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Scholarships and Grants for Adult Undergraduates

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). Scholarships and grants do not have to be repaid. Scholarship and grant awards are limited and subject to change, but we encourage you to explore all avenues.

Institutional Scholarships

#RegisInspired Scholarship

Regis awards $500 scholarships to up to 200 students annually. Winners are announced two weeks prior to each start date.

  1. Snap a photo that captures how your education at Regis will positively impact your life or the lives around you.
  2. Along with your photo, write a quick message of less than 25 words with the academic program you are pursuing at Regis.
  3. Post it to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using #RegisInspired.
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To be eligible for the #RegisInspired scholarship, you must be admitted and registered three weeks prior to classes starting for your intended start date in a Regis undergraduate or graduate accelerated or online degree program. Excludes students pursuing programs or classes as "non-degree seeking" students. You ust be starting a new degree program (not for current students who started in previous terms). If you are selected and choose to drop your courses, you forfeit your scholarship. It cannot be carried to a new term. This is a one-time only scholarship to be awarded in your first term or semester.

Up to 200 winners are selected annually. The scholarship committee must be able to locate your entry through #RegisInspired on social media and identify who you are, and your academic program, for consideration.


Helen McLoraine Scholarship

Adult undergraduate education students going into their student teaching semester may be eligible to apply for the Helen McLoraine Scholarship. To apply, students must fill out an application in Taskstream during their student teaching semester in their Student Teaching Application portfolio. An essay is required addressing the following question: How would completion of your Teaching License enable you to make a difference in the community?

To be eligible, students must student teach in a high-need school and demonstrate financial need. Please reach out to the Division of Education for more information. 


Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship (Adult & Online)

The PTK scholarship is designated for new undergraduate applicants of Regis University pursuing an accelerated evening or online program, who are transferring in from any regionally accredited community college with at least 60 credits and a 3.0 GPA or above and are an active member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). The total amount of the scholarship is $3,500 to be applied directly towards tuition.

Ensure you submit a copy of your current PTK membership card at the time of your admissions application and prior to starting classes at Regis to be considered for this scholarship. 

Colorado Community College Transfer Scholarships

Designated for new applicants of Regis University pursuing an accelerated evening or online program, this scholarship program is for applicants who have completed their associate’s degree at one of the Colorado Community Colleges with a 3.0 GPA or above. The total amount of the scholarship is $3,000 to applied directly towards tuition.

To be considered for the scholarship, submit your admission application along with your admission essay, resume and a copy of your transcripts to ruadmissions@regis.edu. Eligible candidates will be notified at the time of admission. 

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External Scholarships

Students may find scholarships through 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.


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). 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.

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 for at least four years. Teachers must commit to working in a school that serves low-income families and teach a high-need subject area. Students who fail to complete the obligation are required to repay the grant with interest.

College Opportunity Fund (COF)

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. Students must apply for the stipend through the College Assist website and be a documented Colorado resident by submitting a completed Colorado Residency Form.

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.

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Financial Aid

Location: Clarke Hall 143

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Counselor Hours:
Appointments encouraged
Walk-ins accepted 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact: rufinancialaid@regis.edu
303.458.4126 | 800.568.8932