USU STUDENT STIPEND OR FELLOWSHIP
This information page applies only for USU students. USU Students are defined as those persons who are registered at Utah State University and are pursuing a degree. A USU student may be an undergraduate or graduate student.
Although USU Student stipends and fellowships have different definitions, they are processed the same way by the University. In order for stipends or fellowships to be processed they must meet all criteria:
1. The student must be registered at Utah State University and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.
2. There is no requirement for the student to perform any services for the benefit of the University as a condition of receiving the payment AND
3. There is no requirement for any of the scholarship or fellowship to be used to pay for qualified educational expenses.
Stipend: A stipend is often given as a living allowance to students. The following are factors that indicate that a payment should be treated as a stipend:
* The student is not expected to provide any substantial "quid pro quo" in exchange for the stipend. There is no obligation to perform any assigned tasks or specific projects.
* The focus is on the experience to be gained by the student rather than on the performance of services that benefit the grantor.
* The recipient is not required to provide any deliverable other than progress reports to the University, or in certain cases, the sponsor.
* Recipients are not required to have performed past services or to agree to perform future services for the University as a condition of receiving the payment.
Fellowship: A fellowship is a prestigious award generally made to graduate students to aid him or her in the pursuit of research. Fellowships are based on future or continuing research activity. Fellowship recipients' activities may include:
* Engaging in research programs or participating in training to further his/her individual educational development.
* Conducting independent research and determining what research activities he/she will be conducting.
* Providing help to a professor or academic department provided that the activities are generally related to the recipient's progress rather than to the needs of the professor or academic department.
How to Process a USU Student Stipend or Fellowship:
The USU Student Stipend/Fellowship Direct Pay Form is used to make these types of payments to students.
Required information and documentation to process the Direct Pay:
- The name and A# of the student
- The home mailing address of the student.
- The name of the Stipend or Fellowship being awarded.
- Use account code 761300.
(Click on the link below to log into EZ-Buy for the Direct Pay Form)
USU Student Stipend or Fellowship Direct Pay Form