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Freshmen Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are limited and will only be awarded to students who apply and qualify by the advertised deadline. Improvements to a GPA, ACT/SAT, or index score will not be considered after the deadline.

Academic scholarships can be used across all Utah State University campuses, as described below.

To be considered for scholarships, applicants must:

  • Complete online application to USU for fall 2017 (including application fee)
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident Status
  • Have intent to graduate from Utah State University
  • Be a new first-time student to Utah State University. Returning students and 2nd bachelor students do not qualify for academic scholarships. Concurrent enrollment students are still eligible for scholarships.
  • Students planning to defer admission to a later semester must apply for fall 2017 to be eligible for scholarships.

Scholarship Deadline

January 10 - Logan & Regional Campuses

Scholarships are effective for fall 2017 only and are subject to change. Index scores are determined using the unweighted GPA without rounding up. ACT/SAT super-scores will not be accepted. Academic scholarships will not be awarded to students who apply after the deadline. ACT test scores received after the deadline will NOT be eligible for scholarship consideration.

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 and Legacy Waiver are not eligible to establish Utah Residency for tuition purposes.

Resident Tuition: $5,814
2016-17 tuition is based on 12-18 credit hours

Presidential

 
142-135 index
100% RES tuition & student fees
4 years

Dean's

 
134-129 index
90% RES tuition
2 years

Scholar

 
128-126 index
60% RES tuition
2 years

Merit

 
125-122 index
45% RES tuition
1 year

Achievement

 
121-117 index
25% RES tuition
1 year

Admission Index - Resident

New SAT
Taken after
Mar. 2016
ERW+M
Old SAT
Taken before
Mar. 2016
CR+M
ACT
Comp
GPA
4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.1
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                      

Nonresident Tuition: $18,720
2016-17 tuition is based on 12-18 credit hours

Presidential

 
142-135 index
100% NR tuition & student fees - 1 year
100% RES tuition & student fees - 3 years

Dean's

 
134-129 index
90% NR tuition - 1 year
90% RES tuition - 1 year

Scholar

 
128-117 index
70% NR tuition
1 year

100 Mile Radius

 
116-110 index
50% NR tuition
1 year
Must graduate from a high school within 100 miles of the campus the student will attend

WUE

 
116-110 index
150% RES tuition
4 years
Additional information

Legacy Waiver

142-117 index 70% NR tuition until graduation
116-110 index 60% NR tuition until graduation
109-90 index 50% NR tuition until graduation
Additional Information

Admission Index - Nonresident

New SAT
Taken after
Mar. 2016
ERW+M
Old SAT
Taken before
Mar. 2016
CR+M
ACT
Comp
GPA
4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.1
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 30 131 129 127 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97
1350 1290 29 129 127 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 104 103 101 99 97 95
1310 1250 28 127 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94
1280 1210 27 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92
1240 1170 26 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90
1200 1130 25 122 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90  
1160 1090 24 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90    
1130 1050 23 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90      
1100 1020 22 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90        
1060 980 21 115 113 112 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90          
1020 940 20 113 112 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 90            
980 900 19 112 110 108 106 104 102 101 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