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Financial Aid & Scholarships

 
 

Scholarship Application Procedure

To apply for scholarships you must:

  1. Be admitted to UVU.
  2. Submit the Scholarship Application. Go to www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships and click Apply Now.
  3. Submit your high school and college transcript(s) to Utah Valley University.
  4. Submit ACT or SAT scores (if Applicable).

Scholarship Application Deadlines

  • February 1     New and transfer student scholarship application deadline for all UVU and private scholarships.
  • March 1         Continuing student scholarship deadline for all UVU and private scholarships.

Financial Aid Application Procedure

The content contained in this section is subject to change based on federal and state regulations. Financial aid is designed to bridge the gap between the costs of attending UVU and what students and their families are expected to pay. To be considered for financial aid:

  1. Be admitted to UVU. 
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at  www.fafsa.ed.gov. UVU’s school code is 004027.
  3. Complete all federal student aid requirements listed in myUVU. Log in to myUVU, go to Students, Paying For My Education, inside the Financial Aid box click on UVU Requirements, select the appropriate Aid Year, Submit.
  4. Check your financial aid requirements often as additional requirements may be added at any time, even after your aid has disbursed. You must meet all general and program eligibility requirements in order to receive federal student aid. For more information on eligibility requirements please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships website at www.uvu.edu/financialaid.
  5. Upload any required documents to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office by logging in to myUVU, go to Students, Paying For My Education, inside the Aid Tools box click on Financial Aid File Upload, select the appropriate Aid Year, choose your document by clicking the Browse button in the “Select File for Import” field, Submit file. All documents must be in a PDF format. Citizenship documents and the Statement of Identity and Educational Purpose cannot be uploaded. These documents must be submitted in person to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.
  6. Accept your federal student aid award through your myUVU account. Only grants are automatically accepted. You must accept all other financial aid awards. Log into myUVU, go to Students, Paying For My Education, inside the Financial Aid box click on Awards, Select the appropriate Aid Year, Terms and Conditions, Accept Award Offer.
  7. All students receiving a Direct Loan for the first time must complete entrance loan counseling at www.studentloans.gov.
  8. E-sign your master promissory note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov three to five days after you accept your loan. You must be enrolled in at least six eligible credit hours (waitlist hours, audited courses, and some repeated courses, are not enrollment hours) and have met all other financial aid requirements to receive a loan.
  9. Receiving excess federal student aid: Federal student aid will be applied toward tuition and fees. Once tuition and fees have been paid, any excess aid will be sent to the student. There are two ways to receive a refund: by paper check mailed through the U.S. Postal Service to the local address listed in the student’s myUVU account, or by direct deposit. A student must enroll in eRefunds in order to have their refund direct deposited to the bank account of their choice. If eRefund is not setup through myUVU, then the reimbursement will be mailed to them. Not all students will receive a refund of their federal student aid. To enroll in eRefund, log in to myUVU, go to Students, Paying For My Education, eRefund Enrollment. 
  10. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office communicates to students through myUVU and myUVU email. Financial aid rules change often and could impact your requirements and awards that you may have already received. If requested.
Deadlines

To ensure your federal student aid is available to you on the first day of each semester, you must have completed all requirements by the following deadlines.

  • Fall Semester: August 1st
  • Spring Semester: December 1st
  • Summer Semester: April 1st

If you fail to meet these dates, you may still be eligible to receive federal student aid for the semester, it will just not be available to you by the first day of class. However, you must have a valid FAFSA and must meet all eligibility requirements by the last day of the semester for which you are enrolled and requesting aid.

Awards

When you complete the FAFSA, you are applying for Federal Pell Grant, Student Loans, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work Study.

Financial Aid Policies and Consumer Information

Financial Aid policies can be found at www.uvu.edu/financialaid.

Consumer information can be found at  www.uvu.edu/compliance/heastudentconsumer.html

For additional information on financial assistance or help completing forms, please contact:

  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Office
  • Utah Valley University
  • BA 105, Browning Administration
  • 800 W. University Parkway
  • Orem, Utah 84058-5999
  • Telephone: 801-863-8442
  • Fax: 801-863-8448

Financial Aid Webpage: www.uvu.edu/financialaid

Scholarship webpage: www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships