Non-Resident Tuition Reduction Waivers & Scholarship Applications
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 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/scholarships.
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 Bachelors' Degrees are not eligible for scholarship or waiver programs at DSU.
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 the one/s that fit you best. In order to be considered, you must first be fully admitted to Dixie State University. Waivers are limited in number and students will be selected based on date of application and highest GPA first. All applications received after MARCH 1st, will be placed on a waiting list, and awarded as funds become available.
Good Neighbor Waiver
In-state tuition plus a surcharge per credit hour, 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.
Western Undergraduate Exchange or WUE Program (pronounced "woo-wee")
DSU is authorized to award 80 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 instate tuition. Students must maintain eligibility by keeping the required GPA and credit hours as outlined on the award letter. Priority Deadline, March 1st.
Full Merit Scholarship/Waivers
Awarded to students from any state within the United States, and are based on high academic merit. These awards waive 100% of the non-resident differential of tuition (student pays instate portion of tuition). Students must maintain eligibility by keeping the required GPA and credit hours as outlined on the award letter. Priority Deadline is March 1st.
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.
Legacy (Alumni) Scholarship
Did you (the parent) earn an associates degree from DSU? You can now send your child to Dixie State University and a portion of the nonresident tuition will be waived. We'd love to have them here! To qualify for the Alumni Legacy Program, the applicant 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.
Dixie State University non-resident waiver policy does 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.