All University Grants are determined on financial need and/or merit, and they are available to Campus students only. BYU-Pathway Worldwide students are not eligible for University Grants but are eligible to receive private scholarships outside the university.

University Grants may not be transferred to different semesters unless a student officially defers for a mission. There are no exceptions to this policy.

University Grants may not be combined to exceed the full LDS tuition rate except for some talents grants.

Students must be enrolled in the correct number of credits by the FADD of each semester to prevent losing their University Grant(s). 

Types of University Grants

BYU-Idaho Grant

This is the main university grant available to all Campus students. In order to apply for the BYU-Idaho Grant, students must submit their grant application and FAFSA for the corresponding year by March 1. These grants are evaluated for financial need and academic achievement.

Internship Grant

Internship Grant funds are used to assist students with expenses related to their internship (student teaching does not qualify). The Internship Grant is not meant to cover all internship expenses, and students must be enrolled in a program applicable internship credit by the Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD) of the semester they are completing the internship.

Talent Grant

The following departments on campus offer talent-based grants: Art, Dance, Journalism, Music, and Theatre. Selection of recipients is determined by each department individually.


  • Must be admitted as a Campus student
  • Must complete the necessary application

View individaul award types for additional eligiblity requirements.

Aid Distribution

  • Disbursements are typically made only once at the beginning of the semester (or as soon as the student becomes eligible in the semester).

  • If application(s) were submitted on time, aid will typically be posted to students’ financial accounts by the end of the first full week of the semester.

  • Disbursements may fluctuate as students add/drop credits up until the university’s Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD).

  • Aid is automatically applied to outstanding tuition and on-campus housing charges on students’ account. To allow for aid to pay for additional charges on students’ accounts, the Federal Financial Aid Authorization must be completed.

  • The quickest and safest way to receive remaining financial aid funds is eRefund (direct deposit). Students must enroll in eRefund to receive their funds through this method.