Paying for School

 

Comprehensive Scholarship Review

Incoming freshmen who are unable to take the ACT/SAT may request a personal comprehensive scholarship review.
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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.

Estimate Your Tuition & Academic Scholarship

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 spring 2021 and fall 2021 academic scholarships.

Scholarship Calculator

Academic scholarships are based upon an unweighted high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. For the ACT, use your composite test score (without the writing portion). For the SAT, add your critical reading and math scores. By providing your information below, you will receive information on your potential scholarship eligibility. The information provided is not an official offer, please visit with a USU representative for more information.

Are you a Utah resident?
Do you have any college transfer credits, excluding concurrent enrollment?
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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

 

2021 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.

Comprehensive Scholarship Review

Incoming freshmen who are unable to take the ACT/SAT due to COVID-19 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, class rank, and other criteria. To submit a request for a comprehensive scholarship review, click the button below.


If you have 
UPDATES to your original Comprehensive Personal Scholarship Review application, complete the form below. Only include completed (not in progress) classes and grades, as this will supplement your original application. Please don't include any completed courses that were submitted on your previous application.


Scholarship Deadlines


Freshmen Academic Scholarships

Apply for Admissions by deadlines described above and be automatically considered for these academic scholarships for Spring 2021 or Fall 2021. Please see the scholarship index table to determine which academic scholarships for which you qualify.

Resident Freshman (Logan & Statewide Campuses)
Name Amount Duration
Presidential 100% Tuition & Student Fees 4 years
Deans $6,731 per year 2 years
Scholar $4,500 per year 2 years
Merit $3,000 per year 2 years
 
Resident Freshman (Southeast Campuses: USU Eastern, Blanding & Moab)
Name Amount Duration
Presidential 100% Tuition & Student Fees 4 years
Deans $3,600 per year 2 years
Scholar $2,400 per year 2 years
Merit $1,600 per year 2 years
Inspire $1,000 per year 2 years
Success $600 per year 2 years
 
Nonresident Freshman (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.
Name Amount Duration
Presidential 100% Tuition & Student Fees 4 years
Deans $21,677 year 1
$6,731 year 2
2 years
Scholar $17,000 per year 1 year
Merit $15,000 per year 1 year
100 Mile Radius (Logan Only) $11,500 per year 1 year
WUE $11,500 per year 4 years

Nonresident Freshman (Southeast Campuses: USU Eastern, Blanding & Moab)
Name Amount Duration
Presidential

100% Tuition & Student Fees

4 years
Deans $10,800 year 1
$3,600 year 2
2 years
Waiver $7,200 per year 1 year
Nonresidents are strongly encouraged to gain Utah Residency after their first year. For more information, visit scholarship eligibility.
100 Mile Radius (Blanding Only) $5,700 per year 1 year
Freshmen Nonresident WUE Scholarship

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. Transfer awards will vary depending on the number of transfer credits already accumulated.

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, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. Time the student is enrolled on the WUE will NOT count towards requirements for resident status for tuition purposes.

Participants must do the following to remain eligible:

  • Be enrolled for 15-18 credit hours per semester.
  • Maintain a 2.75 cumulative USU GPA.
  • 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).

* All academic scholarships cover a percentage of tuition. Nonresident students will be covered for 1 year at nonresident tuition rates and are encouraged to gain Utah Residency after their first year. Students accepting the WUE are not eligible to establish Utah Residency for tuition purposes. For instructions on how to be considered for academic scholarships, please read about scholarship eligibility.

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Transfer Academic Scholarships

Apply for Admissions by deadlines described above and be automatically considered for these academic scholarships for Spring 2021 or Fall 2021. Scholarship GPA requirements listed below are for students with 24 or more completed post-high school credits. If you have 23 or fewer completed post-high school credits before the scholarship deadline, you will be required to meet Freshmen Scholarship requirements.

NOTE: Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Enrollment credits do not count towards the 24 post-high school credit requirement.

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.
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 3.00-3.39
WUE $11,500 per year 4 years 3.00-3.39
Nonresident Transfer (Southeast Campuses: USU Eastern, Blanding & Moab)
Nonresidents are strongly encouraged to gain Utah Residency after their first year.
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 3.90-3.99
Waiver $7,200 per year 1 year 3.40-3.89
100 Mile Radius (Blanding Only) $5,700 per year 1 year 3.00-3.39

Nonacademic Awards

Nonacademic awards require a separate application to be considered.
 
Name Amount Duration
Alumni Legacy Nonresident Waiver Amount Varies 1-4 years
Alumni Resident Scholarship $250 1 semester
Ambassador Program 100% Tuition & Student Fees 1-4 years
HB144 Exception Affidavit Amount Varies Graduation
Involvement Amount Varies 1 year
Need Based Amount Varies 1 year
Alumni Resident Scholarship
Application Now Available

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 2021 Semester Only (all funding for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 has been utilized).
Deadline
January 10, 2021 for Freshmen and Transfer students.
Requirements
  • 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.


HB144 Utah Nonresident Tuition Exception Affidavit

Any student other than a nonimmigrant alien who meets all the following requirements, shall be exempt from paying the nonresident portion of the total tuition at Utah State University. Student information provided in this affidavit 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) validating three-year high school attendance in Utah and graduation from a Utah high school.
  • A student, who is without lawful immigration status, must file an affidavit with Utah State University stating that he or she has filed an application to legalize immigration status, or will file an application as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.
  • Students who hold a nonimmigrant alien visa are not eligible for this exemption.
  • 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 state and federal financial aid.
Procedures for Requesting the Exemption
  1. Fill out the application.
  2. In addition to any credentials necessary for admission to Utah State University, you must arrange to have your final Utah high school transcript verifying graduation sent directly to the Utah State University Admissions Office. The transcript must show completion of at least three years in a Utah high school and proof that you have graduated from the Utah high school or have an equivalency of a high school diploma in Utah.
Before You Apply

Once you are determined to be eligible for the exemption, you will continue to receive it as long as you fulfill the requirements listed below and in your acceptance agreement letter, or Utah State University no longer offers this exemption. Applying for the exemption does not in any way alter your responsibility to pay on time any nonresident tuition and associated fees that may be due before your eligibility is determined. This exemption of nonresident tuition will not be considered until you are an admitted student to Utah State University. ALL requirements of R512.4.5 must be met.

Apply for the Nonresident Tuition Exception
Involvement Scholarship

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 2021 Involvement applications is January 10, 2021 for Freshmen 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.

Application Available
Need-Based Scholarship

Need-Based scholarships are awarded to admitted students who qualify based on financial need. This scholarship will be offered through the USU Financial Aid Office in varying amounts. The deadline to apply for Fall 2021 is January 1, 2021 (pending available funding).

All applicants wishing to be considered must also complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. USU's school code is 003677 which you will need to complete the FAFSA application.

For more information, call the Financial Aid Office at 435-797-0173. 2020-21 FAFSA applications will be available online starting October 1, 2020.

 
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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.

View Additional Scholarships

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

Appeal a Decision

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

Review Our FAQs

Review details about eligibility, defermant, and other requirements on our scholarship FAQ page.

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.

Additional FAFSA information and deadlines