:

  1. A High School GPA OF 3.8 or higher, and
  2. One of the following test scores:
    1. An SAT score (Verbal & Math only) of 1200 or higher, or
    2. An ACT Composite score of 28 or higher.

For more detailed information and access to the Scholar’s Weekend application, please go to the Scholar’s Weekend web page.

Regent University is pleased to award two scholarships to National Merit Scholarship Finalists and Semi-finalists in recognition of their achievement.

National Merit Finalist

National Merit Finalists are eligible to receive a 100% tuition scholarship from Regent University. This award does not apply to fees and/or student housing.

Disbursement requires the maintenance of a 3.3 GPA and full-time enrollment.

National Merit Semi-finalist

National Merit Semi-finalist are eligible to receive a $10,000 tuition scholarship from Regent University. This award does not apply to fees and/or student housing.

Disbursement requires the maintenance of a 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment.

  • Need-based grants are determined automatically if a student has submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Financial need is determined using a combination of FAFSA information and University-set parameters.
  • Award amounts will vary depending on University-determined financial need
  • Financial need and need-based grants are re-evaluated each year after students submit a new FAFSA application. If you receive a need-based grant, it can and will change annually depending on your FAFSA-determined EFC (Expected Family Contribution).

NOTE: CAS strongly encourages all students to complete the FAFSA in order to ensure the most accurate review of financial aid eligibility. Students who opt out of completing the FAFSA will not be considered for Regent University’s need-based grants.

INVESTMENT GRANT – the only grant automatically calculated for each student off of the FAFSA.
This grant is designed to cover gaps between financial aid availability and pre-determined estimates of individual financial need. If you receive a scholarship, grant, book voucher or additional form of gift aid funded by Regent University your Investment Grant award will be reduced by the amount of your new Regent University funded award. If you receive gift aid from a source other than Regent University your existing Investment Grant award will only be reduced as mandated by the terms & conditions of the new award. Standard award stipulations commonly include limitations on what the funds can be used to cover (tuition only, or up to the students cost of attendance).

Regent University matches your church or ministry’s contribution to your education, dollar-for-dollar, up to $750 per semester. For fall and spring enrollment, this means you may be eligible to receive $1,500 from Regent University in conjunction with your church or ministry’s gift!

  • An eligible student will receive an award of $500 annually split between fall and spring semesters.
  • An eligible student must be:
    • The grandchild, child, or sibling of a CBN or Regent University alumnus
      • Individuals are considered alumni if they have graduated and received a degree from CBN or Regent University
  • Award renewal requires the maintenance of good academic standing as noted in the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • An eligible student will receive an award of $500 annually split between fall and spring semesters.
  • An eligible student will be one of the following:
    • An HSLDA member
    • A dependent child of an HSLDA member
    • A spouse of an HSLDA member
  • Award renewals require the maintenance of good academic standing as noted in the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • HSLDA Award Verification Form
  • A generous on-campus undergraduate tuition scholarship is available to the NCFCA Champion in each of the following categories:
    • Team Policy (including Speaker)
    • Apologetics
    • Biblical Presentation
    • Biographical Narrative
    • Duo Interpretation
    • Extemporaneous
    • Illustrated Oratory
    • Impromptu
    • Informative Speaking
    • Lincoln Douglas
    • Moot Court (including Best Advocate)
    • Open Interpretation
    • Original Interpretation
    • Persuasive Speaking
    • Speech Sweepstakes
  • Please reach out to your Enrollment Counselor for additional details and specifications on the scholarship.
  • An eligible student will receive a reduced tuition rate of $250 per credit hour.
  • An eligible student will be:
    • College Program Army and Navy ROTC students
  • For students interested in the NROTC Preparatory Program (NPP), please visit here.
  • An eligible student will receive a reduced tuition rate of $250 per credit hour.
  • An eligible student will be one of the following:
    • A current officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or United States Public Health Service.
      • An eligible officer will e-mail a copy of their Leave and Earning Statement (LES) or Statement of Service to faforms@regent.edu or fax it to 757.352.4118
    • A former officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or United States Public Health Service.
  • An eligible student will receive an award of $500 annually split between fall and spring semesters.
  • An eligible student will be a graduate with an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. of a Virginia Community College.
  • An eligible Virginia Community College is one that is part of the Virginia Community College System.
  • Award renewals require the maintenance of good academic standing as noted in the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • An eligible student will receive an award of $500 annually split between fall and spring semesters.
  • An eligible student will be a graduate with an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. of a North Carolina Community College.
  • An eligible North Carolina Community College is one that is part of the North Carolina Community College System.
  • Award renewals require the maintenance of good academic standing as noted in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Important Information

  • Award options listed on this page are for new students who enroll for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Award renewals will occur automatically each year after the conclusion of the spring term for subsequent academic years.
  • Combinability of awards varies depending on a student’s award package, enrollment, charges, and financial need. In some cases, full-semester students may combine up to three (3) Regent-funded awards or a maximum of $1,500 of university-funded gift aid in addition to their Merit-based scholarships (Phi Theta Kappa included).
  • Typically, all scholarships and grants are awarded for only fall and spring semesters
  • All scholarships and grants pay toward tuition only.
  • Award consideration requires admission into one of Regent University’s undergraduate degree programs.
  • Award decisions are determined by information gathered during the admissions process and may require additional documentation; applicants will receive confirmation requests from the Financial Aid Office.
  • For maximum award consideration, please complete the FAFSA, which becomes available in January of the year prior to your expected term of enrollment.

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