You have the option to update your marital status on your original FAFSA if your marital status changes before June 30th of the academic year in which you are wanting aid. 

If you wish to update your marital status on your FAFSA you must do...

Scholarship Expectations

Minimum Hour Requirement

  • Maintain the number of credits required by scholarship, typically 14 for fall/winter. (See My Financial Center in myBYU).
  • Independent Study courses, audited courses, and language exam credits do not...
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Each year more than half of Brigham Young University students request financial assistance to help defray the cost of education. Federal, institutional, and off-campus resources combine to form a partnership with your (and your family's) own commitment...

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A withdrawal is dropping one or more, but not all classes. If you drop a class after the semester add/drop deadline, a drop fee is charged and a W is posted to the transcript, which will affect maximum attempted hours and completion percent SAP...


In order to receive federal financial aid, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward graduation. BYU evaluates SAP components (see below) after every winter semester. If you meet the requirements at that point and meet all...

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Students may receive federal financial aid for a class only two times: when the course is taken for the first time and when the course is repeated for the first time. After a class has been taken twice, the course credits no longer...

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A discontinuance is when you formally drop all classes prior to the end of the semester or term. If you discontinue after the semester add/drop deadline, 'W's' are posted to the transcript for the semester/term, which will affect both maximum attempted...

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Brigham Young University is required to disclose certain information to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public. The information below may be disclosed in other ways by the University (email, mailings, publications,...


Failing to earn a passing grade in at least one class (receiving a 0.00 GPA) during a semester/term is known as an unofficial withdrawal. At BYU, unofficial withdrawals are called walkaways. 

Walkaway students must document:

  1. That...
Code of Conduct

An institutional financial aid professional is expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any...