Religious Workers Tuition Discount Program

Policy Number: #200

Responsible Executive(s):

  • Academic and Research, Enrollment Vice President

Responsible Office(s):

  • Office of Enrollment Services

Date Revised: 12-01-2020

A. Purpose

B. Scope

C. The Policy

  1. To support the educational advancement of Catholic priests and nuns, Regis University offers a 55% tuition discount towards completing a Regis bachelor’s or master’s degree. The annual budget for this discount is determined through the Office of Mission via the University Budget Committee.

  2. To be eligible to participate…
    1. Students must be priests in good standing in the Archdiocese of Denver or the Diocese of Colorado Springs, or be religious sisters or brothers in Denver-area religious orders.
    2. Student may take individual courses, such as Spanish language courses, or enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program. Students are eligible for up to one full degree through the program.
    3. Students must meet all admission requirements and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined by the Office of Financial Aid (OFA).
    4. Students must receive approval by the Vice President of Mission before registering for the Regis course.
    5. Once approved, the VP Mission will notify the Office of Academic Records and Registration (ARR) of the student name, affiliation and academic program.
    6. ARR will notify the Office of Student Accounts (OSA), if applicable.

  3. Only the programs below are eligible for the Religious Workers Discount.
    1. All ACB Programs
    2. All CC&IS Programs
    3. All CCLS Programs
    4. Regis College
      • i. Post-Trad Education (Graduate & UG)
      • ii. Traditional UG
    5. RHCHP
      • i. All Traditional UG Programs
      • ii. Counseling (discount came over during move from CPS to RHCHP)

  4. Late fees, technology fees, other participation fees and books are not covered under the discount. Future participation is dependent on available funds and Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress. Academic program restrictions or exclusions may apply, and may be updated annually.

  5. Regis University Process: Once ARR has received the approval email from the VP Mission:
    1. Input the “RWD – Religious Workers Discount” code in the SPRO (Student Profile) screen within Colleague, including the effective start date (Reference Photo 1).
    2. Input the “TW – Tuition Waiver” code in the PERC (Person Restrictions) screen within Colleague, including the effective start and end dates (Reference Photo 2).
      • i. If student is not enrolled, process is complete.
      • ii. If student is already enrolled, ARR notifies the Office of Student Accounts.
    3. Upon receipt of notification, the Office of Student Accounts runs the “BILL – Batch Reg/Room/Meal Billing” process to re-evaluate all tuition charges for the student and applicable course terms identified.

D. Definitions

E. Related Policies, Procedures, Forms and Other Resources

  1. Reference Photo 1religious-tuition-img1-600x50.png
  2. Reference Photo 2religious-tuition-img-2-600x30.png

F. End Notes

  1. Scheduled revision date March 18, 2021