Financial Aid & Scholarships

Applying for Financial Aid, 2018-19

1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

To be considered for Federal Financial Aid at Southern Utah University, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may complete a paper FAFSA, but for faster service complete the FAFSA online at, using your Department of Education FSA ID. REMEMBER, the FAFSA is free. You should never pay money to fill out the FAFSA. Please be sure to add SUU’s school code (003678) on the FAFSA, so we will receive the results and can determine your eligibility for aid.

2. Submit the Student Information Form

This form is required once from all students, so if you have already submitted it for a prior year you don't need to do it again.

3. If Selected for Verification:

Some students may be selected for verification by the Department of Education. If you are selected, we will contact you via letter or email to let you know what other documents we need.

You may click on the link below for the appropriate verification worksheet (highlighted in red), depending on whether you are Dependent or Independent for financial aid purposes.

If you were required to use your parents’ income information on your FAFSA, you will need to complete the Dependent Verification Worksheet. Otherwise, complete the Independent Verification Worksheet.

Complete all pages of the worksheet(s), print and sign it before submitting it to us.

We strongly encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval process when completing the FAFSA. If you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval option, and are selected for verification, you will need to request a 2016 IRS Tax Return Transcript for you and your parents (if Dependent) or spouse (if married). We can no longer accept paper tax forms (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) as verification of income information.

Please do not submit the verification worksheet or tax transcripts unless we ask you to do so.

Dependent Student Verification Worksheet

Independent Student Verification Worksheet

Submit the signed verification worksheet and any other requested document to:

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Southern Utah University
351 West University Boulevard
Cedar City, UT 84720

Or you may also fax the documents to: (435) 586-7736

Important - Please do not send any documentation containing personally identifiable information (PII), including social security numbers and tax information, to our office via email. This kind of information should only be sent to our office via regular mail, fax or in person.

Please direct questions to the Southern Utah University Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at (435) 586-7735

View a complete list of Financial Aid Forms.

Instructions on how to accept your award online can be found here.