Regent University

How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Reaching your educational and career goals while maximizing your financial aid starts here. We are here to help as you work through the financial aid process. By completing the steps outlined here, you can help make earning your degree more affordable. The Regent University financial aid team will work closely with you to design a package that is best for your situation, including federal, state, private and school-funded types of financial aid. Thanks to our variety of robust financial aid plans, we're ready to lend a hand as you step into your future at Regent. Apply now.

How To Get Financial Aid

Follow the steps below to apply for financial aid. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Obtain your FAFSA PIN Apply for Financial Aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Apply for Financial Aid and enter Regent's school code, which is 030913.

Central Financial Aid will send your Student ID and PIN by email once your FAFSA is received. If you are unable to access Genisys, contact the HelpDesk at 757.352.4076 or

Step 2: Financial Aid Document Requirements

Visit Genisys for Steps 2 and 3 of Your Financial Aid Application:

  • Go to Genisys .
  • Click the "Login to Genisys" link.
  • Enter your Student ID and Pin.
  • - OR -
  • Go to MyRegent .
  • Enter your Username and Password.
  • Click on the Genisys link at the top.

From the Genisys Main Menu select the links for:

  • Financial Aid
  • Eligibility
  • Financial Aid Requirements
  • Select Aid Year

Step 3: Accept Your University and Federal Financial Aid Awards

From the Genisys Main Menu select the links for:

  • Financial Aid
  • Award
  • Award for Aid Year
  • Select Aid Year
  • Accept Award Offer tab

Step 4: Complete Master Promissory Note (MPN)

A promissory note is required from all first-time direct loan borrowers. Generally, it is defined as a document signed and submitted by a borrower to a lender wherein the borrower agrees to repay the loan. The note should include disclosure statements regarding terms and conditions of the loan and repayment. For more detailed information on promissory notes and how to complete them, please review our resource on Master Promissory Notes.

Step 5: Loan funds credit to account and student refunds issued

  • Loan funds credit to student accounts beginning one week before classes begin.
  • Refunds are typically issued on the first Thursday after the conclusion of the 100% Add/Drop period. To sign up for direct deposit, from the Genisys Main Menu select the links for:
    • Student
    • Student Records
    • Direct Deposit Information

View Your Billing Account Summary in Genisys:
(Amount due, fees and the date and amount of your refund)

  • Financial Aid
  • Award
  • Account Summary by Term

Important Financial Aid Dates

Important Contact Information:

FAFSA Aid - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Submitting the FAFSA on the web is the fastest way to apply for federal student aid. You will get your result 7 to 14 days faster than if you mail in a paper application. This page has been designed to help you in understanding FAFSA and submitting the FAFSA on the web. Please read the tips before you submit the FAFSA on the web. You can connect to the FAFSA on the web at the bottom of this page. Regent University's FAFSA school code is 030913.

All students filing out a FAFSA on the web need to first request a PIN link opens in a new window. The PIN is the identifier to let you access personal information in various U.S. Department of Education systems. The PIN is required to submit the online Renewal FAFSA or to make online corrections to your FAFSA.

Items Necessary to complete the FAFSA:

  • Your Social Security card and driver's license
  • Your income tax return
  • Your W-2 forms
  • Untaxed Income Records (i.e.: Social Security Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, veteran's benefits)
  • Current bank statements, records of stocks, bonds and other investments
  • Business or farm records (if applicable)
  • Your alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen) You will need income records for the year prior to when you start school.
  • FAFSA Information 2011 - 12 (Academic Year August 2011 - July 2012) Provide tax data from the 2010 tax year.
  • FAFSA Information 2012 - 13 (Academic Year August 2012 - July 2013) Provide tax data from the 2011 tax year.

Helpful Hints to Apply for Federal Financial Aid:

  • Save your FAFSA: Save your application frequently using the "Save" button at the bottom of the screen. That way, if you lose your Internet connection, you'll have a copy of the FAFSA data you've already entered.
  • Get Help: To get an index of help topics, click on the Help button. For more information call 1.800.4.FED.AID.
  • Don't Erase Your Form: Use the "Exit" button with caution. Selecting this button and answering "OK" to the prompt that appears will erase every answer on your FAFSA.
  • Print Help Topics: To print the text for a help topic or a Frequently Asked Question, open the help window then:
    • For Windows users, press the Ctrl and P keys at the same time.
    • For Mac users, press the command and P keys at the same time.
  • Sign your Application: If you print the signature page, you need to sign it and mail it. If you have stated that you want to electronically sign your application you need to obtain a PIN.
  • Submit Your Application: Be sure to click the "Submit" button. You will be taken to a new web page that confirms your submission and gives you a confirmation number.

Frequently Asked FAFSA Aid Questions:

Q: Does it matter if I type my answers in upper-or lowercase letter?
A: No. All letters will be converted to uppercase when you submit your FAFSA.

Q: Should I leave financial questions blank, enter 0 (zero) or N/A?
A: If a financial question doesn't apply to you, you can either leave it blank or enter 0 (zero). Do not type N/A into the answer field.

Q: If my answer to a financial question includes cents, do I round off to the nearest dollar, or do I include cents in my answer? What about commas?
A: No. Do not enter a decimal point or cents. Instead, round off your answer to the nearest dollar and type in this amount. Do not enter commas.

Submit Your FAFSA Online How to get financial aid

Financial Aid Forms

As a financial aid applicant you will need to submit various forms to determine your eligibility, apply for a scholarship or appeal an ineligible status. Most forms can be returned electronically, or via fax or email. However, some financial aid forms and documents require original signatures and must be mailed or hand delivered to:

Central Financial Aid
SC 241
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

Forms that do not require original signatures can be emailed to or faxed to 757-352-4118.

Access important financial aid forms:
2015-2016 Academic Year (Fall 2015 - Summer 2016)
2014-2015 Academic Year (Fall 2014 - Summer 2015)

FERPA Waiver Form

Regent University will not release an enrolled student's financial information to their parents/guardians or another third party unless the student has completed and submitted a FERPA Waiver Form to the Registrar's Office allowing us to do so.

Financial Aid Policies

Important Financial Aid Dates

Financial Aid Policy

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy

Student Loan Disclosure and Code of Conduct

Return of Title IV Funds Policy

Important Links

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

Study Abroad & International Students

Scholarships & Aid (Undergraduate & Graduate Students)

Federal Aid

State Aid

Military (Undergraduate & Graduate Students)

Payment Plan

Tuition Installment Plan (Business Office)

General Information


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Central Financial Aid
1000 Regent University Drive, SC 241
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Phone: 757.352.4125


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FAFSA School Code: 030913