Marriage & Financial AId

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 so before the end of your enrollment for the academic year (which goes from fall-...

Scholarship Expectations
Policies & Expectations for Scholarships

Minimum Hour Requirement

  • Maintain the number of credits required by scholarship, typically 14 for fall/winter. (See SCHOLAR Quick URL in myBYU).
  • Independent Study courses, audited courses, and language exam credits do not count.
  • Scholarships will not credit to your account until you register for the...
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Repeated Courses

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 calculations (see SAP). The dropped class also becomes susceptible to the repeat policy...

Satisfactory Academic Progress

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 other requirements, you are eligible for federal financial aid for the following year...

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Student Rights & Responsibilitlies

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 to meet your educational costs. As a student financial aid recipient and partner...

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Repeated Courses

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 count towards eligibility. This policy applies if the student withdraws from the...

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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 hours and completion percent SAP calculations (see SAP). All discontinued...

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Student Consumer Information
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Direct Loans
  • Need-based and non-need based state and local aid programs
  • Applying for aid and eligibility requirements
  • Aid distribution
  • The rights and responsibilities of students receiving aid
  • How and when financial aid is disbursed
  • Employment related...
Walkaway Students

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 they began attendance as follows:
    • For Pell Grant recipientsin every class...
Code of Conduct
Employee 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 manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in...