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Financing Your Education

Regent University and the School of Law are committed to recognizing and rewarding academic excellence. Regent Law awarded J.D. students over $6 million in scholarships and grants for the 2020-2021 academic year. Nearly 97 percent of our J.D. students receive financial aid in the form of Regent scholarships and grants. Regent Law students typically finance their law school education through a combination of personal and family resources, income from employment, educational loans, grants, and scholarship assistance. Additionally, some students secure on-campus graduate assistant positions to supplement their income. Access Law Financial Aid PDF.

Master of Arts in Law students with financial aid questions should contact Advising at 757.352.4385 or email advising@regent.edu.

Juris Doctor students with financial aid questions should contact the Office of Law Admissions & Financial Aid at 757.352.4584 or email lawschool@regent.edu with your student number or fill out a form below:

Military and Veteran Discounts: Regent Law values the service of military members and their families. Details regarding military discounts and other assistance can be found on the Military Admissions & Aid page and Dependent & Spouse Benefits page. Please note that military tuition discounts cannot be combined with merit-based scholarships—the larger scholarship or discount will be applied to the student’s account, but not both. Contact the Military Resource Center at 757.352.4757.

Tuition & Fees. Regent’s annual tuition is nearly $20,000 less than that of other private institutions (U.S. News & World Report, 2019-20). Additionally, students at Regent are typically eligible for generous scholarships and financial aid. You can view a complete breakdown of Regent Law tuition and fee rates here.

Other Expenses.  View the estimated indirect costs here to see an example of the total cost of attending law school. Use the AccessLex Student Loan Calculator to project student loan borrowing and monthly repayment obligations.

Regent University has many forms of financial aid available, including endowed scholarships, grants (such as Regent’s Church Match Grant), tuition discounts for military, and participation in the federal student loan program. Regent University-based scholarships, discounts and awards cannot be combined. If eligible for more than one award, Regent will award the highest scholarship amount. (Exceptions include the Church Match Grant and registration incentive discounts.) Visit the university’s Financial Aid website for information regarding these opportunities.

Endowed awards are provided to the law school as approved by the university on an annual basis. Award amounts, which are determined by the performance of the endowments, vary from year to year. Most endowments entail specific criterion, and the law school will give an award based on academic standing and demonstrated leadership. Endowments are typically awarded to continuing students and are non-renewable.

A number of scholarship funds have been endowed to the law school and may be awarded annually pending the earning performance of the endowment. Regent Law will select recipients based upon academic performance, spiritual and student leadership, and other criteria as described by each endowment. Most endowed awards require recipients to submit a letter of appreciation to the endowment donor(s); this information will be included in the award notification. Most endowed scholarships do not renew.

  • Resident of Central Florida with the intent to return to Central Florida to practice law
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full- or part-time, student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Preference given to a descendant or spouse of a graduate from the Regent Law Class of 1997
  • Secondary consideration given to a second-year, full-time student who achieved significant academic improvement during his/her first year
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Current FAFSA submission required
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Preference given to students with the following profile: sons of ministers or missionaries, homeschooled, and domiciled residents of Louisiana.
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full- or part-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Current FAFSA submission required
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full- or part-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Current FAFSA submission required
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time or part-time, student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preference is given to domiciled residents of Hampton Roads, Virginia
  • Current FAFSA submission required
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated interest in Con Law with special focus toward religious freedom, traditional family values and patriotic heritage
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Recipient is selected by the School of Law dean
  • Demonstrated interest in constitutional law
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Current FAFSA submission required

Robert F. and Sara M. Boyd Endowment Law Scholarship

  • Enrolled or accepted into an ABA accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2019 semester
  • Submitted the required information on or before Thursday, August 1, 2019
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Commitment to the pro-life cause and defense of religious liberties upon graduation as evidenced in a required one-page essay addressing the student’s experience, goals and worldview relating to these issues
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Current FAFSA submission required
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second- or third-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Awarded to an incoming or current law student in good academic standing who
    • Has overcome significant financial, personal, cultural, and educational obstacles to attend law school
    • Is committed to serving underprivileged and vulnerable communities during and after law school
    • Supports the mission of the Regent Hispanic Law Students Association
  • Priority will be given to Hispanic applicants, but all applicants will be considered
  • Demonstrated spiritual maturity and contribution to the law school or university community
  • Awarded to a second-year, full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Automatic renewal for the student’s third year as funds permit

The law school awards a variety of scholarships, grants, and endowments, which are listed below. Scholarships available for first-year students (1Ls) are based upon the entirety of the accepted student’s admissions file. Usually, one best award is made to students who qualify. All awards are made for the academic year for the fall and spring semesters. Typically, no awards are made for the summer semester.

All awards are made before the beginning of the academic year, which usually begins in August. Students who receive awards are notified via email. General and partnership awards are posted to student accounts automatically; no further action is needed. Endowed and named awards may require additional student action, which will be communicated via the notification email. Scholarships and grants cannot exceed the cost of tuition. However, federal financial aid allows for loan assistance for room, board, fees, books, and other expenses.

*Courses offered at our HILS host site in South Korea are not eligible for financial aid.

General law school awards are available to most students who satisfy specific award criterion. Funds are provided via the law school’s financial aid budget. Therefore, funding is limited and is typically exhausted by the beginning of the academic year. Most awards renew per the stated criterion.

  • Awarded to new J.D. students based upon academic merit, demonstrated leadership, and harmony of Christian mission
  • Award renews at the existing amount with a 2.0 GPA

If you do not qualify for DVA benefits, you may qualify for Regent Law’s military discount. Regent Law values the service of military members and their families. Details regarding military discounts and other assistance can be found on the Military Admissions & Aid page and Dependent & Spouse Benefits page. Contact the Military Resource Center at 757.352.4757.

  • Full-tuition scholarship
  • Awarded to new J.D. students whose applications demonstrate exceptional academic strength, leadership ability, and spiritual maturity
  • Award renews at the existing amount
  • Awarded to new J.D. students based upon academic merit, calling, and harmony of Christian mission
  • Typically ranges from $1,000 to $10,000
  • Award renews at the existing amount with a 2.0 GPA

AWARDED TO CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY (2LS AND 3LS)

Named awards entail very specific criterion and may require an essay and/or faculty recommendation. Named awards availability and amounts vary year to year, and recipients are selected by the law school.

  • Established through an endowment provided by the surviving family of Mrs. Jean B. James
  • Granted to a married student who is obedient to God’s call to a mid-career redirection
  • Candidates must be committed to a strong family life and demonstrate academic strength at the honors level, or significant academic improvement after one year of legal study at Regent University
  • Candidates should show significant professional promise as demonstrated in prior work experience or in other substantial endeavors before or during his/her first year at Regent
  • Nominations are encouraged from law faculty and administration
  • Selection will be determined by the James family
  • Award is non-renewable
  • Established in memory of John W. McCormick, one of the founding faculty members of Regent University School of Law
  • Given to a law student who consistently demonstrates a characteristic love for Christ and service to others that so permeated the life of John W. McCormick
  • Preference is given to a married student
  • Granted annually to a student who demonstrates the qualities of servant leadership and perseverance in his/her academic, church and family responsibilities based upon Matthew 20:26-28, Hebrews 12:1-2 and Philippians 3:12-14
  • Application essay should be in response to: how do you press and reach for the upward call of God in your personal Christian walk and service to others (per the scriptures noted above) while fulfilling the demands of law school
  • A nomination by a member of the law school faculty or administration is required
  • Selection will be determined by the donors
  • Award is non-renewable

Outside Scholarships are typically available for students affiliated with an organization, company, community, and/or church, which may be a good resource for financial assistance. Please note that the publication of a scholarship opportunities below does not imply the funding entity or the scholarship opportunity is endorsed by Regent University or Regent Law.

Regent Law does not participate in the Work Study Program though limited student employment (graduate assistant) opportunities may be found via Human Resources and the Student Financial Aid Office. Full-time JD students may work up to 20 hours per week.

You can learn more about the financial aid process and frequently asked questions here. For a timeline on completing required documents and verifications, please view the Financial Aid Calendar.

In addition to a student’s financial aid award, Regent University students may participate in the Title IV federally guaranteed student loan program offering the Unsubsidized Stafford loan up to a predetermined amount per academic year and the Grad PLUS loan offering up to the full cost of attendance. The cost of attendance covers tuition, fees, and a modest living allowance while in law school. Students may apply for federal loans as of January 1 each year by submitting the FAFSA and selecting Regent University. Assistance with FAFSA and Loan Adjustment Forms are also available to students as they go through the process.

Eligibility for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loan is based upon the student’s default history on prior student loans; while eligibility for the federal Grad PLUS loan is based upon whether a student has adverse credit history. Therefore, students are strongly advised to examine current credit reports and to correct any issues found therein to ensure eligibility for federal loans prior to attending law school. Look here for information on the Verification Process. For additional information regarding federal loans, please contact the University Central Financial Aid Office at 757.352.4125.

Incoming students are automatically considered for law scholarships and grants based upon their admission file and do not need to complete a separate financial aid application. Scholarships do not stack, but students are awarded the highest and best award for which they are eligible. Generally, scholarships and grants are not available for the summer term. However, federal loans are available for summer classes as long as the student is enrolled in at least 3 summer credit hours.

For continuing law students, financial aid awards are assessed annually after spring grades are released. Scholarships and grants are presumed to renew at the existing level each year assuming all renewal criteria are met, including remaining as a student in good academic and disciplinary standing, and that the student does not qualify for a higher award.

For financial aid purposes, an international student with permanent residence status (a green card) is considered an immigrant and is eligible for U.S. federal and private loans. A non-immigrant international student (not a permanent resident) is not eligible for U.S. federal loans. Both immigrant and non-immigrant international students will be considered for law school scholarships and grants. International students may refer to the university web pages for further information: www.regent.edu/admissions/international/#app.