Tuition and general fees for all academic programs are established annually by Brigham Young University. BYU is a non-profit corporation affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and significant portions of university operating costs are paid with the tithes of Church members. In recognition of this support, Church members are assessed lower tuition fees than those who are not members. This practice is similar in principle to that of state universities charging higher tuition to nonresidents. Students are considered members of the Church if they have been baptized at any time during the semester or term.
Tuition rates for the 2016–2017 academic year are as follows:
Term Charges **
9.0 – 11.5
4.5 – 5.5
0.5 – 8.5
0.5 – 4.0
Graduate Students *
Term Charges **
0.5 – 8.0
0.5 – 4.0
Graduate School of Management and Law School Students***
Term Charges **
0.5 – 8.0
0.5 – 4.0
The university reserves the right to change tuition and fees without notice.
* Includes all students who have previously received a Bachelor's degree—even if enrolled in undergraduate courses.
** Tuition for spring-summer length classes will be calculated as if 1/2 of the credit hours were allocated towards spring term and 1/2 towards summer term. However, the full amount calculated for spring-summer length classes will be billed along with spring term and will be subject to the normal spring term deadlines.
** The Law School offers no courses during spring and summer; therefore, Law School students should refer to the graduate tuition rate to determine tuition charges during spring and summer terms.
Noncredit and Audited Course Fees
Tuition for noncredit courses or for courses being audited is charged at the same rate as for credit courses. Noncredit and audit hours will be included when calculating tuition charges.
Payment of Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are considered due and payable seven calendar days prior to the first day of class. Failure to pay by this date will result in holds being placed on the student's account, restricting the ability to add additional classes, unless the student has pending financial aid. Class registrations will be dropped if payment of tuition and fees is not received by midnight on the add deadline. Classes will generally not be dropped if adequate financial aid is pending. However, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that financial aid or other forms of payment are available to satisfy tuition and fees prior to the deadline.
The university makes short-term loans available to assist students to meet the tuition payment deadline. These loans are intended to be used for short-duration financing needs. Short-term loans are due as follows:
|Registration Period||Due Date|
|Fall 2016||November 1, 2016|
|Winter 2017||March 1, 2017|
|Spring 2017||June 1, 2017|
|Summer 2017||August 1, 2017|
A $20 processing fee will be charged for each short-term loan. No interest is charged on those loans if they are paid by the due date. Short-term loans outstanding after the due date bear interest at the rate of 12 percent per annum. Holds on registration for future semesters or spring-summer(s) are placed on all student accounts the day the short-term loan is disbursed and are not released until the loan is paid in full. This may affect the ability of some students to take advantage of priority registration.
Pro-Rata Charges for Dropped Classes
Students may drop classes without penalty through the add deadline. After the add deadline, tuition will be recalculated based on the student's current enrollment status. A pro-rata tuition charge will be applied after the add deadline for dropped classes that result in reduction in the original tuition charge. The pro-rata charge applies to tuition and most class fees. Certain class fees relate to the delivery of required supplies or services and are not refundable. The pro-rata charges are as follows:
|If class is dropped beginning:||The pro-rata charge will be:|
|September 7, 2016||15%|
|September 19, 2016||25%|
|October 24, 2016||50%|
|November 8, 2016||100%|
|January 18, 2017||15%|
|January 30, 2017||25%|
|March 6, 2017||50%|
|March 22, 2017||100%|
|Spring-Summer (including semester-length offerings)|
|May 10, 2017||15%|
|May 15, 2017||25%|
|May 30, 2017||50%|
|June 7, 2017||100%|
|July 5, 2017||15%|
|July 10, 2017||25%|
|July 25, 2017||50%|
|August 2, 2017||100%|
The recalculation of tuition and fee charges may result in a refund. The amount of the refund a student will receive is based on the date the classes are dropped, or in the case of an official discontinuance, the date that the student reports such discontinuance to the Discontinuance Office (B-150 ASB).
Any refund due the student will be paid by check through the mail approximately ten days after the classes are dropped. If the student has elected direct deposit for student account refunds, the refund will be deposited into the student's bank. Payments originally paid by credit card will be returned to the credit card. Unpaid university charges may be deducted from the refund amount.
Refunds will not be paid to students whose tuition has been paid by a loan, scholarship, or benefit.
If a student with federal financial aid drops below half-time enrollment (for tuition assessment purposes: undergraduate, 6 hours per semester or 3 hours per term; graduate, 4.5 hours per semester or 2.5 hours per term), the federal program or lender may require that a portion of the refund be returned.
A petition for exception to the refund schedule will be considered for students forced to discontinue because of circumstances that are beyond their control, such as death in the immediate family, life-threatening situations, medical incapacitation, a university error, or military leave. Students should not submit petitions based on ignorance of university policies and procedures. These will be denied. Petition forms are available in D-155 ASB.
Collection of Unpaid Tuition and Fees
BYU retains all legal remedies to collect unpaid tuition, fees, and other amounts due to the university for housing, traffic fines, etc. BYU uses a variety of methods to keep students informed of amounts due the university, including financial Web sites, statements, and various forms of correspondence. It is the student's responsibility to remain aware of obligations to the university and to make payment on a timely basis.
If BYU is unable to collect amounts due the university within a reasonable time, the debt may be referred to an outside collection agency and/or attorney for collection. All collection costs, including collection agency fees, attorney fees, and court costs will be charged to the student's account.
Failure to pay all amounts due BYU, including collection fees, may also result in various actions, including but not limited to withholding services and restricting the student's ability to register for class, participate in graduation, receive a transcript or diploma, or be considered for readmission to the university. The university also reserves the right to report both positive and negative payment histories to credit-reporting agencies.
Payments for Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees include charges such as tuition, class fees, tuition reassessments, tuition late fees, Study Abroad fees, and health plan charges. Students are responsible to pay the correct amount of tuition, fees, and past due balances in U.S. dollars (checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank). The following options are available for making tuition and fee payments. For more information on making payments to BYU, please visit https://finserve.byu.edu/content/other-payment-options.
Pay Tuition Online
BYU encourages you to take advantage of the fast, easy, and secure way to pay online. Payments may be made online by logging into myBYU and selecting the My Financial Center link under the School heading.
eCheck (BYU's preferred payment method)
eCheck is a free electronic check option that uses a secure Web transmission to electronically withdraw funds directly from a payer's checking or savings account. The payer must provide his/her bank routing and account number to make an eCheck payment. Payments from mutual fund, money market, line of credit, or brokerage accounts cannot be accepted.
Credit Card with a Service Fee
BYU accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express for all charges including tuition payments. However, the payer will be charged a nonrefundable credit card fee equal to 2% of the tuition when making a payment on tuition and fee charges.
Debit cards are considered credit cards for tuition and loan payment purposes and would therefore be subject to the same credit card restrictions and service charges. Note: Because eChecks and debit cards both deduct payments directly from a checking or savings account, students can avoid the service charge by choosing the eCheck option.
Note the Credit Card Refund Policy: Existing credit card regulations prohibit BYU from making a refund to you in cash or check when you make a payment by credit card and there is an adjustment made to the charges paid. When you pay by credit card and there is a reduction in the amount of your charges, we are required to refund the amount back to the credit card you used to make the payment.
Pay Tuition by Mail
Check or money order payments may be mailed to Student Financial Services, A-153 ASB, Provo, UT 84602. Please make checks payable to Brigham Young University or BYU. Do not mail cash. Include with your check the student's BYU ID number and the amount to apply to each category.
Pay Tuition in Person
Payments may be made throughout the year in person at D-155 ASB. Tuition may be paid using check, money order, or cash. Credit cards cannot be used to pay tuition or fees at BYU cashiering locations (see Pay Tuition Online above for acceptable use of credit cards). Check or money order payments may also be left in the drop box in the D wing on the main floor of the ASB.
Pay Tuition by Wire Transfer
To pay tuition using an international or domestic wire transfer, please contact us for wire transfer instructions via phone (801) 422-4104 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Anthr 103, 455, 495R||variable|
|Ec En 220||11|
|***Geol 490R, 590R||variable|
|Music 160R, 260R, 359R, 360R, 460R, 560R, 660R (Fall/Winter)||430|
|Music 160R, 260R, 359R, 360R, 460R, 560R, 660R (Spring/Summer)||215|
|Music 250R (Fall/Winter)||215|
|Music 250R (Spring/Summer)||108|
|SFL 110, 340||50|
|SFL 185R, 287, 487||30|
|StAc 116, 117 (bowling)||60|
|†StAc 150, 151, 152, 153 (skating)||variable|
|†*StAc 161, 162, 164 (skiing)||40|
|†StAc 175, 176 (scuba)||variable|
*Student must also have equipment and purchase lift passes.
**See department for a refund application.
***See department for a fee card.
†See department for amount.
Class fee refunds are based on the same schedule as listed for tuition refunds. Those with asterisks (*) are exceptions to this schedule and must be requested at the respective academic department.
The following courses charge fees based on materials consumed or services provided. Contact the individual department or professor to determine the appropriate payment procedure.
CM 105, 155, 210.
EC En 212, 301.
IT 101, 443, 447.
TEE 200, 229, 490R, 593R.
TMA 285, 475R.
VAStu 104, 105, 133, 155, 216, 217, 330, 350, 351, 356R, 358, 359, 456R.
Student Teaching/Practicum Fees
Students in teacher education must be fingerprinted and pass a background check prior to starting practicum experiences with K–12 students. Fees for fingerprinting and background checks are set by the Utah State Office of Education and are listed on the Education Advisement Center Web site: http://education.byu.edu/ess/fingerprint.html.
Students who meet all program requirements qualify for a Level 1 teaching license in Utah. Fees for licensure are due with the student teaching application. Licensure fees are set by the Utah State Office of Education and are listed on the Office of Field Services Web site: http://education.byu.edu/ess.
Miscellaneous Fees and Fines
|Admission evaluation fee (nonrefundable)||$35|
|Change of registration fee—per class (after add deadline)||10|
|Dishonored check/eCheck charge||20|
|Examination, special equivalency||20|
|NDFS-dietetics insurance and ADA dues||50|
|Graduation (undergraduate) fee (nonrefundable)||15|
|Identification photo for replacement ID card|
(no charge for first replacement)
|Incomplete grade contract fee per class|
(to a maximum of $30)
|National League of Nursing Diagnostic Exam||40|
|Physical education locker||5|
|Traffic violation fines, variable according to violation||5–300|
|Transcript fee: Electronic||5|
|Transcript fee: Paper||6|
Health Insurance Requirement
BYU requires all students with 9.0 or more credits in a semester or 4.5 or more credits in a term to carry adequate medical insurance. This applies the entire time a student has continuing status, including students taking a semester or term off. All participants in groups on tour, Study Abroad, or internships are required to carry adequate medical insurance.
To satisfy the health coverage requirement, students have several options:
Enroll in the Student Health Plan
Enroll in a group medical plan provided by the parents', the student's , or the student's spouse's employer
Purchase an individual Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health plan
If the student chooses any medical plan other than the Student Health Plan, he/she must provide verification of adequate coverage at the beginning of his/her first semester or term and annually at the beginning of fall semester. Students should carefully review any medical plan they're considering to make sure it will provide sufficient coverage for current and future health care needs. Coverage must be effective by the first day of class.
Effective fall semester 2014, BYU requires all ELC students and F-1 and J-1 visa students to be enrolled in the BYU Student Health Plan or an ACA compliant plan offered by a United States-based insurance company. This plan must provide comprehensive medical coverage for the student while he/she is on campus. Insurance plans from companies outside the United States will not be accepted.
All students enrolled at least 3/4 time (9 credit hours per semester or 4.5 credit hours per term) and all F-1 and J-1 visa students who don't submit proof of other coverage before the deadline each year will be enrolled automatically for individual coverage and assessed the appropriate premium (single or married rate) for the Student Health Plan. Students who are actively working towards a degree and have at least 0.5 on-campus credits will not be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Plan, but they can contact the Student Health Plan Office via YMessage or in person to enroll. Graduate students who have at least 2 credits during fall semester and were enrolled in the Student Health Plan for summer term will be automatically enrolled for fall semester in the same plan they had during summer term. The web is located at http://health.byu.edu/index2.php?page=shc/ped.php.
Spouses and dependents won't be enrolled automatically the first semester or term a student is on the plan. If a student desires coverage for their spouse and dependents, they must enroll their spouse and dependents in the plan.
For the latest BYU Student Health Plan fees, check the Web site at http://health.byu.edu/index2.php?page=shc/health.php.
Students with unusual circumstances may appeal for special consideration of any item in this section to the Student Services Office. Appeal forms may be obtained at the Student Services windows at D-155 ASB.