Scholarships and grants are awards based on academic performance, program of study, leadership potential, other talents and/or financial need (based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid- FAFSA) and do not need to be repaid. 

We encourage you to review current available options below and seek out all opportunities, including external scholarships. 

Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell grant is a federally funded program for students with extreme financial need, based on 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. Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated by the FAFSA, estimated costs, and enrollment status determine the amount of the Federal Pell Grant. 

The Federal Pell Grant will be disbursed only if you have not already received the lifetime maximum amount which is the equivalent of 12 full-time enrollment semester awards. The FAFSA processor will calculate the percentage amount you have received, and the maximum is capped at 600 percent. The percentage received is based on the annual award at full-time enrollment status. For one academic year (summer, fall and spring semesters), students may receive up to 150 percent.

For example, if you are awarded full-time for the two semesters, the percentage used is 100 percent. If you are awarded for only 9 credits for two semesters, the percentage used for the academic year is 75 percent. If you are awarded full-time for 3 semesters (summer, fall, and spring), the percentage used for the academic year is 150 percent.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The federally funded Supplemental Grant may be awarded to students seeking a first baccalaureate degree. The FAFSA is used to apply for the grant. Students who qualify for Federal Pell Grants are considered for FSEOG.

Federal TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year ($16,000 total for 4-year programs) in grants for students who commit to teach: 

  • Full-time
  • In high-need subject areas
  • For at least four years
  • At schools that serve low-income families

Note: If you fail to complete the four-your teaching obligation, you are required to repay the grant with interest. Please visit to find the TEACH Grant application.

State Grants

Colorado Student Grant

Colorado Student Grants are state funds awarded to Colorado resident undergraduate students with high financial need. Students must file the FAFSA and document residency by submitting a completed Colorado Residency Form.

College Opportunity Fund (COF) Stipend

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend is an amount of money per credit hour paid by the state of Colorado on behalf of eligible undergraduate resident students. The state of Colorado sets the per credit hour award amount each year for both public and private schools in Colorado. As a private institution, the amount per credit hour you receive at Regis University will be different than the amount you may be eligible for at a state institution. Additionally, you must meet the following eligibility requirements to receive the COF stipend at Regis University:

  • Apply for the stipend through the College Assist website.
  • Be a documented Colorado resident by submitting a completed Colorado Residency Form.
  • Be 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.
  • Demonstrate financial need through your eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant program (student must complete the FAFSA).
  • Have authorized Regis to receive COF funding on your behalf by submitting the Authorization to Request COF Stipends form.
  • Meet any other eligibility requirements established by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE).
The number of stipend credit hours is capped at 145 credit hours, with an additional 30 hours of undergraduate credits available. Certain courses are not eligible for the COF stipend, such as high school fast track courses, basic skills courses and graduate courses unless taken for an undergraduate degree.

College Assist administers the COF program, and you need to apply at College Assist only once in your lifetime at In order to document Colorado residency, you must complete a current Colorado Residency form. The Authorization to Request COF Stipends form is used to authorize Regis University to apply your COF stipends to your Regis student account or to rescind authorization. This form needs to be completed only once while you are attending Regis University.

Institutional Merit/Talent Scholarships

Most Regis University scholarship funding offered (merit, athletic, speciality, etc.) may be combined with other grants/scholarships but will not exceed the Financial Aid Cost of Attendance budget amounts for tuition, fees and books. There are limited awards, such as full-ride Athletic Scholarships and Resident Assistant awards, which may be designated towards room and board charges.

Merit Scholarships

Regis University’s Office of Admission offers merit scholarships and awards to incoming Regis College freshmen and transfer students upon a student’s admission to Regis University. Scholarships include the Board of Trustees Scholarship, Regis Achievement Award, Blue and Gold Award, Transfer Student Scholarship and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.

These awards can be renewed for 4 years (eight full-time semesters), as long as the recipient maintains the appropriate cumulative grade point average at Regis University. These scholarships are not available for the summer semester. Prospective students should reach out to the Office of Admissions with questions regarding their eligibility and application. Questions regarding scholarship renewal for current students should be directed to Student Services at or 303.458.4126.

Other competitive scholarship opportunities (and links to more information) include:
Honors Scholarship
Ignatian Religious Leadership Award
Leadership CORE Scholarships
Science CORE Scholarships 
Irish Community Scholarship 

Talent Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships

Athletes in baseball, volleyball, basketball, softball, lacrosse, cross country, soccer and golf may be awarded athletic grants by the Athletic Department at Regis. Students should contact the Athletic Department or coach of their sport. Additional aid may be awarded from other sources if the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is completed and further eligibility is indicated. Students who receive full athletic grants for tuition, fees, room and board may not receive other gift or work assistance except for Federal Pell Grants. All awards must comply with NCAA or AIAW and conference rules, including the academic eligibility prescribed. Reversal conditions are set by the athletic department.

Music Scholarships

The Regis College Music Scholarship offers variable amounts up to $3,000 annually to an entering first-year student with exceptional instrumental or vocal skill and musicality. All students, regardless of academic major (including non-music majors) are eligible for audition for music scholarships. 

Music Scholarship and Audition Application

Speech and Debate Scholarships

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 or you can find more information here. The award is renewable each year based on review of speech performance and at the discretion of the speech and debate coach.

Institutional Grants

Regis Grant

Regis Grant is an institutional grant awarded to undergraduate students based on their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and calculated financial need.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed 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 is determined by the donor and selection is made by the Scholarship Committee of Regis University. Eligibility is based on merit and/or financial need. The Scholarship Committee uses information provided by students in the general application process including the FAFSA and academic records. Students are automatically considered for scholarship awards at the time of application; there is no separate application for these scholarships. On occasion, students may be asked to furnish additional information for selected scholarships. Scholarships are renewable for four years if the student maintains certain academic requirements and funding is available. 

Tuition Remission

Faculty Children's Exchange (FACHEX)

FACHEX awards are tuition-only grants offered by Regis University to Regis College undergraduate students whose supporting parent works for a participating Jesuit Institution. A very limited number of FACHEX awards are made each year to new recipients. FACHEX awards are not available for use during the Summer semester. Awards are renewed for four years/eight semester maximum if a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is maintained.  Learn more about FACHEX

Tuition Exchange

Tuition exchange awards are tuition-only grants offered by Regis University to Regis College undergraduate students whose supporting parent works for a participating institution. A very limited number of Tuition Exchange awards are made each year to new recipients. Tuition Exchange awards are not available for use during the Summer semester. Awards are renewed for four years/eight semester maximum if a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is maintained.Learn more about the Tuition Exchange

Employee Tuition Benefit (ETB)

ETB is available to eligible employees of Regis University and to the eligible employee’s spouse and dependent children. Amounts of benefits vary 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. Complete details are included in the ETB application available in the Human Resources Department.

External Scholarships

Students may search for scholarships through external databases (those not endorsed by or connected to Regis University) for additional scholarship opportunities. Students may find outside databases including, but not limited to:

Your total financial aid eligibility is limited by your cost of attendance and your financial need. If you receive additional aid, such as a grant, scholarship or tuition benefit from outside Regis University, we may have to adjust your award package. We will reduce student loans first, then work-study, before reducing any scholarships or grants. In some cases, additional outside awards designated to pay tuition charges may result in the reduction of your Regis University scholarships or grants.