Scholarship Application Procedure
To apply for scholarships you must:
Scholarship Application Deadlines
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:
To ensure your federal financial aid is available to you on the first day of each semester, you must have completed all requirements by August 15th for Fall semester, December 15th for Spring semester, and April 15th for Summer semester.
If you fail to meet these dates, while you will not have federal financial aid available on the first day of the semester, you may still receive federal financial aid for the semester. 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.
In order to receive federal financial aid, you must meet specific eligibility requirements directed by the Department of Education. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office must ensure you have met all eligibility requirements prior to awarding and disbursing federal financial aid to you and must ensure you continue to meet those eligibility requirements after federal financial aid has been awarded and/or disbursed to you. To view information on eligibility requirements please view the Financial Aid and Scholarships website at www.uvu.edu/financialaid or the Federal Student Aid website at www.studentaid.gov. Your requirements will be listed under the Financial Aid Requirements section of your myUVU account. Changes to your eligibility may occur at any time. Your requirements will be updated as soon as we are aware of any changes. We highly encourage you to check your requirements often as changes may occur at any time even after you have received your federal financial aid.
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.
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 Webpage: www.uvu.edu/financialaid
Scholarship webpage: www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships