Saturday, October 8, 2016

Entering freshmen who have submitted a complete admissions application by the Dec. 1 Priority Application Date will automatically be considered for merit and diversity scholarships. The first round of decisions will be mailed one week after admissions decisions are released.

Entering Freshmen who hope to be considered for need-based scholarships must complete the admission application by Feb. 1, and also submit a FAFSA and complete their financial aid file by the Feb. 1 Financial Aid Priority Date.

If you've been offered a scholarship, it must be formally accepted by May 1. You must also confirm your intent to enroll at the University of Utah by May 1. These are two different processes! The University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (UOSFA) has no funds available for international students.

(Consideration for freshman scholarships will not be given in subsequent years, even if the student is still considered a freshman. However, deferment of scholarships may be granted.) Maintaining eligibility requires that you enroll for and attend a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester (full-time enrollment).

Scholarships will be granted based on these factors:

Merit: Based on unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) for grades nine through eleven, and scores on the ACT or SAT.
Diversity: Based on a student's ability to contribute to the diversity of the campus. Students wishing to be considered for diversity scholarships should also contact the Office of Equity & Diversity, or call 801-581-7569.
Need: Based on demonstrated financial need. If applying for Need-based scholarships, also apply for Financial Aid. (If you plan to apply only for Need-based Scholarships, you must meet the FInancial Aid Priority Date of Feb. 1)