Up to 8 semesters of funding with the Finish Line Scholarship

The Finish Line Scholarship

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At Southern Utah University your dream of graduating is within reach. The Finish Line Scholarship is designed to help you finish without a large financial burden. Your personal admissions advisor will help you through the application process and find the best financial aid solution for you. 

You may be wondering how you will have the time to complete your bachelor's degree and maintain your work and family life. Our online degrees are designed to fit into your busy life. You will be able to study when it works for you. Plus, our online tuition is already one of the lowest in the nation even before the Finish Line Scholarship is applied.

Who is the Finish Line Scholarship For?

  • New incoming college students
  • New transfer students with some college credits but no bachelor's degree
  • Former SUU students who haven’t taken classes at SUU in the last year

The Finish Line Scholarship is available to full-time and part-time students in the following three tiers:

Tier 1

12-18 Credits

Maximum # of Semesters: 4
100% of total amount offered
Maximum award per semester: $1500

Tier 2

9 Credits

Maximum # of Semesters: 6
75% of total amount offered
Maximum award per semester: $1000

Tier 3

6 Credits

Maximum # of Semesters: 8
50% of total amount offered
Maximum award per semester: $750

This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for new and previous SUU students as well as Transfer students to earn their degree. Here are the details on what this scholarship can provide to you:

  • To qualify for Finish Line you must apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This process may take 2-3 weeks, so get started now!
  • This scholarship is applied after Pell Grants (if any) and can only be used towards tuition. Student fees, course fees, study abroad program fees, books, housing, and other educational expenses are not covered as a part of this scholarship.
  • Admission to SUU does not guarantee eligibility for the Finish Line Scholarship.
  • The maximum amount of Finish Line Scholarship awarded per semester is $1,500.
  • The Finish Line Scholarship can only be used for up to four semesters at 12-18 credits, 6 semesters at 9 credits, and 8 semesters at 6 credits.
  • The Finish Line Scholarship cannot be stacked with other institutional scholarships from SUU.
  • This scholarship is only for students attending Southern Utah University's 100% online programs.
  • Students are not required to attend summer semesters in order to keep Finish Line, but Finish Line can be used during the summer for those who do.
  • Students MUST understand that they may run out of Pell Grant lifetime eligibility before they graduate.

Deciding to go to college is a big decision. SUU's online offerings provide increased flexibility beyond what the traditional on-campus experience can give. The Finish Line Scholarship provides assistance to undergraduate students looking to complete their first bachelor's degree. If you've already completed your bachelor's degree SUU offers affordable online and on-campus master's degree programs.

Start Your Journey With the Finish Line Scholarship

The following are key requirements for the Finish Line Scholarship. Applicants wishing to review the Finish Line Scholarship Procedures are encouraged to email the Finish Line Coordinator at finishline@suu.edu or call in at 435-865-8665.

    • Students must be US citizens.
    • Students must be completing their first bachelor's degree.
    • Students must be enrolled at Southern Utah University in a 100% Online undergraduate program.
    • Students in the Speedway program or the RN-BSN program are not eligible for these funds
    • Students are required to complete a current FAFSA application.
    • Apply to Southern Utah University
    • Apply for the Finish Line Scholarship
      • Students must apply for one of three tiers.*
      • Tier 1: 12-18 credit hours each semester for up to 4 semesters.
      • Tier 2: 9 credit hours each semester for up to 6 semesters.
      • Tier 3: 6 credit hours each semester for up to 8 semesters.

*The Tier a student is applying for is connected to the scholarship amount and is unchangeable. If a student elects to take MORE credits than allotted in their Tier, they will be responsible for paying the remaining tuition out-of-pocket. If a student elects to take LESS than the number of credits required for their Tier, the scholarship will be revoked.

Students wishing to continue in the Finish Line Scholarship must meet the criteria below:

    • You must maintain a cumulative SUU GPA of 2.0 and pass at least 70% of your attempted SUU credits.
    • You are not required to take summer courses as part of the Finish Line Scholarship, but if you choose to attend the summer semester you must take the minimum amount of credits associated with the Finish Line Tier you are receiving.
    • This scholarship can be applied for a maximum number of semesters associated with the Tier being received. Students wishing to take a leave of absence (one or more semesters off) must submit a leave of absence request for review.
    • Students who do not meet the requirements to renew their scholarship will be ineligible to continue receiving it. Students in this situation are welcome to appeal this decision through the scholarship appeal form

Have questions or need more information? Contact us at 435-865-8665 or onlineadmissions@suu.edu

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