Higher Education Success Stipend Program (HESSP)

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HESSP (formerly UCOPE) is Utah’s supplemental grant and work-study assistance award available to Utah resident students with demonstrated financial need.

The total amount of any HESSP grant and/or work-study awards to an eligible student in an award year vary from a minimum of $300 to a maximum of $5,000 depending on the availability of funds.

However, not all schools participates in HESSP program so you need to check with your school’s financial aid office if the grant is available.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a Utah resident and U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a Pell grant recipient with exceptional financial need
  • Be an undergraduate student with no prior baccalaureate degree
  • Be enrolled in any of the participating Utah institutions on at least a half-time basis

How to Apply?

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Funds are very limited so you are encouraged to apply early.