Eligibility:

Employees are eligible for a tuition waiver immediately after hire. Spouses and dependents become eligible for a tuition waiver after the employee has completed one year of full-time service if the employee is over age 27, and after two years of full-time service if the employee is younger than age 27. Spouses and dependents of retired employees are also eligible for the same tuition waiver as if the employee was active.


Employee:

Full-time employees are eligible to receive a tuition waiver of up to 6 credits per semester. Part-time employees and on-campus adjunct faculty receive up to 4 credits per semester.


Spouse:

After a BYU-Idaho employee has completed one year of full time service if over the age of 27, or two years of full-time service if the employee is younger than age 27, a spouse becomes eligible to receive a tuition waiver of up to 21 credits per semester. This will continue each semester as long as the employee works full time for the university. This waiver can be used for any classes taken with the university, not including Pathway, and is not limited to a degree seeking program.


Retirees and Their Spouses:

Employees who have retired from the University with at least 10 years of service are eligible for a tuition waiver for themselves and their spouses. They will each be able to use 21 credits per semester.


Dependents:

Once a year of full time service has been completed, dependent children of employees become eligible for a tuition waiver of up to 76 credits. This tuition waiver can be used at any CES institution for undergraduate courses. Dependents can choose to have the waiver applied in three ways:

  • Full: Covers all credits taken until waiver limit is exhausted

  • Half: However many credits are taken during each semester, the waiver would cover half of the credits.

  • Deferred: Dependents can choose to defer their tuition waiver, not accessing the benefit until indicated at a later date.

The tuition waiver can only be applied to dependents who are undergraduate degree seeking students. Courses in the Pathway program will not be covered by tuition waiver. While BYU-Idaho dependents must be under the age of 30 to receive the waiver, marital status does not affect eligibility.

Important: If a dependent is attending BYU using their tuition waiver, in addition to completing a tuition waiver request below to set up or change the waiver, they will be asked to take a brief survey once each year that he or she attends school to indicate which semesters they will be accessing the tuition waiver in that academic year. This will allow the waiver to be applied in a timely manner each semester and will prevent any account holds due to overdue tuition. To access the survey, click the link below:

BYU Semester Attendance Report

How to access your tuition waiver:

To begin receiving your tuition waiver, to make a change to how it will be applied, or to verify how much of the waiver is remaining, please utilize the Tuition Waiver Request app below. It will guide you through the process of setting up or changing your waiver and the completed form will be sent to Human Resources to be processed. The tuition waiver will continue to apply automatically every semester where classes are taken (unless otherwise indicated), until the credit limit is reached or employee, spouse, or dependents become ineligible.

Tuition Waiver Request