Frequently Asked Questions
No, but it is highly recommended. Students who live on campus have a great support structure to help them through their transition to college. Resident assistants are trained to help their residents with USU questions, roommate conflicts, and other transitional issues. The Residence Life program also holds several events to help students make friends and feel connected to the university. More on-campus housing information can be found at www.usu.edu/housing.
No. Having a car is nice, but not necessary. Logan city has a bus system called CVTD that will transport students anywhere in Cache Valley at zero-fare. The Aggie Shuttle system will transport them around campus for free as well. City bus schedules can be found at cvtdbus.org and Aggie Shuttle schedules can be found at parking.usu.edu.
No. USU has 11 open-access computer labs on campus that are equipped with the latest hardware and software. Many students have their own computer out of convenience, but those who don't, get by using the on-campus computer labs. Students are able to print in the on-campus labs and can even print wirelessly from their laptop or desktop to the on-campus computer lab printers.
Some on-campus housing contracts require the purchase of a basic residential meal plan. All students can purchase residential or block meal plans. Residential meal plans give the student a fixed number of meals per week, and those meals do not carry over and cannot be used for friends and family. Block meal plans are a set number of meals purchased at a discount that do carry over and can be used anytime and by anyone who accompanies your student to a meal. Many students purchase a residential meal plan for a set number of meals per week, and then also purchase a supplemental block meal plan that they can use if they run out of meals one week or if they want to take a friend to dinner. Specific prices can be found at dining.usu.edu/meal-plans.
Students can also add money to their Aggie Express account on the USU ID Card. Aggie Express is a campus debit account (or like a pre-paid card) that can be used at all Dining Services locations, copy centers, computer labs, the parking office, the Bookstore, and just about anywhere on campus. Most students add money to their account at usucard.usu.edu and then use that to pay for food on campus. As an added bonus, students receive a 10% discount at all Dining Services locations on campus.
The Salt Lake Express is the main shuttle company that offers transportation between the Salt Lake International Airport and Logan. You can find more information at (www.saltlakeexpress.com) or call 1-800-356-9796 to make reservations.
Tuition/Fee Payment & Financial Aid
Student bills are paid through a secure online system known as TouchNet. Your student can create an authorized-user account for you in the TouchNet system so you can log in, view, and pay charges on your student's account. To log into the TouchNet system, go to my.usu.edu or click here.
Please note that Utah State University does not send a paper bill to students or parents. Electronic bills can be accessed in both TouchNet and the Access student information system.
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Payments with a debit/credit card incur a 2.75% convenience fee. However, payments can also be made using an electronic check with no convenience fee.
Scholarships.usu.edu is also a valuable resource in finding more information on scholarships.
To change a major, declare a dual major, or declare a minor, your student should contact the academic advisor for the new major or minor. Advisors can be found at advising.usu.edu.
The new advisor will discuss degree requirements and help your student complete the necessary paperwork to officially change the major in the USU system.