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Receiving a Financial Award
All incoming and current students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA in order to receive full consideration for available scholarships and grants. In addition, incoming and current students must complete the School of Divinity Financial Award application in order to be considered for scholarships and grants. Incoming students who apply and qualify for scholarships and grants will be considered for a Divinity Financial Award upon acceptance into the School of Divinity. Disbursement of all awards are contingent upon the annual financial resources held by the School of Divinity. All Divinity Financial Awards will automatically be renewed for a period of three or four years (3 years for Master of Arts students and 4 years for Master of Divinity students) based upon availability of scholarship and grant funds.
Students pursuing a doctoral degree or benefiting from military discounts, the Local Pastors' Discount, the Church Matching Grant, a corporate partners discount or an endowed scholarship must re-apply annually. Remember that all students who are taking out loans must file a new FAFSA every year.
Students who fall into probationary academic status will forfeit any Divinity Awards they are receiving. Once out of probationary status, these students are welcome to re-apply for Divinity Awards.
- Submit FAFSA
- Submit Financial Aid Applications
- Acceptance into the School of Divinity
- Register For Classes
- Payment Deadline and Financial Aid Options
Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid
The FAFSA is required to begin the paperwork for the Federal Loan process and for the School of Divinity Financial Award Application process. The School of Divinity does not require students to accept federal loans, but utilizes the FAFSA data in order to consider need based awards. It is recommended to submit your FAFSA at least two months prior to the start of classes in order to insure that loans with be available by the payment deadline.
Obtain the FAFSA PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and enter Regent's School Code 030913.
Central Financial Aid will send you a letter containing your Genisys ID and PIN once the FAFSA is received. If you lose your Genisys ID and PIN or if you experience difficulty in accessing and using Genisys contact Information Technology (IT) at 757.352.4076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steps to the Federal Loan Program Aid process. The Central Financial Aid office can assist you with the federal loan process. Central Financial Aid contact information: 757.352.4125 or email@example.com.
Ph.D. students are not required to submit the FAFSA in order to receive Divinity Financial Aid. The Ph.D. Financial Aid Application deadline is prior to the FAFSA availability. Ph.D. students are highly recommended to submit the FAFSA when it becomes available for the next school year.
International students are ineligible for Federal loans. FAFSA is only available for U.S. Citizens. International students are not required to submit the FAFSA in order to receive Divinity Financial Aid.
Submit Financial Award Application(s)
Regent University and the School of Divinity offer scholarships and discounts based on academic merit and financial need as well as offering discounts for Corporate Partners and Military. The School of Divinity also offers a Church Matching Grant Program for students who have ministries or churches desiring to assist them with tuition expenses. Regent University offers special endowed scholarships which can be applied for in Genisys by March 2 (applications become available December 1 for the next school year). Students are also encouraged to seek outside scholarships to help reduce their debt. Regent offers a website that lists many outside scholarships available to Divinity students.
Financial Award Applications
Other Award Applications:
As you consider financing you education, please review the resources available on the Divinity Website:
Acceptance into School of Divinity
Central Financial Aid will make an awards decision for masters-level and doctor of ministry students after the student is accepted into the School of Divinity. Please allow a week to two weeks after the admissions decision is made for a financial award decision. You will be informed of the award decision via Genisys. If you have any questions regarding the School of Divinity awarding process or want to check on your status, please contact Central Financial Aid at 757.352.4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial award decisions for newly accepted Ph.D. students are made by the School of Divinity Ph.D. Committee. Please allow a week to two weeks after the admissions decision is made for the School of Divinity Ph.D. Committee to respond with a decision. You will be informed of the award decision via email. If you have any questions regarding the Divinity awarding process or want to check on your status, please contact the Doctoral Programs Manager, Jason Wermuth, at 757.352.4403 or email@example.com.
Register for Classes
Register for classes in Genisys at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester in order to receive your student loan refund prior to the payment deadline. Your Divinity financial award will appear in Genisys and be deducted from your tuition bill based on registration. Please review your award messages for requirements, including course load.
In order to receive federal loans, a student must at least register for part-time status of 5 credit hours in the Fall and Spring semesters, 3 credits for summer. For Divinity Financial awards requiring full-time status, please note that full time is 9 credit hours in the Fall and Spring semesters and 6 credit hours in the Summer. According to the Divinity awarding, part-time status is 6 credit hours in the Fall and Spring semesters and 3 credits for Summer.
If you need assistance with class registration, please contact the Divinity Registration and Advising office at 757-352-4968 or 757-352-4537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment Deadline and Options
Check the Academic Calendar for registration and payment deadlines. If you are not registered and your student account is not paid in full by the published payment deadline, you will be subject to a late fee of $100.
If you are receiving federal loans, note that you will receive an e-mail confirmation of loan fund arrival several days prior to the start of the semester if all eligibility requirements have been met, funds have arrived, student is enrolled in classes, and there are no holds on the student's billing account in the Business Office. You will then receive a refund check from the Business Office a few days before classes begin. We highly recommend that you sign up in Genisys for direct deposit so that the refund check can be directly deposited into your account sooner than waiting for it to come in the mail a week later.
If you cannot pay for your courses all at once and desire an alternative to loans, we recommend signing up for the Tuition Installment Plan through the Business office. This plan allows you to stretch your payments over the semester by paying monthly. The Business Office will draft the payment plan according to your current balance, so you will need to contact them directly:
757-352-4059 or 757-352-4346