Financing Your Education Regis University offers you the opportunity to finance your education through alliances, military benefits, tax credits, deferments and IRA withdrawals. EducationAlliancesMilitaryBenefitsTuitionDefermentInternationalFinancingIRA Withdrawal& Tax Credits Employers Regis University provides employers and employees an opportunity to develop professional skills and solutions in today’s ever-changing business world. As industries evolve, best practices are amended, and your organizational needs transform over time – continuing education is the key to staying ahead of the curve. As an employer, offering comprehensive educational benefits help you attract and retain high-performing employees who will be essential in moving your organization forward. Learn more about joining our education alliance program. Employees Regis University provides the tools needed to enhance your skills set, increase your expertise in industry trends and advance your career to the next level. Take your career to the next level by contacting our admissions team and learning more about our education alliance program. If your organization is a member of our education alliance program, you could be eligible for preferred tuition rates. Military Regis University is proud to provide our men and women in the armed forces with values-based degree programs. Active duty and veteran service men and women can choose from bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and related certificates in the high-demand fields of business, computer sciences, counseling, humanities, social sciences and teacher education. Regis is ideal for military service men and women who want to continue their education and advance their careers. Regis University honors the Military Student Bill of Rights and is therefore an ideal choice for military service men and women who want to continue their education and advance their careers. Learn more about military benefits through our Veteran Affairs office. Tuition Deferment Regis University offers a tuition deferment option that allows you to pay your tuition on a delayed basis for a $40 fee. Tuition deferment allows you to defer payments until 90 days after the start of the academic term. International Student's Required Financial Documentation At Regis University, international student applicants on F-1 and/or J-1 visas are required to show that they have sufficient funding available to pay tuition and living expenses for one full academic year. Official bank statements are the easiest way for applicants to showcase this financial data. The statement must show the name of the account holder and the length of time the account has been active. International bank statements should be no older than three months, while U.S. bank statements should be no older than one month. For more information on the U.S. dollar amount required to attend Regis University and cover your cost of living, please contact a Regis Enrollment Counselor. Additionally, please consult your enrollment counselor regarding questions about any additional sources of financial documentation that are accepted by the university. Affidavit of Support Many international students receive assistance with their educational funding through a sponsor, whether it be a family member who is contributing toward the cost of their education, an employer, a contact in the United States or any other contributor. The student must have each sponsor complete an affidavit of support on behalf of the student. The affidavit of support indicates the dollar amount promised to the student by the sponsor and the document must be notarized before being submitted to Regis University. The sponsor will also be required to submit an official bank statement showing their ability to fund the student’s education in the amount promised. To obtain the affidavit of support form, please contact a Regis enrollment counselor. Scholarships and Additional Resources for Financing Your Education Outside of Regis University, there are numerous independent organizations and resources to help students obtain financial assistance. Some sources provide search engines for international student scholarships, some provide great resources within students’ home countries. We encourage you to explore the compiled resources below to find what opportunities will work best for you.* www.collegeboard.com www.iie.org www.petersons.com www.fundingusstudy.org www.fastweb.com www.princetonreview.com www.scholarships.com www.internationalscholarships.com www.internationalstudentloan.com www.iefa.org www.edupass.org Please consult the NAFSA website (from the Association of International Educators) for additional resources and funding opportunities. *Never provide any of your personal or payment information when searching for scholarships. If you need help verifying the validity of a scholarship opportunity, please contact our Financial Aid Office at 1.800.568.8932. Employment Opportunities Since international students are required to show proof of adequate financial standing in order to attend Regis University, employment opportunities are available to international students only as a way to provide additional income, not as a way to offset educational costs. Regis University does offer non-federally funded Work-Study as well as Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT), which must be an integral piece of a student’s curriculum. All of these employment opportunities are highly competitive and strongly regulated. For more information, please contact Cathy Gorrell, director of registration. Tax Credits The Lifetime Learning tax credit and the Hope tax credit may allow you to deduct tuition on your income tax, with certain restrictions and requirements that must be followed. Check with the IRS or your tax accountant for more information. IRA Withdrawal You may be able to withdraw funds from an IRA to pay certain educational expenses. Check with your IRA administrator.