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Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

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You have been offered the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) reduced tuition rate. The rate you will be responsible for will be based on one and a half times (150%) the tuition rate for resident students up to 18 hours of tuition per semester (fall and spring) beginning Fall 2020, for a maximum of eight semesters, or until you receive a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first. It will not cover fees.

Renewal Requirements Your scholarship may be renewed for the second year, provided you maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete twenty-four (24) credit hours during the two semesters of the academic year (12 hours each, fall and spring semesters), twenty (20) of which must be graded. We will review your standing for these requirements after the completion of your second semester.
Next Steps
  • If you have not set up your Campus Information Services (CIS) account, visit cis.utah.edu as soon as possible. Log in with your University ID (found in your admissions letter) and your birthdate in MMDDYY format as your password. You can change your password once you log in. Be sure to activate your University e-mail account (UMail) in CIS. All official university communication will be sent to your UMail account.
  • Confirm your intent to enroll, pay the $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit, and accept your scholarship offer by May 1, 2020. Visit admissions.utah.edu/confirm and click the Confirm Intent button. Log in with your University ID (uNID) and CIS password. Confirm your intent to enroll with the Office of Admissions, select Accept and Submit to accept your scholarship and pay the $300 enrollment deposit or request an extension. 
  • For more information about the next steps for admitted students, visit: admissions.utah.edu/admitted.
Additional Information Please be aware that to receive this offer, you must enroll as a full-time student each semester. To be considered full-time, it is required that you register for 12 or more credit hours. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your scholarship.
Residency Restriction

By state law, students receiving this award, as described above, time spent at the University of Utah while receiving the WUE tuition rate may not be utilized towards the twelve (12) continuous months of in-state residency required to establish Utah resident status for tuition purposes.

Other Restrictions WUE is a tuition discount program, not a scholarship. If you withdraw from a course, you will be responsible for paying for the full amount of tuition for that withdrawn course. 
Certification Students who receive a scholarship, fellowship, or other financial aid administered by the University of Utah are required by state law to certify that they are eligible to receive the scholarship as a U.S. citizen or a citizen of another country who is lawfully present in the U.S. If students do not know whether they are in the U.S. lawfully, they should seek the advice of an immigration attorney before accepting this offer.
Deferment and Leave of Absence  Newly accepted freshmen who wish to defer their start date to a later semester and hold their scholarship may apply for a deferment through the Office of Admissions. For more information about how to apply for a deferment, visit: admissions.utah.edu/apply/deferment. Scholarship recipients considering a deferment must confirm their intent to enroll and accept their scholarship by May 1, 2020. Students have up until the first day of classes (August 24, 2020) to apply for a deferment.
 
The University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (UOSFA) will also, in extenuating circumstances, allow a student to take a leave of absence from a scholarship once he or she is a continuing student. For questions regarding eligibility for either deferral or leave of absence, please contact the UOSFA.  
Contact Information For questions or concerns, please contact the UOSFA at (801) 581-6211 or scholarship@utah.edu
Last Updated: 1/14/20