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Scholarships and Grants for Incoming Freshmen

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) and do not need to be repaid. We encourage you to review current available options below and seek out all opportunities, including external scholarships. 

Regis 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 Presidential Scholarship, Magis Scholarship, Regis Achievement Award, Blue and Gold Award, Ranger 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 cannot be applied toward the summer semester.

Other competitive merit scholarships include:
Honors Scholarship
Ignatian Religious Leadership Award
Irish Community Scholarship
Scholarship Weekend Competitions

Prospective students should reach out to the Office of Admissions with questions regarding their eligibility and application.

Talent Scholarships

Regis offers talent scholarships in the areas of athletics, speech and debate, and music. Some talent scholarships may require auditions, interviews or additional application materials. 

Athletics: Athletes in baseball, volleyball, basketball, softball, lacrosse, cross country, soccer and golf may be awarded athletic scholarships by the Regis Athletic Department. Contact the Athletic Department or coach of your sport.

Speech and Debate: A limited number of awards are offered to entering Regis College freshmen and continuing students with competitive public speaking skills. Contact the Communications Department for more information.

Music: The Regis College Music Scholarship offers variable scholarship amounts to an entering first-year student with exceptional instrumental or vocal skill and musicality, regardless of academic major. Contact the Music Department for more information.

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. 

Students are automatically considered for scholarship awards at the time of application; there is no separate application for these scholarships. 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. Scholarships are renewable for four years if the student maintains certain academic requirements and funding is available. 

Scholarship Weekend

Every year, Scholarship Weekend hosts students for the opportunity to compete for a full-tuition scholarship in a variety of discipline areas, including leadership, peace and justice, science, business leadership, music and health care.


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.

If you receive an external scholarship, please send the scholarship check directly to:

Regis University
Office of Financial Aid
3333 Regis Blvd. A-8
Denver, CO 80221

Once processed, your scholarship will be added to your financial aid awards.

Regis Grant

In addition to federal and state grants, Regis awards an insitutitonal grant to undergraduate students based on their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and calculated financial need. Students are automatically considered for the Regis Grant and no additional application is required, however a FAFSA must be submitted for students to be considered. 


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)

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. At Regis University, students must also be Federal Pell grant eligible, document their Colorado residency and have graduated from a Colorado high school. 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.

Federal Grants

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. 

Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant

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


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.

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Main Hall 4th floor

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Counselor Hours:
Walk-ins accepted from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Appointments are encouraged


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