Utah Tech University

Good Neighbor Waiver

Fall Deadline July 15th

Spring Deadline December 15th

To be considered for the Good Neighbor waiver program:
  • Apply for fall or spring semester as an incoming freshman OR transfer student
  • Freshmen must have a 2.5 unweighted high school GPA or higher.
  • Transfer students must have a 2.5 transfer GPA or higher with a minimum of 24 transfer credits.
  • All students must have graduated from a high school in an eligible county in either Arizona or Nevada. Details below.
  • Attend Utah Tech University Dixie Campus.
  • Have intent to graduate from Utah Tech University.
  • Major in an eligible Utah Tech program. Online Only Programs are ineligible for this tuition reduction.
  • Be admitted to Utah Tech
  • Be a US Citizen, have Permanent Resident Status, or DACA/Undocumented/Dreamer
  • Be a high school graduate from a school in Lincoln or Clark County in Nevada, or Mohave or Coconino County in Arizona. (You may be asked to prove your residency.)
  • Students with a Bachelors’ degree or excess of 150 credit hours are not eligible for scholarships.
Program Details:

The Good Neighbor Waiver program is an exchange program for undergraduate students. It allows students to pay 150% of resident tuition. Students must meet the eligibility requirements to be considered, and may have to apply if you have been accepted to Utah Tech before.

Why is the Good Neighbor Waiver a good deal? The Utah Legislature recognized the need for students living just over the Utah border, to have an affordable higher education option. In 2013 they revised House Bill 364, to allow Utah Tech to charge a reduced rate (similar to the Western Undergraduate Exchange or WUE program) specific to students in 4 counties in close geographic proximity to St. George Utah.

The program is set for a maximum of 8 semesters. Transfer awards will vary depending on the number of transfer credits already accumulated.

Time the student is enrolled in the Good Neighbor Waiver program will NOT count towards requirements for resident status for tuition purposes.

Participants in the Good Neighbor Waiver program must do the following to remain eligible:

  • Complete no less than 6 credits per semester.
  • Maintain a 2.0 semester grade point average.
  • Have not accepted any other Utah Tech scholarship in the form of tuition waiver or tuition reduction (private cash awards or scholarships are acceptable).

For information for residency law for Utah


Scholarship Office

Email: scholarships@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-652-7578

Office: Holland Centennial Commons 1st Floor