This information only applies to students applying for the scholarship as part of the 2019 high school graduating class.

Purpose of a Deferment

A deferment is used to put your Regents’ Scholarship “on hold.” Students will submit a deferment request if they have applied for the scholarship, but will not attend college the Fall Semester immediately after graduating from high school.

Applying for a Deferment

You will submit a deferment request to the eligible Utah college/university that you plan to attend. The college or university will review your request and determine if the request is approved. If the request is not approved you will need to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits the Fall Semester after high school graduation in order to remain eligible for the scholarship.

Requests for a deferment are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, with no guarantee of approval. Even if you are granted a deferment, the scholarship will still expire five years from the date of high school graduation.

Managing Your Account

You are responsible for managing your scholarship even while on a deferment. If you will not be able to monitor your scholarship account online, it is STRONGLY recommended that you authorize someone to act on your behalf by obtaining and submitting a copy of a notarized power of attorney. Even if you think you will be able to monitor your account in your absence, it is highly recommended that you mail in the Student Information Release Form to authorize someone else to receive information about your account while you are on deferment. Receiving an approved deferment does not exempt you from meeting requirements and deadlines. Be sure to check your account regularly or have an authorized person do it for you.


If you have questions regarding how to submit a deferment request contact either the admissions office or the financial aid office of the college or university you plan to attend.