Financial Aid

Regis University seeks to make higher education accessible to qualified students from all socio-economic backgrounds. The Office of Financial Aid assists students and their families as they apply for financial aid and reviews their financing options. Students are encouraged to call 303-458-4126 or email if they have any questions. More information is available at

Applying for Financial Aid

Eligibility for financial aid is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at Students should allow ample time for the processed document to reach the Office of Financial Aid.

All continuing students should submit a FAFSA annually by the March 1st priority date in order to allow sufficient time for processing and to be considered for all types of financial aid, including grants, work study, and institutional scholarships. The FAFSA code for Regis University is 001363.

Copies of signed IRS federal tax return, an official IRS tax return transcript, an Institutional Verification form, or other documents may be requested. In order to meet Regis’ priority funding date for the following academic year (summer, fall and spring semesters), a completed FAFSA must be received by the government processor by March 1 and Financial Aid files should be complete by May 1.

How Eligibility is Determined

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is processed according to a need analysis approved annually by the U.S. Congress and implemented by the U.S. Department of Education. Components such as income, number in family, number of household members in college, and asset strength are integrated into the formula. The need analysis attempts to determine the amount students and their families can afford to contribute toward the student’s education for one year. This amount is called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Results of this analysis are forwarded to the Office of Financial Aid specified by students on the application.

The Regis University Office of Financial Aid and the state of Colorado determine the cost of education, including tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board (for both campus resident students and students living off campus), personal expenses, and transportation costs. The budgets are designed to permit students to live at a modest but adequate standard during the period of education. The student’s EFC is subtracted from the cost of the education budget to determine financial need or eligibility. Students who do not demonstrate financial need through this process may still be eligible for scholarships, Federal PLUS loan, Unsubsidized Federal Direct loan, or other forms of assistance offered by Regis University.

Notification and Disbursement

When a student’s financial aid application is complete (all forms and reports received), it is reviewed by Financial Aid personnel. If a student is eligible and funds are available, an offer letter is prepared and can be viewed on the Ranger Portal. The student can accept, reduce or decline their loans online.  Most aid is divided into two or three equal payments, based on the number of semesters for which the student is enrolled. Federal loans require that students complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note and funding will only disburse once these steps are completed.

Funds that have been awarded, accepted and complete are credited to the student’s account within a week after the end of the add/drop period when the student has begun enrollment for the appropriate credit hours. The student will be contacted if any funds are received by check that require personal endorsement. Any funds in excess of student expenses billed by Regis University may be used for other allowable educational expenses such as books and living expenses. These funds may not be available until 14 days after the appropriate add/drop period. Therefore, students should plan ahead and have sufficient resources to meet these costs.

Undocumented/DACA Students

Regis University is dedicated to providing financial support to undocumented students within the limits of state and federal law. Federal financial aid is not available for undocumented students as it requires the recipient to be a US citizen, permanent resident (green card holder), or an eligible non-citizen. Students who qualify as Colorado residents may be considered for state need based grants. Students should fill out the ASSET application available via our website.

Regis University provides institutional funds to undocumented students by awarding academic and other talent-based scholarships. The majority of these scholarships are awarded at the time of admission and students are notified in their admissions letter. Students who are eligible to work in the United States can apply for on-campus student employment by reaching out to the Office of Financial Aid. For more information visit

Types of Financial Aid

After the student’s completed need analysis has been received, Financial Aid personnel prepare an offer letter to notify the students of their eligibility. An offer may include the following types of assistance.

Grants (Gift Assistance)

Federal Pell Grant

This is a federally funded program for undergraduate students with extreme financial need who are seeking a first baccalaureate degree. Application is made by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal legislation limits Federal Pell Grant funds to students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree. The Federal Pell Grant will be disbursed only if students have not already received the lifetime maximum amount which is the equivalent of awards for twelve semesters of full-time enrollment.

The student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), estimated costs, and enrollment status determine the amount of the Federal Pell grant.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

This federally funded supplemental grant may be awarded to a student seeking a first baccalaureate degree. Application is made by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority date of March 1 and completed financial aid file by May 1. These funds are limited and students must qualify for Federal Pell Grant to be considered for Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants.


The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program provides up to $4,000 per year in grant funds to students who commit to

  1. teach full-time
  2. in high-need subject areas
  3. for at least four years and
  4. at schools that serve students from low-income families.

Graduate students may be eligible for $4,000 per year ($8,000 total) with the same commitment to teach. If the commitment is not fulfilled, the TEACH award is converted to an unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan with interest retroactive to the time of the award disbursement. Eligible applicants must meet certain academic requirements, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and sign the required commitment statements each year.

The College Opportunity Fund (COF)

COF provides an amount of money (stipend) per semester hour paid by the State of Colorado on behalf of an eligible undergraduate student. The amount of stipend is set annually by the Colorado General Assembly. The stipend for eligible private institutions is 50% of the amount set for public institutions. The maximum stipend semester hours are capped at 145 semester hours, with an additional 30 hours of undergraduate semester hour eligibility available. For eligible Regis University undergraduate students, the stipend is awarded through the financial aid process.

A COF undergraduate student at Regis University is a student who:

  • is classified as an in-state student;
  • is a graduate of a Colorado high school or has successfully completed a non-public home-based education program in Colorado or received a GED in Colorado;
  • demonstrates financial need through the student’s eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant program (student must complete the FAFSA); and
  • meet any other eligibility requirements established by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

Students are required to apply for the COF stipend program through the College Assist website. This application needs to be completed only once in a student’s lifetime. The link to the College Assist application is at

Colorado Student Grant

Colorado Student Grants are state funds awarded to Colorado resident undergraduate students with high financial need. Application is made by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority date of March 1 and completed financial aid file by May 1.

Colorado Graduate Grant

Colorado Graduate Grants are state funds awarded to Colorado resident graduate students with high financial need, who major in certain fields as specified by the state, and preference is given to students enrolled full-time These majors include math, science, computer science, and health fields. Application is made by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority date of March 1 and completed financial aid file by May 1.

Regis Grant

A Regis Grant is an award of Regis University funds for undergraduate traditional students. A FAFSA is required because grants are based on demonstrated financial need. Application is made by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority date of March 1 and completed financial aid file by May 1st.

Regis Housing Grant

Regis awards an institutional grant to incoming undergraduate traditional students who complete a FAFSA by the priority deadline and will live on-campus. The grant is available for the first two years if the student lives on-campus, which aligns with the on-campus residency requirement through the Office of Student Housing and Residential Engagement. Students may receive the grant their Junior and Senior years if they continue to live in Regis Residential Housing, which is offered on a space available basis and if funding is available. Regis University does not guarantee on-campus housing availability for the duration of your four-year program. Additional conditions may apply. Students receiving Employee Tuition Benefit (ETB), FACHEX or Tuition Exchange Program awards are not eligible for the Regis Housing Grant.

Loans (Repayable Assistance)

Federal Nursing Student Loan

The Federal Nursing Student Loan is a federally funded loan with a portion of the loan contributed by Regis University. Loans may be made directly by Regis University to nursing undergraduate students who provide evidence of financial need through the FAFSA application. Loans must be repaid to Regis University. The interest rate is 5% and the repayment period begins nine months after the borrower ceases to be enrolled on at least a half-time basis. The aggregate maximum for the loan is $17,000. Descriptions of reasons for deferment and cancellation are detailed in the promissory note. Students must complete an exit interview before leaving the University at which time the loan obligations and contingencies are discussed.

Federal Nursing Faculty Loan Program

The Federal Nursing Faculty Loan Program is a federally funded loan with a portion of loan funds contributed by Regis University. Loans are made directly by Regis University to nursing master’s students in the education program. Financial need is not a requirement of the program and students are expected to teach nursing courses after graduation. The interest rate is 3% and portions of the loan may be cancelled after documentation of teaching employment.

Federal Direct Loan

The Federal Direct Loan is a federal education loan designed to help students pay for college. To apply for a Federal Direct Loan, students must submit a FAFSA application. The FAFSA results determine a student’s financial need, which affects the amount of subsidized loan that an undergraduate student can borrow. Students may be offered a subsidized or unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan, or both. If the loan is subsidized, the federal government pays the interest while the student is enrolled and through a six-month grace period after the student has graduated or ceased to be enrolled at least halftime. Students begin to pay interest on the loan when repayment begins. Graduate students are not eligible for subsidized loans.

Students may be eligible for unsubsidized loans if educational costs remain after all other financial aid is subtracted within annual and aggregate loan limits. The unsubsidized loan amount is not determined by need. Students are responsible for the interest from the time the unsubsidized loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. Students can choose to pay the interest or allow it to accumulate and be capitalized, that is, added to the principal amount of the loan. Capitalizing the interest will increase the amount to repay. A federal origination fee will be deducted prior to disbursement.

Federal PLUS Loan

Parents of dependent undergraduate students may borrow on the student’s behalf. The annual maximum loan limit equals the student’s cost of attendance minus any financial aid. There is no cumulative loan limit for a Federal PLUS Loan. Interest capitalization and repayment begin immediately upon loan disbursement. A federal origination fee will be deducted prior to disbursement. A FAFSA and a Federal PLUS Loan application are required. Need is not a factor. A credit check and the absence of adverse credit history are required.

Federal Graduate PLUS Loan

A Federal Graduate PLUS loan is available to graduate students. To be eligible, a graduate student must be attending Regis University at least half time (3 graduate semester hours per term or 6 required undergraduate semester hours), file a FAFSA, apply for the Federal Direct Loan, and not have any adverse credit when a credit check is conducted.

A graduate student may borrow up to the full cost of education (as determined by the Office of Financial Aid) less the amount of other financial aid awarded, including Federal Direct Loans and alternative loans. The estimated cost of attendance includes tuition, room, board, books, personal, transportation, and other educationally related expenses.

The Federal Graduate PLUS interest rate is fixed annually on July 1. Federal origination fees will be deducted from the loan amount prior to disbursement. Graduate PLUS loan repayment begins within 60 days after graduation or dropping below half-time status. Students who are enrolled at least half time will be placed in deferment status. The standard repayment period is ten years.

Work Study (Earned Assistance)

Federal Student Work Study

Federal Student Work Study is a federally funded work program with a portion of the funds provided by Regis University. Awards are based on need. Payment of work-study earnings is made every two weeks based on the number of hours worked. A designated number of student jobs are in community service. Application is made by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority date of March 1 and completed financial aid file by May 1. Priority awarding is given to full-time new traditional students and to traditional continuing students who earned on campus during the previous award year.

Colorado Student Work Study

Colorado Student Work Study is a state-funded Work Study program for Colorado resident undergraduate students and may be awarded to those with or without need. Payment of work-study earnings is made every two weeks based on the number of hours worked. Application for need based Work Study is made by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority date of March 1 and completed financial aid file by May 1. Students must complete the Regis University Student Work Study Application if they are interested in no-need student Work Study. Priority awarding is given to continuing students who are earning on campus the previous award year.  

Merit-Based Awards

Some types of assistance do not have financial need eligibility as a qualifying factor. Rather, they are based upon academic, leadership or athletic excellence. If the student receives both need-based and merit-based assistance, the aggregate total may not exceed the student’s demonstrated need. Scholarship amounts vary but most do not exceed tuition and fees.

Merit Awards

Merit Scholarships are offered to entering students through the Office of Admissions based on scholastic achievement. The award is renewed each year for a total of four years (eight semesters) as long as the student maintains Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress. These scholarships are not available during the summer semester.

Business and Computing Scholars Scholarships

The offer may be up to full-tuition and is awarded to Regis College freshmen through the Business and Computing competition at the University in February. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of study (eight full-time semesters) for students who maintain a 3.000 or higher grade point average. These scholarships are not available during the summer semester.

Leadership Scholars Scholarships

The offer may be up to full-tuition and is awarded to Regis College freshmen through the Leadership competition at the University in February. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of study (eight full-time semesters) for students who maintain a 3.000 or higher grade point average. These scholarships are not available during the summer semester.

Music Scholarships

A limited number of awards are offered to entering Regis College freshmen and continuing full-time students who demonstrate musical talent and who will contribute to the quality of the Regis University Music Program. Interested students should contact the Regis Music Program. The scholarship is renewable based on the Music Department. These scholarships are not available during the summer semester.

Peace and Justice Scholar Scholarships

The offer may be up to full-tuition and is awarded to Regis College freshmen who demonstrate activism towards defining the vision of local and global leadership that serves to enact positive social change through the Peace and Justice Scholars competition at the University in February. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of study (eight full-time semesters) for students who maintain a 3.000 or higher grade point average. These scholarships are not available during the summer semester.

Science and Mathematics Scholar Scholarships

The offer may be up to full-tuition and is awarded to Regis College freshmen who plan to major in chemistry, biology, or mathematics and who excel on a test of proficiency given at the University in February. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of study (eight semesters for freshmen and four semesters for transfers) for students who maintain a 3.000 or higher grade point average. Recipients must remain in the field of study for which the award was made. These scholarships are not available during the summer semester.

Forensic Award

A limited number of awards are offered to entering Regis College freshmen and continuing students with competitive public speaking skills. Interested students should contact the Communications Department. The award is renewable each year based on review of speech performance. These awards are not available during the summer semester.

Endowed/Annual Scholarships

Regis University offers over 200 endowed and annual scholarships to students enrolled at Regis University. These scholarships have been established through the generous support of foundations, corporations, and the University’s alumni, parents, and friends. Scholarships are an investment in the students of Regis, and the University community is grateful for the vision of our scholarship donors. Scholarships are a very meaningful way to honor families, friends, and loved ones.

Criteria for each scholarship are determined by the donor, and selection is made by the Office of Financial Aid, and in some cases, a scholarship committee. Eligibility is based on merit and/or financial need. In most cases, selection is based on information provided by students in the general application process, including the FAFSA and academic records. Students are automatically considered for these scholarship awards at the time of application to the University; there is no separate application for most scholarships. On occasion, students may be asked to furnish additional information for selected scholarships. In most cases, scholarships are renewable for four years if the student maintains certain academic requirements and funding is available.

Donors are interested in basic information about scholarship recipients. By accepting the scholarship, a student agrees to allow the University to share this type of information with the donor.

Endowed/Annual Scholarships 2023-2024

1977 Special Endowment

Accounting Scholarship

Admiral Richard H. Truly and Colleen H. Truly Financial Aid Endowment

Alicia Ann Leavitt Memorial Scholarship

Alliance Foundation Scholarship

Alpha Sigma Nu Scholarship

Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship 

Alumni Supported Graduate Degree Scholarship

Anne C. Sale Scholarship

Anthony and Marie Cosimi Endowed Scholarship 

Anthony Zarlengo Scholarship

Aquino Endowed Scholarship

Arrupe Annual Scholarship

Arrupe Jesuit High School Endowment 

Arthur and Mary Gregory Estate Endowed Scholarship

Bloedorn Scholarship 

Blue Zenith Scholarship

Boettcher Opportunity Award

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship II

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship III

Bruskotter Scholarship

Captain George B. Kersting Endowed Financial Aid Fund

Captain McKenna Scholarship

Captain Ralph Jeremiah Dwyer Scholarship

CCIS Scholarship Fund

Chambers-Hemmings Endowed Scholarship 

Charles & Rosalie Hora Scholarship

Charles B. Lindahl Memorial Scholarship

Charles E. Collins Memorial Memorial Scholarship

Christina I. Alarcon Memorial Scholarship

Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship

Class of 1959 Arrupe Endowment

Class of 1960 Arrupe Fund

Class of 1968 Scholarship Endowment

Clifford and Patricia Neuroth Scholarship

Colorado Springs Grant

Conway Family Scholarship

CPS MNM Scholarship

CVS Annual Pharmacy Scholarship

CVS Spanish Pharmacy Student Scholarship

David M. Clarke, S.J. Fellowship 

Dawson-St. Jude Scholarship

Dean B. and Yuriko N. McPhail Scholarship

Deloris and Alex Marcus Scholarship Fund

Dennis A. Gatchell Scholarship

Diane & Charles Gallagher Family Scholarship

Dominic Pantanella, S.J. Endowed Scholarship

Donald F. Dillon Arrupe Scholarship Fund

Donald R. Gier, Sr., Project Management Scholarship Fund

Donovan and Rev. Sally S. Hicks Scholarship Fund

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes Scholarship

Dr. Francis J. Ozog Endowed Scholarship

Dr. James L. Giulianelli Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Scholl Catholic Minority Endowed Scholarship 

Dr. Scholl Foundation Fund

Dr. Thomas A. Duggan Annual Scholarship

Ed and Sally Dempsey Endowed Scholarship

Ed Hanifen Golf Scholarship Fund

Edna Dugan Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Edward J. and Sally C. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship

Edward L. Maginnis, S.J. Annual Scholarship

Edward T. & Katherine Gibbons Scholarship

El Pomar Leadership Development Scholarship

Elaine Perry Leadership Scholarship

Eleanor Diss Sabin, MD Scholarship Fund

Ellen L. Guest Endowed Financial Aid Fund

Eugene G. Rourke Memorial Scholarship

Eugene S. Witchger Scholarship Fund

Father Woody Scholarship

Father Woody Fund Award

First Data Endowed Scholarship

First Data Mexico Grant

First Scholars Program Award

Frances M. D and Angela D’Antoni Endowed Scholarship

Francis X. and Carolyn R. Byrne Memorial Scholarship

Freda T. Roof Scholarship

Frederick T. Daly, S.J. Endowed Scholarship

George Frederick Jewett Annual Scholarship 

George Rogers Clark Brant Endowed Scholarship

Giroux Family Endowed Scholarship

Hardy and Lockwood Scholarship

Harry E. Hoewishcher, S.J. Endowed Scholarship 

Harry Trueblood Foundation

Harvey D. Rothenberg Graduate Scholarship

Hearst Foundation Scholarship

Heider Family Foundation Annual Scholarship

Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Scholarship

Helen McLoraine Student Teaching Scholarship 

Herschel R. Shwayder Memorial Scholarship

Hill Foundation Scholarship

Hooper Holmes Scholarship

Hsu Endowed Scholarship

Ignatian – Dugan Memorial Scholarship

Ignatian – Weckbaugh Memorial Scholarship

Ignatian – Weckbaugh University Ministry Scholarship

Illegal Pete’s Athletic Scholarship

Independent College of Colorado Scholarship

Irish Community Scholarship Fund

Irish Student Program Grant

J.K. Mullen Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Jack Coyne, ‘65 Endowed Scholarship

James G. Hermann and Paula R. Scirati Scholarship

James P. Butler Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund

James R. and Sighle A. Prall Endowed Scholarship

Janice N. Dunbar, LHC ’55 Endowed Scholarship

Jason R. Brown Scholarship

Jean and Dennis McDaniel Scholarship 

Jewish Students Endowed Scholarship

JHR Endowed Scholarship

John and Jeannie Fuller Endowed Scholarship

John K. and Catherine S. Mullen Scholarship

John M., Jr. and Loretta A. Kelly Financial Aid Fund

John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., Endowed Scholarship

John P. Teeling, S.J. Annual Scholarship

John R. Moran, Jr. Health Professions Scholarship

John S. Wells Annual Scholarship

Joseph A. Ryan, S.J. Endowed Scholarship

K.W. Brill Scholarship

Kathleen M. O’Brien Annual Scholarship

Kathleen S. Nutting MAE Director Emeritus Award

Kathy Fortune Arrupe Scholarship Fund

Kathy Fortune Memorial Scholarship

Kenneth King Scholarship

King Soopers Pharmacy Scholarship

Klempera Memorial Scholarship

Leah Anne Shiely Scholarship

Leean Sigle-McGraw Scholarship

Lee/David Family Scholarship

Leon Lascor Endowed Scholarship

Lois B. Hayna Endowed Creative Writing Scholarship

Lyle Fuchs Scholarship

Lynch Family Endowed Scholarship

M. Edward Timmins Shcolarship

Mae Lewicki Annual Scholarship

Maestas Endowed Financial Aid Fund

Maggie Berkebile Nursing Scholarship

Margaret B. Smith Endowed Scholarship

Margaret L. Cloonan Endowed Scholarship

Margaret Doyle, Memorial Scholarship 

Marian and AC Cabela Annual Scholarship

Marian and AC Cabela Endowed Scholarship 

Marian Verette (Pierce) Scholarship Fund

Martin Arrupe Annual Scholarship

Martin Hart Endowed Fund

Mary L. Robbins Scholarship

Mattie D. Brown Scholarship

May Bonfils Memorial Scholarship

Maybethe Rhodes Buck Scholarship  

Michael J. Sheeran, S.J. Endowed Scholarship

Michael J. Scherr Endowed Scholarship

Military Scholars Fund

MillerCoors Annual Scholarship for PBLA Graduates

Monahan Single Parent Scholarship

Monahan SPS Single Parent Scholarship

National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Pharmacy Partners Scholarship

Nagel Scholarship Fund

Native American Scholarship Program

Notarianni Family Scholarship

Pacesetters Endowed Scholarship

Paris, Paris, and Cartone Scholarship

Pascual Ledoux Endowed Financial Aid Fund 

Patricia Ladewig Spirit of Loretto Scholarship

Patrick D. Vinton Scholarship

Paul and June Schmitz Endowed Scholarship 

Pauline Collins Stewart Scholarship 

Porter Academy Scholarship

Porter-Billups Scholarship

Post-News Charities Reading Rangers

Premier Bank Endowed Scholarship 

Quality and Patient Safety Scholarship

QWEST Endowed Scholarship

R. Zarlengo and P Kaminski Zarlengo Scholarship

Ralph Nagel Nursing Fund

Ranger Athletic Fund

Raymond A. Hutchinson Endowed Scholarship

Regis Arrupe Partnership Grant

Regis College Financial Aid Fund

Regis NOW Scholarship

Regis Student Veterans Association Scholarship

Rev. Sally S. Hicks Scholarship Fund

Richard and Mary Pat McCormick Endowed Scholarship

RJ Friend, P.F. Annual Scholarship

Robert Henderson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Robert J. Lacey Endowed Accounting Scholarship

Ronald  S. and Mary Brockway Endowed Scholarship

Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions Financial Aid Fund

Ruth Shy Wilson Endowed Scholarship

RxPlus Annual Pharmacy Scholarship

Safeway Annual Pharmacy Scholarship

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Endowed Scholarship

Sam Eccher Memorial Scholarship

School of Pharmacy Principled Scholarship

School of Pharmacy Scholarship

Schramm Foundation Scholarship 

Second Century Scholarship 

Sooper Credit Union Grant

Special Education Scholarship (MOPH)

St. Anthony’s/Regis Graduate Nursing Scholarship

Step Ahead Women’s Soccer Opportunity Scholarship

Stephen James Atencio Endowed Scholarship 

Stephen R. Krieger, S.J., Scholarship 

Steve Graham Capacity Building Scholarship

Student Teaching in Catholic Schools Scholarship

Susan Marlier Loretto Heights School of Nursing Award

The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Scholarship

The Cherne Scholarship

The Commitment Program Financial Aid Fund

The Eugene S. Witchger Scholarship Fund

The Hugo and Rosemary Weber Natural Science Scholarship

The James W. Martin Scholarship

The Lee/David Family Scholarship

The Lydia M. Pena, S.L. Endowed Scholarship

The Meaghan Gallagher Memorial Scholarship 

The Nevin Scholarship

The Patricia Brin Levinger Scholarship

The Ralph and Trish Nagel Arrupe Annual Scholarship

The Rev. Sally S. Hicks Scholarship Fund

The Richard M. and Susan P. Schafbuch Scholarship

The Victor A. and Judith S. Perrella Family Scholarship

The Zarlengo Family Scholarship

Thin Blue Line Scholarship

Thomas J. Steele, S.J., Endowed Scholarship

Timothy L. and Julie G. Brake Financial Aid Fund

TJ Myrick Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Tommy Terrill Memorial Scholarship

Tracy Family Scholarship for Native American Students

UPS Scholarship

Vincent N. and Marilyn Schmitz Endowed Financial Aid Fund

Viola Vestal Coulter Scholarship

Virginia Dill Heppting Annual Scholarship

Walgreens Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award

Walgreens Diversity Scholarship

Walgreens Multilingual Scholarship

Walter F. Imhoff Scholarship

Walter L. O’Hayre, M.D. Endowed Scholarship

Walter S. Rosenberry III Endowed Scholarship Fund

Wells Fargo Scholarship

William G. McGowan Scholarship

William S. Levings Endowed Scholarship

William T. Miller, S.J.  Scholarship 

William Tuomey Diss Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Wilma Jean Hart Endowed Financial Aid Fund 

Wincor Family Scholarship Fund

Women with a Cause Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Lucille “Dutchess” Scheitler

Women’s Golf Team Endowed Financial Fund 

Xcel Energy Environmental Studies Scholarship

Xcel Energy Kelly Teacher Education Scholarship for STEM Majors 

Athletic Awards

Athletes may be awarded athletic grants by the Athletic Department at Regis University. Students should contact the Athletic Department or coach of their sport for additional information. Additional aid may be awarded from other sources if the FAFSA is completed within the priority deadlines and further eligibility is indicated. Students who receive full athletic grants for tuition, fees, and room and board may not receive other gift aid except for Federal Pell Grant and COF (College Opportunity Fund) Stipend if applicable,  All awards must comply with NCAA rules, including the academic eligibility prescribed. Renewal conditions are set by the athletic department.

Other Sources of Assistance

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Grants are available to students who are at least one-fourth Native American, Eskimo, or Aleut and who are issued an Indian Certification by their tribe. This grant is usually a supplement to other types of financial aid. Students should apply to a Bureau of Indian Affairs agency.

Dependent’s Tuition Assistance Program (DTAP)

This program provides tuition assistance for dependents of National Guardsmen, law enforcement officers, or firefighters killed or disabled in the line of duty. It also assists dependents of Coloradans who were prisoners of war or missing in action. Students should apply through the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Students with physical or emotional needs may be eligible for assistance with tuition, fees, books, supplies, maintenance, medical services, and transportation. Students should inquire with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation regarding eligibility at

Employee Tuition Benefit (ETB)

ETB is available to eligible employees of Regis University and to their spouse and dependent children. Eligibility for benefits varies according to the number of hours and months an employee has worked. Students must be admitted to an eligible program and be eligible to receive the benefit, including meeting the minimum requirements of the financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. Complete details are included in the ETB application available in the Human Resources Department.

Tuition Exchange and Faculty Children’s Exchange (FACHEX)

Faculty and Staff Children Exchange Program is an undergraduate tuition scholarship program available to the children of full-time faculty, administration, and staff of participating institutions. It allows children who are eligible for tuition remission at their home institution (parent’s employer) to be considered for tuition scholarship funds from one of the other participating Jesuit colleges. It is not a guaranteed benefit since Regis University does not control the selection/awarding process at the other participating Jesuit colleges and universities and Regis University does not have sufficient funds to award every student who applies to attend here with FACHEX. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

Outside Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid at Regis University, high school guidance offices, and public libraries have listings of scholarships provided by companies, individuals, and trusts outside the University. The Regis University website provides access to a scholarship database at

State Scholarship/Grant Programs

Some states, such as Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire, offer grant and scholarship assistance for students attending Regis University. Information on these programs may be obtained from a school counselor or the Higher Educational Assistance Agency in the student’s home state.

Veterans’ Benefits

The University is approved by the State Approving Agency of Colorado, a division of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, to offer courses of education and training for veterans and eligible dependents under the provisions of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans and other eligible persons should obtain their certificates of eligibility from the regional office of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) before entrance into the University.

The payment of benefits by VA differs according to half-time or full-time enrollment. Students who are eligible for veterans’ benefits should check with the Regis University certifying official in the Office of the Registrar for specific information about their particular program. Additionally, students receiving veterans’ benefits must notify the Regis University certifying official under the following conditions:

  • the student is temporarily withdrawing from the program;
  • the student is permanently withdrawing from the program;
  • the student is changing programs and/or majors; or
  • the student is attending another college or university.

International Students

Federal and state financial aid funds are restricted to citizens and permanent residents of the United States. International students with F-1 or J-1 visa types who seek employment on or off campus must follow procedures specified by the Designated School Official in the Office of Global Education in order to maintain legal status. If required standards are met, International students may apply for intuitional scholarships.

Consortium Agreements

The Financial Aid Consortium Agreement is an agreement between Regis University and an eligible college to share enrollment information and records for student financial aid eligibility.

Under a Consortium Agreement, Regis University may act as the Home school, meaning the student intends to receive his or her degree or certificate from Regis. The other school acts as the Host school. Students may take classes that Regis University approves for credit at the other college, the credits are required for the degree, and those credits will be transferred to Regis. Under this agreement, students can be considered for financial aid if they are at least half-time students, combining classes at both schools the student is attending. Students must renew their consortium agreement each semester and other qualifications and limitations may apply.

Registration/Enrollment for Consortium Agreements

Students should enroll in a degree-granting program at Regis University and create a degree plan with a Regis University advisor. This plan may be altered with the advisor’s approval.

At the beginning of each semester, students must register for all courses they will take during that semester. If a student is taking courses at Regis University, he/she follows the standard registration process at Regis. Students who are taking courses at a Host school must meet with a Regis University academic advisor for pre-approval of their planned courses before they register. When registering at a Host school, students should identify themselves as a Regis University student. If courses are taken at Regis, tuition is paid to Regis. If courses are taken at a Host school, tuition is paid by the student to the Host school.

Students attending a Host school should apply for financial aid through Regis University. Students must:

  • submit a FAFSA;
  • complete an Authorization to Release Information form; and
  • contact the Office of Financial Aid at Regis University to complete any additional forms as appropriate.

Courses approved by the Regis University academic advisor and taken at a Host school are considered for financial aid eligibility. Students must notify the Office of Financial Aid if their enrollment plans change, since enrollment status affects financial aid eligibility.

Financial aid is not paid until the Office of Financial Aid receives verification from the Host school that a student is enrolled for the minimum required credits. This occurs after the Host school's add/drop period. Any credit refund from financial aid proceeds is processed within two weeks after financial aid is credited to the student account at Regis University.

 For more information concerning consortium agreements, students should contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Study Abroad

Enrollment in a program of study that is approved for credit by the student’s academic advisor may be considered as enrolled at Regis University for the purpose of being eligible for federal and state financial aid. Students who are juniors or seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and clean disciplinary records should contact the Office of Global Education for approved study abroad programs. If approved for participation, interested students should contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Enrollment Requirements for Study Abroad

In some cases, the student must be enrolled as a full-time student in order to qualify for financial assistance. Most aid programs allow for less than full-time attendance, but the student must generally be enrolled at least half time in order to qualify. The student award letter specifies the enrollment requirements upon which the financial aid award is based.

Undergraduate Status Credit Hour Requirement

Undergraduate Status Credit Hour Requirement
Full-Time 12 or more semester hours
Three-Quarter Time 9 to 11 semester hours
Half-Time 6 to 8 semester hours

Graduate Status Credit Hour Requirement

Graduate Status Credit Hour Requirement
Full-Time 6 or more graduate semester hours
Half-Time 3 to 5 graduate semester hours

Note: If undergraduate classes are required for a graduate degree, the student must have at least six undergraduate semester hours to be considered a half-time student.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress

The federal and state governments require the Office of Financial Aid to monitor the academic progress of students who are receiving federal, state, or institutional assistance. All hours attempted and completed are reviewed. Cumulative grade point averages and maximum hours of financial aid eligibility are monitored once per year. The full policy for Satisfactory Academic Progress is available on the Regis University Financial Aid website.

Refunds Due To Withdrawal

Scholarships, grants and loan funds normally are not credited to a student’s account until after the appropriate add/drop period based on the student’s academic program each semester. At this time enrollment status is verified and, if required, adjustments are made. Financial aid is not credited to a student’s account if no enrolled hours can be verified or enrolled hours are insufficient based on the level on the award letter. Students who completely withdraw after aid has been credited may have their aid adjusted in accordance with federal and state regulations.

Withdrawal does not eliminate financial obligation to the University. Charges owed to the University at the time of withdrawal are the student’s responsibility based on the University’s tuition and housing refund policies. Details of these policies are available in the Office of Student Accounts.

There are specific federal, state and University withdrawal policies regarding tuition and fees, housing charges, refunds to financial aid programs, and repayments resulting from withdrawal.

The student’s withdrawal may result in a return of funds to the federal financial aid programs, and the student may have to repay those funds.

There are three situations that may require immediate repayment of financial aid funds when a student withdraws:

  • If University charges are reduced as a result of withdrawal, and a student account credit balance is created, these funds may be used to repay financial aid programs, depending on the amount of financial aid and the date of withdrawal.
  • A student may have to repay financial aid funds that are in excess of an amount determined to be reasonable for the length of enrollment. This repayment is based on federal guidelines.
  • If withdrawal occurs prior to fully establishing enrollment eligibility, the entire financial aid award, including any credit balance, will be repaid to the financial aid programs. This may result in a balance due to the University. 

Earnings in student Work Study programs are paid through the time of withdrawal. Students may not continue student Work Study after withdrawing from the University.

Financial aid is for enrolled students only. Except in rare situations, financial aid cannot be disbursed after withdrawal. Students who receive financial aid and withdraw may lose future financial aid eligibility. Refer to the full Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy on the Regis University Financial Aid website.

Information regarding the federal regulations for calculating refunds and repayments and the order of financial aid programs to which aid is restored is included in detail on the Financial Aid website.