Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, or contact us and talk directly with one of our admissions counselors.

About Regis University

Where is Regis University?

Regis University has called Denver, Colorado its home for more than 100 years, situated alongside the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Beautiful mountain views and glimpses of the city skyline surround our main campus, located just 20 minutes northwest of exciting downtown Denver. Additional campuses for the College of Professional Studies, line the Rocky Mountain Front Range for easier access and convenience.

Where does Regis University rank among other U.S. colleges and universities?

For the 19th consecutive year, Regis University earned a top tier ranking as one of the best colleges and universities in the United States by U.S.News & World Report.

Is Regis University accredited?

Regis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of the most recognized and transferrable accreditations acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Education. Regis University is also a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

What does it mean that Regis is a "Jesuit University"?

The heritage and tradition of Jesuit education characterize the Regis University experience and mission, which encourages men and women of all ages to take leadership roles and to make a positive impact in a changing society. By fostering the continual search for truth, values, and a just existence, we are committed to encouraging you to explore, dream, and discover a lifetime of personal and professional opportunities.

Scholarships

How can I get a scholarship?

Scholarship opportunities are posted on the Regis University web site. Go to Scholarships on the Financial Aid web site to learn more about scholarships and how to apply. This site includes links to on-line scholarship search services.

Do I need to reapply for scholarships each year?

When you are awarded a scholarship, you will be informed of the terms and conditions of that scholarship. Some awards are only for one year, while others are renewable and the conditions of that renewal will be detailed in the award offer.

If I did not get a scholarship this year, what should I do?

You should continue to research the scholarship opportunities on the web site. In addition, we recommend that you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in case you are being considered for a scholarship that also requires financial need as a component. The FAFSA application documents whether or not you have financial need.

Is my scholarship renewable?

When you are awarded a scholarship, you will be informed whether the scholarship is renewable and the conditions you must meet.

If I get a scholarship, will it reduce the amounts of other aid?

There is a possibility that other aid may have to be reduced if you are awarded need-based aid and if the total aid (grants, scholarships, loans and work-study) exceeds your financial need or if you have been awarded a percentage of gift share funds. Otherwise, it is our practice to reduce student loans and work-study before considering the reduction of grants or scholarships. Contact your financial aid counselor to review the consequences of your scholarship award.

About the Denver Community

What is Denver like? (Climate, entertainment, culture, etc.)

Denver, Colorado is an exciting metropolitan area surrounded by the adventure and serenity of the Rocky Mountains. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, less than 8-15 inches of annual precipitation, and a mild four-season climate, residents enjoy Denver's outdoor sports and recreational activities and the local arts and entertainment.

Visit Denver.org for information about Denver and its surrounding areas.

What types of public transportation are available in Denver?

Denver International Airport (DIA) is located approximately 25 miles away from Regis on the northeast corner of the metro area. Denver's public transportation provider, Regional Transportation District (RTD), offers convenient and affordable options for getting around the city throughout the duration of your time in Denver. The extensive and accessible bus routes available combined with our own Light Rail system, a network of commuter trains that transport residents across the metro area, provide you with the regular transportation needs at reasonable and affordable rates. Taxi services are also available.