The University encourages all students to apply for financial aid to exhaust all possibility of financial assistance from the federal government, state government, private outside scholarships and University-based aid. Students should apply for financial aid prior to March 1 in order to qualify for maximum consideration.
The following types of financial aid are available to all students given certain conditions:
Grants and Scholarships
This is a type of aid that does not have to be repaid. Certain conditions must be met to qualify for grants and scholarships, such as financial need and academic performance. The following are types of grants or scholarships:
- Academic scholarships
- Pell Grants
- SEOG Grants
- Work-study grants (must be earned, not deducted from tuition charges)
- Salve Regina need-based grants
- State grants
- Regina Scholarships
- Endowment scholarships
- Privately restricted scholarships
- Outside agency scholarships
This is a type of aid that must be paid back after graduation. There are various types of loans available to students at reasonable interest rates. Loans available through the Office of Financial Aid include:
- Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
- Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
- Perkins Loan
- Nursing Student Loan
Traditional Methods of Payment
Check or Money Order
Payments via check or money order may be made by mail or in person. Please note that personal checks returned for insufficient funds are subject to fees: $15 for checks up to $50; $20 for checks over $50 and up to $200; and $25 for checks over $200. If the check is not honored within 10 days, the registration will be cancelled. Once a check is returned for insufficient funds, the University will no longer accept personal checks on the student’s behalf. Payment by check will only be allowed via bank certified check.
Cash payments must be made at the Business Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For security reasons, we urge students not to carry large sums of cash.
Electronic Funds Transfer (Tuition Management Systems)
You may also do a direct ACH (automated clearing house) debit using Tuition Management Systems. This transaction will be processed on a next-day basis using your savings or checking account. To process an ACH payment, visit the Tuition Management Systems website (select pay in full option) or call (800) 356-8329 and speak with an education payment counselor.
Monthly Payment Option for Full-Time Undergraduates
Salve Regina understands that education expenses are easier to pay when spread over predictable monthly payments. Our interest-free monthly payment plan, offered in partnership with Tuition Management Systems, is an alternative to large annual or term payments and helps limit borrowing. Tuition Management Systems offer students the following monthly payment options:
- 12 payments (annual) beginning May 1, $65 application fee
- 10 payments (annual) beginning July 1, $65 application fee
- Eight payments (annual) beginning Aug. 1, $65 application fee
- Five payments (semester) beginning July 1, $50 application fee
- Five payments (semester) beginning Dec. 1, $50 application fee
- Four payments (semester) beginning Jan. 1, $50 application fee
The payment of the above-mentioned fee allows for convenient, interest-free monthly payments; 24-hour, full interactive access to account information through the Tuition Management Systems website; toll-free automated account information through InfoLine; and personal account service Monday through Saturday.
For more information, or to enroll in the interest-free monthly payment option plan, visit Tuition Management Systems' website, call (800) 356-8329 and speak with an education payment counselor or contact the Business Office for additional guidance.
The Federal Parent Plus Loan and the RI Family Education Loan are two low-interest loans available to parents. Parents may borrow the costs remaining after financial aid is calculated. Interest rates for these loans are announced on or near July 1. Parents and students may combine the payment plan with a PLUS loan to minimize debt. Click here for more information.
Alternative Loan Options
Private loans for parents and/or students are available from many sources. Student borrowers usually need a credit-worthy cosigner. Terms and interest rates vary greatly, and families can usually find one that best suits their needs. Click here for more information.
Credit Card Option
Full-time undergraduate students can make a payment via MasterCard, American Express or Discover through Tuition Management Systems. Salve Regina no longer directly accepts credits cards due to the prohibitive processing costs involved and has chosen to utilize such funds for academic endeavors.
To process a credit card payment, visit the Tuition Management Systems website or call (800) 356-8329 and speak with an education payment counselor. Please be advised that each transaction carries a convenience fee ranging from 2-3.5 percent based upon the dollar amount of the transaction.
A family tuition discount of 10 percent is granted to one student when two or more students from the same family are attending Salve Regina in the same program at the same time (both students must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program simultaneously). The deduction is applied directly to the student's tuition account each semester for as long as the multiple enrollment continues.
Salve Regina offers several payment options for graduate students, making it easy to preregister for classes in a timely manner while providing a flexible approach to payment.
Full payment: Available by check or Visa/MasterCard. The total payment for tuition, registration fee and any lab fees will be due at registration.
Bill full tuition: Available with Visa/MasterCard. A promissory note and a credit card authorization form are required for this option. The credit card will be charged two weeks prior to the start of classes for the academic period for which the registration is submitted. The amount due with the registration form ($40) is payment of the registration fee and is not refundable.
Monthly payments: Our interest-free monthly payment plan, offered in partnership with Tuition Management Systems, is an alternative to large annual or term payments and helps limit borrowing. This option requires the signed promissory note on the payment option form. Tuition Management Systems allows students to spread their payments over three months. Fall semester payments are due Oct. 1, Nov. 1 and Dec. 1, while spring semester payments are due Feb. 1, March 1 and April 1. The application fee is $35 per term, which allows for convenient, interest-free monthly payments; 24-hour, full interactive access to account information through Tuition Management Systems' website; toll-free automated account information through Info Line; and personal account service Monday through Saturday. For more information, or to enroll, visit Tuition Management Systems' website, call (800) 356-8329 and speak with an education payment counselor, or contact the Business Office for additional guidance.
Tuition reimbursement: Available to students whose employer (or another third party) has authorized payment of all or part of the student's tuition. A promissory note is required for this option. Students who choose to participate in this plan must complete the Third Party Tuition Reimbursement Plan form. The amount due with the registration form ($40) is payment of the registration fee and is not refundable.
Financial aid: Students who expect to receive financial aid for tuition and fees must have all forms completed and submitted at least one month prior to the start of class or face possible late payment charges. An incomplete financial aid award can preclude students from enrolling and attending classes. A promissory note is required for this option. The amount due with the registration form ($40) is payment of the registration fee and is not refundable.