Board of Regents implements first need-based scholarship from the State of Utah

Board of Regents also adopts changes to Regents’, New Century, and T.H. Bell Scholarships The Board of Regents adopted a policy implementing the Utah Promise Scholarship—the first-ever need-based scholarship of its kind in the state—at its meeting at Snow College on Friday, May 17, 2019. The Utah Promise Scholarship covers tuition and fees for the […]

2019 Legislative Update – Week 3

Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee The Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee (HEAS) wrapped up its work capping a busy week filled with requests for appropriations, presentations from presidents of the seven remaining USHE institutions, and ultimately a prioritization of higher education-related budget requests including several of the Board of Regents’ priorities. On Monday, the Subcommittee reviewed the […]

2018 Legislative Update – Week 1

The 45-day 2018 Legislative Session commenced on Monday, January 22, 2018. With over 1,200 legislative bills filled, several are expected to impact Utah’s public colleges and universities. The early weeks of the session focus on the budget and capital development priorities; however, several pieces of legislation are up for consideration. 2018-19 Budget According to the […]

Changes to the Regents’ Scholarship coming for the Class of 2019

The Utah State Board of Regents approved changes for the Regents’ Scholarship at their meeting November 17, 2017, at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. The Regents’ Scholarship changes will take effect for the Class of 2019, current high school juniors. The new Regents’ Scholarship both rewards students whose academic achievements demonstrate a high likelihood of […]

Over 550 attend 9th-annual USHE Conference for School Counselors & Administrators

On Friday, September 29, 2017, the 9th-annual Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) Conference for School Counselors and Administrators was held at the Marriott City Creek Center. Over 550 counselors, administrators, college access professionals, and others came to the conference, which is provided free of charge. Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland gave the keynote […]

CollegeCon 2017

CollegeCon 2017 is a free one-day conference that allows parents and students the opportunity to explore college possibilities through booths, keynote speeches, and small-group breakout sessions. This year’s event, held at Davis High School on March 18, drew over 1,400 attendees. Representatives from the Utah System of Higher Education attended the event. Hundreds of students […]

2017 Legislative Update – Week 6

2017-2018 Budget The Executive Appropriations Committee approved its first round of funding items on Friday. For higher education, initial items include: Compensation: 2% labor market adjustment increase (plus funding for health insurance rate increases), with the ratio of funding at 75% from state funds and 25% of tuition funds. Student Enrollment Growth: $3.5 million ongoing for […]

2017 Legislative Update – Week 5

2017-2018 Budget With revised revenue projections announced last week, significant budget decisions continue to loom before a final budget takes shape. There is still a lot of work on the budget as well as several bills that continue their march through the legislative process. Legislation of Interest HB 100, Institutions of Higher Education Disclosure Requirements […]

2017 Legislative Update – Week 3

Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee The Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee met for its final scheduled hearing this week, focusing on the Board of Regents’ budget priorities for USHE. The committee also considered other budget requests. Understandably, the top priority of the subcommittee is to restore the 2% across-the-board budget cut. The subcommittee also voted to hold […]