Apply for Financial Aid
If you could use help paying for grad school, we want to hear from you!
Students admitted to a Regent program can apply for financial aid through their REGIS account starting in mid-January each year. Get a head start on your Regent journey by submitting your application early!
NOTE: Financial aid applications for the 2023–2024 academic year open on January 16, 2023, at 12 pm (Pacific Time).
financial aid awards are granted on a first come, first served basis, and you
must be admitted to a Regent program before your financial aid application can
be processed. Submitting your application for admission to a program (along
with related documents) by December 31, 2022, will give you the best
chance of receiving the full range of financial aid for which you are
Who Should Apply
You should! If you’re planning to study-full time and you’d benefit from tuition assistance, it’s worth submitting an application. In recent years, we’ve been able to give financial aid to around two-thirds of applicants!
In addition to general need-based aid, many students are eligible for specific scholarships and bursaries based on criteria ranging from geographic background to career goals. You only need to fill out one application, and the financial aid team will check your eligibility for dozens of special awards.
The application process is designed with you in mind: it’s quick, simple, and as helpful as possible. Once you submit a Financial Aid Application, you’ll find out how much aid you can expect for the duration of your program. This helps take the guesswork out of planning for a multi-year degree.
When to Apply
As soon as possible—beginning in mid-January! When it comes to financial aid, it pays to plan ahead. Submitting your financial aid application as soon as possible after the application window opens will help you receive all the assistance for which you are qualified.
The financial aid application form is made available on REGIS (the College’s online registration system) in January each year.
Financial aid applications are reviewed and awards made on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a finite amount of financial aid money available each year, so individuals who apply for financial aid later in the year may not be able to access funding for the coming academic year. They will, however, be free to re-apply for financial aid the following year.
Note: Prospective students must submit an application for admission to a program before applying for financial aid. The recommended deadline for submitting your application for admission (and all related documents) is December 31. Students who apply for financial aid while their application for admission is still in process will secure a place in the applicant “queue.” Please be aware, however, that your financial aid application will not be evaluated until you are admitted to the College.
Information for Students Starting in Winter Term
Regent’s financial aid application opens in January for all admitted students, whether they plan to start in the Fall or Winter term. If you're planning to start in the Winter you'll be eligible for aid as usual—you'll just need to plan a little further ahead.
Students who plan to begin their studies in a Winter term should apply for financial aid the January before they plan to begin (about a year ahead of time).
For example, a student wishing to begin a program in January 2024 are encouraged to apply for admission by December 31, 2022, and apply for financial aid as soon as possible after financial aid applications open on January 16, 2023.
How to Apply
Fill out the online Financial Aid Application, available via your REGIS account. You’ll be able to access this form once you’ve submitted an application for admission to a Regent program and received your REGIS login information.
You’ll be asked to give us some information about yourself, including:
- Planned program and areas of study;
- Financial resources available during your program (see details below);
- Employment history;
- Experience in certain vocational and ministry areas;
- Future vocational interests.
The form is quick and simple. Submit, and you're good to go!
Estimating Financial Resources
The Financial Aid Application will ask you to specify the total amount of money you anticipate being able to access over the course of your program, taking into account existing assets, student loans, employment income, external funding (gifts, personal loans, outside bursaries, etc.), and any other sources of income. You’ll also be asked about your spouse’s income during your program. An honest and realistic assessment of your financial resources will help the financial aid team evaluate how they can help you meet your educational goals.
While processing times may vary, most financial aid applicants can expect to find out their results within about six weeks.
If your application is successful, your financial aid award will consist of an annual amount. As long as you continue to meet all eligibility criteria, you will continue to receive this amount on an annual basis, up to the maximum number of years allowed for your program (details available here).
If your application is unsuccessful, you will be welcome to apply again for the following academic year. You’re also encouraged to consider student loans and other sources of funding, such as external scholarships or bursaries, part-time employment, and so on.
Financial aid will be posted directly to your student account for the Fall and Winter terms, automatically reducing the amount of tuition you need to pay.
As long as you continue to meet all eligibility criteria, you won’t need to reapply each year. If you cease to meet the eligibility criteria—for example, by studying only part-time for a term—your award will lapse and you will need to re-apply.
Spring and Summer Policy: Financial aid is not generally awarded for Spring and Summer Programs. However, students who meet financial aid eligibility criteria in the Winter term may use any remaining financial aid in their student accounts to pay for Spring or Summer course tuition, even if they are not taking a full course load during the summer. Any funds that are not used within the academic year (September through August) will revert to the College. This will have no effect on your award for the following year.
Ready to apply?
Click below to log in to REGIS and check whether the Financial Aid Application is currently available.
Contact the Financial Aid Office
Email (preferred): [email protected]
Phone: 1.604.224.3245 x315 or toll-free 1.800.663.8664
In-person: To schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Officer, please use the button below. Please note that you will need a mask for your appointment. Thank you for your cooperation.
- Appointments are available Tuesdays 9:30am to 10:30 am; Wednesdays 2:00pm to 3:30pm; Thursdays 10:00am to noon.
- Each appointment is 15 minutes.
- Students will be required to wear a mask.
- Appointments must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
- All visitors must follow Regent’s COVID-19 health and safety protocol.