Applications for financial aid are considered on a rolling basis. It is recommended that you file your financial aid forms at least two months prior to the start of the academic year to allow time for processing. You must be enrolled at least half-time (six credits) and matriculated into a degree program to receive financial assistance.

Master's students applying for need-based financial assistance must:

  1. Create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID).
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can use your FSAID to electronically sign your FAFSA on the Web and to make corrections to your application information. We recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) that is built in to the FAFSA to easily transmit your tax information into your FAFSA (see more information below).
  3. Check your email. Messages regarding next steps, missing documents and eligibility will be emailed to you.
  4. You will be notified via email once your financial aid offer is available on Regis Access.

To be Eligible to Complete a FAFSA You Must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen; (NOTE: eligible non-citizens may be asked to provide appropriate documentation.);
  • Have a valid Social Security number;
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25);
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree
  • Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds;
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Students are urged to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to instantly transfer your tax information directly into your FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is fast, accurate, secure, and streamlines the FAFSA filing and Verification process. If you have already filed your FAFSA for the 2018-2019 year, please update it by logging back into your FAFSA and use the Data Retrieval Tool to import your 2016 tax information. Students may use the DRT in lieu of submitting 2016 federal tax transcripts (if requested by the Financial Aid Office).

Students 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:

  • Order it online from the IRS website
  • Or by downloading IRS Form 4506-T and mail the form to the IRS
  • Or by calling the IRS at 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 College financial aid decisions are made on an academic-year basis. Renewal of financial aid awards are contingent upon maintaining satisfactory academic progress, timely reapplication for financial aid each year, continued demonstration of financial need as determined in prior years, and continued availability of funding from all sources. In addition, any outstanding student account balance must be satisfied before a financial aid decision is made.