Interested in attending the University of Utah and how to pay for your education?
Utilize the resources below to help you get started with the application process.
Submit a complete admissions application to the University of Utah by Nov. 1 to be considered for merit scholarships. if you are planning on applying for federal aid and need based scholarships, please include your social security number on the admissions application. If your social security number is not provided, it will delay financial aid awarding.
Apply for private scholarships. Ask your high school guidance counselor, visit our outside scholarship resources page, or look around in your local community for scholarship opportunities. Private scholarship deadlines and procedures vary, so read the instructions carefully. Be wary of scholarship and financial aid scams.
Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov if you are interested in need based scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. The FAFSA is available on Oct. 1 of every year. Don't forget to register for an FSA ID. You can create one when you start your FAFSA.
Read your admissions letter carefully because it includes your student ID, which you need in order access Campus Information Services (CIS). Students will recieve their admissions letter by January 15 for Fall admission.
Create your CIS account at cis.utah.edu using your student ID and password that was provided in your admissions letter.
Activate your university e-mail account (UMail) at www.umail.utah.edu. All university communications are sent to your UMail account, so be sure to check it often and submit requested information in a timely manner.
Check your financial aid status in cis.utah.edu if you completed the FAFSA. Follow up on any requests from the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid in a timely manner. Make sure your financial aid file is complete by the Feb. 1 Financial Aid Priority Date for consideration for all available aid options, including need based scholarships, grants, and work study.
Apply for additional scholarship opportunities. Log in with your CIS login and password, complete a general application, and apply for recommended opportunities.
Carefully read your scholarship offer letter. Merit and diversity scholarship offers are sent out one week after admissions decisions and need-based awards are sent out by the end of March. Most of the merit scholarship offers through the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (UOSFA) must be accepted/declined by May 1 through CIS.
Complete your financial aid offer letter (if you submitted the FAFSA and completed all checklist items) in CIS.
Confirm your intent to enroll with the Office of Admissions by May 1 for students enrolling in Fall semester.
If you are planning on deferring admissions, please visit admissions.utah.edu/apply/deferment. Not all scholarships can be deferred. Please refer to your award letter. The Office of Admissions will notify the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid of a deferment request. The UOFSA will contact the student if the request for scholarship deferment was approved/denied
If you received scholarships outside of the University of Utah, please have the donor send the check to our office. It helps to have your student ID or other identifiable information with the check. Please sent scholarship checks to: University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, 201 South 1460 East Rm 105 Salt Lake City, UT 84112. See private scholarship information.
Register for New Student Orientation at orientation.utah.edu. Orientation is mandatory for new students. Registration spots fill up quickly, so sign up ASAP!
Pay any outstanding balance on tuition by the deadline. Fall 2019 tuition is due Friday, Aug. 30.
Freshman Admission/ Scholarship Deadlines
Nov. 1 - Priority Admission Application Date
For Merit and Diversity Scholarships
Feb. 1 - Financial Aid Priority Date
For Need-Based Scholarships
Apply for admissions by the Nov. 1 priority date for merit scholarship consideration.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete the FAFSA for grant, need-based scholarship, work-study consideration. Our financial aid priority date is February 1.
Looking for additional scholarships? Check out our extensive list of online scholarship