Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) is directed by the Governor appointed Board of Regents, which is comprised of Utah's eight public colleges and universities. The Commissioner of Higher Education is responsible for making recommendations to, and implementing the policies of, the State Board of Regents. Promoting economic and social benefits of higher education is the main focus of USHE.
UHEAA guides families through the financing of higher education by teaching students the many facets of educational financial literacy. Their mission is student success in financing, providing a positive student loan experience, and aid in removing financial barriers in order to help students complete their educational goals. Together, USHE and UHEAA strive to innovate the world of higher education and fuel the state's economy leading to greater quality of life for Utahns.