Financial Aid

A graduate education requires a significant investment of time and money but the payoff in terms of personal satisfaction and career advancement are well worth it. Regent University has many forms of financial aid available including scholarships, grants, tuition discounts for military and government employees, and participation in the federal student loan program. Students are encouraged to explore the links below to learn more about each of these financial aid opportunities.

SBL Scholarships

University Scholarships

Federal Aid

Military Programs

General Information

MBA-Funded Awards
Friends and alumni of Regent University have graciously funded ten financial awards for students in the School of Business & Leadership's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. These annual awards range from $500 to $5,000 and are given three times per year to select students beginning the MBA in the fall, spring or summer semesters.

Based on the admissions application information, the MBA admissions committee nominates incoming students each semester. The school's dean, in conjunction with the admissions committee and the donors, will review the nominations and grant the financial awards. Nominations for these awards are confidential; therefore, only award recipients will be notified.

Students applying for entry into the MBA program are considered for a full academic year of enrollment, which is considered to be the fall, spring and summer semesters. Although financial awards are made for one academic year, only students receiving an award are given preference in consideration for subsequent awards.

Each award is given based on a presumed number of credit hours per semester. If a student receives an award and then reduces his or her enrolled credits, the amount of the award will be reduced according to the percentage of credits below the presumed number of credit hours.

Students who receive a funded award will be asked to write a letter of acknowledgement and thanks to the donor. Information will be provided to each scholarship recipient at the time of the award. Regent University's Office of Advancement requires that the letter be received by their office before the funded award monies are transferred to the student's account.

While no financial award carries with it an encumbrance to contribute back to Regent, all students are asked to consider the generosity of Regent friends and alumni who have supported the university financially and to, likewise, become supporters of the university after graduation.

Questions regarding MBA-funded awards may be directed to

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SBL-Funded Scholarships
Program admission review committees look for specific mission-alignment and fit and may offer a limited number of SBL-funded scholarships to applicants as a means of supporting the education and development of current and future leaders around the world. The number and value of the scholarships vary from year to year as funds are available. Each program's application review committee considers the mission-alignment and fit during the application review process and determines if an award may be offered.

Questions regarding SBL-funded scholarships may be directed to

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SBL Needs Grant
The School of Business & Leadership will award a limited number of need-based awards to students who can demonstrate need as evidenced by a completed financial condition statement on the School of Business & Leadership Financial Aid Application. Regent Business & Leadership Need-Based Grants are awarded at the discretion of the Financial Aid Committee and may be influenced by other scholarships and the student's employment status. Students who wish to be considered for need-based assistance will be required to document that they have also sought other self-help funds, namely, student loans. These grants are last-dollar funds and typically only go to students experiencing extreme hardship or those who have exhausted all other sources of funding, including student loans. Students who wish to be considered must be an active, full-time, degree-seeking student in the School of Business & Leadership and submit the SBL Financial Aid Application. If awarded, students must reapply each academic year. Complete the application.

*Submission of the FAFSA is required in order to be considered for SBL need-based grants. Non-U.S. citizens may be required to submit additional financial information to be eligible for consideration.

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SBL Retake Scholarship
To support our students' academic success and perseverance to degree completion, the School of Business & Leadership (SBL) will remove the financial burden associated with a required course retake due to a failing grade or a withdraw without refund. Consequently, SBL will grant students a 100% tuition scholarship for a maximum of two course retakes throughout the duration of their SBL degree program.

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Church Matching Scholarship Program (Up to $750 match per semester.)
The School of Business & Leadership will match any church submitted support, dollar for dollar, up to $750 per semester while a student is enrolled full-time or up to $375 per semester for 1/2-time and 3/4-time enrollment. These funds can only be applied toward tuition and will not be held from one semester to the next. Learn more and apply.

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External Private Scholarship

  • Acton Institute Scholarships link opens in a new window available are:
    • Calihan Fellowships link opens in a new window: Scholarships and travel grants of up to $3,000. Open to all seminarians and graduate students studying theology, philosophy, economics or related fields.

    • Novak Award link opens in a new window: $10,000 award for emerging scholars who demonstrate outstanding intellectual merit in advancing the understanding of theology's connection to human dignity, the importance of the rule of law, limited government, religious liberty and economic freedom.

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Employer Reimbursement Deferment

If your employer provides you with a tuition reimbursement benefit, you may be able to defer payment for a given semester until the fourth Friday of the following semester. Find out more at:

Employer Reimbursement Guidelines
Employer Reimbursement Deferment Form link opens in a new window

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