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Financing your EdD at Regis
An EdD may be more affordable than you realize. Students enrolled in our Doctor of Education in Higher Education Graduate Program are eligible to apply for financial aid in the forms of loans and work study. We are here to support you through the application on process and also to provide advising on alternative funding options described below.
In order to be eligible for financial aid, you must be fully accepted into the EdD program and enrolled in at least 6 credits. If you have not received an acceptance letter, or have not yet applied to a graduate program, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 781.768.7330 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can contact the Office of Financial Aid at 781.768.7270 or email@example.com. A monthly payment plan can be established to pay tuition in installments over a semester or academic year.
Regis Graduate Assistants serve in support roles within individual offices on campus while completing a graduate degree. Graduate assistants may assist with instructional responsibilities as tutors, or are employed by other college departments (such as admission, academic advising, or student services) in an entry-level capacity. Full information and an application can be found here.
With a shared sense of mission to educate students in the Catholic tradition, Regis extends two (2) fully funded positions to educators and administrators at Catholic colleges and universities. Administrator or faculty member must be nominated by college supervisor and must have served at home institution for a minimum of three years. Nominees must apply and be accepted by February 1. For more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Affairs, 781.768.7330. Please note that the Presidential Catholic Leadership Scholarship will be discontinued beginning in the fall 2019 semester.
Regis may provide a fifteen percent (15%) discount for the hybrid EdD in Higher Education Leadership program to faculty and administrators at accredited Catholic Colleges and Universities.
The Regis tuition remission program is a benefit available to Regis employees which covers the tuition cost of one on-campus undergraduate or graduate course per academic semester, for a total of four courses per academic year (Regis College Faculty Handbook, Section IV(12), page 49 (2011)). To participate in the tuition remission program, employees must complete the Tuition Remission Request form. As stated on that form, the tuition remission benefit is subject to several conditions, including “[a]vailable classroom space and approval of instructor”.
The financial structure of the EdD program limited the space available for Regis employees to receive tuition remission for that program. Specifically, Regis approved the EdD program in December, 2012 on the condition that a maximum of two (2) employees may be admitted to the program and eligible for the 100% tuition remission benefit in any given year. All Regis employees have equal access to the two tuition remission spaces in the EdD program. These spaces are granted on a first-come-first-serve basis and Regis currently maintains a waiting list of other employees who are currently unable to enjoy the tuition remission benefit, but have expressed interest in doing so in the future.
In practice, these tuition remission spaces are prioritized for full time teaching faculty at Regis in accordance with appointment and reappointment critieria indicated in the most recent Faculty Handbook. Regarding Regis staff, these tuition remission spaces are prioritized for full time staff who have worked full time at Regis a minimum of three (3) years. Those interested in being considered for these tuition remission spaces are required to complete the application process for the EdD in Higher Education Leadership by December 1, be accepted into the program, and indicated they would like to be considered for this tuition remission benefit on their application. The Director of the EdD in Higher Education Leadership and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences maintain the waiting list with the Office of Human Resources.
For More Information
The Office of Graduate Admission