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Why College How should I prepare for College? What tools are there to help me prepare? Degrees offered at Utah’s Schools Brigham Young University College of Eastern Utah Dixie State College

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LDS Business College Salt Lake Community College Snow College Southern Utah University University of Utah Utah State University Utah Valley University

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Weber State University Westminter College Utah College of Applied Technology Facts at-a-glance Folks at-a-glance How do I pay for college?

More Education=More Opportunities
Studies prove it: continue your education after high school and you’re likely to make more money than people who stop at high school.

$65,000/yr

$38,000/yr $26,000/yr $18,000/yr
No High School Diploma High School Diploma 2-Year Degree 4-Year Degree

Average Yearly Income for Utah Adults

Source: U.S. Department of Education (college.gov)

• A college graduate can afford to buy a large, flat-screen TV in one to two months while a non-college graduate might have to work for three to four months to buy the same TV. • It’s estimated that by 2014, 90 percent of the fastest-growing careers will require some postsecondary education. • A college degree increases your chance of employment by nearly 50 percent. A two-year degree or even some college can have a positive impact on your ability to find and keep a job. The higher your education level, the higher your chances of finding and keeping a job. • Jobs for college graduates typically offer more and better benefits than jobs requiring just a high school diploma. Benefits include health insurance and retirement plans you may not get at lower-skill jobs.

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why college?
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How should I prepare for College?

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You Are College Material
At some time or another, many students have doubts that they are college material. Believing in yourself is the most important step to success. Millions just like you have said “I’m going.” You can, too.

Low GPAs and Test Scores? Keep Moving Forward
A common myth is that only people with excellent high school grades and SAT or ACT scores can go to college. It’s just not true. • Different colleges have different admissions standards; if you don’t get into one, keep looking. • You can take the standardized tests over again to improve your scores. Because, only your highest score is reported to the colleges you’re interested in. • Several schools have open admissions policies. Two-year schools are a great opportunity to get a start on your college experience. • Special consideration is often given to students that are educationally or geographically disadvantaged, ethnic minorities or that exhibit extraordinary talents or skills. Good grades and good test scores can definitely help, but low grades and low test scores aren’t necessarily deal-breakers. Not at all.

New People, Places, Ideas
College is about more than training for a career. It’s also about discovering yourself and learning to think and live independently. A lot of that occurs outside the classroom. The new people you meet, the new environments you visit, the new ideas you find – this is the stuff that helps you learn more about life. College isn’t just lessons from books; it’s about life lessons.

Millions just like you have said “I’m going.” You can, too.
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How should I prepare for College?
Think about it: • Today’s workers, on average, will change jobs at least seven times during their career. • 70 % of jobs that may be available in five years have yet to be invented. • The next three to four years of school will have a direct impact on the next 30 to 40 years of your career. Anybody can prepare! Below are six simple, but critical, steps that will help any high school student be on track to succeed in work, college, and could even help you qualify for grants and scholarships like Utah’s Regents’ Scholarship. 1. 4 years of English 2. 4 years of math 3. 3.5 years of social science 4. 3 years of lab science (one each of chemistry, biology, physics) 5. 2 years of the same foreign language in grades 9-12 6. Maintain a 3.0 GPA, minimum individual grade requirements, and take the ACT Test Interested in college sports? if you follow this guide, you may meet the academic requirements to be NCAA Freshman Eligibility requirements for Division I eligibility (ncaa.org for more info). Minimum Admissions Requirements Some schools, including the University of Utah, Utah State University and Southern Utah University, have minimum admissions requirements that are calculated through a combination of your college entrance exam (ACT/SAT) and cumulative GPA. Contact the individual schools for more information.” For more information on preparation for college, visit utahfutures.org.

What tools are there to help me prepare?

UtahFutures.org, the state’s education and career information system, provides students with access to information to help you plan and pay for college. It will help you find out about the best schools and programs that fit your interests. The Student Education Occupation Plan (SEOP) UtahFutures.org provides each student with access to an electronic SEOP. It allows students and parents to plan, track, save, and update their goals, achievements, and interests at each grade level.

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For more information on preparation for college, visit utahfutures.org.

Test preparation The ACT and SAT examinations may play a role in whether you are accepted into your preferred school, or earn a scholarship. Many schools use test results to place you in the appropriate courses when you enroll. Other tests such as Advanced Placement (AP) also permit students to receive college credit while in high school. UtahFutures.org provides free test preparation services for the ACT, SAT, AP, and other college preparatory exams.

Assessments are valuable tools for helping you identify individual interests, strengths, and opportunities. UtahFutures.org can direct you to potential career and educational areas that match well with your results. Majors and Degrees Do you know what you want to study in college? Utah colleges and universities offer a wide selection of majors. An up-to-date listing of certificate, associate, and bachelor, as well as graduate degrees offered at Utah schools is available at UtahFutures.org.

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Types of Colleges and Universities
Certificates—licensing or certification for a specific job or business such as bookkeeping, pipefitting, or diesel mechanics. Associate’s—Awarded by community colleges and some four-year colleges upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years such as nursing. Bachelor’s—Awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for four years such as finance, education, or political science. Master’s or professional—Offered at a postgraduate level (usually after earning a bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience). Occupations include medicine, law, education, engineering, or business Doctorate—Provides further training in a more specialized area, in occupations similar to master’s or professional degrees.

Types of Colleges and Universities
From aviation to zoology, Utah’s colleges and universities offer a wide variety of programs and degrees to meet the needs and interests of any student. Utah has both public and private institutions. Public universities and colleges are partially funded by taxpayers, while private universities and colleges are either non-profit or for profit, and are not taxpayer-supported.

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Research-based Universities—The University of Utah (the UU) is Utah’s flagship research university. Utah State University (USU) also performs extensive research as the state’s land-grant university. Regional Universities and Colleges—Institutions such as Weber State University (WSU), Southern Utah University (SUU), Dixie State College (DSC), Utah Valley University (UVU) perform both a community college and a four-year college function primarily in the region they are located. Some schools even offer master’s degrees. Community College—Primarily two-year public institutions that grant certificates, diplomas, and associate’s degrees. Utah has Salt Lake Community College, Snow

College, LDS Business College, and the College of Eastern Utah as well as four-year institutions that provide community college services across the state. Private Universities and Colleges—Brigham Young University, Westminster College, and LDS Business College are private, non-profit institutions that grant certificates, associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, as well as several master’s and doctorate degrees. Applied Technology/Proprietary—Emphasize preparation for specific skills or careers. Some programs enable students to transfer credits. However, many programs are non-credit and do not offer academic credit recognized by other colleges or universities.

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BYU

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
Brigham Young University seeks to develop students of faith, intellect and character who have the skills and the desire to continue learning and to serve others throughout their lives. Established in 1875, the university provides an outstanding education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of its sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Recognized for its strong academic programs, BYU is known for its intellectually minded and internationally experienced student body, world-class teaching and Division I athletic teams.

Did you Know
• BYU students come from all 50 states and more than 110 countries. • 31% of BYU’s student body is from Utah. • More than three-fourths of BYU students speak a second language. • BYU athletic teams repeatedly achieve national rankings and recognition and have won more Mountain West Conference championships (110) than any other school.

Admissions
• The admission application is available at BeSmart.com. • Applicants must submit Parts 1-7 of the application, high school transcripts, ACT scores, and a $30 fee. • Applicants should meet BYU’s academic requirements and be living in harmony with the LDS Church Educational System Honor Code (besmart.com/honorcode). • For summer term and fall semester admission the priority deadline is December 1; the final deadline is February 1.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
• Merit-based scholarships are awarded for excellence in academic preparation, talent (communications, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts), and athletics. • Need-based financial aid (scholarships, grants, and loans) is available—complete the FAFSA and comprehensive scholarship application to apply. • Scholarship application deadline is February 1.

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Academics
• Students can choose from over 190 academic programs. • Academic environment extends beyond the classroom to library, forums and lectures, devotionals, and mentored research. • Honors program is open enrollment. • Princeton Review ranks BYU #6 for Best College Library. • BYU’s international study program includes 130 opportunities in 60 countries.

Housing & Campus Life
• All single undergraduate students are required to live in on- or off-campus university-approved housing. • Many students participate in dance, theatre, cultural, and music events. • Over 300 student organizations and clubs are available for student participation. • Princeton Review ranks BYU 18th in the nation for “Everyone Plays Intramural Sports.”

Campus Tour
• Check out the campus and accommodations in person. • Take a BYU tour, sit in on a class, try the cafeteria food, talk with your admissions counselor, and visit departments or advisement centers. • We’ll arrange a personal tour for you— contact us one to two weeks in advance to schedule a visit at 801-422-4431 or campus_visits@byu.edu.

Contact
Brigham Young University Admissions Services A-209 ASB Provo, Utah 84602 admissions_services@byu.edu 801-422-5000

Calendar of Events
December 1st Priority deadline for admission and housing.

saas.byu.edu/calendar

February 1st Final deadline for admission & scholarships , and housing.

May 1st Recommended deadline for FAFSA submission.

Estimated Costs LDS
Tuition & Fees Room & Board Books & Supplies YEARLY TOTAL $4,290 $6,840 $1,000 $12,130

Non-LDS $8,580 $6,840 $1,000 $16,420

CEU

COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH
More quality education, more money in your pocket, a traditional college experience, personal attention and endless recreational opportunities await you at College of Eastern Utah! At any of our three campuses, located from Price to Blanding, you’ll find instructors who care about your success and provide excellent classroom, hands-on, and field instruction. Price is only a one-hour drive from the Wasatch Front; “Far enough away, yet close enough” to experience life on your own. Explore. Discover. Experience. See yourself at College of Eastern Utah.

Did you Know
• Students in Nursing, Automotive, Diesel, Welding, Electronics, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice and other programs enjoy at or near 100% state exam pass and/or placement rates. • Geology students enjoy studying and learning at our own world-acclaimed dinosaur quarry and museum. • With 35% of our programs being Applied Technology, we usually have what you’re looking for.

Admissions
• Most programs are open admission. • Nursing, Cosmetology, Barbering, and Nail Technician programs require a separate admissions process. • Five simple steps qualify you for admission at Eastern Utah: 1. Graduate from high school; 2. Complete the application; 3. Pay the $25.00 fee; 4. Send high school transcript upon graduation; and 5. Take the ACT, SAT, or COMPASS for academic placement.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
• Over 85% of high school applicants receive some type of financial assistance. • We offer all major federal and state programs including grants, loans and work study. • Scholarship priority deadline is February 1. • Submitting your FAFSA application by February 1 is also helpful.

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Academics
• Eastern Utah offers more than 400 courses in over 60 areas of study. • 90% of courses are taught by full-time professors. • Several programs enjoy top state and/or national rankings. • Your earned credits are transferable to other institutions of higher education learning in Utah and throughout the United States.

Housing & Campus Life
• On-campus housing helps you stay connected with other students, faculty, facilities, and fun. • You can walk from any resident hall to anywhere on campus within 5-7 minutes; no car needed! • 4 different residence halls with sleep/study, suite, or apartment style rooms give you a choice. • Smaller college + larger town + unparalleled outdoor recreation = tons of fun!

Campus Tour
• Come see why Eastern Utah is a great fit for so many students! • You can tailor your visit: Meet with faculty, visit the residence halls, sit in on a class, tour campus. Just give us a few days’ advance notice and we’ll set it up for you! • Call 435-613-5611 or 800-336-2381, extension 5611 to schedule your tour.

Contact
Price Campus 451 E 400 N Price UT 84501 435.613.5611 1.800.336.2381 http://www.ceu.edu San Juan Campus 639 W 100 S Blanding UT 84511 435.678.2201 1.800.395.2969 http://www.sjc.ceu.edu

Calendar of Events
December 1st Priority deadline for admission February 1st Final deadline for admission & scholarships May 1st Recommended deadline for FAFSA admission

Estimated Costs
Tuition & Fees* Room& Board** Books & Supplies*** Semester Cost Tuition & Fees* Room & Board** Books & Supplies*** Annual Cost * Resident, full-time status ** On-Campus average *** Estimated costs $1,235 $1,517 $375 $3,127 $2,240 $3,034 $750 $6,254

1-800-336-2381
www.ceu.edu

DSC

DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH
Dixie State College is THE DESTINATION in Utah to get a college education! At Dixie you will study under palm trees instead of a foot of snow. Dixie State currently offers 12 high-demand Bachelor’s Degree programs, along with a number of two-year programs that transfer. In addition, St. George is one of the FASTEST GROWING places in the United States and Dixie State was ranked 3rd in the nation for affordability. It’s time to DISCOVER YOUR DESTINY at Dixie State College!

Did you Know
• Tuition is lower than any other 4-year college in Utah. • Our best scholarship covers full tuition for 4 years and housing. • Our students take top honors in the state and the US in business, film, communications, theater, singing, nursing, dental, auto, education and dance. • 300+ days of sunshine and average temperature 70°!

Admissions
Dixie is open admissions, which means you’ll be accepted as long as you have graduated or have a GED. We do not require the ACT or SAT as long as you complete our CPT. To complete your admissions: • File an admissions application www.dixie.edu. • Mail official high school and college transcripts. • Mail test scores (ACT, SAT, CPT). • Pay $35.00 application fee

Financial Aid & Scholarships
• Having the lowest in-state 4 year college tuition, and being ranked 3rd in the nation in affordability and giving out $1.5 Million means a lot when looking at an education. • Dixie offers academic, talent, athletic, leadership, and community scholarships along with federal aid grants and loans. • For more information www.dixie.edu/financial

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Academics
• Bachelor degrees in Business, Accounting, English, Science, Computers, Communications, Film, Education, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Integrated Studies, & Criminal Justice. • 1st in US-Film, 3rd in the nation-Dental Hygiene, 5th in the world International Business Simulation Competition, 1st in Utah Communications and Computer Science. • Average class size of 21.

Housing & Campus Life
• On-campus housing is available for single and married students. Visit www.dixie.edu/housing • Access to hiking and biking trails, as well as 12 golf courses and three lakes. • Zion National Park, Lake Powell, Lake Mead, The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Brain Head Ski Resort are just a short drive away.

Campus Tour
• Our personalized campus tours center on student interests and are given daily by golf cart. Students will experience Dixie student life and will see the entire campus. • DSC is the only institution in Utah with palm trees and an average winter temperature of 70°. • Call 435-652-7590 or explore.dixie.edu to schedule your tour today.

Contact
Northern Utah – Pat Moody 435-668-4182 Central Utah – Holland Olsen 801-641-0024 Southern Utah – Angie Williams 801-678-3734 More Information – 435-652-7590. info@dixie.edu, Text: DIXIE to 313131 www.dixie.edu

Calendar of Events
• Dixie Storm Weekend November 6-7, 2009 January 22-23, 2010 February 19-20, 2010 • Ambassador Scholarship Application Deadline February 15, 2010 • Academic ScholarshipDeadline March 1, 2010 • Leadership Tryouts March 5-6, 2010

Estimated Costs
Tuition & Fees* Housing & Board** Books & Supplies*** Semester Subtotal Tuition & Fees* Room & Board** Books & Supplies*** YEARLY TOTAL *Cost for 12-20 credits **Shared room/Meal plan not included ***Represents estimated costs $1,572.60 $750-1,095 $450 $2,772.60 $3,145.20 $1,500-2,190 $900 $5,545.20

LDS

LDS BUSINESS COLLEGE
LDS Business College specializes in training students for the job market. Graduates have a high job placement rate – most find jobs within 6 months of graduation. Students learn in a personal setting with an average of 20 students per class. Learning is enhanced by a rich, spiritual environment, weekly devotionals, and Institute. Temple Square, Gateway Mall, and major entertainment and sporting events are within walking distance of campus. The College’s 1,400 students come from every state and more than 50 countries worldwide.

Did you Know
• Interior Design students consistently earn top rankings in competition with two- and four-year institutions in the state’s IIDA portfolio contest. • The NCC designated the College’s medical office assistant program a national testing center, naming it “one of the best in the nation.” • The College’s two transfer degrees are accepted at universities throughout the country.

Admissions
• LDS Business College is open admissions— no ACT required. (Though it is required for scholarships.) • The College admits persons of any race, creed, gender, religion, or national origin who meet the College’s admission requirements and agree to abide by its standards of behavior. • The College has summer, fall and winter semesters. • Students can apply online at www.besmart.com and pay a $35 application fee.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
• More than 70 percent of new freshmen who apply receive scholarships. • Service awards are granted to students recently returned from LDS missions. • Graduates transferring to universities are eligible for a $1,500 transfer award. • Federal financial aid, including Pell Grants and loans, is available.

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Academics
• The College offers 20 one- and two-year programs in business, business administrative support, interior design, and medical careers, and two college transfer degrees. • Certifications are available in project management, professional medical coding, and computer network administration and security. • The College is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Housing & Campus Life
• Student organizations and clubs sponsor a host of events—dances, movie nights, service projects, coed sports, and more. Sports include soccer, rock climbing, co-ed football, and basketball. • Housing facilities are available through a variety of off-campus property owners. The Church offers housing units exclusively for LDSBC students, located a block from campus.

Campus Tour
• The College recently moved to a stateof-the-art campus in downtown Salt Lake City. Let us show you our new campus, and discuss your educational and career goals. • Visit campus any time between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Carriage Café is open until 3:00 p.m. • Call 801-524-8159 to schedule your personal tour.

Contact
LDS Business College –Sean Farris or Kimberly Pace 95 North 300 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 www.ldsbc.edu 800-999-5767

Calendar of Events
• New Student Orientation – August 30-September 1 • Founders’ Week - November 16-20 • Mr. LDSBC – February 12 • Check http://www.ldsbc.edu/calendar/calendar for details.

Estimated Costs
Per semester: Tuition & Fees (LDS)* Books & Supplies Room and Board** SEMESTER SUBTOTAL Per academic year: Tuition & Fees (LDS)* Books & Supplies Room and Board** YEAR TOTAL $2,800 $1,060 $6,400 $10,260 $1,400 $530.00 $3,200 $5,130

*Students who are not LDS pay $2,800 per semester. **Commuters estimate $2,450 per semester.

SLCC

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Salt Lake Community College is a comprehensive, multi-campus community college throughout the Salt Lake Valley. With more than 23,000 students, SLCC is Utah’s largest two-year college. Programs are career oriented and credits are transferable. There is strong emphasis on help and support for each student. By choosing SLCC, a student gets a big school with a small town atmosphere. The College preserves its personal feel by maintaining a student to faculty ratio of 19:1.

Did you Know
• 75% of students who graduated with transfer degrees, actually attended four year institutions. • General education credits transfer to all Utah four year schools including BYU and Westminster (see academic advising for information). • SLCC has fourteen locations plus distance education options. • SLCC Distance Education offers flexible options that include telecourses, internet and EDNET classes.

Admissions
• Submit an application for admission. • $40 application fee includes Accuplacer assessment. • Submit ACT, SAT or Accuplacer score. • Submit high school transcripts to show posted AP scores. • Contact Enrollment Services regarding evaluation of AP and concurrent credits. • Students interested in Health Science programs should contact Enrollment Services for additional information.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
• Over 29,000,000 dollars in financial aid and scholarships was awarded in the 2007/2008 school year. • Scholarship deadline is March 1. • To apply for grants, loans, and on campus jobs, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in early Spring of your senior semester.

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Academics
• SLCC is a progressive college offering programs in academic and professional fields. • Certificate and degree programs take from six months to two years to complete. • Programs range from Business, Trades and Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Physical and Biological Sciences. • Many programs transfer to four year institutions

Housing & Campus Life
• SLCC has more than 40 active clubs and organizations. From professional development and honors societies, social clubs, and ethnic student clubs. • SLCC has both intercollegiate and intramural sports for women and men. • SLCC does not offer on campus housing but apartments are available near our campuses.

Campus Tour
• Open house days for high school students are held each March. • We offer campus tours year round and are glad to schedule an individual campus visit to answer your questions. For more details, please call 957-4543.

Contact
Salt Lake Community College Director School Relations, Jill Kemerer 4600 South Redwood Road Salt Lake City, Utah 84130 www.slcc.edu 801-957-4111

Calendar of Events
• January to March – Return visits • February – Multiethnic Financial Aid & Scholarship Night • March 1 – Scholarship Deadline • March – EXPLORE SLCC - Open house • April - Financial Aid Workshop http://ww2.slcc.edu/calendar/calendarapp/

Estimated Costs
Resident Tuition & Fees* On-Campus Room & Board** Books & Supplies**** SEMESTER SUBTOTAL Resident Tuition & Fees* On-Campus Room & Board** Books & Supplies**** YEAR TOTAL *cost for 12 to 18 semester hours ***represents estimated costs $1,395 NA $865 $2,260 $2,790 NA $1,730 $4,520

SNOW

SNOW COLLEGE
Snow College is one of the premier residential community colleges in the country. Snow’s main campus in Ephraim is ideally located in the center of Utah in beautiful Sanpete County. The campus is home to 3,000 students, studying hundreds of disciplines. Snow also has a Richfield campus, which houses career and technical programs. Snow boasts nationally recognized performing arts and math and science programs and has an athletic tradition that is second to none. For a great school, amazing quality and unrivaled opportunities, think Snow.

Did you Know
• Snow will give you the credits and training you’ll need to enter a university or the job market. • Snow has a direct partnership with Julliard School of Music, Theatre, and Dance and is an All-Steinway School. • Snow’s football team has finished in the top three in the nation the past three years.

Admissions
• Snow College has an open admissions policy, which means anyone can be admitted. • Simply take the ACT or SAT, pay the $30 application fee and submit an admissions application with an official high school transcript. • We use your ACT or SAT score for Academic Advising purposes only. • Applications are accepted year round. • Our online application can be found at http://www.snow.edu . Just click the application link.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
• Snow offers a wide range of scholarships in academics, leadership, departmental, private and athletics. • Scholarship Deadline: FEBRUARY 1. • All academic scholarships are considered first-come first-served. Applicants meeting the suggested deadline will receive priority consideration according to available funds. • Additional information is available at www.snow.edu/scholarships.

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Academics
• Snow will prepare you to transfer to any four-year school in Utah and throughout the nation. • Snow’s Richfield campus offers 13 different career and technical education programs that prepare students for the workforce. • Snow College has openings in our Nursing program for students interested in CNA, LPN, or RN.

Housing & Campus Life
• Whether in a traditional dorm or an off-campus apartment, nearly all of our students live within walking distance of campus. • As a freshman, you will have the chance to be the lead role in a play, run for office, or have your own radio show. • Become Buster Badger’s Facebook friend!

Campus Tour
• Come see us! There is no better way to find out if Snow is the right college for you. • Guided campus tours are given Monday – Friday by appointment. • Please call 800-848-3399 or visit http://www. snow.edu/welcome/visit.html to arrange your tour OR • Come stay overnight on one of our SNOW BLAST weekends. FOOD, FUN, FRIENDS, AND PRIZES!

Contact
Snow College High School Relations 150 East College Avenue Ephraim, Utah 84627 snowcollege@snow.edu 1-800-848-3399

Calendar of Events
You’ll have a blast staying with our student leaders, getting to know campus, and becoming a Snow Student for a weekend. SNOW BLAST weekends: January 29 – 30 February 26 – 27 October 30 – 31 February 12 – 13 April 16 – 17 November 20 – 21 February 19 – 20

Estimated Costs
Tuition & Fees* Room & Board** Books & Supplies*** SEMESTER SUBTOTAL Tuition & Fees* Room & Board** Books & Supplies*** YEAR TOTAL *Cost for 10-20 semester hours **Shared room with meal card ***Estimated cost $1,271 $1,050 $450 $2,771 $2,542 $1,900 $900 $5,342

SUU

SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY
Southern Utah University, a four-year comprehensive state university located in scenic Cedar City, is home to over 7,000 students. SUU’s size, location, and personal attention create an environment where students belong. Serve in Mexico with the Alternative Spring Break Club, participate in the Luau, compete in Rock Band™, or dance in a ballroom class. From Alpha Epsilon Delta (pre-med society) to the Rugby Club or the Southern Utah Flora and Fauna class there is something for everyone.

Did you Know
• The institution boasts the highest percentage of full-time faculty of any Utah university. • 99% of classes are taught by professors (vs. teaching assistants). • SUU graduates enjoy an 80% or higher acceptance rate into law, medical, dentistry, veterinarian, physician’s assistant, optometry, and physical therapy schools. • Personalized attention is a hallmark tradition of SUU’s education.

Admissions
To be admitted to SUU, complete an admission application, submit your ACT/SAT scores, a high school transcript and a $40 application fee. The admissions deadline for fall 2009 is August 1, 2009. To apply, visit: www.suu.edu/you.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
• SUU’s scholarship deadline is February 1. • You can receive scholarships based on academics, leadership, talent and athletics. • Other than scholarships, SUU also offers a full range of financial aid including grants, loans, and work study. Over $22 million is awarded annually. • For more information, visit: www.suu.edu/ss/ financial.

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Academics
SUU’s rich history of academic excellence is made possible because of the institution’s commitment to the individual student. Academic offerings include over 147 options in specialized training, associate and baccalaureate degrees as well as 8 graduate programs. 89% of SUU professors have the highest degree in their field.

Housing & Campus Life
• 80% of students live on or near campus in resident halls and apartment-style living. • Visit thirteen nearby state and national parks or take in a play at the Tony Awardwinning Utah Shakespearean Festival. • 40 minutes away from great snow skiing and year-round golfing, and two hours away from Las Vegas.

Campus Tour
You can visit the campus for a Senior Expo (SUU’s day-long open house) an SUU Overnight, or simply take a personal tour of campus. We’ll even give you tickets to any campus event that takes place during your visit. Register for all events or build your personal tour: 435-586-7741 or www.suu.edu/you.

Contact
Southern Utah University – Jared Wilcken 351 W University Blvd Cedar City, UT 84720 www.suu.edu/you 435.586.7741

Calendar of Events
• Senior Expos – Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Jan. 16, Feb. 27, March 6 • Overnights- Oct. 9-10, 23-24, 30-31, Dec. 4-5, Jan. 8-9, 22-23 • Multicultural Overnight- Feb. 19-20 • Leadership Weekends- Feb. 6-7, 13-14 • Daily Campus Visits – Monday-Friday • www.suu.edu/calendars
$4,028 $5,238 $800 $10,066 $2,800 $1,060 $6,400 $10,260

Estimated Costs
Resident Tuition & Fees* On-Campus Room & Board** Books & Supplies**** YEAR TOTAL Per academic year: Tuition & Fees* Books & Supplies Room and Board** YEAR TOTAL *Cost for 15 semester hours **double room, 19 meals/week ***represents estimated costs

U of U

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
The University of Utah offers a world-class undergraduate learning experience that is among the very best. As the flagship institution of the state, it reaches out to its diverse student body and to the larger community with top-rated academic departments, extensive service-learning opportunities, competitive athletics, wide-ranging cultural offerings, and innovative medical programs. Our students can pursue over 100 undergraduate degrees and over 95 graduate majors.

Did you Know
• Undergraduate student to faculty ratio is approximately 13 to 1. • 99% of our faculty hold the highest degree in their field. • Our student body comes from all 29 Utah counties, all 50 states, and more than 111 foreign countries.

Admissions
Applicants are required to have graduated or expect to graduate from an accredited high school and have completed college preparatory courses with a minimum 2.6 cumulative GPA . Applicants will need to complete and submit the application along with the $45 processing fee, an official high school transcript, and ACT scores (or SAT scores) to the U Admissions Office. Applicants will need to have a minimum 18 ACT score, and meet the current year’s Admission Index Number.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
The University of Utah requires that students complete an application for scholarships by the deadline of February 1. The application can be found on line at www.acs.utah.edu/ uofu/stu/Scholarship. The Priority deadline for need-based financial aid is March 15 and the application can be found on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To be considered for scholarships and financial aid you must be an admitted student, and must apply by the deadlines.

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Academics
Award-winning faculty, 15 excellent colleges, and outstanding special programs for undergraduates make the University of Utah a topnotch choice for higher education. We look forward to working with students who share our enthusiasm for the learning process and our desire to make the world a better place. A broad range of academic offerings, undergraduate research, and one of the top 10 service-learning programs in the nation allow students to gain hands-on experiences that enhance classroom knowledge. The Honors Program, third oldest in the nation, offers general education curricula and Honors

baccalaureate degrees to high-achieving students. Exchange programs, internships, and study abroad opportunities also increase the undergraduate learning experience.

Campus Tour
There’s no substitute for getting the feel of a place and knowing if it’s right for you. We invite you and your family to visit the U. The Office of Student Recruitment and High School Services gives daily information sessions and tours, and offers extended “U-Night” visits for high school seniors. Call 801-581-8761 or 800685-8856 to schedule your tour. See www. utah.edu/newstudents for online information.

Housing & Campus Life
You only go to college once, don’t treat it like a part-time job. Live the life. Live on campus. There is always something going on at the U! The U has a very active student government that sponsors numerous cultural events and keeps students informed and involved in over 300 student organizations, as well as many leadership opportunities and campus events. Our students truly enjoy living on campus. Call Residential Living, 801-587-2002, for details on our residence halls and apartments.

Contact
University of Utah Student Recruitment and High School Services 200 S. Central Campus Drive Rm. 80 Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 Campus Website: www.utah.edu/newstudents Office Phone” 801-581-8761

Calendar of Events
• November 21st 9am - 12 pm Open House Union Building • December 15th Priority Filing Deadline for Admission • February 1st Scholarship Deadline • Campus Visit Opportunities www.utah.edu/newstudents/visit.htm

Estimated Costs
Resident Tuition & Fees1 On-Campus Room & Board* Books & Supplies** TOTAL 1 cost for 15 semester hours * double room, 19 meals/week ** represents estimated costs.

Semester
$2,871 $3,277 $540 $6,688

Year
$5,742 $6,554 $1,080 $13,376

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USU

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Utah State has an international reputation for research and teaching, as well as making major contributions to many fields, particularly space dynamics, biotechnology, education, and water and land management. Founded in 1888, the university is home to 23,000 students enrolled at the Logan campus and education centers throughout the state, serving its traditional land-grant mission. The USU campus is nestled at the mouth of Logan Canyon, spawning an outdoor attitude in students who want more than just a jog. As the largest public residential campus in Utah, and 80% of students living away from home, it’s easy to understand the strong sense of pride and unity shared by the Aggies!

Did you Know
• USU is a Carnegie 1 Research Institution. • Students who graduate from USU do so with the least amount of debt than any other public university in the nation. • USU offers more than 170 bachelors, 95 masters, and 38 doctorate degrees. • USU has sent more student-built experiments into outer space than any other university in the world. • The Princeton Review rated USU as one of the “best colleges in the west.” • USU’s campus is located in the safest metropolitan area in the nation.

Admissions
• Application deadline is April 1st. • Complete an Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships (www.usu.edu/ admissions/applyonline.) • Submit an official high school transcript. • Submit ACT or SAT scores. • Submit official college transcript(s.) • Pay $40 application fee.

• Students who meet merit-based scholarship requirements and apply before December 1st will automatically be awarded the scholarship. • Students who meet merit-based scholarships requirements and apply after December 1st but before February 1st will be awarded based on available funding. • Additional involvement and need-based scholarship applications are available online. • Visit www.usu.edu/scholarships for more information.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
• Students who submit an application for admission are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. These scholarships are based on the admissions index score.

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Academics
• 7 Colleges (Agriculture; Business; Education & Human Services; Engineering; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science.) • Student to faculty ratio is 17:1. • Average undergraduate class size: 25 students. • Study Abroad Opportunities: 150 institutions in 40 countries. • Ranked as one of the top 50 research institutions in the country Recreation.

Housing & Campus Life
• Choose between traditional, apartment-style and suite-style housing. • All USU residence halls include cable hookup, high-speed Internet access, and keyless entry. • USU participates in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and has 16 NCAA Division 1 teams. • Over 200 student clubs. • USU is the largest public residential campus in the state. • Nearly 14,000 students live on or near campus.

Campus Tour
• Join us for a campus tour and discover yourself as an Aggie. • Campus tours are offered Monday-Friday at 10:15 am and 1:15 pm (during the summer tours are only offered at 10:15 am). • Meet with an academic advisor, walk around campus with a student, visit on-campus housing, learn about scholarships and admissions, and enjoy Famous Aggie Ice Cream. • Visit www.usu.edu/campustour for more information.

Contact
Utah State University Admissions 0160 Old Main Hill Logan, Ut 84322-0160 (800) 488-8108, (435) 797-1079, (435) 797-3708 (fax) www.usu.edu/admissions

Estimated Costs (per year)
Tuition and Fees Room & Board $4,828.00 $4,100.00

Books & Supplies $900.00

UVU

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
Located in Orem, Utah, between the pristine Wasatch Mountains and Utah Lake, Utah Valley University is what the prestigious Carnegie Foundation calls a “community engaged” institution. This means two things: First, UVU students prepare for professional life through “engaged learning,” or the integration of academic and hands-on learning. Second, UVU has a long-standing commitment to serving the needs of the local community. At UVU, top-shelf faculty members prepare tomorrow’s leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to become powerful contributors to the academic and economic marketplaces.

Did you Know
• As Utah’s newest University, UVU is home to roughly 27,000 students, representing all 50 states and 73 countries. UVU is the secondlargest four-year institution in the Utah System of Higher Education. • In addition to undergraduate programs ranging from certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, UVU offers high-demand graduate programs. • Built with students in mind, UVU’s campus offers indoor walkways between each of the main buildings, a favorite feature during cold winter months. • UVU‘s athletics programs were the first to jump directly from NJCAA to NCAA Division I status.

Admissions
• UVU is an open-admission opportunity enrollment institution; all who apply will be admitted. • Visit www.uvu.edu/admissions to complete the online application and pay the one-time $35 application fee. • Send your official transcript and ACT/SAT scores to the Admission’s Office. (If applying for an academic-merit scholarship, please send additional copies to the Scholarship Office.) • First priority admissions dates: August 15 (fall semester), December 20 (spring semester).

Financial Aid & Scholarships
• Merit-based scholarships are awarded for excellence in a variety of areas. Applications may be accessed online once a student is admitted to UVU. • Need-based financial aid is also available as determined by the federal government. Students must complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. • First priority dates: February 1 (scholarships), May 1 (federal aid) • For more information visit www.uvu.edu/financialaid/

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Academics
• In 2008 UVU was recognized as a “Community Engaged” institution by the Carnegie Foundation, reflecting UVU’s commitment to preparing students as career-ready professionals. • Average student-to-faculty ratio of 27:1. • More than 120 academic programs of study, ranging from certificates to master degrees.

affordable condos and townhomes. • Residential Engagement Coordinators are available in many of the nearest housing complexes serving as valuable resources and liaisons for students. • Visit www.uvu.edu/housing or call (801) 863-8659 for more information. • UVU’s main campus is located within 20 miles of climbing, skiing, mountain biking, water recreation and more. • On campus, students have the opportunity to get involved in any of UVU’s 80-plus clubs and student organizations.

Campus Tour
• Tour UVU’s beautiful campus, meet with an advisor, and enjoy a tasty treat. Call (801) 863-8811 or visit www.uvu.edu/futurestudents to schedule your personalized UVU visit. • Attend a UV “You” day and get a feel for what life at UVU is really like as you meet faculty and students in your area of interest. Visit www.uvu.edu/futurestudents/explore/uvyou for more details.

Housing & Campus Life
• Within minutes of UVU’s campus, you’ll find a wide variety of housing options ranging from traditional student apartments to

Contact
Utah Valley University 800 W. University Parkway, MS180 Orem, Utah 84058 www.uvu.edu/futurestudents (801) 863-8811

Calendar of Events
UV “YOU” Days 2009: November 7, 14, 28, December 5 2010: January 23, 30, February 20 , March 6 Financial Aid Nights: Every second Thursday at 6 p.m.

Estimated Costs (per year)
Tuition & Fees Room & Board Books & Supplies Semester SUBTOTAL: Tuition & Fees Room & Board Books & Supplies YEARLY TOTAL: $2,024 $4,335 $846 $7,205 $4,048 $8,670 $1,692 $14,030

Weber

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY
Want options? Weber State University offers more than 230 degrees and programs. That’s more than any other college or university in the state of Utah! Because four out of five of your classes will have fewer than 30 students, you can be sure you will have close interaction with your professors and classmates.

Did you Know
• Men’s Basketball and Football teams won the Big Sky Championship (2008/2009). • Spirit Squad won the 2009 National Cheer Association Championship. • WSU gives more scholarship money per performing arts student than any state school in Utah. • WSU’s student-run newspaper “The Signpost” won seven top awards in a regional competition from the Society of Professional Journalists. • Our Criminal Justice department uses the same state-of-the-art forensic equipment as the FBI.

Admissions
Weber State is an open enrollment university. This means we do not require a specific GPA or ACT score to be admitted! Three simple steps will make you a Wildcat. 1) Apply for admissions at weber.edu. 2) Pay the $30 application fee. 3) Ask your counselor to send your transcripts.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Last year, Weber State University awarded over $50 million in scholarships and financial aid! All students who apply are automatically considered for academic scholarships. Secure your scholarship early by participating in Scholarship Day on November 4. Otherwise, make sure to apply by January 11, 2010. Visit www.weber.edu/scholarships for more information.

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Academics
• Award-winning faculty: 85% of professors hold the highest degree in their field. • Weber State University doesn’t have student teachers…you get the real professor. • Freshmen have opportunities to work oneon-one with faculty on research projects. In fact, WSU will host the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2012. • Honors program challenges the best of students and offers a 99.9% graduate school acceptance rate.

Housing & Campus Life
• Experience wireless internet, fitness centers, cable TV & more! • Live in our newest apartment style residence, University Village. • Experience our traditional style residence halls, Promontory Tower. • Campus recreation provides access to endless outdoor adventures (river rafting, wilderness survival, snowboarding). • Over 120 clubs & organizations! Check out the Purple Pak.

Campus Tour
Come be a Weber State Wildcat for a day! Attend an activity, go to a game, come to a play (on us)! • Personalized tours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (get an excused absence to come during the day). • Schedule your tour by calling (801)626-6050 or online at www.weber.edu click Admissions > New Freshmen > Visit campus.

Contact
Weber State University 1103 University Circle Ogden, UT 84408-1103 Getintoweber.com (801)626-6050 recruit1@weber.edu

Calendar of Events
• November 4, 2009 – Scholarship Day/Major Fest 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Shepherd Union Building • January 11, 2010 – Scholarship Deadline

Estimated Costs
Resident Tuition & Fees* On-Campus Room & Board** Books & Supplies** SEMESTER SUBTOTAL Resident Tuition & Fees* On-Campus Room & Board** Books & Supplies** YEARLY TOTAL: *Cost for 12-18 semester hours** Represents estimated cost $2,044 $2,000 $350 $4,394 $4,088 $4,000 $700 $8,788

Westminster

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences, and its vibrant campus community. Located in the Sugar House neighborhood, classes are never more than a five-minute walk away. The city’s urban environment and access to the Wasatch Mountains further enrich the college experience.

Did you Know
• According to the US Department of Education, our four- and five-year graduation rates are better than any other college or university in the state. • The Princeton Review’s “366 Best Colleges” (2008 edition) ranks Westminster College in the top 15% of colleges and universities in the US and Canada. • Average class size is 17.

Admissions
• Rolling admission is based upon high school preparation, ACT or SAT scores, and cocurricular involvement. • Complete a Westminster Application for Undergraduate Admission or Common Application. • Submit an official high school transcript, official ACT or SAT scores, counselor recommendation, writing sample, and a $40 processing fee to the Admissions Office. Fee waived for students who visit campus.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
• Admitted freshman are automatically considered for all Westminster merit-based scholarships. • Full tuition scholarships: National Merit, National Hispanic, National Achievement, Utah Sterling Scholars. • Complete the FAFSA for need-based consideration. • Average financial aid package for 08-09 totaled $18,533 • 95% of undergraduates receive some financial aid.

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Academics
• While both teaching and research are essential to vigorous instruction and a sound curriculum, the faculty’s primary focus is on excellent teaching. • 70+ academic programs. • In addition to a multitude of majors and minors, Westminster offers special programs such as our Honors Program and pre-professional programs (pre-med, pre-law, and pre-dental).

Housing & Campus Life
• With more than 500 diverse students living on campus, the residence halls provide an abundance of opportunities for our in-state and out-of-state students to form relationships that will last a lifetime. • Westminster’s social life is as rich and varied as the surrounding urban and wilderness landscapes!

Campus Tour
• Tour campus with a current student, attend a class, meet our professors, fly in an aviation simulator, and cheer on the Griffins at an athletic event! • Meet with your Admissions Counselor to discuss Westminster’s unique learning environment. • Call 801-832-2200 or 800-748-4753 to schedule your campus visit • www.westminstercollege.edu/admissions for online information

Contact
Westminster College Admissions 1840 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, Utah 84105 www.westminstercollege.edu/admissions 801.832.2200 800.748.4753 admission@westminstercollege.edu

Calendar of Events

• Admissions Information Sessions: 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM Monday–Friday • September–December: Complete an Early Aid Estimator • Admitted Student Day: March 20, 2010 • www.westminstercollege.edu

Estimated Costs
Tuition & Fees* On-Campus Room & Board** Books & Supplies SEMESTER SUBTOTAL Tuition & Fees* On-Campus Room & Board** Books & Supplies YEAR TOTAL $12,498 $3,503 $500 $16,501 $24,996 $7,006 $1,000 $33,002

Average Financial Aid for 2008= $18,533 *12-16 semester hours **Double room, full meal plan

UCAT
UTAH COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY
Welcome to the Utah College of Applied Technology, one of the most unique schools in Utah. We offer 72 careers at 79 different locations from Logan to St. George. Our training is short-term, which means you will gain the skills you need to become employed in a great job in as little as 3-24 months. Our training is also affordable. High school students may attend tuition-free and adult students pay just $1.40 per hour. Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify. Plus, there’s no need to wait for semester breaks. You can enroll anytime and classes are taught in a self-paced, hands-on environment. Below are highlights of all 8 UCAT campuses at a location near you.

Bridgerland ATC
• 4 Locations • Serve Cache, Rich & Box Elder Counties • Industry-driven programs • Caring, experienced instructors • Hands-on training

• Day, Afternoon, & Evening classes (A&B Day) • Financial Aid & Scholarships • Complete in 3-24 months • Average $18-$35/hr upon completion

• Industry externships with x-tremely high job placement rates!

Mountainland ATC
• Campuses in American Fork, Spanish Fork, Orem, Heber • New Campus at Thanksgiving Point • Available Programs in Business, Health, Computers, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, and much more • Complete your programs in less than one year • New Programs in Welding and Composite Technology • All Programs are hands on training

Dixie ATC
• Located in sunny St. George! • DXATC offers x-treme skills for an x-tremely bright future! • Drafting, Apprenticeships, Medical Assisting, Billing & Coding, Transcription, Pharmacy Tech, Manufacturing Technology, Office Technology, Auto Body, Diesel, Wild Land Fire Fighting, Landscape • Nurturing staff & small classes Plenty of individual attention!

Davis ATC
• Campuses in Kaysville, Clearfield and Morgan • New 65,000 sq.ft. Manufacturing Technology building • 36 programs in Business, Information Technology, Construction, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Service, and Transportation (new Polaris Small Engine, Cosmetology Salon & Composites Lab)

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Ogden/Weber ATC
• Over 50 Programs in Business & IT, Manufacturing, Construction, Service and Health Occupations • Campuses in Ogden, BDO and Roy • Flexible Day and Evening classes • Start any Monday in a self-paced hands-on learning environment • Finish in about a year • Real education for real life

Information Technology, Professional Truck Driving, Renewable Energy, Welding, Health Care and Manufacturing • 8 programs eligible for Financial Aid • NEW Automotive Technology Training Center in Cedar City! Finish in 10 months for $3,500

Tooele ATC
• Began operations and services solely for Tooele County employers and citizens on July 1, 2009 • Training in Business Technology, Health Care, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation • Flexible scheduling throughout the year and affordable tuition • Industry certified instructors and state-ofthe art equipment • Friendly and dedicated faculty and staff

Uintah Basin ATC
• Coming Spring 2009, a new 84,000 square foot edifice will be completed in Vernal • Petroleum Technology training for highpaying jobs in the Uintah Basin • Almost certain approval for Uintah County scholarships, along with other scholarships available • No waiting list for Practical Nursing, Medical Office Administration, Medical Assistant, and Nursing Assistant programs

Southwest ATC
• 21 locations in Iron, Garfield, and Beaver Counties • Visit www.swatc.edu for on-line catalog • Programs include Apprenticeships, Automotive, Business, Building Construction,

Contact
BATC DATC DXATC MATC OWATC 1301 N, 600 W., Logan 435-753-6780, batc.edu 550 E. 300 S., Kaysville 801-593-2399, datc.edu 46 S. 1000 E. St. George 435-652-7730, dxatc.edu 987 Geneva Rd., Orem 801-863-6282, mlatc.edu 200 N. Washington Blvd., Ogden 801-627-8300, owatc.edu SLATC SWATC UBATC 1655 E. 3300 S., SLC 801-493-8700, sltatc.edu 510 W. 800 S., Cedar City 435-586-2899, swatc.edu 1100 E. Lagoon St. (124-5), Roosevelt 435-722-6900, ubatc.edu

Estimated Costs
High School Tuition Adult Tuition Fees Books & Supplies Financial Aid FREE $1.40/hr Contact School Contact School Contact School

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Facts-at-aGlance 2009-2010
Institutions
Brigham Young University www.byu.edu 801-422-4636 College of Eastern Utah www.ceu.edu 1-800-336-2381 Dixie State College of Utah www.dixie.edu 435-652-7590 LDS Business College www.ldsbc.edu 801-524-8145 Salt Lake Community College www.slcc.edu 801-957-4111 Snow College www.snow.edu 1-800-848-3399 Southern Utah University www.suu.edu 435-586-7700 University of Utah www.utah.edu 801-581-7200 Utah State University www.usu.edu 800-488-8108 Utah Valley University www.uvu.edu 801-863-4636 Weber State University www.weber.edu 801-626-6000 Westminster College www.westminstercollege.edu 800-748-4753 Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) www.ucat.edu

Educational Offerings
Certificates AAS AS/AA BS/BA Masters PhD/ Prof.

Fall 2008 Enrollment 30,500 2,082 6,443 1,400

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• • • • • • •

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29,867 3,798 7,516 30,228 23,925

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• • • • • •

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26,696 21,674

• • •

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2,600 41,349 (a)

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(a) Enrollment figures for UCAT fluctuate due to open-entry/open-exit policies

(b) Fees may apply

(c) Based on full-time enrollment - some programs & training cost more due to industry standards or equipment/material needs

Fall Admission Deadline/App Fee
Priority 12/1 Regular 2/1 $35 Open $25

Scholarship Application Deadline
February 1

09-10 Tuition & Fees for 1 year (based on 15 credit hours per semester)
$4,290 LDS $8,580 Non-LDS

Avg OnCampus Housing $2,922 $1,660 $1,800 N/A

Avg On- Campus Meal Plan Cost for 1 year (19 meals/wk) $3,791 $1,798 $1,400 N/A

Financial Aid Priority Deadline None February 1 March 1 July 1

February 1

$2,470 Resident $4,540 Non-Resident

Open $35

March 1

$3,145 Resident $10,897 Non-Resident

Open $35

March 1

$2,800 LDS $5,600 Non-LDS

Open $40 Open $30 August 1 $40 Priority 12/15 Regular 4/1 $45 April 1 $40

March 1 February 1 Priority Dec 1 February 1 February 1

$2,790 Resident $8,730 Non-Resident $2,542 Resident $8,238 Non- Resident $4,269 Resident $12,847 Non-Resident $5,745 Resident $18,135 Non- Resident

N/A $1,700 $2,553 $3,400 $2,350

N/A $1,800 $3,350 $3,140 $3,150

April 1 June 1 July 1 April 1 March 15

Priority Dec 1 February 1

$4,830 Resident $13,800 Non-Resident

August 15 $35

First Priority February 1 February 11 Priority 3/1 Exemplary Achievement Award 2/15

$4,048 Resident $10,088 Non-Resident $4,088 Resident $11,554 Non-Resident

N/A $2,592

N/A $1,550

May 1 March 1

Open $30

Rolling $40

$24,996 Average Fin Aid = $18,533

$3,936

$3,070

April 15 Varies by program

Varies by program & campus

Varies by program

Utah HS Students $0.00 (b) Adult Students $1.40/ hour (c)

N/A

N/A

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Folks-at-aGlance 2009-2010
Institution
BYU www.byu.edu 801-422-4636 College of Eastern Utah www.ceu.edu 800-336-2381 Dixie State College www.dixie.edu 435-652-7500 LDS Business College www.ldsbc.edu 801-524-8145 Salt Lake Community College www.slcc.edu 801-957-4111 Snow College www.snow.edu 800-848-3399 Southern Utah University www.suu.edu 435-586-7700 University of Utah www.utah.edu 801-581-7200 Utah State University www.usu.edu 435-797-1000 Utah Valley University www.uvu.edu 801-863-8000 Weber State University www.weber.edu 801-626-6000 Westminster College www.westminstercollege.edu 800-748-4753

ADA Coordinator

Admissions Office

Advisment Office

Concurrent Enrollment

Financial Aid

801-422-4636 Jan Thornton 800 # + ext. 5326 or 435-613-5326 Shirley Watts 435-652-7516 Kathy Skene 801-524-8145 Rod Romboy (801) 957-4659 Katie Jean Larson 435-283-7321 Carmen Alldredge alldredge@suu.edu 435.865.8022 The Center for Disability Services 801-581-5020 Diane Baum 435-797-1923 801-863-8643 Barry Gomberg (801) 626-6240 bgomberg@weber.edu Ginny DeWitt 801-832-2281

801-422-2507

801-422-3826

801-422-4636

801-422-4104

Jan Young 800 # + ext. 5205 or 435-613-5205 Darla Rollins (A-K) 435652-7706 Joann Smith (L-Z) 435652-7707 Admissions 801-524-8145 Jill Kemerer (801) 957-4290 Lorie Parry 435-283-7144 Chris Proctor adminfo@suu.edu 435586-7740 Admissions Jenn Putnam 435-797-1079 801-863-4636 Admissions Office (801) 626-6743 admissions@weber.edu Louis Levy 801-832-2217

Shanny Wilson 800 # + ext. 5623 or 435-613-5623 Rick Palmer 435-652-7690 Cindy Lampropoulos 801-524-8169 Sonia Parker (801) 957-4978 Barbara Dalene 435-283-7313 Blaine Edwards ssc@suu.edu 435-586-5419 University College Advising Stephanie Hamblin 435-797-3373 801-863-8425 Recruitment Office (801) 626-6050 recruit1@weber.edu Deborah Vickery 801-832-2284

Shanny Wilson 800 # + ext. 5623 or 435-613-5623

Kim Booth 800 # + ext. 5207 or 435-613-5207 Jean Miller 435-652-7581 Camille Johnson 801-524-8145 Cristi Easton (801) 957-4110 Jack Dalene 435-283-7130 Jan Carey-McDonald careymcdonald@suu. edu 435.586.7735 Financial Aid 801-581-6211 Steve Sharp 435-797-0173 801-863-8376 Financial Aid (801) 626-7569 finaid@weber.edu Elizabeth Key 801-832-2500

Dawn Fellows 801-524-8145

Peggy Sadler (801) 957-4481 Shaun Kjar 435-283-7153 http://www.suu.edu/ss/ registrar/additional-credit.html High School University Program 801-581-8761 Heather Thomas 435-797-3780

801-863-8376 Concurrent Enrollment (801) 626-6600 concurrent@weber.edu Deborah Vickery 801-832-2284

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Housing Office

Registration

Scholarship Office

Student Life

Student Support Services
801-422-4636

For Information on any Extension Campuses

801-422-6211

801-422-4824

801-422-4104

801-422-4636

Sharon Jones 800 # + ext. 5289 or 435-613-5289

Cirie Noyes 435-613-5431

Rochelle Badback 800 # + ext. 5611 or 435-613-5611

Alex Herzog 800 # + ext. 5229 or 435-613-5229

Tracie Noyes 800 # + ext. 5483 or 435-613-5483

Price Campus - 1-800-336-2381 San Juan Campus - 1-800-395-2969

Kathy Welch 435-652-7570 Karl Badger Kevin Day 801-524-8180 None Tim Dolan 435-283-7152 Beverly Anderson anderson@suu.edu 435-865-8711 Housing & Residential Education 801-587-2002 Steve Jenson 435-797-3113 801-863-7368 Campus Housing (801) 626-7275 housing@weber.edu Cullen Green 801-832-2245

Julie Stender 435-652-7702 Registration 801-524-8141 MaryEtta Chase (801) 957-4288 Margie Anderson 435-283-7145 Lindsay Brown registrar@suu.edu 435-586-7715 University College Advising 801-581-8146 John Mortensen 435-797-9303 801-863-8468 Registration (801) 626-6100 registration@weber.edu Mindy Wennergren 801-832-2186

Sue Perchon 435-652-7578 Renae Richards 801-524-8144 Ruth Henneman (801) 957-4123 Danni Larsen 435-283-7150 Malinda Rhodes rhodes@suu.edu 435.586.7735 Scholarships Office 801-581-6211 Jenn Putnam 435-797-1079 801-863-8443 Scholarship Office (801) 626-7569 scholarship@weber.edu Darlene Dilley 801-832-2206

Donna Stafford 435-652-7513 Matt Tittle 801-524-8146 Gordan Wilson (801) 957-4439 Lindsey Field 435-283-7164 Keri Mecham mecham@suu.edu 435.865.8557 ASUU 801-581-2788 Tiffany Evans 435-797-2912 801-863-8150 Student Involvement (801)626-6349 wsusa@weber.edu Ginny Beth Joiner 801-832-2235

Jonathon Morrell 435-652-7656 Adrian Juchau 801-524-8158 Barbara Burkhart (801) 957-4089 Mike Anderson 435-283-7393 Lynn Brown brown_lj@suu.edu 435.586.7771 Student Affairs 801-581-7793 Nazih Al-Rashid 435-797-3371 801-863-8404 Student Support Services (801) 626-7009 sss@weber.edu Karen Hicks 801-832-2289

435-652-2500 1-888-go-2-dixie www.dixie.edu

Call Center 801-957-4111 1-800-848-3399 www.snow.edu 435.586.7700 www.suu.edu Continuing Education 801-581-6461 435-797-9700 1-800-233-2137 www.distance.usu.edu 801-863-6608 www.uvu.edu/wasatch Continuing Education (801) 626-6600 ce@weber.edu 801-832-2200 1-800-748-4753 www.westminstercollege.edu

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How do I Pay for College?
Paying for College is Possible
Don’t assume you can’t afford to go to college. There are many financial aid resources available to help you pay for it. This assistance is generally in one of the following four types of financial aid: Grants— Scholarships— Work Study— Loans— f ederal/state money given to those who qualify based upon financial need money given for education, no need for repayment money given to a qualified individual in exchange for work money loaned at a favorable rate but must be repaid Here are a few ways to help: • The financial literacy course you take during your junior or senior year in high school. • UtahFutures.org has a wide variety of financial aid and scholarship information online. • Your high school counseling center. • College presentations at your high school. • Visit the college(s) that interests you. Schedule an appointment with a financial aid advisor at the college or university when you plan to visit and have a parent go with you if possible.

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Scholarships
Scholarships are awards typically based on unique criteria such as talent, achievement, financial need, etc. Billions of dollars worth of scholarships are available each year to college students across the country. Utah schools offer dozens of scholarships. Some scholarships require students to take specific classes, maintain minimal standards during your time in school (such as a minimum GPA), or take a certain number of credit hours per semester. Never applied before? Don’t worry. Applying for scholarships can be easier than applying for a job! • The best place to begin your search for scholarships is with the college(s) you plan to attend. • High school counseling centers are another excellent source for researching available scholarships. • Scholarship applications usually ask for information regarding your academic performance, extra-curricular activities, financial need, community involvement, and may ask for letters of recommendation. • Once you have found suitable scholarships, apply for them as soon as possible. • Some scholarships may require you to audition, be interviewed, or complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or “FAFSA”). • Beware of scams! All college scholarship searches should be free to use and most schools have their applications available online. Here are some scholarships available to all Utah high school students: Regents’ Scholarship Students who complete the Utah Scholars Core Course of Study, meeting a minimum GPA and ACT requirements, may receive a Regents’ Scholarship. This scholarship is a tiered scholarship, where students can earn a Base Award, an Exemplary Academic Achievement Award and a Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP)

Supplemental Award. Scholarship awards are based on levels of achievement, contributions to the students UESP account, number of qualified applicants and avaliable funding. Student may use this scholarship at any of Utah’s public universities or colleges, BYU, Westminster College or LDS Business College. The scholarship application and all other required documents to complete an application file are due (postmarked) February 1, 2010. For priority consideration, the deadline is January 8, 2010. To learn more about this scholarship, search “Regents’ Scholarship” on utahfutures.org New Century Scholarship (utahnewcentury.org) All public high school or home school graduates who complete the requirements of an associate’s degree while in high school, earning at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA may be eligible. Scholarship awards are based on the number of qualified applicants and available funding.

Never applied before? Don’t worry. Applying for scholarships can be easier than applying for a job!

Centennial Scholarship (www.schools.utah.gov/curr/ Early_College/Centennial.htm) The Centennial Scholarship awards up to $1,000 to students who graduate early from high school and enroll within the same year in an eligible Utah postsecondary institution.. Utah CTE Scholarship (www.schools.utah.gov/cte/ scholarships.html) Awarded to students who excel in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) area. The awards cover one year of tuition for students who are (1) planning on attending a CTE program that is a two-year Associate Degree program or less OR (2) those who are planning to teach in a CTE area (a four-year program). Visit UtahFutures.org for more information on these and hundreds of other scholarships!

Grants
Grants are awarded to students based on financial need. Like scholarships, grants don’t have to be paid back. The U.S. Department of Education uses the information reported in the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine your eligibility. Talk to your high school counselor or contact the financial aid office of one of the state’s universities or colleges for more information. Here are some examples of available grants: The federal Pell Grant provides a foundation of financial assistance to which other kinds of aid can be added. This award is only available to undergraduate students. The Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) is available to first and second year college students, who have completed a college preparatory curriculum while in high school, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

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Loans
To receive the Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART), recipient must also maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, in addition to being Pell Grant eligible. The award is limited to third and fourth year college students. For eligibility questions please contact the financial aid office at the college you are attending. Loans are a form of financial aid that must be repaid. Like a car loan from a bank, student loans have interest. The interest rates on federal student loans are generally low. When considering a loan, you need to read the terms of the agreement carefully. Be wise about the amount of money you borrow. Higher education is one of the best investments you can make throughout your lifetime, but be realistic about the amount of money you need for school. Types of loans include: Stafford loans are variable and fixed interest loans. In some cases, the interest is not applied until six months after you leave school. This type of loan is called a Subsidized Stafford Loan. In other cases, the interest begins to accrue immediately. This type of loan is referred to as an Unsubsidized Stafford Loan.

Work Study
Work study allows eligible students to earn money through a part-time job. The financial aid or student employment office at your college can help you find a work study job.

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Perkins loan is a low-interest, subsidized loan available to students with exceptional financial need. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) loans are available to parents with good credit histories. These loans are for education expenses for dependent children enrolled at least half time in an eligible program at an eligible school. Your best resource to find out more about student loans and other money for college is the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA) at 801-321-7294, 877336-7378, or visit www.uheaa.org. UHEAA has been arranging loans for education for over 25 years. A UHEAA representative will review your options with you. Additional Financial Aid Resources for Students Interested in Attending College Outside of Utah The Western Undergraduate Exchange, WUE, is a program in which students may enroll in designated twoyear and four-year institutions and programs in other participating western states. It allows qualified students to attend at a reduced tuition. A list of the participating institutions and programs can be found at www.wiche.edu/sep/wue.

Higher education is one of the best investments you can make throughout your lifetime, but be realistic about the amount of money you need for school.
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Almost There
Congratulations on making this important life changing decision in your life! Deciding where to attend college is an exciting journey on which you are embarking, but it can easily get overwhelming and confusing. Review information on specific colleges and institutions. To find out which school is the best fit for you, read more about their programs and student services on their website. Take time for a campus tour, participating in a class, athletic or arts event, stay in the residence halls or eat in the dinning hall. Do not hesitate to reach out to recruitment, admissions, financial aid staff–these professionals are here to guide you through this process. They are eager to help students with the information they need to make a good decision on college.

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UtahFutures.org is a comprehensive education-to-workforce online solution that students can use search schools, scholarships and occupations as well as access prep materials for the SAT, ACT, and AP tests. Starting Fall 2009, all Utah students will maintain their Student Education Occupation Plan (SEOP) on UtahFutures.org – a one-stop resource for post-high school educational and work opportunities!

This guide is published under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, it does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. The 2009-2010 Student Guide to Utah’s Colleges and Universities is published by the Utah System of Higher Education in conjunction with the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority and the Utah Council for Secondary/Post-secondary relations.

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