Our financial aid program aims to make Regent more accessible to students from every background.
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Studying at Regent College is a great investment, but we understand it can be costly. Regent offers financial assistance to full-time students on the bases of both financial need and merit. We seek to fulfill two main goals when distributing financial aid:
- Fairness to all students;
- Striking an equitable balance between offering awards that are substantial enough to make a real difference for recipients, and offering awards to as many students as possible.
While each incoming class is different, in recent years Regent has been able to offer awards to approximately two-thirds of financial aid applicants.
Financial Aid Policies During COVID-19
Due to the increased challenges facing students at this time, Regent is modifying its policy regarding eligibility for financial aid from the College. For Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, the threshold for financial aid eligibility has been lowered from 9 to 6 credit hours per term.
- Students who take 6 credit hours will be eligible for a pro-rated amount equalling two-thirds of the financial aid they would normally receive for the term. This allows students to receive the same amount of financial assistance per credit hour while reducing their course load.
- Students who receive this pro-rated amount of financial aid in the Fall and/or Winter term will be eligible to receive the balance of their original financial aid amount if they take 6 credit hours in Spring/Summer 2021. This allows students to receive their full financial aid amount for the year while spreading their credit hours over three terms rather than two.
Note that this does not change the eligibility for student loans or the definition of "full-time student" for other purposes.
Regent's Financial Aid and Scholarship Process
Paying for grad school can be stressful, but the process of asking for help shouldn’t be. You can apply for financial aid for the entire length of your program at Regent in one simple step. Once you fill out an online application form:
- You’ll be considered for every award available to incoming students. You don’t need to worry about applying for multiple scholarships separately, or about missing out on funds you didn’t know you qualified for. Our team will do the work of determining your eligibility for dozens of specific scholarships and bursaries, as well as general financial aid.
You’ll find out how much financial aid you can expect for the anticipated length of your program. As long as you continue to qualify for financial aid from Regent (see details below), you can plan on a steady amount of funding throughout your journey with us. Financial aid awards take the form of an annual amount available for up to the following number of years:
- Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies: 1 year
- Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS): 2 years
- Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS): 3 years
- Master of Divinity (MDiv): 4 years
- Master of Theology (ThM): 1 year
Information for MALTS Students
Financial aid availability to MALTS students comes primarily through the Leadership, Theology, and Society Scholarship. This award covers 50% of the tuition for the recipient's third and fourth residencies at Regent College (roughly equivalent to the second year of the program), including their Capstone Retreat.
Students interested in MALTS are encouraged to submit a Financial Aid Application. For further information about paying for the MALTS program, please see this FAQ page.
Financial Aid and Other Funding
Most students rely on a combination of funding sources to pay for their tuition and living expenses while studying at Regent. See the other pages in this section for information about Canada and US student loans and other sources of funding, such as part-time work and external awards. Click here to learn more about tuition, fees, and other costs.
Note: Financial aid awarded by Regent College can be applied to tuition expenses only, and is deposited directly into the recipient’s student account. These funds cannot be used for other purposes. See below for details.
Financial Aid Eligibility and Usage
Students must meet a number of criteria to qualify and maintain eligibility for financial aid and scholarships from Regent College. Please review the following information carefully.
The following criteria are necessary to qualify for financial aid and to maintain eligibility:
- You must be admitted to a graduate program at Regent College. You are welcome to submit your application for financial aid while your application for admission is in process, but your financial aid application will not be processed until you are admitted to the College without any conditions.
- You must be a full-time student, which means you must do one of the following in each Fall or Winter term for which you receive financial aid:
- maintain a minimum of 9 credit hours (at least 6 of these credit hours need to be on-campus) [NOTE: For the 2020–2021 academic year, 6 credit hours per term, and no distinction between on-campus and distance education credits];
- maintain a minimum of 7.5 credit hours if one of your courses is Supervised Ministry [NOTE: For the 2020–2021 academic year, 4.5 credit hours];
- register for at least 6 credit hours of a thesis or an IPIAT; or
- register for the number of credit hours remaining for you to complete your program, provided you were full-time over the previous academic year (September through August). In this situation your award would be pro-rated according to the number of credits remaining for you to complete your program.
Note: In establishing your eligibility for financial aid, audit hours and credit hours taken at another institution are not considered, but the credit hours of one Regent College distance education course per term may be considered.
- Financial aid may be used only for tuition for courses taken for credit at Regent College.
- Financial aid may be applied to tuition for one Regent College distance education course per Fall or Winter term, provided the course is taken for credit.
- Financial aid funds may not be used to pay fees, tuition for auditing, tuition for more than one distance education course per term, or living expenses.
- Financial aid funds must be declared as taxable income when filing your Canadian 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 funds remaining unused at the end of the academic year (i.e., August) will revert to Regent College.
Contact the Financial Aid Office
Email (preferred): [email protected]
Phone: 1.604.224.3245 x315 or toll-free 1.800.663.8664
In-person: Students can make an appointment with the Financial Aid Officer by contacting Regent Reception at 604.224.3245 or [email protected].
- Appointments are available on Mondays (1:00–3:00 pm) and Thursdays (10:00 am–noon & 1:30–3:00 pm).
- Appointments must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
- All visitors must follow Regent’s COVID-19 health and safety protocol.