Today's service member and many veterans are eligible for some of the most significant funding options for higher education in a generation. Regent is recognized as a top military-friendly institution, and part of the reason behind that is generous financial assistance through a variety of sources. Popular programs our service members participate in include:
Tuition Assistance (TA) - geared toward current active-duty members based on service branch and other specialization eligibility requirements. These funds from the DoD can be paired with the Military Personnel Grant if you are eligible, up to the cost of tuition. Check with your Educational Service Officer (ESO) for eligibility details.
Military Personnel Grant - Amounts vary, up to 25 percent of tuition cost. This award has been specifically designed for military personnel (active duty, reserve, or National Guard) pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in the School of Psychology & Counseling. This grant is to encourage military personnel who desire to pursue a graduate level degree within a Biblically based environment. This grant will assist personnel as they seek promotion or planning for a second career after military service. The amount of the student's grant is factored after their eligibility for TA funding from the military has been established, and eligibility for this grant will be a 25 percent discount after their TA award (tuition-TA = cost; cost x 25 percent = award). To be eligible, students must verify their current military status – active, reserve, or guard – each semester for which they intend to use this benefit. Veterans who qualify for tuition benefits through the VA must utilize that funding and cannot participate in the SPC Military Grant program at the same time.
Post-9/11 GI Bill - for eligible veterans and even some active duty personnel, these benefits can be combined with the Yellow Ribbon Program, of which Regent is a participating partner, which means a combined cost savings that covers most expenses for eligible service members. Reference the following scenarios for School of Psychology & Counseling students:
Note: The Yellow Ribbon Award is only for veterans. Active duty service members are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon award.
|Full-Time Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program @ $700/credit hour:||$14,700|
|Allowable Graduate Fees* (online student):||$630|
|Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefit ($17,500 annual cap):||($15,330)|
|Full-Time Clinical Psychology Program @ $755/credit hour:||$25,670|
|Allowable Graduate Fees* (on campus student):||$970|
|Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefit ($17,500 annual cap):||($17,500)|
|Yellow Ribbon Program Award:||($4,570)|
|Regent Yellow Ribbon Match:||($4,570)|
|Remaining Tuition and Fees:||$0|
Military Spouse Discount - This discount has been specifically designed for spouses of active duty military personnel (active duty, reserve, or National Guard) pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in the School of Psychology & Counseling. This discount is to encourage military spouses who desire to pursue a graduate level degree within a Biblically based environment. The amount of the student's discount will be 15% off tuition. To be eligible, students must send a photocopy of their spouse’s LES (Leave and Earnings Statement) or active duty orders to the Admissions Office, to verify their current military dependent status, each semester for which they intend to use this benefit. This discount is not eligible to be combined with other scholarships or grants, with the exception of the Church Match Grant.