Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA

The 2024-2025 FAFSA is available. 



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Financial Aid Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent, such as a GED, or have completed homeschooling at the secondary level as defined by state law.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program for the purpose of obtaining a diploma, certificate, or degree.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, or eligible permanent resident non-citizen of the United States* or a citizen of the Freely Associated States.
  • Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined by institutional policies. Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Have a correct Social Security Number (except for students who are residents of the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau).
  • Have completed repayment of assistance if convicted of or have pled nolo contendere, or guilty to a crime involving fraud in obtaining Title IV, HEA program assistance.
  • *Eligible non-citizens whose status cannot be confirmed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the FAFSA application may be required to submit immigration status documents to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. The documentation must be original (no photocopies).

Other conditions that can prevent you from receiving financial aid

  • Be in default on a loan made under any Title IV, HEA loan program.
  • Have obtained loan amounts that exceed annual or aggregate loan limits made under any Title IV, HEA program.
  • Have property subject to a judgment lien for a debt owed to the United States.
  • Be liable for a grant or Federal Perkins loan overpayment.
  • Have listed a defaulted Federal Student Aid loan or grant overpayment in an active bankruptcy claim.
  • Have received outside resources (financial assistance) that exceeds your need and/or Cost of Attendance.
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Financial Aid Checklist

  1. Complete the UVU Admission's Process

    UVU Admissions Application

  2. Complete the FAFSA Application

    FAFSA Application
    UVU’s school code is: 004027
    Taxes to provide when completing the FAFSA:

    • 2018 taxes for the 2020-2021 aid year
    • 2019 taxes for the 2021-2022 aid year
    • 2020 taxes for the 2022-2023 aid year
    • 2021 taxes for the 2023-2024 aid year
  3. Complete All Financial Aid Requirements

    Some students may have additional information that is required for UVU to collect before we can offer you any federal aid.

    How to view your financial aid requirements

    • Log in to myUVU
    • Go to students
    • Paying for my education
    • Under the Financial Aid & Scholarships header, click on My Financial Aid
  4. Accept your Financial Aid Offer

    Awarding Federal Student Aid will not begin until late Spring. For example, if you completed your 2021-2022 FAFSA to receive aid beginning Fall 2021, you will typically see your financial aid offer in April 2021. View and accept your awards in myUVU.

    • Go to students
    • Paying for my education
    • Under the Financial Aid & Scholarships header, click on My Financial Aid
    • Select the appropriate Award Year (drop-down box in the upper right-hand corner)
    • Click on the Award Offer tab
  5. Receiving your Financial Aid Award

    Your financial aid will automatically apply toward your tuition and fees beginning the first day of classes as long as all outstanding requirements are resolved. Financial aid disburses on to student account balances every business day once the semester begins.

    Once your student account is paid, any excess aid will be refunded to you by one of the following methods:

    • Direct Deposit (only if you have enrolled in eRefund within myUVU)
    • A check through the mail (default method)

    Student refunds are generally processed every business day once the semester begins.

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FAFSA Verification

Selected for FAFSA verification?

The U.S. Department of Education has a process to verify financial information to ensure accurate data is being reported on the FAFSA. If you are selected, it is required that you complete the process. If you do not complete Verification, you will not receive federal aid.


Submit completed verification documents no later than:

Fall only students: November 15

Fall and Spring, or Spring only students: April 1

Fall, Spring, and Summer, or Summer only students: July 15

Verification Checklist

  1. Review Your Financial Aid Tasks in Student Forms

    To view your required tasks to complete your financial aid file, create an account and log in to Student Forms.

    Student Forms login

  2. Complete and Upload All Required Verification Documents

    There are web forms that must be completed within the student forms portal, and other documents are uploaded by using the Upload button listed under each task.

    The Verification web form is signed electronically using your myUVU password.

  3. Receive Financial Aid Award

    If you were selected for Verification after being previously awarded, your financial aid award will be updated, if applicable. This usually occurs within 2 weeks of submitting all documents. If a change in your financial aid award occurs, you will be notified via email.

  4. Helpful Verification Videos

    If you were selected for Verification and have questions about how to complete the form(s), please view one of the following videos.

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Financial Aid and Electing Credit/No Credit

Financial Aid and Electing Credit/No Credit

Electing Credit (CR)/No Credit (NC) may have negative consequences for Financial Aid received for the current term and eligibility for future semesters. However, it will depend on a student's specific situation.

If a student has a currently awarded university scholarship, electing Credit/No Credit may impact continued eligibility. Please check the terms and conditions for the specific award in ScholarshipUniverse

Credit Grade for a Course

For Federal Financial Aid purposes, Credit for a course will be considered attempted and completed successfully. However, it will not improve your overall GPA for Satisfactory Academic Progress. If a student takes Credit for a course and retakes it for a letter grade in a subsequent semester, it may make the course ineligible for aid.

No Credit Grade for a Course

For Federal Financial Aid purposes, No Credit for a course is considered attempted but not completed successfully. A No Credit grade may cause a student to fall below the minimum standards required for Financial Aid and cause the student to be ineligible for future Federal Financial Aid. Please review the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

No Credit courses will be treated the same as an Unofficial Withdraw (UW). If the institution is not able to document that a student began enrollment in the course and/or earned all of the aid that was received for the course, the student may be required to pay the funds back to UVU.

Drop / Audit / Withdraw

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When you drop, audit, withdraw, or stop attending classes you may have to repay your awarded financial aid money.
Drop / Audit / Withdraw


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Students experiencing unusual or special circumstances may qualify for extra financial aid.

Repeat Classes and Financial Aid Eligibility

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Federal financial aid regulations limit the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive federal financial aid for that course.
Repeat Classes and Financial Aid Eligibility


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Often called “gift aid” because it's free money that doesn't have to be repaid.


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Borrow money and repay it once you're done with school.

Financial Aid Work Study

Part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need.
Financial Aid Work Study

Contact Us

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is available by walk-in, and appointment on:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Walk-Ins: Sign in on the iPads next to BA 103


UVU Service Center Request

Ask financial aid and scholarship questions by creating a request with the UVU Service Center.


A support specialist will respond during the following hours of operation:

Monday-Friday: 7:00am - 6:00 pm

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