Tuition & Financial Aid

Utah State University is one of the most affordable schools in the nation and provides many options to help you invest in your education. Approximately 75% of all graduate students receive financial assistance each year.

Tuition and fees may vary by college and course enrollment so be sure to use the Tuition and Fees Estimator to understand your investment.

In addition to university-wide scholarships and fellowships, your department or college may have unique financial aid opportunities.

If you’re a grad student who is required to take language credits to complete your degree, you can apply for Supplemental Language Tuition.

As a Utah State employee or relative of an employee, you may be eligible for reduced tuition.

USU is committed to a learning and working environment free from discrimination. See USU’s notice of non-discrimination.

Domestic students are required to obtain Utah residency before the start of their second year in order to minimize the cost of nonresident tuition.

To receive in-state tuition, you must complete a Utah residency application and meet the residency requirements:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Be admitted to Utah State University.
  • Obtain a Utah driver’s license, voter registration and vehicle registration.
  • Live in Utah for 12 continuous months (with a 30-day maximum exception).
  • Be declared financially independent.

If you spend time outside Utah to complete a degree program requirement (e.g. an internship or research), the time spent outside Utah does not count against the requirement to live in Utah for 12 continuous months.

If you are a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), you may be eligible for in-state tuition. Click here for more information.

If you’re a resident in a western state, you may be able to apply for a Non-resident Tuition Waiver.

Non-Resident Tuition Waivers

For non-residents who meet the waiver’s qualifications
Funding type: Waiver
Annual amount: Non-resident portion of tuition
Required match: No

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

For non-resident students with USU ties
Funding type: Scholarship
No. available: Unlimited
Annual amount: Non-resident portion of tuition
Duration: First two semesters
Application from: Student
Required match: No

Dissertation Fellowship

For PhD students completing a dissertation
Funding type:
Fellowship
No. available: 10
Annual amount: Full tuition + $5K
Duration: 1 year
Application from: Student
Required match: Yes

External Scholarships

Find information on private, community and corporate scholarships
These sites are not associated with Utah State University.

Travel Funding

For graduate students traveling to professional meetings
Funding type: Grant
No. available: 1 per year per student as funding allows
Annual amount: $200-400
Duration: $50K funding
Application from: Student
Required match: Yes, 1:1

Graduate Research & Creative Opportunities Grant

For all graduate students interested in pursuing their own research interest
Funding type:
Scholarship
No. available: 12
Annual amount: Up to $1,000
Duration: 1 year
Application from: Office of Research
Required match: No

Seely-Hinckley Scholarship

For graduate students with financial need
Funding type: Scholarship
No. available: 8
Annual amount: Full tuition + fees
Duration: 1 year
Application from: College
Required match: No