Applications for Aid FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid @ www.fafsa.gov Institutional Financial Aid Application Other requested personal and financial documents
Will I Qualify?Need-Based Aid• Apply Early• Be Accurate You won’t knowunless you apply!
Merit Based Aid/ScholarshipsTypes of Scholarships Award Amount Academic Merit-based Tuition Leadership Part tuition Departmental Student fees Other Campus-based Housing Outside Sources Books Deadlines: November 1 to April 30
New Century Scholarship- Overview Purpose This scholarship encourages students to accelerate their education by earning an Associate’s degree while in high school Background Created in 1999 Initiated by former Governor Leavitt In the 12th year award cycle
Regents’ Scholarship - Overview Established in 2008 Based on nationally-recognized foundational core designed to help students prepare for college academically and financiallyFact: Students can qualify for 1, 2, or3 of the awards. For example astudent can qualify for the BaseAward only, Base and UESP, Base Exemplary UESPand Exemplary, or Base, Exemplary Award Awardand UESP. Base Award
Scholarship Funding The Award amounts are determined on an annual basis and are subject to legislative funding and number of qualified participants.Award amounts may be reduced, may vary from year to year, and aredependent on when the recipient is enrolled in college.Award amounts are determined in April of each year.Funding levels beyond Spring of 2012 are unknown. The maximum Regents’ Scholarship Base Award amount that a studentmay receive is $1000 one-time payment.The maximum New Century award and the Regents’ ScholarshipExemplary Academic Achievement award amount that a student mayreceive is $1250 per semester based on meeting renewal requirements.
Where to Find Scholarship InformationTo access the scholarship information1. Higheredutah.org2. Click on “Scholarships”3. Click on the specific program that you want to access
Things to Consider… Student should look to ALL financial aid opportunities If possible diversify, rather than relying on one Other Financial Aid Options Saving for College through the Utah Educational Savings Plan program Work while attending school Private Scholarships/grants --visit UtahFutures.org Federal Financial Aid Loans, Grants and Work Study
Important Questions! How do I find a scholarship? How do I get a scholarship? How do I keep a scholarship? Is my scholarship renewable? What’s the value of my award? Take Responsibility!