A high-quality Christian education from Regent is a wise investment. Our financial aid team works closely with you to design an aid package that best fits your situation, including federal, state, private and school-funded scholarships to help pay for college. Your dream of a college education is within your reach — let us help you complete your student financial aid process.
Below are some ways we are helping to make college more affordable. Explore these federal, state, private and institutional aid opportunities:
Regent offers a number of scholarships through the College of Arts & Sciences. We encourage you to apply for these scholarships, where applicable.
Scholarships & Grants
Award decisions are determined automatically using academic information gathered during the admissions process. A separate award application for merit scholarship consideration is not required.
Regent University calculates an “Academic Index,” based solely on a combination of high school GPAs and SAT/ACT/CLT test scores, for each applicant with fewer than 15 transferable college credits. Incoming freshman with more than 15 transferable credits from dual enrollment, AP, or IB coursework during high school will also receive an academic index.
Average academic profiles and associated merit scholarships for a previous incoming freshman class were:
|Scholarship & Amount||High School GPA||SAT Composite||ACT Composite|
|Founder’s Scholarship ($9,000)||4.0||1250||29|
|Trustee’s Scholarship ($8,000)||3.94||1180||25|
|Honors Scholarship ($7,000)||3.65||1030||23|
|Achievement Award ($5,000)||3.16||1000||20|
|Royals Award ($2,000)||3.00||950||18|
Listed award amounts are annual totals. Awards are split between fall and spring semesters and are unavailable during the optional summer semester.
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!
For Honors Program consideration, you must be an accepted student to Regent for the fall semester. Your Honors Program application must be completed by March 31 for consideration preceding the semester of desired entry. Other requirements: You must be a high school senior to apply, with these minimum academic achievements: 1250 SAT, 3.7 High School GPA.
Honors Program benefits include:
Students must be formally admitted to the program in order to participate. Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Bachelor of Applied Science degree students, IDS students, Nursing students, and students participating in Fast-Track degrees (3-year completion) are not eligible to participate in this program. Also, the Honors Program is not available online. Honors students will be required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Dependent children of active-duty military service members or honorably discharged veterans and retirees may be eligible for a $1,000 award per year.
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.
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).
Note: Regent University reserves the right to change or alter any scholarship requirements, deadlines or award amounts.
The U.S. Department of Education awards about $150 billion a year in financial aid through grants, student loans and other programs. Some federal aid is gift aid, or grants, that do not need to be paid back; while other aid consists of student loans that must be repaid. To be considered for federal aid, you must complete the FAFSA.
State aid is funded by your state of residence. Regent accepts all state aid, but options for out-of-state students can be limited. Typically, states provide aid to encourage residents to pursue education within their home state, but some out-of-state aid is available.
Find contacts for your state to learn about financial aid for out-of-state students.
Private aid is aid funded by an external organization. This aid can be in the form of scholarships, loans or grants to help pay for college.
Private grants and scholarships are typically considered as gift aid that you will not be required to repay. Many grants and scholarships can be combined, so apply for as many as you can. There are thousands of options available, but some will have very specific eligibility criteria.
Private loans are based on your credit history and must be repaid. Students are encouraged to avoid taking out private loans if possible because these loans usually have higher interest rates and are not eligible for federal repayment plan options.
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.
Follow These Steps to 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. 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: