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Estimate Your Tuition & Academic Scholarship

Use the buttons below to estimate costs for certificates, associate, bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degrees. Our calculators also display which academic scholarship you may qualify for.

Scholarship Index

 

Your Scholarship Index 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 scores will determine your eligibility for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 academic scholarships. See Spring 2024 first-year student and transfer student scholarship requirements and options. 

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See the scholarship calculator to see your options


Resident - Southeast
(Based on 4.0 scale.) UNWEIGHTED HIGH SCHOOL GPA
Scholarship amount goes toward tuition charges and is nonrefundable.

AWARD GPA Requirement AMOUNT DURATION
SE Presidential 4.0 $4,000 ($2,000 per semester) 4 Years
SE Deans 3.99 - 3.8 $3,500 ($1,750 per semester) 4 Years
SE Scholar 3.79 - 3.4 $2,500 ($1,250 per semester) 4 Years
SE Merit 3.39 - 3.0 $1,500 ($750 per semester) 4 Years

 

NONResident - Southeast (Based on 4.0 scale.) UNWEIGHTED HIGH SCHOOL GPA
Scholarship amount goes toward tuition charges and is nonrefundable.

AWARD GPA Requirement AMOUNT DURATION
SE Waiver 4.0 - 3.0 approx. $7,600 per year 1 Year
WUE 4.0 - 2.0 approx. $5,500 per year 4 Years

 

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Deadline: August 1, 2024

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program for undergraduate students that allows nonresident students to pay 150% of resident tuition. The program is filled on a yearly basis beginning with fall semester, and is set for a maximum of 8 semesters. Students receiving the WUE will not receive a 'scholarship' or 'waiver', instead their residency code will be changed and the student will be charged a WUE tuition rate (at 150% of resident tuition).

Students must be a legal resident of a participating state: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Republic of Marshall Islands, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. Time the student is enrolled on the WUE will NOT count towards requirements for resident status for tuition purposes.

After receiving an invitation to participate in the WUE program at USU, a student must do the following to remain eligible:

  • Be enrolled, cannot exceed a total of 8 semesters of eligibility.
  • Maintain a GPA to remain in good standing at USU.
  • Have not accepted any other USU scholarship in the form of tuition waiver or tuition reduction (private cash awards or scholarships are acceptable).
  • Pursue a first undergraduate degree (students pursuing a second bachelors degree are not eligible).
  • WUE is available to students attending Logan, Statewide and Southeast Campuses (USU Eastern, Blanding, Moab). Out-of-state online students are not eligible.

Students accepting the WUE are not eligible to establish Utah Residency for tuition purposes.

Logan & Statewide Campuses - See full terms and conditions for this scholarship.
Southeast Campuses (Eastern, Blanding, Moab) - See full terms and conditions for this scholarship.

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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.

Scholarships

 

Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 Scholarship Opportunities

The best way to pay for school is by not paying for school. Listed below are scholarships awarded from the Admissions Office. If a scholarship has special requirements or award information, click the link to learn more. Please note that international students are not eligible for all scholarships listed. A list of international student scholarships is available.

Comprehensive Scholarship Review (CSR)

Incoming first-year students who are unable to, or choose not to, take the ACT/SAT may request a personal comprehensive scholarship review for academic scholarship awarding. The review will consider benchmarks such as grade point average (GPA), high school course rigor, and other criteria. 

Students must already be admitted to USU and need to apply for admission by December 1. The priority deadline to apply for CSR was January 10, 2024.

Academic Scholarship Priority Deadlines



First-Year Academic Scholarships

Apply for admission by the deadlines outlined above and be automatically considered for these academic scholarships for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025. (See Spring 2024 first-year student scholarship requirements and options.) Please see the scholarship index table to determine which academic scholarships you may qualify for.

Resident First-Year (Logan & Statewide Campuses)
Name Amount Index Required Duration
Presidential 100% Tuition & Student Fees 96-100 4 years
Deans $7,000 per year 93-95 4 years
Scholar $4,500 per year 89-92 4 years
Merit $3,000 per year 85-88 4 years
Land Grant $2,000 per year 83-84 4 years
Trustee $1,000 per year 78-82 4 years
 
Resident First-Year (Southeast Campuses: USU Eastern, Blanding & Moab)
Name Amount GPA Required Duration
SE Presidential $4,000 per year 4.0 4 years
SE Deans $3,500 per year 3.8-3.99 4 years
SE Scholar $2,500 per year 3.4-3.79 4 years
SE Merit $1,500 per year 3.0-3.39 4 years
 
Nonresident First-Year (Logan & Statewide Campuses)
Nonresidents are strongly encouraged to gain Utah Residency after their first year. Students enrolled on WUE are not able to gain Utah Residency for tuition purposes. For more information, visit scholarship eligibility.
*100-Mile Radius & WUE Deadline: August 1, 2024
Name Amount Index Requirement Duration
Presidential 100% Tuition & Student Fees 96-100 4 years
Deans $23,305 year 1
$7,000 year 2
93-95 2 years
Scholar $17,000 per year 87-92 1 year
Merit $15,000 per year 81-86 1 year
100 Mile Radius*(Logan Only) $11,500 per year 60-80 1 year
WUE* $11,500 per year (pay 150% resident tuition) 60-80 4 years

Nonresident First-Year (Southeast Campuses: USU Eastern, Blanding & Moab)
Name Amount GPA Required Duration
SE Waiver approx. $7,600 per year 3.0-4.0 1 year
WUE* approx. $5,500 per year 2.0-4.0 4 years
Nonresidents are strongly encouraged to gain Utah Residency after their first year. For more information, visit scholarship eligibility.
*WUE Deadline: August 1, 2024
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Deadline: August 1, 2024

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program for undergraduate students that allows nonresident students to pay 150% of resident tuition. The program is filled on a yearly basis beginning with fall semester, and is set for a maximum of 8 semesters. Students receiving the WUE will not receive a 'scholarship' or 'waiver', instead their residency code will be changed and the student will be charged a WUE tuition rate (at 150% of resident tuition).

Students must be a legal resident of a participating state: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Republic of Marshall Islands, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. Time the student is enrolled on the WUE will NOT count towards requirements for resident status for tuition purposes.

After receiving an invitation to participate in the WUE program at USU, a student must do the following to remain eligible:

  • Be enrolled, cannot exceed a total of 8 semesters of eligibility.
  • Maintain a GPA to remain in good standing at USU.
  • Have not accepted any other USU scholarship in the form of tuition waiver or tuition reduction (private cash awards or scholarships are acceptable).
  • Pursue a first undergraduate degree (students pursuing a second bachelors degree are not eligible).
  • WUE is available to students attending Logan, Statewide and Southeast Campuses (USU Eastern, Blanding, Moab). Out-of-state online students are not eligible.

Students accepting the WUE are not eligible to establish Utah Residency for tuition purposes.

Logan & Statewide Campuses - See full terms and conditions for this scholarship.
Southeast Campuses (Eastern, Blanding, Moab) - See full terms and conditions for this scholarship.

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Transfer Academic Scholarships

Apply for admission by the deadlines outlined above and be automatically considered for these academic scholarships for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025. See Spring 2024 transfer student scholarship requirements and options.

Scholarship GPA requirements listed below are for students with 24 or more completed college credits. If you have 23 or fewer completed college credits before the scholarship deadline, you will be required to meet first-year student scholarship requirements. (See the scholarship index table to determine which academic scholarships you may qualify for.)

Resident Transfer (Logan & Statewide Campuses)
Name Amount Duration College GPA
Provost $5,500 per year 2 years 4.0
Deans $5,000 per year 2 years 3.90-3.99
Scholar $4,000 per year 2 years 3.70-3.89
Merit $2,500 per year 2 years 3.50-3.69

Resident Transfer (Southeast Campuses: USU Eastern, Blanding & Moab)
Name Amount Duration College GPA
Provost $2,900 per year 2 years 4.0
Deans $2,700 per year 2 years 3.90-3.99
Scholar $2,100 per year 2 years 3.70-3.89
Merit $1,300 per year 2 years 3.50-3.69
 
Nonresident Transfer (Logan & Statewide Campuses)
Nonresidents are strongly encouraged to gain Utah Residency after their first year. Students enrolled on WUE are not able to gain Utah Residency for tuition purposes. For more information, visit scholarship eligibility.
*100-Mile Radius & WUE Deadline: August 1, 2024
Name Amount Duration College GPA
Provost $19,000 year 1
$5,500 year 2
2 years 4.0
Deans $16,000 year 1
$5,000 year 2
2 years 3.90-3.99
Scholar $11,500 per year 1 year 3.40-3.89
100 Mile Radius* (Logan Only) $11,500 per year 1 year 2.0-3.39
WUE* $11,500 per year 4 years 2.00-3.39

Nonresident Transfer (Southeast Campuses: USU Eastern, Blanding & Moab)
Nonresidents are strongly encouraged to gain Utah Residency after their first year.
*100-Mile Radius & WUE Deadline: August 1, 2024
Name Amount Duration College GPA
Provost $9,500 year 1
$2,900 year 2
2 years 4.0
Deans $8,000 year 1
$2,700 year 2
2 years 3.9-3.99
Waiver $7,200 per year 1 year 3.4-3.89
100 Mile Radius* (Blanding Only) $5,700 per year 1 year 2.0-3.39
WUE* approx. $5,500 per year 4 years 2.0-3.39
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Deadline: August 1, 2024

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program for undergraduate students that allows nonresident students to pay 150% of resident tuition. The program is filled on a yearly basis beginning with fall semester, and is set for a maximum of 8 semesters. Students receiving the WUE will not receive a 'scholarship' or 'waiver', instead their residency code will be changed and the student will be charged a WUE tuition rate (at 150% of resident tuition).

Students must be a legal resident of a participating state: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Republic of Marshall Islands, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. Time the student is enrolled on the WUE will NOT count towards requirements for resident status for tuition purposes.

After receiving an invitation to participate in the WUE program at USU, a student must do the following to remain eligible:

  • Be enrolled, cannot exceed a total of 8 semesters of eligibility.
  • Maintain a GPA to remain in good standing at USU.
  • Have not accepted any other USU scholarship in the form of tuition waiver or tuition reduction (private cash awards or scholarships are acceptable).
  • Pursue a first undergraduate degree (students pursuing a second bachelors degree are not eligible).
  • WUE is available to students attending Logan, Statewide and Southeast Campuses (USU Eastern, Blanding, Moab). Out-of-state online students are not eligible.

Students accepting the WUE are not eligible to establish Utah Residency for tuition purposes.

Logan & Statewide Campuses - See full terms and conditions for this scholarship.
Southeast Campuses (Eastern, Blanding, Moab) - See full terms and conditions for this scholarship.

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Non-Academic Awards

Non-academic awards require a separate application to be considered. Deadlines vary.
 
Name Amount Duration
Alumni Legacy Nonresident Waiver Amount Varies 1-4 years
Alumni Resident Scholarship $250 1 semester
Ambassador Program 100% Tuition & Student Body Fees 1-4 years
Eastern Leadership Up to 100% Tuition & Student Body Fees 1-4 years
HB144 Exception Affidavit Amount Varies Graduation
Involvement Amount Varies 1 year
Native American Student Scholarship Amount Varies 1-4 years
Utah State Promise Amount Varies 1-4 years
Alumni Resident Scholarship

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The Resident Alumni scholarship may be awarded to undergraduate Utah residents who have at least one parent or grandparent who graduated from Utah State University.

Award Amount
$250
Duration
One time, Fall 2024 Semester Only (all funding for Spring 2024 has been utilized).
Deadline
February 1, 2024 for First-Year and Transfer students.
Requirements
  • Be a Utah resident.
  • Be admitted as a first-time undergraduate student.
  • Have at least one parent or grandparent who earned an associate degree or higher from Utah State University.
  • Submit required application before deadline.
  • Meet general scholarship eligibility requirements.
  • The Resident Alumni Scholarship can be deferred or held for a future term.
See full terms and conditions for this scholarship.
HB144 Utah Nonresident Tuition Exception Affidavit

Any student who meets all the following requirements and completes the application may receive a waiver of the nonresident portion of the total tuition at Utah State University. Student information provided in this application is strictly confidential unless disclosure is required by law.

Requirements

  • The student must have attended a Utah high school for three or more years.
  • The student must have graduated from a Utah high school or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED) in Utah.
  • Students must submit their official high school transcript(s) to confirm their attendance at a Utah high school for three years and graduation from a Utah high school.
  • A student, who is without lawful immigration status, must check a box to confirm on their application for HB144 that they have filed an application to legalize immigration status, or will file an application as soon as they are eligible to do so. No documentation or other verification of this will be required outside of the certification on the HB144 application.
  • Students eligible for this exemption who are transferring to another Utah public college or university must submit a new request (and documentation if required) to each college under consideration.
  • Students meeting the criteria will have the nonresident portion of their tuition waived, but continue to be classified as nonresidents.
  • Students who qualify for this exemption are not eligible for federal financial aid.
  • Students who hold a nonimmigrant alien visa are not eligible for this exemption.

How to request the HB144 Waiver

  1. Fill out the application.
  2. Upload the final Utah high school transcript verifying graduation to the application or send directly to the Utah State University Admissions Office

Note: The transcript must show completion of at least three years in a Utah high school and proof of graduation from a Utah high school or have an equivalency of a high school diploma in Utah.

Additional Information

  • Once a student is determined to be eligible for the exemption, they will continue to receive it as long as they fulfill the requirements listed below, or Utah State University no longer offers this exemption.
  • Applying for the exemption does not in any way alter the student’s responsibility to pay on time any nonresident tuition and associated fees that may be due before the HB144 Waiver is awarded.
  • This exemption of nonresident tuition will not be considered until a student is admitted to Utah State University.
  • ALL requirements of R512.4.5 must be met.
Apply for the Nonresident Tuition Exception

See full terms and conditions for exception affidavit.
Involvement Scholarship

Application Closed

Involvement scholarships are awarded to those students who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and have made superior contributions to their school and community. Several scholarships will be offered in varying amounts, based on the individual’s achievement in extracurricular activities, leadership, and service. Recipients of the involvement scholarship will have the opportunity to attend Aggie BLUE Fall Leadership and other leadership courses, join campus clubs and other organizations. International students are ineligible for the Involvement Scholarship.

The deadline for Fall 2024 Involvement application is February 1, 2024 for first-year and transfer students.

NOTE: A separate application is now required for the USU Ambassador Program. Students applying for the Ambassador Program will automatically be considered for the Involvement Scholarship. Students should not submit an Involvement Scholarship application if they are submitting an Ambassador Program application.

Additional leadership opportunities are available at USU Eastern.

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After You Apply

Accept Your Scholarship

Accept your scholarship by paying or postponing your enrollment deposit*, or by deferring your admission. The deadline to do this is printed on each scholarship offer, and is typically May 1 for summer/fall semesters and December 1 for spring semester.

Request Scholarship Reconsideration

If you have any increases to your GPA or test scores prior to the scholarship deadline, request an academic scholarship reconsideration and an Admissions Specialist will review your application. No need to reapply! 

View Additional Scholarships

Institutional and private scholarships are also available and can be found at usu.edu/financial-support

Appeal a Decision

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

*Students attending the Eastern and Blanding campuses do not pay the deposit and will confirm their enrollment via the Enrollment Confirmation form prior to the semester they begin.

Still Have Questions?

Review details about eligibility, deferment and other requirements on our scholarship FAQ page or schedule a meeting with your Admissions Specialist. Students attending the Eastern and Blanding campuses do not pay the deposit and will confirm their enrollment via the Enrollment Confirmation form prior to the semester they return.

Financial Aid

 

Federal Financial Aid Opportunities

In addition to scholarships, federal financial aid can help bridge the gap between your finances and what's needed to accomplish your academic goals. USU also has federal 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 student employment. 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 Support refers students to jobs on or off campus.
  3. To be considered, visit the USU Work-Study website.
 

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.

Additional FAFSA information and deadlines