As determined by the U.S. Department of Education, undocumented students, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students and Dreamers, are not eligible for federal student aid. If you have a social security number, you may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and we encourage you to do so at fafsa.gov.
For more information about financial aid and undocumented students, please view this Questions and Answers sheet provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
HB144 NON-RESIDENT TUITION EXEMPTION FOR ELIGIBLE UTAH HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
Any student other than a non-immigrant alien, who meets all the following requirements, shall be exempt from paying the non-resident portion of the tuition at Utah Valley University.
PRIVATELY FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS
HB144 students may apply for and receive privately funded scholarships administered by a Utah State Higher Education institution if the student is a graduate of a high school located within Utah.
To apply for privately funded scholarship at Utah Valley University, you will need to complete the comprehensive online scholarship application by the specified deadline dates.
The benefits listed above are exceptions to the State of Utah laws.
IRS Data Retrieval Tool
When completing your FAFSA, we recommend you use the Data Retrieval Tool located within the FAFSA application to verify your information.
To use the Data Retrieval Tool:
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO USE THE DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL, YOU HAVE THREE OPTIONS:
TO REQUEST YOUR IRS TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT ONLINE (TO BE MAILED TO THE ADDRESS LISTED ON YOUR TAXES):
In order to request your IRS Tax Return Transcript online, you will need the Social Security number or the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) and date of birth for the primary taxpayer, and the address from your latest U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.
Classes will be dropped for nonpayment if your tuition and fees are not paid by the tuition deadline (see the Student Timetable at www.uvu.edu/schedule). Federal student aid will not disburse before the tuition deadline. If Utah Valley University has received your FAFSA, has awarded you a scholarship, or has certified your private education loan, your classes will not be dropped for non-payment. It takes three to five business days to receive your FAFSA application after you submit it to the U.S. Department of Education. You must not have conflicting information with your Social Security Number, first and last name, or date of birth.
You can confirm your classes will not be dropped by checking your Financial Aid Requirements in UVLink, under your Satisfied Requirements section.
No longer planning on attending Utah Valley University? If you are registered for classes and you decide not to attend, you must drop your classes by completing a Leave of Absence (www.uvu.edu/admissions/returning/loa). If you do not drop your classes by the appropriate deadlines found on the Student Timetable (www.uvu.edu/schedule), you will be responsible for the tuition and fees associated with the classes for which you are registered. If your class does not start on a date listed on the Student Timetable, please contact the department responsible for the class or the Office of the Registrar for your deadline dates.
If you do not have a completed financial aid file, have outstanding financial aid requirements in UVLink by the Tuition Late Fee Deadline as notated on the Student Timetable, or if you do not qualify for financial aid, you must pay your tuition and fees or (if you qualify) enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan by the Tuition Late Fee Deadline; otherwise you will receive a late fee of 20% of any unpaid account balance for the term, not to exceed $200.
If you do have a completed file with no outstanding financial aid requirements in UVLink by the Tuition Late Fee Deadline, but if your tuition is not completely covered by your disbursed financial aid, or if you incur additional expenses after your excess financial aid has been refunded to you (i.e. adding a class, financial aid taken back), you must pay the remaining balance or (if you qualify) enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan by the Tuition Late Fee Deadline, or you will receive a late fee. Late fees are assessed at 11:59 pm Mountain Time on all unpaid account balances every Wednesday after the semester begins. To avoid being assessed a late fee, pay your balance or (if you qualify) enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan under Financing and Paying for Your Education on the UVLink Student tab before 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Wednesdays.
Federal student aid is awarded to you under the assumption that you will attend school for the entire semester for which you are receiving federal student aid. The U.S. Department of Education mandates that when you drop, audit, withdraw, or stop attending your classes without officially withdrawing, you may keep only the federal student aid that you have earned up to the time you drop, audit, withdraw, or stop attending your classes.
Any unearned aid must be returned to the U.S. Department of Education regardless of the reason for dropping, auditing, withdrawing, or unofficially withdrawing. Each and every time your federal student aid is returned to the U.S. Department of Education, you will be required to repay to Utah Valley University’s Cashiers Office the aid that was returned.
The U.S. Department of Education also requires that you must begin attendance in all of the classes for which you receive federal student aid. When you drop, audit, or withdraw you must prove you began attending your classes. An instructor’s signature on the Documentation of Attendance Form for each class you attend will be considered proof that you began attending. Completion of the form may reduce the amount of federal student aid that will be returned to the U.S. Department of Education. You will be required to repay a percentage of your federal student aid, depending on the percentage of the semester you completed.
For further information, please see the Dropping, Auditing, or Withdrawing While Receiving Federal Student Aid webpage, or visit a Financial Aid and Scholarships Office Counselor for detailed information.
|Federal Financial Aid Info||www.studentaid.gov|
|Direct Loan MPN||https://studentloans.gov|
|National Student Loan Data||www.nslds.ed.gov|
|Direct Loan Information||https://studentloans.gov|
|Direct Loan MPN Technical Help||1-800-557-7394|
|Social Security Office||1-800-772-1213|
|IRS Automated Transcript Service||1-800-908-9946|