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Renting to SUU Students

Thank you for being willing to open your home to an SUU student. At SUU, we value the community participating in the life of the University. Most community members find having a student live in their home to be a great experience. Here are the most frequently asked questions, for any other questions, please contact debbiestaples@suu.edu

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Online Graduate Studies: A Perfect Fit for the Working Professional

Offering eight accredited online programs to graduate students, Southern Utah University is a quality institution recognized nationally as having top affordable programs and some of the best academic instruction in the west.

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The HOPE Pantry

By Abigail Wyatt on June 22, 2016

in Students, Campus Resources

With rising college fees, tuition increases and more low-income students than ever before, the struggle with hunger on college campuses continues to grow across the nation. As one of the first student-serving food pantries in the United States, Southern Utah University’s HOPE pantry has been addressing this problem since 2002. Because of its success, many other universities have looked to SUU’s food pantry as a model for their own.

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26 Terms to Learn Before You Go to College

College can be confusing to navigate for a first time student with a whole new set of words and acronyms you need to know. Find yourself at the top of the class with our list of 26 terms you should know to help you through college.

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Post-secondary Degrees

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What is FERPA?

The Family Education Right-to-Privacy Act is a law designed to keep your personal information safe. It means that no one…not parents, not siblings, not spouses…will have access to your information without written consent. The Financial Aid Office takes this law very seriously and will not release your information to anyone unless you sign an Information Release Form. You may pick up a copy of this form in our office or download a copy here. Please note that you must

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Tuition and Student Fees

What is tuition? Tuition is the charge for attending a college or university class. Tuition is charged by credit hour. Tuition is the same for 10-18 credit hours.

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What is a Transcript?

  What is a transcript? A transcript is an official copy of a student’s educational record while attending school at SUU.

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How Long is a Semester?

What is a semester? A semester is an academic time period in which classes are in session.

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Graduate Degrees at SUU

 

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SUU is Utah's First Purple Heart Campus

By Southern Utah University on June 16, 2016

The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 0802, has chosen Southern Utah University as the first university in Utah to be designated a Purple Heart Campus. The proclamation will be made official on June 24, 2016 at a special ceremony and signifies SUU’s recognition and honor of veterans who were wounded in combat while serving their country. 

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What is Higher Education?

What is Higher Education? Higher Education is a term that refers to colleges, universities, and any education beyond high school that leads to a certificate or a college degree.

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Questions about the SAT

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SUU Maintains AACSB International Business Accreditation

The School of Business at Southern Utah University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

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What is a University?

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Financial Aid Questions

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Governor Herbert Visits New Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

In a private tour on Thursday, June 9, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert gave his seal of approval to the new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts. Joining Gov. Herbert were State Sen. Evan Vickers, Rep. John Westwood, Rep. Don Ipson and Board of Regents Member Nina Barnes.

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Explore 5 More: Great Basin National Park

By Southern Utah University on June 14, 2016

in Outdoors

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A Seat of Power: Wallace F. Bennett's Senate Chair

After a 24-year career of intense debate, close votes, and history-making compromise in Washington, DC, one can expect to emerge with more than a few proverbial scratches, bumps and bruises. So a 35 hour ride in a moving truck from Washington, DC to St. George, Utah seemed much less cutthroat than a high-level political career. 

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Larry H. Miller to Sponsor Utah Summer Games

Southern Utah University’s Utah Summer Games announced that the Larry H. Miller Group will be the new title sponsor of the games beginning on July 1, 2016. The partnership was revealed at the Opening Ceremony on the evening of June 9 at SUU’s Eccles Coliseum. Officials are thrilled to be working with the Larry H. Miller brand. 

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Percussion Professor Becomes First American to Create Signature Mallets

Dr. Lynn Vartan, director of percussion at Southern Utah University, is the first American percussionist to design and launch her own signature line of marimba mallets for Marimba One . Vartan is a world-renowned percussionist, performer and tenured professor at SUU since July 2008. As an endorsed artist for Marimba One, Vartan has been a long-time representative of the musically innovative company. According its website, “Marimba One artisans continue to work with

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SUU In the News: Summer 2016

Check out all of the great press and advertising during Summer 2016.

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What is Financial Aid?

Financial Aid is money awarded to students to help them pay for education. Aid is given as loans, grants, scholarships, or work-study. Some forms of financial aid are required to be repaid after graduation.

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What is FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a free financial aid application used to determine eligibility for federal financial aid. At Southern Utah University applications are accepted after January 1. Early application is strongly encouraged. Students should apply during their senior year of high school and every year they are in college.

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What is Financial Need?

Financial Need is the difference between the cost of attendance and the student’s expected family contribution.

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What is Expected Family Contribution?

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is an index used by the financial aid office at Southern Utah University to determine how much aid you are eligible for. The EFC is calculated by the Department of Education based on the information submitted via the FAFSA. The calculation is done according to formula established by law.

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Need-based Aid vs Merit-based Aid

 

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Scholarship Questions

What is a scholarship? A scholarship is a form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid or earned through employment.

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What is a student loan?

A loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest, so be sure you understand your options and responsibilities.

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Work Study Questions

What is Work Study? Work Study is money that you can earn throughout the semester by being employed on campus with an approved employer. The student receives a paycheck for hours worked. This money may be used toward tuition, fees, books, or any living expenses you may have.

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What are grants?

What is a grant? A grant is a  form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid or earned by working. Grants are usually based on financial need; however, academic merit may also be considered.

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Direct Stafford Loans

Subsidized Loans vs. Unsubsidized Loans What is a Direct Subsidized Loan? Direct Subsidized Loans are need-based loan available to undergraduate students. The federal government pays the interest on subsidized loans during the borrowers in school, grace, and deferment periods. It must be repaid beginning six months after you graduate or drop below six credits.

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