Applying for Aid as a First Time Undergraduate Student

To apply for need-based financial aid, students and parents of dependent students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FASFA Overview

File the 2018-2019 FAFSA as Early as October 1, 2017

A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for each year in which you are applying. You are strongly encouraged to use the FAFSA IRS data retrieval process, a faster way to provide tax information.

Financial Aid Documents

Deposited students applying for aid for the first time at Regis for the  2018-2019 academic year will be required to submit the documents below before an award will be considered final. We encourage you to submit these documents as early as possible for the most accurate award.

  • 2016 Federal Tax Return Parent (s) or IRS Data Retreival
  • 2016 Federal Tax Return Student or IRS Data Retreival
  • 2016 W2 Forms Parent (s)
  • 2016 W2 Forms Student

Additional documentation may be required due to changes in circumstances, federal verification, or to clarify information previously submitted. Requests for additional or missing information will be mailed home throughout the summer. Documentation may include, but is not limited to:

  • A Federal Verification Worksheet
  • The use of the IRS data retrieval tool on the FAFSA
  • 2016 Federal Tax Return Transcripts obtained from the IRS
  • Verification of untaxed income
  • Verification of household support for 2016
  • Asset verification
  • Documentation of SNAP  / Food stamp benefits

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Students and parents are urged to utilize the IRS Data Retreival Tool (DRT).  If you have already filed your FAFSA for the 2018-2019 year, please update your tax information. Students and Parents may use the DRT in lieu of submitting 2016  federal tax returns, however W2 forms will still be required.

Students and parents who do not or cannot use the IRS data retrieval process when filing a FAFSA may be required to provide a 2016 IRS tax transcript if selected for verification. A tax transcript can be obtained through the IRS web site at:

  • - Download Form 4506-T and return form to the IRS
  • Or by calling 1-800-908-9946.

Tax transcripts should not be sent to Regis. Please have this form sent to you directly and then forward to Regis with the student name and ID number written across the top of the page.

Regis reserves the right to revise policies, procedures, fee structures, or information requirements at any time to conform with federal, state, local, or institutional policy.

Important Information

Regis School Code


Bursar's Office


The Office of Financial Aid

College Hall Room 221

Mailing Address

Regis College
Center for Student Services
Office of Financial Aid
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493

Regis College: New Student Application for Financial Aid
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