Understanding your Aid

There are many different types of financial aid available to students. This aid can come from various sources, including the Federal government, state departments and agencies as well as private organizations and donors. As an institution, SUU also provides many scholarships each year to eligible students. Various sources and types of aid are outlined on this page.

Tools and Resources

These resources exist to support you in having a deeper understanding of your federal aid. We realize that completing the FAFSA, and finding the answers to your questions are a critical part to achieving your success.

Federal Aid

The Federal government is a large source of aid for students who need financial assistance. This aid is provided through grants, loans, and workstudy awards.

Loan Repayment and Counseling

Understanding your loans and entering into the repayment process is crucial to becoming a responsible borrower. These resources exist to help you on your path.


Institutional scholarships are awarded to new freshmen who complete their admission application before the scholarship deadline and meet the specific scholarship requirements. Scholarships are also awarded to continuing students who complete the required applications and meet the requirements of scholarship. There are also many different organizations and private donor scholarships for SUU students. These scholarships are very specific to donor requirements.

State Aid

The state of Utah provides grant and scholarship programs, typically for students who are Utah residents or, in some cases, graduated from a Utah high school.