Last Update: 8/1/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted your lives in profound and unexpected ways. Many of you have lost jobs, housing, and other resources essential to continuing your studies at the University of Utah. Fortunately, the university will receive $18.5 million in funding from the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. Half of that is dedicated to student support. More information can be found here CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.
Based on guidelines from the federal government, university leaders have outlined a plan for how that money will be disbursed. To qualify, undergraduate students must have completed an application for federal student aid or FAFSA application.
Funds will be available in two categories stemming from financial needs created as a result of COVID 19:
- Need-based funding (Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 enrollment)
- Technology/book funding (Summer 2020 Semester only)
Classes will be online for summer term.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I reach you if I have questions?
Our staff members are available by email and by phone. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and you can reach us by phone at 801-581-6211.
Can I submit documents?
Yes. Documents are being processed at this time. Use the following methods to submit your documents:
- Online upload tool: https://financialaid.utah.edu/forms/index.php. The upload tool is located under the general forms section. Make sure to select the appropriate aid year.
- Fax: (801) 585-6350
- By mail: University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, 201 South 1460 East, Room 105 Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9055
- Using the drop box outside of the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid on the first floor of the Student Services Building. Building hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
I have a merit scholarship from your office and I elected to have some of my classes to be credit/no credit. Will scholarship renewal requirements change?
In most cases this should not have a negative effect. Students still have to complete 24 credit hours. However, the 20 graded credit hour requirement has been waived at this time. Credit/No-Credit do not affect student GPAs. Refer to your scholarship terms and conditions for information about specific cumulative GPA renewal requirements. Contact the scholarships area by email at email@example.com if you have any concerns about your scholarship.
I am an incoming freshman and have a merit scholarship offer from your office. Have
you extended your scholarship acceptance deadline?
Yes. You have up until June 1, 2020 to accept your merit scholarship. This is also the same date to confirm your intent to enroll and pay your enrollment deposit with the Office of Admissions.
Department COVID-19 Resources