Read the following to learn the details about applying for financial aid.
When to Apply for Financial Aid
If you would like to apply for financial aid, you are encouraged to do so as soon as:
- you have submitted your application for admission,
- you have received your REGIS account, and
- the financial aid application form for the year is available (typically released on January 15).
The same process applies regardless of whether you plan to begin studying in the Fall or Winter term.
How Financial Aid Works
Financial aid can be applied to tuition expenses only. It cannot be used for living expenses.
The digital Financial Aid Application may be accessed through your REGIS account on or shortly after January 15 each year. Financial aid is awarded to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. If your application is granted, you will be awarded an annual amount that will be be renewed each year for the duration of your studies (subject to the time limits below), provided you continue to meet all eligibility criteria.
The maximum length of time for which you can receive financial aid is dependent on your program:
- Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies: 1 year
- Master of Arts in Christian Studies: 2 years
- Master of Arts in Theological Studies: 3 years
- Master of Divinity: 4 years
- Master of Theology: 1 year
Financial aid will be posted directly to your student account, and will be awarded in both Fall and Winter terms. As long as you continue to meet all eligibility criteria, there is no need to reapply each year. If you cease to meet the eligibility criteria, your award will lapse and you will need to re-apply.
If your initial application for financial aid is unsuccessful, you are free to reapply for the following academic year.
Note: If at the end of the Winter term you have financial aid remaining in your student account and you met the eligibility criteria in that Winter term, you may apply the remaining funds to tuition in the Spring or Summer sessions. 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.
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.
Apply for financial aid through your REGIS account.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
Other Financial Awards
Regent College offers a limited number of merit scholarships for first-year students only. Students who apply for financial aid are automatically considered for these awards if they meet the relevant criteria.
Minimum GPA of 3.6. Limited to first-year students only. Recipients must complete a minimum of 9 on-campus credit courses per term to receive their award (distance education credits do not qualify).
Merit scholarships range from $2,000 to $3,000.
Merit awards are offered on a rolling basis until March 1 for the Fall term or August 1 for the Winter term. Please apply early as funds are not guaranteed.
Dr. John Conway has generously endowed an annual $7,500 bursary for research and travel to the Holy Land. The bursary is intended to foster inter-religious dialogue and understanding of the region’s past and present and will be awarded to students interested in promoting a more peaceable and just future for this deeply troubled part of our world. Preferential attention will be given to the study and research of Christian-Jewish relations or Christian-Muslim relations.
You must be an admitted Regent College student who has completed at least 9 credits. You must return to study on campus at Regent for at least one term immediately following your travels. The research and travel must occur in the calendar year the award is given.
$7,500 bursary for research and travel to the Holy Land. $6,500 of the bursary will be applied to the travel, with the remaining $1,000 being applied to Regent on-campus tuition following the trip.
February 21, 2020
If you receive this bursary, you are encouraged to establish Holy Land contacts with churches or other agencies engaged in such ecumenical encounters. You will be expected to return to the College for at least one regular term (Fall or Winter). Upon returning, you will be expected to prepare a written report to the bursary committee and to give a public account of your travels to the larger Regent community.