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Brown and Gold Commitment

NON-RESIDENT | FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS


This information is for the Fall 2023/Spring 2024 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, awards listed are for the academic year and not by semester.

International students should visit the International Brown & Gold Commitment page.

The University of Wyoming is committed to the success of students from outside Wyoming. That's why we're proud to offer the Brown and Gold Commitment, a financial pledge to benefit incoming non-resident first-year students. This commitment is a merit-based financial pledge determined by a student's cumulative unweighted high school GPA and ACT/SAT test scores, and it has four levels: 150% of Resident Tuition (approximately $13,290), $7,500, $4,500, or $2,500. It is offered as a placeholder and will be funded with individual scholarships that are made possible through the generosity of Foundation donors and/or other institutional aid. Funding of this commitment is contingent on the completion of the general application and any applicable recommended applications within WyoScholarships.

Please note: All University of Wyoming financial awards are only available to eligible admits. The awards are subject to available funding and the approval of the UW Board of Trustees; they reserve the right to change said rates at any time.

Test-optional: New first-year students will be reviewed using the test-optional dollar amount; students who submit ACT/SAT test scores will be evaluated to determine if both cumulative unweighted high school GPA and test scores make them eligible for a possible higher tier.


Brown and Gold Commitment Grid 
pdf icon 2023-24 Brown and Gold Commitment Grid


To be considered for the Brown and Gold Commitment, students must:

  • Apply for admission and submit the non-refundable $40 admission application fee.

  • Submit official high school transcripts.

  • New first-year students will be reviewed using the test-optional dollar amount; students who submit ACT/SAT test scores will be evaluated to determine if both cumulative unweighted high school GPA and test scores make them eligible for a possible higher tier.

  • Be admitted to UW and confirmed by May 1st, 11:59 pm MDT.

Effective Fall 2023, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will consider the final cumulative unweighted high school GPA for new first-time students for a potential increase in commitment award level. To be considered, official transcripts and/or ACT/SAT scores must be received no later than the first day of class of your incoming semester. Increases are subject to available funding.

Initial Eligibility and Compliance

  • The Brown and Gold Commitment is only available to first-time, entering non-resident freshmen seeking their first bachelor's degree.

  • It is renewable for up to 8 semesters (4 academic years) or up to the first bachelor's degree whichever comes first.

  • Students must maintain full-time continuous enrollment in 12 semester hours during the Fall and Spring semesters each year but is not available to use during the Summer semester.

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative UW GPA (evaluated at the end of each Spring semester).

  • Study abroad students must be in a 4001 level study abroad course, with tuition billed by the university for their commitment or scholarship to pay.

  • Details regarding the requirements to receive and renew the Brown and Gold Commitment will be included in the award Terms & Conditions.

 


 





Brown and Gold Commitment and GED Applicants

The Brown and Gold Commitment provides one of four amounts annually for non-resident freshmen based on their overall GED score and composite ACT/SAT score (see grid to the right). This is for students that have taken the GED after 2014. The same considerations and eligibility requirements described above apply.

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Brown and Gold Commitment and Home Schooled Applicants

The Brown and Gold Commitment provides one of four amounts annually for non-resident home schooled freshmen without a GPA based on their composite ACT/SAT score (see grid to the left). If they have a GPA, the scholarship would be awarded based on the first grid above. The same considerations and eligibility requirements described above apply.

Contact Us

Scholarships & Financial Aid

1000 East University Avenue Department 3335

Knight Hall, Room 174

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2116

Fax: (307) 766-3800

Email: finaid@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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