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Utah Student Loans

Utah students seeking a higher education can apply for one of two assistance programs through the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority.

The first program, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP), is a campus-based grant. Select schools offer grants to students meeting qualification guidelines as dictated by the U.S. Department of Education. The maximum amount of funding a student can receive through the LEAP is $2,500. Secondly, students can apply for the Utah Centennial Opportunity Program for Education Grant (UCOPE). Funding comes directly from the state and is paid for by Utah residents.

To apply, students must fill out a Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA). Grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis so applicants are encouraged to apply as early in the calendar year as possible. The grant programs also limit students to the schools they can attend.

Utah schools offering SEOG and LEAP Grants include the following:

Brigham Young University
College of Eastern Utah
Dixie State College of Utah
Salt Lake Community College
Snow College
Southern Utah University
University of Utah
Utah State University
Utah Valley State College
Weber State University
Westminster College

Students not planning on attending one of the schools participating in the grant programs (or those who do not receive assistance) can seek financial funding through the U.S. Department of Education. The federal government offers students the opportunity to qualify for a federal grant and various student loan programs.

University of Utah, Utah State, Brigham Young University, BYU, , & All Utah Colleges:
  • AMS Education Loan Trust (833067) - Swansea, MA. 800-637-3060. (Federal Stafford, PLUS Loans)
  • Bank of America (806746) - Brea, CA. 800-344-8382. (Stafford, PLUS, private
  • Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Co. (827057) - Atlanta, GA. 404-266-5703. (Stafford, PLUS Loan)
  • First Hawaiian Bank (818260) - Honolulu, HI. 808-973-3513. Federal Stafford Loans, PLUS, alternative
  • MBNA America (Delaware) N.A. (833772) - Wilmington, DE. 888-272-5543.
  • Medfunds (831654) - Cleveland, OH. 800-665-1016. specializes in medical school loans.
  • Nellie Mae (829076) - Braintree, MA. 800-634-9308. Private
  • Sallie Mae Student Loans - see 
  • Washington Mutual Bank (820043) - Seattle, WA. 800-433-2476. (Stafford, PLUS)

Commissioner of Higher Education
Utah System of Higher Education
3 Triad Center, Suite 550
Salt Lake City, UT 84180-1205
(801) 321-7101

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