All students interested in financial assistance should complete the following:
- FAFSA (Federal form) - priority deadline of March 15th
- U-Form (University of Utah form) - priority deadline of March 15th
- College of Engineering Scholarship Application (ECE and COE Scholarships)
Completing the above forms by their (priority) deadlines will ensure students are considered for all possible forms of assistance. Spring deadlines apply to the following Fall semester (for example, February 15th is the deadline for financial assistance beginning in the following Fall semester).
All three forms must be submitted every academic year for which a student wishes to receive assistance.
Types of Financial assistance
Financial assistance comes in many different forms:
- Work-study employment
- Research employment
- ... and more.
Federal grants are awarded on needs-based standards. Undergraduate students who complete their FAFSA prior to April 1st will be considered for federal and state grants for their education based on variables such as income, family size, number of students in the household, etc.
Read more about FAFSA, federal grants, and grant deadlines at the University of Utah Financial Aid Office.
Students interested in research, fellowships, internships, and other opportunities may visit the ECE Funding page for a comprensive list of resources available during undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral studies.
Scholarships and Fellowships
Please visit the ECE Scholarships page for information about specific awards available to ECE students.
Students must complete the FAFSA, the U-Form, and the ECE Scholarship Application to be fully considered for all available scholarships and fellowships.
Students may apply for private scholarships online through services like Fastweb. Private scholarship search engines can be overpopulated and frustrating, but annually, tens of millions of dollars in private scholarships are awarded to the students patient enough to locate and apply for private scholarships.
Work Study Employment
Students awarded work study employment through the University of Utah after submitting their FAFSA will be responsible for finding a work study job.
Most student research positions in the ECE Department are reserved for graduate students who pursue the Ph.D. track or M.S. thesis track. However, some ECE professors and labs employ undergraduate students as either research assistants or teaching assistants.
The College of Engineering and the University of Utah also offer research programs that have financial assistance benefits: