Up to 100% Tuition Funding: The Finish Line Scholarship

The Finish Line Scholarship

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There are many reasons you might not have finished your bachelor's degree. At Southern Utah University your dream of graduating is still within reach. The Finish Line Scholarship is designed to help you return and finish without a large financial burden. Your personal admissions advisor will help you through the application process to SUU. 

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 with busy adults in mind. You will be able to study when it works for your life. Our online tuition is already one of the lowest in the nation before the Finish Line Scholarship is applied. We even have options to recognize your experience outside of college as college credit. Plus, if you would like to attend on-campus courses the Finish Line Scholarship is still there for you!

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 seeking to receive the Finish Line Scholarship must do the following: Apply for the Scholarship, Apply to SUU, and Apply for the FAFSA.
  • Finish Line Scholarship eligibility is determined by your Pell Grant eligibility. 
  • The Finish Line Scholarship is open to students who are new transfer students or returning SUU students who haven't taken classes at SUU in the last year. 
  • Students must be completing their first bachelor's degree. Finish Line funds cannot be used for graduate degrees or second undergraduate degrees.
  • In order to receive this scholarship, you must verify your citizenship. You can do so by completing a FAFSA, submitting a Citizenship Verification Form, or providing a copy of your birth certificate.
  • The Finish Line Scholarship cannot be stacked with institutional scholarships from SUU. 
  • Admission to SUU does not guarantee eligibility for the Finish Line Scholarship Program. 
  • You must enroll in at least 12 credits of online or on-campus courses each semester.
  • You cannot have attended SUU within the past year. 
  • Those not eligible for the Finish Line Scholarship will be considered for a $1500 per semester scholarship for up to four semesters. 
  • Students in the RN to BSN and Speedway accelerated programs do not qualify for the Finish Line Scholarship.

How the Finish Line Scholarship works infographic

The Finish Line Scholarship works by combining gift aid (Pell Grants) from federal sources with SUU scholarship dollars. This will help fund Utah resident tuition for up to four semesters. Those not eligible for the Finish Line Scholarship will be considered for a $1500 per semester scholarship for up to four semesters.

Student fees, course fees, study abroad program fees, books, housing, and other educational expenses are not covered as a part of the program.


Start Your Journey With the Finish Line Scholarship

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 at least 12 credits to be eligible for the Finish Line Scholarship in that semester.
    • This scholarship can be applied for a maximum of four consecutive semesters. Students wishing to take a leave of absence (one or more semesters off) must submit a leave of absence request for review.
    • In order to receive up to full tuition funding, you must remain Federal Pell Grant eligible.
    • 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

This scholarship will provide up to 100% Utah resident tuition funding* for four semesters at SUU. The Finish Line Scholarship is open to anyone who has not attended SUU within the past year. Qualifying students can take courses online or on-campus. Students seeking to receive the Finish Line scholarship must apply to the scholarship, apply to SUU, and apply for the FAFSA

Deciding to go to college is a big decision. SUU's online offerings provide increased flexibility outside of the traditional on-campus experience. 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 online and on-campus master’s degree programs.

Our expert advisors can help you access the resources you need to complete your undergraduate degree. Give us a call today to see how we can help you.

Contact us: 435-865-8665 onlineadmissions@suu.edu

* Students attending classes on-campus at SUU are charged a different tuition rate than students attending online. Both types of students are eligible to receive the Finish Line Scholarship. However, award amounts will be based on Utah resident tuition rates.