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 FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

 
 

Scholarship Application Procedure

To apply for scholarships you must:

  1. Be admitted to UVU
  2. Know your UV Link ID
  3. Submit your transcript(s) (either High School if just graduated or college if transferring)
  4. Submit ACT or SAT scores (if Applicable)
  5. Submit the online scholarship application to be considered for additional scholarships. The online scholarship application is comprehensive, so your application will be reviewed for all possible scholarships for which you might be eligible.

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.
  • December 1   Spring only scholarship deadline for new and transfer students for academic scholarships only.

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 into an eligible certificate or degree seeking program.  Provide proof of high school completion or equivalent. 
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. You will need to use 2013 federal tax return information.  UVU’s school code is 0040207.
  3. Check your financial aid requirements often as additional information 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 financial aid.  For more information on eligibility requirements please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships website at www.uvu.edu/financialaid
  4. Complete any necessary unsatisfied requirements listed in your UVLink account at uvlink.uvu.edu.  After logging into UVLink click on Student Tab, Financial Aid, Requirements, Select Aid Year 2014 – 2015.
  5. Accept your Terms and Conditions and award through your UVLink account.  Only grants are automatically accepted.  You must accept all other financial aid awards if you wich to receive them.  After logging into UVLink click on Student Tab, Financial Aid, Award, Select Aid Year 2014 -2015.
  6. All students receiving a Stafford loan for the first time at UVU must complete entrance loan counseling at www.studentloans.gov.  Note:  All students will receive a loan counseling requirement under their UVLink account.  This requirement will not appear on your UVLink account until the loan has been awarded.  Only students accepting a loaon will need to complete loan counseling.
  7. E-sign your master promissory note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov three to five days after you accept your loan(s).  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.
  8. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office communicates to students through UVLink and UVLink email.   Financial Aid rules change often and could impact your requirements and awards that you may have already received.  If requested.

To ensure your financial aid funds are available to you on the first day of each semester, you must have a completed financial aid file by the following dates. A completed file means all required documents have been accurately completed and submitted to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, and have been reviewed and satisfied by our office. Documents submitted that are pending or incomplete are not considered completed. In addition, all eligibility requirements must be met. It may take at least four weeks to process accurately completed documents; therefore, all accurately completed documents must be submitted to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at least four weeks before the dates listed.

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

In order to process your financial aid application, you must have a valid FAFSA and must meet all eligibility requirements by the last day of the semester for which you are enrolled or June 30, 2015, whichever is sooner. Files will not be processed beyond this date. Students may only be awarded retroactively in the aid year for semesters during which they met and maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.

Clearly label all pages of all forms or documents with your name and UV ID. All forms or documents must be signed.  Failure to sign and label all paperwork with your name and UV ID will delay your financial aid.

The Financial Aid Award

Awards for each of the Federal and State Student Aid programs are based on some form of financial need; beginning with a student’s cost of attendance (COA). Unlike scholarship programs that may award funds based on academic merit, need-based grants, loans, and work study are based on the family’s demonstrated financial need for assistance. Financial need is also determined by the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is calculated by the information listed on the FAFSA.

The COA is an estimate of the student’s educational expenses for a period of enrollment. The types of costs that may be included in a student’s COA are determined by law. The amounts associated with the types of costs are determined annually and can be viewed on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

In addition the Federal Government has established eligibility requirements the student must meet. If all eligibility requirements have been met and financial need is demonstrated, assistance from scholarships, grants, loans, or part-time employment may be offered. All awards are calculated based on each academic year. Students must complete a FAFSA application each year.

Students will be notified about their eligibility requirements through their UVLink accounts. Notice of their financial aid award will be sent to their UVLink account. For further information the financial aid awards please see the Financial Aid and Scholarships website www.uvu.edu/financialaid.

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