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Scholarship Eligibility

In order to be considered for admissions scholarships you must meet the following criteria.

  • Complete online application to USU for fall 2017 (including application fee)
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident Status
  • Have intent to graduate from Utah State University
  • Be a new first-time student to Utah State University. Returning students and 2nd bachelor students do not qualify for academic scholarships. Concurrent enrollment students are still eligible for scholarships.

Application Deadlines

  • All scholarships offered through the Office of Admissions for fall 2017 semester (Logan Main Campus and Regional Campuses) have a January 10, 2017 deadline.
  • Completed applications must be submitted by January 10, 2017. Late applications will not be reviewed.
  • Improvements to a GPA, ACT/SAT, or index score will not be considered after the deadline.

Acceptance Deadlines

All scholarships offered through the Office of Admissions for fall 2017 (Logan Main Campus and Regional Campuses) have a May 1, 2017 acceptance deadline.

ACT Scores

  • ACT scores used for scholarship awarding do not include the writing portion.
  • Super-scores cannot be used for scholarship awarding.

Residual ACT

USU offers an ACT for admissions/scholarships and the scores from the USU Residual ACT can only be used at Utah State University. However, these scores will count towards scholarships and admissions. Learn more about the Residual ACT.

SAT Scores

  • SAT taken before March 2016 will use critical reading and math (CR+M) scores for scholarship consideration (based upon 1600 scale). See index for detailed information.
  • SAT taken after March 2016 will use the evidence-based reading and writing, and math (ERW+M) scores for scholarship consideration (based upon 1600 scale). See index for detailed information.
  • SAT scores used for scholarship award do not include the writing portion.

GPA

All unweighted GPAs will be weighted to a 4.0 scale for scholarship awarding.

Nonresident Scholarships

  • Scholarships applying to nonresident tuition are only available for 1 year.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to gain UT residency during their first year (12 months), otherwise they will continue to be charged nonresident tuition.
  • Learn more about establishing Utah Residency.

Deferments/Leave of Absence

  • Students planning to defer admission to a later semester must apply for fall 2017 in order to be eligible for scholarships.
  • Scholarships must be accepted by the established deadline, prior to submitting a request for leave.
  • To hold a scholarship, students must request a Leave of Absence.

Scholarship Credit Requirements

Students receiving a scholarship should refer to their scholarship agreement for detailed information on the number of credits required to maintain their scholarship. In general, 15-18 credits are required per semester.

Scholarship GPA Requirements

Students receiving a scholarship should refer to their scholarship agreement for detailed information on the required USU cumulative GPA to maintain their scholarship.

GED Scholarship Consideration

Students being admitted will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for academic scholarship consideration. Weight will be placed on the ACT/SAT scores.

Home School Scholarship Consideration

Students being admitted will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for academic scholarship consideration. Weight will be placed on the ACT/SAT scores.

Combining Scholarships

  • In general, tuition can only be covered once. Academic scholarships are not stackable.
  • If a student receives more than one scholarship, information about combining these scholarships will be explained on the scholarship agreement.
  • Non USU scholarships (Regents Scholarship, private scholarships, etc) can be combined with USU awarded scholarships.

Tuition Payment

  • It is the responsibility of the student to ensure all scholarships are accepted and are paying correctly.
  • Unpaid expenses may result in the loss of classes.

Transcript Articulation

USU accepts credit from any regionally accredited institution within the U.S. and will try to match credits with courses at USU. The process of finding a course-to-course equivalent is called articulation. If no course match is found, you will receive elective credit for your previous course work. View our course-by-course articulation tables to learn more.

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