Financial Aid Eligibility

A student’s eligibility is based on financial need, timeliness of application, academic achievement, enrollment status, and degree level. Eligibility for financial aid is determined from the information a family provides on their financial aid applications and supporting materials. This information is applied to a federal calculation to determine what the student and family can reasonably expect to contribute toward education for one year. This student aid index (SAI) is subtracted from the cost of attendance (COA) to determine the family’s financial need.

The financial aid award is based on financial need, the university’s resources, federal, state, and institutional policies. A financial aid package may consist of scholarships, grants, loans, and/or work programs. Scholarships and grants are gift aid; they do not need to be repaid. Loans are legal obligations and must be repaid, either immediately or in the future, depending on the terms of the loan.

Federal Grants

State Grants

  • MASSGrant

    The MASSGrant grant is provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is available to full-time undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who are residents of the state of Massachusetts and meet established application deadlines. More information about MASSGrant.

  • State Scholarships

    Full-time undergraduate students who are residents of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, or Vermont may be eligible for a state grant. Students should contact their state agency for eligibility requirements and application processes

  • Gilbert Grant

    The Gilbert grant is funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and offered by Regis College to Massachusetts residents. To qualify, you must meet financial need and other eligibility requirements established by the Commonwealth. Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients.

  • Other State Grant/Scholarships

    Full-time undergraduate students who are residents of Pennsylvania or Vermont may be eligible for a state grant. Students should contact their state agency for eligibility requirements and application processes.

  • Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program (MLRP) for Health Professionals

    Massachusetts offers loan repayment programs for primary health care professionals in a variety of disciplines including dental, medical, and mental health professionals. The goal of these programs is to provide educational loan repayments as an incentive for health professionals to practice in communities where significant shortages of health care providers and barriers to access have been identified.

    Applicants must be licensed to practice in Massachusetts and commit to practice for two years full-time or the equivalent extended commitment part time (e.g., a 20-hour practice per week will mean a 4-year contract) providing services in an eligible facility or setting.

    If you are interested in applying for the MLRP, you can find more information on the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education website.