There are many ways to pay for college at the University of Utah.
Planning to pay for college is an important step. At the University of Utah, we understand the importance of making college affordable. With 71% of students receiving some form of financial aid, we want you to accomplish your goals with minimal debt. Whether you’re an aspiring business leader or future researcher, there are scholarships available to you.
In addition to the financial support you receive by completing the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and exploring the university scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and special needs scholarships, there are also a number of scholarships offered by college.
Don’t see a scholarship specifically for your college or major? Contact the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for additional options.
This page is meant to be a resource in your college funding research.
Please contact your college directly for questions about scholarship deadlines and requirements.
College of business (David eccles)
Did you know the David Eccles School of Business awards $7 million in scholarships annually? To apply for an undergraduate scholarship, you must be an admitted student. Submit your application today!
College of Education
Through the Urban Institute for Teacher Education (UITE) or the Department of Special Education, prospective undergraduate students can apply for scholarship funding. Complete the “College of Education Application for 2021-2022” to get started.
College of engineering
The College of Engineering has an extensive scholarship program. During the 2019-20 academic year, over $1,000,000 was awarded to students. Accelerate your passion for innovation by applying for an engineering scholarship today.
College of fine arts
Incoming freshmen who can audition or submit a portfolio can apply for The Fine Arts Scholarship for Artistic Merit. In-state and out-of-state students who are enrolled in Art, Ballet, Film, Modern Dance, Music or Theatre are encouraged to contact the academic unit for more information.
Honors scholars who are full-time students and active members of the Honors College have access to several scholarships. Please visit their website for complete scholarship requirements, criteria, and deadlines.
College of Humanities
From book awards to scholarships for first-generation students, the College of Humanities has an array of options to help offset the cost of tuition. Prospective students are encouraged to apply.
College of Mines and Earth Science
Financial support is available to qualified undergraduate students, majoring in one of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences departments: Atmospheric Sciences, Geology & Geophysics, Metallurgical Engineering, or Mining Engineering. Apply for the Dean's Office Scholarship below:
College of Nursing
College of Nursing offers scholarships to those who have been accepted into the program, and have submitted a scholarship application. To apply for scholarships, please visit their website!
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College of Social and behavioral science
The College of Social and Behavioral Science provides merit-based and need-based scholarships for exceptional students. Scholarships are only awarded to students who have declared a CSBS major.
College of Social work
In the 2019-2020 academic year, the College of Social Work granted 109 awards totaling nearly $275,000. Apply for specific scholarships for Native American students and non-traditional students, merit and need-based scholarships, and many more today!
71% of Students Receive some form of financial aid
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types of financial aid
Grants - are awarded based on financial need and do not need to be paid back.
Scholarships – are awarded based on academic achievement, need or other criteria. Scholarships are not expected to be repaid.
Loans – are awarded based on FAFSA eligibility. Loans must be repaid – often with interest.
Work Study - Unlike other types of financial aid, work-study earnings are not applied directly to your tuition and fees. Students who are awarded work-study receive the funds in a paycheck as they earn them, based on hours worked – just like a normal job. These earnings are meant to help with the day-to-day expenses.