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Financial Aid for Ph.D. Students
Financial planning is an important factor in attending seminary. Regent University offers a variety of financial aid options for Ph.D. students including School of Divinity Financial Aid and Central Financial Aid . The following financial aid options are available to Ph.D. students:
Divinity Financial Aid
Shiflett Endowed Scholarship
The School of Divinity is pleased to announce the Shiflett Endowed Scholarship, established in 2007 by Laura Shiflett to honor her husband, the late Rev. Bill B. Shiflett. The School of Divinity Ph.D. program in Renewal Studies will offer one full-tuition scholarship each year to the most promising applicant. The scholarship will operate according to the following terms:
Scholarship will cover 48 credit hours of coursework, to be completed within three academic years; students who do not complete their 48 credit hours within this time period will not be guaranteed scholarship monies after the third year.
Students given advanced standing (either before or after matriculation) will be granted funding sufficient to cover the 48 credit hours of coursework within the first three academic years.
Scholarship will not cover any ongoing credit hours related to qualifying examination and dissertation phases.
Students will need to maintain an overall 3.5 GPA in order to keep the scholarship from term to term; students who lose the scholarship can pull their overall GPA back up to 3.5 and qualify for the scholarship going forward.
Dean's Leadership Award
The Dean’s Leadership Incentive Award provides incentive for advancing students to develop educational and career plans with intended high-impact in the church and society. Students will be evaluated on academic performance, professional experience, and potential for ministry.
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Church and Seminary Matching Grant
The School of Divinity recognizes the Church’s role in the development of church leadership. To foster this relationship, we created the Church and Seminary Matching Grant as a means for churches and ministries to invest in the ministry training of its members. A church, denomination, or ministry organization can invest in a student’s tuition, and the School of Divinity will match it dollar-for-dollar up to 20 percent of the total tuition costs, not to exceed $2,890 annually. Any funds received over 20 percent are applied directly to the student’s tuition account, unmatched. (example matching grant scenario)
The Church and Seminary Matching Grant is available to both part-time and full-time students who are supported by churches and ministry organizations. Additional details are available on the Church and Seminary Matching Grant Participation Form [PDF].
The School of Divinity offers active duty military students a tuition discount up to $2,890 annually. This special discount is offered to supplement GI Bill, DANTES, and other benefits available to military personnel. Apply for the Military Discount now »
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Regent University Financial Aid
University-Wide Endowed Scholarships
Regent is able to offer a number of university-wide endowed scholarships to graduate, professional or doctoral students through the generosity of university donors. Competition for these awards is highly selective. The number of awards is limited and varies each year. Any Regent University student who meets the qualifications of the scholarship can apply for an endowed scholarship through Central Financial Aid. More information on these scholarships or to apply
The Central Financial Aid Office offers a number of loan programs, including Federal Stafford loans, Grad Plus loans, and private loans. More information
Other Privately Funded Scholarships
In addition to School of Divinity aid, University-wide Endowed Scholarships, Loan Programs and the Tuition Installment Plan (T.I.P.), there are a variety of other ways to potentially fund your education. Information on other privately funded scholarships
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