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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   November 16, 2012

Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 1-31923 86-0226984
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
16220 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale, Arizona   85254
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   623-445-9500

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

[  ]  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
[  ]  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
[  ]  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On November 16, 2012, the Board of Directors of Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (the "Company") voted to approve a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share on the common stock of the Company, payable on December 21, 2012. The divided shall be payable to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 7, 2012. The company intends to pay the quarterly dividend going forward at the discretion of the board of directors in accordance with Delaware law. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information in this Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits
The exhibit to this Current Report is listed in the Exhibit Index set forth elsewhere herein.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
November 16, 2012   By:   /s/ Eugene S. Putnam, Jr.
        Name: Eugene S. Putnam, Jr.
        Title: President and Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press Release of Universal Technical Institute, Inc., dated November 16, 2012.