Utah College Application and Financial Aid Resources

Resources for counselors and advisors

The goal of Utah College Application and Financial Aid Awareness Month is to provide every high school senior at our partner schools the opportunity to complete at least one college or university application during the school day and to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid during a coordinated FAFSA Night event with access to parents.

Utah College Application and Financial Aid Awareness Month events have a particular focus on students who would be the first in their families to attend college, low-income students, or students who may not have otherwise considered applying.

UCAW and FAFSA Night events take place every October in high schools around the state.

Governor Cox declares October 2023 as Utah College Application and Financial Aid Awareness Month

2024 UCAW & FAFSA Night Registration

2023 UCAW Site Coordinator Manual

2023 Application Fee Waiver Information

Información sobre la exención de tarifas de solicitud para 2023

Electronic Transcript Info & Instructions

I’ve Applied … What’s Next document

UCAW Coordinator Survey
In years past, the UCAW survey was provided to schools to administer to students to gather data on their event. To help reduce the number of surveys administered to students from USHE AND achieve the goal of UCAW which is to focus on students applying to college, USHE will ask UCAW Coordinators to submit a survey after their event to help collect data.

Webinar Training

  1. Planning UCAW Events
  2. Utah’s Postsecondary Offerings
  3. Collecting Data

Here are a few resources for counselors to use during UCAW and Planning for College and Career Readiness meetings with students. 

Additional materials and handouts are found in the UCAW Site Coordinator Manual

Keys to Success UCAW 

Keys to Success College Awareness and Planning Resources


Utah College Disability Resource Centers

Senior Year Timeline to College Readiness

College Guide-English

UCAW Spanish Materials:

FAFSA Spanish Materials:

Other Language Materials:










Decision Day is a day of celebration in May to highlight your senior class post-secondary plans regardless of whether they plan to attend college, join the military, participate in religious service or enter the workforce. Below are planning resources in partnership with Reach Higher to help your school execute a celebration for seniors.

2023 Utah College and University Instructional Application Information

Take a tour: 

Contact info:
Megan Durrant

How to apply: 

Contact Info: 550 E 300 S. Kaysville, Utah 84037, 801-593-2500

Take a tour:  davistech.edu/tour

How to apply: davistech.edu/high-school-students

Davis Tech programs: https://www.davistech.edu/programs

Dixie Tech video (30 seconds)

Take a tour:

How to apply: 

610 S. Tech Ridge Drive. St. George, Utah 84770

Take a tour: 

How to apply:

2301 W Ashton Blvd. Lehi, Utah 84043

How to apply: 
757 West 800 S. Cedar City, Utah 84720

How to apply: 

Contact Info:

1100 East Lagoon St., Roosevelt, UT 84066


Contact UCAW

Lisa Molina: ucaw@ushe.edu

About the national campaign

The American College Application Campaign (ACAC) and the ACT center for equity and learning is a national initiative to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue a post-secondary education. The purpose is to help high school seniors navigate the college admissions process and ensure each participating student submits at least one admissions application

The ACAC initiative began in 2005, in a single GEAR UP North Carolina high school in Chatham County. Since 2008, the number of states implementing a College Application program has been growing. In 2013 Utah joined ACAC as the 39th state. In 2014 all states jointed this national campaign.

More information and resources from ACAC