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 can bank on the rest of your life.
Estimate Your Tuition & Academic Scholarship
Use the buttons below to estimate costs for associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degrees.
Your Scholarship Index is Important
Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 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 extended priority deadline to apply for CSR was December 15, 2022.
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 2023 and Spring 2024. (See Spring 2023 first-year student and transfer 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)
|Presidential||100% Tuition & Student Fees||96-100||4 years|
|Deans||$7,387 per year||93-95||2 years|
|Scholar||$4,500 per year||89-92||2 years|
|Merit||$3,000 per year||85-88||2 years|
|Land Grant||$2,000 per year||83-84||2 years|
|Trustee||$1,000 per year||78-82||2 years|
Resident First-Year (Southeast Campuses: USU Eastern, Blanding & Moab)
|SE Presidential||100% Tuition & Student Body Fees||4.0||2 years|
|SE Deans||$3,700 per year||3.8-3.99||2 years|
|SE Scholar||$2,500 per year||3.4-3.79||2 years|
|SE Merit||$1,500 per year||3.0-3.39||2 years|
Transfer Academic Scholarships
Apply for Admissions by deadlines described above and be automatically considered for these academic scholarships for Spring 2023 or Fall 2022. 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 first-year student scholarship requirements.
NOTE: Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Enrollment credits do not count towards the 24 post-high school credit requirement.
Resident Transfer (Logan & Statewide Campuses)
|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)
|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)
|Provost||$19,000 year 1
$5,500 year 2
|Deans||$16,000 year 1
$5,000 year 2
|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)
|Provost||$9,500 year 1
$2,900 year 2
|Deans||$8,000 year 1
$2,700 year 2
|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|
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.
View Additional Scholarships
Institutional and private scholarships are also available and can be found at usu.edu/financial-support.
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!
Appeal a DecisionFill out the scholarship appeal form if you need to contest a scholarship decision.
Still Have Questions?
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 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:
- Repayment is not required.
- Funding levels may vary from year to year according to legislative appropriation.
- To meet tuition deadlines, file the FAFSA by the end of June.
Federal loans allow students or their families to borrow money at low interest rates. Keep in mind:
- Repayment plus interest is required.
- 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:
- Students are offered the dollar amount that they can work to earn over the course of the academic year.
- Student Financial Aid refers students to jobs on or off campus.
- To be considered, answer “yes” to the work-study question and submit the FAFSA before the end of March.
To receive federal financial aid, you will need to complete the FAFSA before our published deadlines. What you will need in order to file:
- USU’s FAFSA code: 003677.
- 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.
- A FSA ID, which you can get through the FAFSA website.