The Regent University Annual Fund is a vital source of revenue for the university and helps support every aspect of our students' educational experience. Maintaining a strong annual fund helps us attract and retain the best faculty, provide support to our many student-life programs, add resources to our classrooms and libraries, and continue the upkeep of our campus. Certainly, the faithful gifts of our alumni and friends make a tremendous difference in the life of our university and the future of our students.
Since the average tuition and fees paid by a student cover only about 52 percent of the cost of their Regent education, it is essential to make up the difference through additional sources of revenue in order to stave off tuition increases for our students. Without the financial support that comes from our alumni and friends through annual giving, the average student's tuition bill would increase dramatically, keeping many deserving students from pursuing their Regent education.
Participation in annual giving by our alumni is a key measure of alumni support that affects our ability to qualify for grant awards from foundations and corporations. This key measurement also affects our ranking in such prominent publications as U.S. News & World Report and among educational preparation companies including The Princeton Review.
Annual giving also reduces our need to draw from our endowment, assuring that we maintain a healthy endowment to secure the long-term future of the university.
Please join us in supporting our students by making your gift to Regent University's Annual Fund today.