All international students enrolling at USU under a letter of financial guarantee from a sponsoring party other than family/personal funds is considered to be a sponsored student and will be assessed a sponsored student fee of $200/semester.

This fee provides sponsors with the following services:

  • Central communication unit at Utah State University
  • Implement sponsor application processes, waiver for application and visa document fees
  • Institutional communication to student on behalf of sponsor
  • Facilitate program agreements, payments, administration of funds
  • Student progress reports to sponsor
  • Coordinate site visits for sponsor

Shelly Ortiz serves as the International Programs Director and maintains relations with sponsors. Shelly can be reached by email or at (435) 797-1647. General inquiries can also be sent to international.programs@usu.edu.