Utah Tech University

Frequently Asked Questions

How was my eligibility determined?

You were awarded this scholarship based on what information we had upon your completion of admission to UT. Freshmen and Transfer scholarships are awarded based on a “snapshot in time” which is how you performed up to that point in time. You can submit updated transcripts or class rank as long as you submit them by the deadline.

How do I accept my scholarship?

Easy! Go to: my.utahtech.edu and login with your DigitalID and your Password and select Login. Now select the FINANCIAL AID tab, make sure you are in the correct aid year, and then AWARD OFFER. Finally, accept your award (or decline if you have changed your mind about attending UT). That’s it, you’re done!

Is there a deadline to accept my scholarship award?

Yes, all scholarships have to be accepted or deferred by the end of the 2nd week of your admit semester. After that date your scholarship will be cancelled.

How much is tuition?

Resident full-time enrollment tuition per semester is $2,717.52.

Current Full-time enrollment for a Non-Resident each semester is made up of two components. Resident tuition of $2,717.52 and the Non-Resident differential of $5,969.64; which makes a combined total of $8,687.16 for Non-Resident tuition per semester.

(This is based on 2024-2025 current tuition costs.)

If I do really well at Utah Tech, can I get a higher scholarship than my Freshman or Transfer Scholarship?

No, these are awarded based on how you had performed prior to attending Utah Tech. Once you are here we cannot bump you up to a higher level based on your performance here.

When do I get the money?

You don’t. Scholarships are waivers that reduce the cost of tuition. Just prior to the start of the semester (and based on 15 credit hours of enrollment) your scholarship will be applied to your student account as a credit against your tuition. It is your responsibility to check that your scholarship pays as well as paying any remaining balance by the posted deadline.

What if I have Financial Aid as well?

All approved and accepted Financial Aid and Scholarships will be credited to your student account. Any residual funds will be paid directly to you via your preferred refund choice, which you can select through your MYUT Account. Please note that refunds are not available until the first week of school. Housing deposits, early book purchases, parking permits and/or expenses due prior to the start of the semester are your responsibility.

School has started and my scholarship hasn't paid. Why?

Most likely it is due to the fact that you are not enrolled in the correct number of credits for your scholarship. Also, understand that waitlisted classes do not count towards enrolled credits.

Don’t know what your credit requirement is?

12 credits min per semester = Presidential, Chancellors, Trustees, Deans, Merit, Red Cliffs Community, Transfer I, II, III, IV, NR Presidential, NR Chancellors, NR University, NR Founders, WUE, Red Rocks, Half Merit, Alumni Legacy I & II, and all accounts used to fund the 1-Year Current Student Scholarship.

6 credits min per semester = Good Neighbor

How do I keep my scholarship?

Scholarship requirements vary depending on the scholarship you have been awarded. All top academic scholarships require 12 credit hours per semester and completion of 24 credits per year. Always refer to your award letter for specific information.

Updated award letters for student admitted prior to Fall 2024, were emailed in March, 2024. Check your Utah Tech Emails.

Is my scholarship renewable?

The Utah Resident Presidential, Chancellors, Trustees, Deans, Merit and Transfer Scholarships will automatically renew as long as you maintain the requirements listed on your award letter.

All Non-Resident waivers automatically renew, as long as you maintain the requirements listed on your award letter.

Take note of your award letter, as there is a maximum amount of eligible semesters for your scholarship to renew.

Can I apply for other scholarships?

Absolutely! UT offers leadership, talent, athletic and departmental scholarships. However, UT policy does not allow for the stacking of scholarships beyond the cost of base resident tuition (With the exception of non-resident waivers which can pay the non-resident differential), and in some cases students must choose between awards. Still, we recommend you to take advantage of all scholarship opportunities available, and encourage you to apply for other private scholarships from outside agencies and/or organizations.

Can I put my scholarship on "hold" for Religious/Humanitarian Service, Military Service or for Personal Reasons?

Yes, but you must submit a request by filling out the Scholarship Deferment Form. This form will defer your scholarship as well as your admissions to UT if you choose to do so. You cannot defer a scholarship to attend another school. Doing so will automatically void your UT scholarship offer.

You will need your login information to complete this form.

Deferment Form

Do I get a probation semester if I don't meet the requirements?

Yes and No. Yes in that we don’t check your academic progress mid-year. So if you fail to meet the requirements for Fall semester, you go on “probation” for Spring semester and will receive your scholarship but you will need to make up the missing requirements from Fall semester. However, at the end of Spring semester we check GPA and credit hours. If you meet both requirements your scholarship will roll forward to the next year. If you failed to meet either requirement, further semesters are revoked.

If I lose my scholarship can I earn it back?

No. If you fail to meet the requirements at the end of the year then your scholarship is forfeited. No matter how well you do, you cannot earn back the same scholarship. (If you have a WUE, Utah Tech Half Merit, or Good Neighbor then you can re-apply after you meet the application GPA requirements again.)

Can I appeal to get my scholarship back?

Yes. You can appeal but the only appeals that are typically approved are those where the reason that you failed to meet the requirements are extenuating circumstances. You can read more about Scholarship Appeals and the process here.

Can my parent(s) take care of business for me?

No, not without a FERPA release on file. Your information is private and cannot be discussed with anyone but you…the student. If you wish to waive this right and allow a parent (or spouse) to access your financial information, you must print and complete a FERPA Release of Information Form and submit it to the Admissions Office.


Can I transfer my scholarship to another school?

No. Every institution has its own scholarship funding sources, policies and budgets. Scholarships awarded by Utah Tech may only be used to attend Utah Tech.

If I don't meet the requirements for my scholarship, or if I transfer to another school, do I have to repay my scholarship?

No, but all further semesters for your scholarship will be revoked.

What else should I know?

It is your responsibility to check your student account and verify that your scholarship/waivers, financial aid, or payments have been properly credited. The balance due must be paid by the posted deadline. Failure to pay will result in late fees and dropped classes. Please refer to the website for applicable deadlines and payment schedules.

If you have any other questions feel free to contact the Scholarship Office at scholarships@utahtech.edu.


Joni Hale

Associate Director of Scholarships

Email: scholarships@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-652-7578

Office: Holland Centennial Commons 1st Floor