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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 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.
  • 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. 
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at UVU’s school code is 0040207.
  3. Complete any necessary unsatisfied requirements listed in myUVU. Log in to myUVU, go to Students, Paying For My Education, My Financial Aid Requirements, select the appropriate Aid Year.
  4. 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
  5. Accept your Terms and Conditions and award through your myUVU account. Only grants are automatically accepted. You must accept all other financial aid awards. Log into myUVU: Students, Paying For My Education, My Financial Aid Awards, Select the appropriate Aid Year, Terms and Conditions, Accept Award Offer.
  6. All students receiving a Stafford loan for the first time at UVU must complete entrance loan counseling at Note: All students will receive a loan counseling requirement under their myUVU account. This requirement will not appear on your myUVU account until the loan has been awarded. Only students accepting a loan will need to complete loan counseling.
  7. E-sign your master promissory note (MPN) at 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.
  8. 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.

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 or the Federal Student Aid website at 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

Consumer information can be found at

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:

Scholarship webpage: