Non- Resident Tuition Waivers

Non-Resident Tuition Waiver


 

Some admitted students to the University of Utah may qualify for reduced tuition through a non-resident tuition waiver.  This is made possible through a series of laws passed by the Utah state legislature. Qualifying students will continue to be classified as non-residents, however will only be required to pay the resident tuition rate.

There are two non-resident tuition waivers, House Bill 144 and House Bill 118. To qualify for House Bill 144 or House Bill 118 non-resident tuition waivers, please see the following requirements.


    • The Utah State Legislature passed House Bill 144 in 2002 which allows eligible Utah high school graduates the opportunity to attend Utah universities and colleges and have the non-resident portion of their tuition waived.  A student can qualify for this waiver if they:

      • Attended a Utah high school for three or more years.
      • Graduated or will graduate from a Utah high school or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED) in Utah.
      • Have not registered for college classes prior to the Fall 2002 academic school year.
      • Their first enrollment must be at an institution of higher education within the Utah System of Higher Education.
      • Do not hold a current visa.
      • Have filed or will file an application to legalize their immigration status as soon as they are eligible to do so.

      To learn more, open the House Bill 144 (PDF) to see additional requirements and review the application process.


    • The House Bill 118 tuition waiver allows eligible Utah high school graduates the opportunity to attend Utah universities and colleges and have the non-resident portion of their tuition waived. A student can qualify for this waiver if they:

      • Are a foreign national legally admitted to the Unites States (holds a non-immigrant visa such as F-1, H-4, J-1, etc.)
      • Attended a Utah high school for three or more years.
      • Graduated or will graduate from a Utah high school or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED) in Utah.

      To learn more, go to the House Bill 118  page to see additional requirements and review the application process.


    • To apply for a house bill complete an online application for admission. If you are admitted to the University of Utah you can then apply for House Bill 144 or House Bill 118. For House Bill 144, complete the House Bill 144 Tuition Waiver Request (PDF) and mail to:

      The University of Utah
      Office of Admissions
      201 South 1460 E. Room 250S
      Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9057

      Or email to the contact information listed in the section below.

      For House Bill 118, complete the House Bill 118 Tuition Waiver Request online.


    • House Bill 144 Contact:
      Todd Taylor, Administrative Program Coordinator
      HB144@utah.edu
      801-585-9987
      House Bill 118 Contact:
      International Admissions Office
      iao@utah.edu
      801-581-8761, option 3

    • There are several scholarships available to students who qualify for House Bill 144, DACA or are non-FAFSA eligible.

      (There are more scholarships available below. Note: this is not a comprehensive list of financial resources available. Scholarships are regularly posted, so check these websites throughout the year.)

       

      As an international student, there are limited opportunities available to help you pay your tuition at the University of Utah.  Many departments offer funding to students once they have declared their major and have completed at least two semesters at the University of Utah. We encourage you to check your department’s website individually to learn more about these opportunities. Additional scholarship information can be found here.