Financial Aid - FAQ
Will I need to resubmit a financial aid application for my second year?
The Merit Scholarships (Faculty Honors, Merit, Dean's Award and Trustee's Award) are automatically renewed for a second year as long as the minimal GPA requirements are met. Military and government employee grants are also renewed automatically as long as one's status with those organizations does not change. Students will need to re-apply each year if they are receiving the two need-based awards (the Stewardship and Providence awards).
What is the deadline for financial aid?
There is no formal deadline. We will award financial aid monies leading up to the start of each semester on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted so applying early is vital. Our priority deadline for best chances at aid is May 15 for the fall semester and October 15 for the spring semester.
When will I hear about being awarded financial aid?
Applicants must be offered admission by the Robertson School of Government before the financial aid application will be reviewed and funds awarded. Once you are granted acceptance, we will review your file and have a financial aid decision to you within about two weeks of your acceptance into the program.
Is there a required enrollment deposit? If yes, how much is it?
Applicants who are admitted to the Robertson School of Government are required to pay a nonrefundable $100 enrollment deposit. This deposit is then applied toward tuition in the applicant's first year of study at Regent University.
What criteria are used to determine my financial aid awards?
We examine an applicant's cumulative GPA, academic rigor of the institution attended, standardized test scores on the GRE or LSAT, writing sample, and for certain awards with additional specific criteria, an applicant's extra-curricular and leadership activities.
Is it possible to come into the program with one award and then receive a better award in one's second or third year?
Normally a student stays on the award he or she entered the program with due to the short duration of our program and because we make the awards based on the objective criteria listed above upon acceptance. However, sometimes if funds allow, we can increase an award due to exceptional work completed after a student has earned at least 24 hours toward his/her degree.
How do I pay a balance due?
Contact the business office at 757.352.4054 or email@example.com