WSU is offering free tuition to students who have an annual household income of $25,000 or less. They are referring to this remarkable program as “Dream Weber” and it starts in the Fall of 2010. Opportunities like this are few and far between, so I definitely encourage anyone in the great state of Utah to give this some serious consideration.
Eligibility for this program is pretty straight forward:
- You have to be a legal resident of the state of Utah
- Have a household income of $25,000 or less
- Qualify for Federal Pell Grants
- Be an undergraduate student with less than 150 credit hours
Maintaining your participation in the program is even easier:
- You need to keep your GPA above a 2.0 (This should be no problem for most)
- You need to complete the FAFSA and WSU financial aid applications by March 1st and March 10th
- Register for at least 12-18 credit hours each semester
This program is being funded by a generous $2 million dollar gift that the University received from an anonymous donor.
“Financial hardship shouldn’t be an impediment to pursuing a college education,” said WSU Provost Michael Vaughan. “This program is WSU’s commitment to helping provide entry-level access to higher education.”
If you think this program is for you, click here to get more information about applying to WSU.
Fast Facts about Weber State University
- It was founded in 1889
- The name is pronounced Wee-ber (good to know if you are planning on attending!)
- The main campus is in Ogden, Utah with an additional campus in Layton
- Educating over 23,000 students
- Student/faculty Ratio is 22:1
- Strong athletic and student life programs
- Total financial aid awarded to students in 2008-2009 was 56,000,000 (yes.. count the zeroes..)