Non-Resident Freshman Scholarships/Waivers
Student Waiver/Scholarship Eligibility Rules
Students who do not reside in the State of Utah are considered "Non-Residents" and are required to pay non-resident tuition.
Fortunately, DSU offers a number of scholarship and waiver programs to help reduce the cost of tuition for eligible non-resident students.
In order to be considered for our non-resident programs, the following rules apply:
- Applicant must be fully admitted to DSU prior to being considered for any waiver/scholarship
- Applicant must meet the academic requirements as outlined below
- Non-resident waivers cannot be stacked. Any combination of waivers that exceed tuition will be reduced and/or canceled
- Students with Bachelor's degrees are not eligible for scholarship or waiver programs at DSU
- Applicants must be a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen
- Non-resident waivers are limited in number and awards are subject to availability of funds
Please read the requirements of each scholarship/waiver and select those that fit you best. Waivers are limited in number and students will be selected based on their date of application and their GPA. All applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list, and awarded as funds become available.
Academic scholarships are automatically awarded and added to your account once your application is received.
|Presidential Scholarship||68+||Full Tuition Waiver||March 1st|
|University Scholarship||65-67||Student Pays 1/2 In-State Tuition||March 1st|
|Full Merit Scholarship||62-64||Student Pays In-State Tuition||August 1st|
*Dixie State University awards academic scholarships based on an index score which is calculated by taking your high school GPA, multiplying it by 10, and then adding your ACT score (Example: If you have a 3.8 GPA and a 27 ACT... 3.8 x 10 = 38 + 27 for an index score of 65). If you took the SAT, then please use this conversion chart to convert your score to an ACT score.
Additional Scholarships & Waivers
Legacy (Alumni) Scholarship
Did your parent or grandparent earn a degree from Dixie State? If so, you are eligible to receive a waiver for a portion of the non-resident tuition fee. To qualify, you must be a first-time student to the Utah system of higher education. Please complete the verification form for consideration. Numbers are limited, so apply early.
Time spent in Utah on the Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship cannot be counted toward establishing resident student status. For more details see our Legacy Scholarship Requirements.
Western Undergraduate Exchange or WUE Program (pronounced "woo-wee")
DSU is authorized to award 150% of in-state tuition to students from (14) eligible states which are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, and Nevada. Residents of Lincoln & Clark Counties in Nevada, and Mohave & Coconino Counties in Arizona are not eligible, please refer to the Good Neighbor Waiver. Awards are based on academic merit and enrollment in an eligible program. Applicants must have a 2.8 or higher GPA to apply. WUE waivers reduce the cost to 150% of in-state tuition. Students must maintain eligibility by keeping the required GPA and credit hours as outlined on the award letter.
Good Neighbor Waiver
150% of in-state tuition for residents of Lincoln & Clark Counties in Nevada, and Mohave & Coconino Counties in Arizona (this award replaces the WUE for students from these counties.) Students must be admitted to DSU as an undergraduate in a degree seeking program. Applicants must have a minimum 2.4 GPA or a 22 ACT (or SAT equivalent). The dollar amount of the surchange is determined by a percentage of current tuition rates and is subject to change as tuition increases. Awarding may discontinue at any time, based on funding.
Border Waiver (Senate Bill 20 Waivers)
Need based awards directed to students from Nevada and Arizona that live within approximately 100 miles of the Dixie State University campus (and do not meet academic requirement for the Good Neighbor Program). Border waivers pay approximately 35% of the total non-resident tuition. Students must maintain eligibility by keeping the required GPA and credit hours as outlined on the award letter. Border waivers may not be used in conjunction with the "Good Neighbor" program.
DSU/CSN Conditional Waiver
College of Southern Nevada and Dixie State University have entered into an agreement for the purpose of granting a waiver of the non-resident portion of tuition to students transferring from CSN. In order to be considered for this waiver, applicants must have a cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0. First priority will be given to students transferring the highest number of credit hours (a minimum of 6 credit hours is required). Applicants must be admitted to DSU in order to be eligible for consideration. An application and copy of current CSN transcripts are required. Applicants will be accepted until scholarships are filled. Mid year transfers will be considered based on availability of waivers.
Half Merit Scholarship/Waivers
Awarded to students from any state within the United States(residents of Nevada and Arizona please refer to Border Waiver and Good Neighbor Waiver) and are based on academic merit. Half merit waivers pay approximately 35% of the total non-resident tuition. Students must maintain eligibility by keeping the required GPA and credit hours as outlined on the award letter. Priority Deadline is March 1st.
Dixie State University non-resident waiver policies do not allow for the stacking of waivers in any amount that exceeds the cost of tuition. The DSU scholarship office reserves the right to adjust, reduce, and/or cancel awards that violate this policy.