Financial Aid & Scholarships

Accepting Your Scholarship Award

REMEMBER: It is recommended that you accept your scholarship within 30 days, but no later than March 1st for Presidents Scholarships recipients and May 1st for all other Institutional Scholarships.  

  • Go to
  • Log in to your My SUU Portal.
    • If you have not set up your My SUU Portal yet, click on Activate your account. You will be required to provide the email address that you used when you applied for admission to SUU. You will be sent an email with further instructions to finish activating your account.
  • After you log in to you My SUU Portal, scroll down to find the “Banner” section on the left side of the screen. Click on the “Financial Aid” link under this section.
  • Click on “Award”.
  • Select the correct aid year from the “Award By Aid Year” drop down list.
  • You will arrive at a page with important information regarding your academic scholarship. To accept the scholarship, click the “Accept Award Offer” tab. You will see your scholarship offer with a drop down box that says “Undecided”. Click the box and select “Accepted” from the list. (If you wish to decline the award, select “Decline”.) Click the Submit Decision button.
  • After your scholarship is accepted, you may see a requirement under “Unsatisfied Disbursement Requirements”.
    • The requirement listed will be a “Proof of Citizenship” form. Utah law requires all students who receive a scholarship to verify their citizenship. To verify your citizenship, you need to do one of the following:

Deferring Your Scholarship

If you would like to accept your scholarship but will not enroll for the upcoming fall semester, please complete the online scholarship acceptance process and fill out the online deferment form found at

Acceptable reasons to defer your scholarship include, but are not limited to: military service, medical issues or church service. All deferments must be approved by the SUU Scholarship Committee. SUU scholarships may not be deferred for employment or to attend another institution of higher education.

If you have any questions about accepting/deferring your scholarship, please call our office at (435) 586–7735.

Make sure you don’t miss anything!
To fully accept your scholarship, you need to do each of these steps:

  • Complete the online scholarship acceptance
  • Verify your citizenship

All mail should be sent to the following address:

Financial Aid & Scholarships Office
Southern Utah University
351 W University Blvd
Cedar City, UT 84720