Payment Options


Payment Plans & Waivers

Payment Plans

Payment plans allow student to spread their payments over several months, rather than paying all at once. This is a good option for students waiting for funding from a third party, such as financial aid, scholarships, or residency issue delays. You may sign up for payment plans through TouchNet. For more information, please visit the payment plan website.

Faculty and Staff Waivers

Applications for employee Tuition Reduction are made through ServiceNow. They must be applied for each semester. If you are unsure if you qualify, please contact Human Resources at (435)797-1805.

Spouse/Dependent Waivers

Similar to faculty/staff waivers, the Tuition Reduction application must be submitted each semester through ServiceNow. If you are unsure if your spouse/dependent qualifies, please contact Human Resources at (435)797-1805.


Application for Tuition Reduction
Complete the online Tuition Reduction Application.

Petition to Waive Surcharge

The Utah State Board of Regents policy mandates that students who take credit hours determined to be in excess of the degree program requirements are charged out-of-state tuition. The policy permits a student to petition for a waiver if the excessive credits are necessary for the completion of the student’s program of study. 

Download Form
Download the Petition to Waive Surcharge Form and return it to the Registrar's Office.

Tuition Surcharge for Excess Credit Hours
State Board of Regents,Tuition and Fees, Policy 510

Tuition Surcharge for Excess Credit Hours - Beginning not later than January 2003, Tuition for credit hours in excess of 135% of the credits required for completion of a student’s program of study, excluding credit hours earned through concurrent enrollment, advanced placement, and credit by examination, shall be charged at the full cost of instruction unless the institution determines that the student should be exempt from this surcharge because:
the credits are necessary for the student to complete the student’s program of study; and
the excess credits are a result of circumstances where a substantial number of credits from a transferring institution could not be applied to the program of study;
the excess credits are the result of a reasonable enhancement of the student’s major by the addition of a minor or emphasis to the program of study; or
the excess credits are the result of a re-entry into the educational system by a student who may have accumulated a large number of credits, or even completed degrees, but where employment requirements obligate his or her return to college.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is there a surcharge for excessive credits?

Because of limited funding to support higher education, the State Board of Regents understands that institutions must lose some flexibility in order to meet the needs of a large college-going population. Bottleneck classes that can delay students’ graduation may be exacerbated by students who repeat courses or who take many more credits than the 120-126 required for a degree.

How many credits are considered “in excess of 135% of the credits required for completion of a student's program of study”?

170. USU programs range from 120-126 credits. 170 credits is 135% of 126.

What must I do if I believe I meet the exemption as outlined in the policy above?

The Petition to Waive Surcharge form must be completed by your academic advisor and signed by the Associate Dean of your academic college then submitted to the Registrar’s Office (TSC 246).

More details are found in the General Catalog.

Registration Steps


Meet with your advisor

The best way to prepare for registration is to meet with your advisor. If you want a smooth registration, do this.

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Register for classes

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Pay your tuition and fees

Tuition is due upon registering for classes. You can see how much you owe by logging into TouchNet at anytime.

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