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Tuition

Tuition and fees vary from year to year and are determined by the Utah legislature. The following links will help you determine the costs associated with a degree at Utah State University:

  • On campus fee schedule: Tuition and Fees (Registrar's Office). This includes information for undergraduate, graduate and regional campus students. Scroll down to see the Tuition and Fees Schedule for the current year (PDF).
  • Online students have different rates from on-campus students. The current tuition-only rate for all ITLS online courses is $459.62 per credit.

Graduate Student Travel Policy

Date of Policy: July 31, 2019

We are pleased to announce the availability of travel funds to support ITLS student travel to conferences. A graduate student may receive up to $900 and an undergraduate student (must be a declared major or minor can receive up to $450 between July 2019-June 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling monthly basis, with a maximum total allotment of $7,000 for fall semester, and the remainder allocated in spring and summer semesters (up to $14,000 total).

Students are encouraged to pay close attention to match opportunities and rules to maximize their sources of travel support. For the most up-to-date information refer to the graduate school website or the research website for undergraduate students. Please read carefully as undergraduate students have multiple opportunities.

To be eligible, the student must be presenting at a professional conference.

Email application and Travel Authorization (see below) must be submitted at least one month before the travel date. Students who do not meet this deadline will not be approved for travel funds.

Apply

To apply, please send the following information to Annalee (Annalee.Hall@usu.edu):

  • Student Name, A#
  • Conference information: conference title, location, dates, and webpage
  • Presentation information (author, title)
  • Source of extra funds, if any (graduate school travel award or grant funds)
  • Proof of conference acceptance

Departmental funds cannot be used for late registration, except with department head approval. Travel cannot be used to cover avoidable added expenses (such as flight mistakes) but can be used to pay for costs outside the traveler’s control (flight for a canceled meeting). Coordinate any cash advances or pre-trip reimbursements with Jennifer Lyons a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of travel.

If awarded, the student will submit the completed Student ITLS Travel Form to Jennifer Lyons (Jennifer.Lyons@usu.edu) at least one month before traveling. Students must submit a copy of all, itemized receipts, along with the Student ITLS Travel Form, to Jennifer within two weeks after they return in order to receive the award and reimbursement.

Scholarships

The Graduate Studies Financial Information Page lists scholarships, insurance information, assistantships, fellowships, tuition awards, travel support, and other financial assistance. Past ITLS students have received these scholarships:

  • Wesley & Lucille Soulier Scholarship: Funding for married students who can demonstrate financial need.
  • Byron R. & Shirley Burnham Scholarship: Funding for full-time graduate students who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.
  • ITLS Department Tuition Scholarships: Up to $1000 awarded in the spring semester. Recipients must be taking at least six credits in the next Summer and/or Fall semester.
  • ITLS Department Research and Development Scholarships: Funding for research or project expenses.

Financial Aid and Loans

Federal Student Aid

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Follow the steps on Utah State's financial aid page. See also: Graduate Studies Financial Aid page.

We encourage all students to complete the FAFSA, regardless of your status or funding. Many scholarships and assistantships require a FAFSA on file.

Assistantships and Doctoral Scholars Program

Interested in working alongside our faculty to get first hand experience in research and instruction? The department often has openings for research and teaching assistantships. We also guarantee four years of funding to standout PhD applicants!

See Graduate Studies Assistantships Page for more info about assistantships.

Tuition Waivers and Assistance

Check the requirements below for tuition waiver qualifications. Coverage is available for all types of students (non-resident, out-of-state, in-state, and differential). Fees are the responsibility of the student.

Tuition Waiver Qualifications

Research non-resident with assistantship

  • domestic student – first year only
  • international student – duration of program
  • .50 FTE assistantship (20 hours/week)
  • matriculated into ITLS program
  • full-time (registered for 6 or more graduate credits)

University non-resident for excellence (criteria effective Fall 2017)

  • first year only
  • matriculated into ITLS program
  • above the average of students admitted fall semester in the college – computed each October
  • admission GPA > 3.66
  • GRE verbal > 68.4%
  • GRE quant > 77.2%
  • MAT .. insufficient data from last year, not an option

College in-state and differential

  • .50 FTE assistantship (20 hours/week)
  • matriculated into ITLS program
  • full-time (registered for 6 or more graduate credits)
  • credits on Program of Study – < 70 credits

Jobs

Do you work full or part time? Many ITLS students, especially our online students, receive funding through their employer!