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Paying For School

 

Your Money's Worth

At USU, you'll earn a top-notch education without burying yourself in insurmountable piles of debt. Plus, USU grads have a high job placement rate. It's a low-risk, high-reward investment you'll bank on the rest of your life.

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Scholarship Index

Your Index Score is Important

This is the point where excellent grades and test scores help you save on tuition. A combination of your GPA and ACT/SAT test score make your index score, which determines eligibility for admission and scholarships. View the index table to determine your score or enter your details in the Index Calculator.

New SAT
Taken after
Mar. 2016
ERW+M
Old SAT
Taken before
Mar. 2016
CR+M
ACT
Comp
4.0 Unweighted GPA 3.9 Unweighted GPA 3.8 Unweighted GPA 3.7 Unweighted GPA 3.6 Unweighted GPA 3.5 Unweighted GPA 3.4 Unweighted GPA 3.3 Unweighted GPA 3.2 Unweighted GPA 3.1 Unweighted GPA 3.0 Unweighted GPA 2.9 Unweighted GPA 2.8 Unweighted GPA 2.7 Unweighted GPA 2.6 Unweighted GPA 2.5 Unweighted GPA 2.4 Unweighted GPA 2.3 Unweighted GPA 2.2 Unweighted GPA 2.1 Unweighted GPA
1600 1600 36 142 140 138 136 135 133 131 129 128 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108
1560 1540 35 140 138 136 135 133 131 129 128 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106
1520 1490 34 138 136 135 133 131 129 128 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 105
1490 1440 33 136 135 133 131 129 128 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 105 103
1450 1400 32 135 133 131 129 128 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 105 103 101
1420 1360 31 133 131 129 128 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 105 103 101 99
1390 1330 30 131 129 127 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 111 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97
1350 1290 29 129 127 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 111 110 108 106 104 103 101 99 97 95
1310 1250 28 127 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 111 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94
1280 1210 27 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 111 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92
1240 1170 26 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 111 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90
1200 1130 25 122 120 119 117 115 113 111 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90  
1160 1090 24 120 119 117 115 113 111 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90    
1130 1050 23 119 117 115 113 111 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90      
1100 1020 22 117 115 113 111 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90        
1060 980 21 115 113 111 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90          
1020 940 20 113 111 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90            
980 900 19 111 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90              
940 860 18 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90                
900 820 17 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90                  
860 770 16 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90                    
810 720 15 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90                      
ACT/SAT does not include the writing portion. Unweighted GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale. A GPA weighted above a 4.0 will be recalculated for admissions and scholarship purposes.
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Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

The best way to pay for school is by not paying for school. Listed below are scholarships awarded from the Admissions Office. Please select a scholarship and read the details carefully to determine if you qualify.

Scholarship Deadlines

  • Freshmen
    • Logan: Jan 10
    • Regional Campuses: Jan 10
    • Eastern: June 1
  • Transfers
    • Logan: Mar 1
    • Regional Campuses: Mar 1
    • Eastern: June 1
Freshmen Academic Scholarships

You are automatically considered for these when you apply to USU.

* Legacy Waivers require a separate application.
All academic scholarships cover a percentage of tuition. Nonresidents are strongly encouraged to gain Utah Residency after their first year. Students enrolled on WUE and the Nonresident Alumni Legacy Waiver are not able to gain Utah Residency for tuition purposes. For more information, visit scholarship eligibility.
Resident Freshman
Name Amount
Presidential 100% Tuition & Student Fees
Dean's 90% Tuition
Scholar 60% Tuition
Merit 45% Tuition
Achievement Amount Varies
Chancellor $1,300 - USU Eastern Only
Eastern $700 - USU Eastern Only
Nonresident Freshman
Presidential 100% Tuition & Student Fees
Dean's 90% Tuition
Scholar 70% Tuition
100 Mile Radius 50% Tuition
WUE Student Pays 150% Resident Tuition
Legacy Waiver 1* 70% Tuition
Legacy Waiver 2* 60% Tuition
Legacy Waiver 3* 50% Tuition
Nonresident Waiver 50% Nonresident Tuition - USU Eastern Only
Transfer Academic Scholarships

You are automatically considered for these when you apply to USU. Scholarship GPA requirements listed below are for students with 24 or more post-high school credits. If you have 23 or less post-high school credits, click the scholarship name for your requirements.

P = Presidential | D = Deans | S = Scholar | M = Merit
Scholarship
Index
College GPA
4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4
142 P D D S S M  
140 P D D S S M  
138 P D D S S M  
136 P D D S S M  
135 P D D S S M  
133 D D D S S M  
131 D D D S S M  
129 D D D S S M  
127 S S S S S M  
126 S S S S S M  
125 M M M M M M  
124 M M M M M M  
123 M M M M M M  
122 M M M M M M  
121              
P = Presidential | D = Deans | S = Scholar | M = Merit
Scholarship
Index
College GPA
4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2
142 P D D S S M M M  
140 P D D S S M M M  
138 P D D S S M M M  
136 P D D S S M M M  
135 P D D S S M M M  
133 D D D S S M M M  
131 D D D S S M M M  
129 D D D S S M M M  
127 S S S S S M M M  
126 S S S S S M M M  
125 S S S S S M M M  
124 S S S S S M M M  
123 S S S S S M M M  
122 S S S S S M M M  
121 S S S S S M M M  
120 S S S S S M M M  
119 S S S S S M M M  
118 S S S S S M M M  
117 S S S S S M M M  
116                  
* Legacy Waivers require a separate application.
All academic scholarships cover a percentage of tuition. Nonresidents are strongly encouraged to gain Utah Residency after their first year. Students enrolled on WUE and the Nonresident Alumni Legacy Waiver are not able to gain Utah Residency for tuition purposes. For more information, visit scholarship eligibility.
Resident Transfer
Name Amount
Presidential 90% Tuition
Dean's 80% Tuition
Scholar 60% Tuition
Merit 40% Tuition
Nonresident Transfer
Presidential 90% Tuition
Dean's 80% Tuition
Scholar 60% Tuition
Merit 40% Tuition
100 Mile Radius 50% Tuition
WUE Student Pays 150% Resident Tuition
Legacy Waiver 1* 70% Tuition
Legacy Waiver 2* 60% Tuition
Legacy Waiver 3* 50% Tuition
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Nonacademic Scholarships

Requires a separate application to be considered.

Name Amount
Ambassador 100% Tuition & Student Fees
HB144 Exception Affidavit Amount Varies
Involvement Amount Varies
Need Based Amount Varies
Resident Alumni Scholarship $350
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After you Apply

Accept Your Scholarship

If you have received a scholarship offer, complete the acceptance form before the May 1st deadline or as indicated on your scholarship letter.

Appeal a Decision

Fill out the scholarship appeal form if you need to contest a scholarship decision.

 

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Opportunities

In addition to scholarships, financial aid can help bridge the gap between your finances and what's needed to accomplish your academic goals. USU also has financial aid counselors who can help explain your options.

Grants

Grants are forms of aid you do not have to repay. Applicants may receive grants based on financial aid. Grants are available through the federal and state governments. Keep in mind:

  1. Repayment is not required.
  2. Funding levels may vary from year to year according to legislative appropriation.
  3. To meet tuition deadlines, file the FAFSA by the end of June.

Loans

Federal loans allow students or their families to borrow money at low interest rates. Keep in mind:

  1. Repayment plus interest is required.
  2. To meet tuition deadlines, file the FAFSA by the end of June.

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work-Study program provides funds for jobs for eligible students to help them pay for their education. Keep in mind:

  1. Students are offered the dollar amount that they can work to earn over the course of the academic year.
  2. Student Financial Aid refers students to jobs on or off campus.
  3. To be considered, answer “yes” to the work-study question and submit the FAFSA before the end of March.

FAFSA

To receive federal financial aid, you will need to complete the FAFSA before our published deadlines. What you will need in order to file:

  1. USU’s FAFSA code: 003677.
  2. Your Social Security Number on your application for admission. If you've already applied and you didn't include your SSN, you can report it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  3. A FSA ID, which you can get through the FAFSA website.

For additional FAFSA information and deadlines, visit http://www.usu.edu/financialaid/deadlines

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