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Financial Aid

Even if you never apply for financial aid, 30% of the cost of your Regent education has already been paid for by generous donors.

As a private, transdenominational school, we do not receive any government or denominational support. This means that we must rely on tuition and the generosity of donors to run our programs.

We do our best to make our programs affordable through scholarships, employment opportunities, and financial aid.

We have several different types of aid that our donors make possible.

Scholarships, bursaries, and awards offered through Regent College

  • Scholarships and awards are financial aid benefits that are named and awarded to a student who meets specific criteria. In order to qualify for these benefits, you must send in the Financial Aid application and supporting documents to the Financial Aid office by the deadline for the term in which you are applying.

  • Bursaries are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and are subject to availability after these dates: 
    Fall Term: February 1
    Winter Term: August 1

Browse available scholarships, bursaries, and awards

Fine print

To qualify for financial aid, you must:

  • be officially admitted to the College by the Admissions Office before the financial aid application deadline (applications for both admission and financial aid may be submitted at the same time)
  • not be on academic probation (see the Academic Information section of the Academic Catalogue)
  • meet any additional criteria required by the individual award you’re applying for

What aid can be spent on:

The funds from scholarships and bursaries may only be used toward the tuition for on-campus courses taken for credit.

The funds cannot be used to pay: 1) other fees; 2) tuition for distance education courses; 3) tuition for audited courses.

The funds should be declared as taxable income when filing your income tax. All non-Canadian students should apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN)  upon arrival in order to receive tuition receipts for tax purposes.

Any unused funds at the end of the academic year revert to the College.


Upcoming financial aid deadlines

August 1, 2013 for Winter 2014 only
February 1, 2014 for Fall 2014 

You can still submit an application for admission, even if you miss the financial aid deadline. Some financial aid benefits are available throughout the year. Contact your Admissions Counsellor for more information.


Other types of financial aid

Government student loans

Canadian and American students may apply for government loans:

Working part-time

You may be able to reduce or eliminate the need for a loan by working part-time. Many students find part-time work for themselves, and many spouses find part-time or full-time work.

Please note, however, that it is not realistic to expect to meet tuition and living expenses from part-time work alone. Employment while studying should be viewed as supplementary to your overall financial plan. Be aware that there are various restrictions on the type of employment foreign students can take on.

Visit our Student Employment page for more information.

External awards from donors

An external award is a donation from outside the College to cover some or all of the tuition and fees of a specific student. The donor could be an individual, an organization, or a church. The donor can pay support directly into your Regent account; these funds will be used for tuition and fees unless otherwise specified in writing by the donor.

Cheques should be made out to Regent College with an accompanying letter identifying you as the student to receive the support. Such donations are not tax deductible for the donor (only non-designated donations to the College are tax deductible).

If you are receiving support from an organization, you are required to declare this as income for tax purposes. If you are receiving support from an individual, you do not need to declare this as income (these are considered to be private gifts).

Scholarships and bursaries from other sources

We also encourage you to investigate outside sources of financial support. We advertise external scholarships on the Financial Aid notice board at Regent. You may also research scholarship sources through your local library. The Graduate Scholarship Book and The Directory of Financial Aid for Women are both good resources. Koerner Library on the UBC campus has a large section on scholarship searches.

We have compiled a list of some of the available external award possibilities, as well as websites that you may use to search for further awards: