Application

To be evaluated for the BYU-Idaho Grant, students must complete the  BYU-Idaho Grant Application and corresponding FAFSA by March 1st. International and DACA students are not required to submit the FAFSA.

Eligibility

  • Must be admitted as a Campus student
  • Must have less than 140 cumulative credits earned at the time of evaluation. All credits appearing on the student’s official transcript are counted including Advanced Placement, language exam credits, transfer credits, etc.

Evaluation

The BYU-Idaho Grant is evaluated on March 1* for the following criteria: 

  • Financial need: information taken from the BYU-Idaho Grant Application and the FAFSA
  • Academic achievement

*The time of evaluation is always March 1 unless the applicant is a recently returned missionary who returned home from their mission after March 1, or a late admit who was admitted to BYU-Idaho after the March 1 deadline.

Academic Achievement Requirements

BYU-Idaho Grants are evaluated for academic achievement. These evaluations are based on whether the student is a freshman, transfer, or continuing student at BYU-Idaho. Listed in Table 1 are the definitions of each type of student.

Table 1: Student Definition Table

Student

Defined

Evaluation

Freshman

Student has earned less than 14** BYU-Idaho credits and less than 24 transfer college credits earned post-high school graduation.

Evaluated based upon high school GPA at the time of evaluation. 

Transfer

Student has earned less than 14** BYU-Idaho credits and more than 24 transfer college credits earned post-high school graduation.

Evaluated based upon student's cumulative transfer GPA from prior university (see Table 2 below) at the time of evaluation.

Continuing

Student has earned at least 14** BYU-Idaho credits.

Evaluated based upon the completion of 14** BYUI credits and the student's cumulative BYU-Idaho GPA (see Table 2 below) at the end of the previous year's Fall semester.

**Starting with the 2022-2023 award year, evaluation will be based off of 12 BYU-Idaho credits, not 14. This means students only need to have 12 BYU-Idaho credits completed by the end of Fall 2021 to be evaluated as a Continuing student for the 2022-2023 award year.  

Freshmen Students:

  • Incoming freshmen with at least a 3.8 high school GPA at the time of evaluation (March 1) will likely be awarded at least a partial grant if they apply by the March 1, 2021, deadline. ACT/SAT scores will no longer be used to evaluate academic achievement.

Transfer Students:

  • Evaluated on transfer GPA (see Table 2 below) and pulled from the official transfer GPA on record with BYU-Idaho at the time of evaluation.

Continuing Students:

  • Evaluated on cumulative BYU-Idaho GPA (see Table 2 below) at the end of the most recent Fall semester. Students must have completed at least 14 resident credits at BYU-Idaho.

    • Example: The 2021-2022 academic evaluation is based on students' cumulative BYU-Idaho GPA at the end of Fall 2020.

Table 2: 2021-2022 Transfer/Continuing Academic Achievement Award Amounts

Cumulative GPA

Award Tuition Amount

2021-2022
Grant Award Per Semester

3.95 - 4.0

Full Tuition

$2,208

3.9 - 3.949

Half Tuition

$1,104

3.75 - 3.899

Quarter Tuition

$552

Recently Returned Missionaries

Recently Returned Missionaries must complete the required applications before the full-semester Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD) of their first semester back in order to be evaluated.

Late Admits

Students who are admitted to BYU-Idaho after the March 1 deadline can complete the BYU-Idaho Grant application and corresponding FAFSA for financial need  only. Awards are based on fund availability. Late admits will NOT be given academic consideration, and they must complete the required applications before the full-semester Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD) of their first semester in order to be evaluated. 

Awarding                        

  • Award amounts are in reference to tuition costs for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • The BYU-Idaho Grant will be awarded for all three semesters but will not exceed full LDS tuition amounts per semester

    • Students who do not attend a semester they have been awarded will forfeit the individual award for that semester (exceptions to this rule are students who submit a mission deferment with the Admissions Office)

    • Awards cannot be moved or combined 

  • Students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits as of the Full Semester Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD) to receive their full award. This means students MUST be enrolled in any 2nd block classes by the Full Semester FADD to receive and keep their grant

    • Students taking 6-11.5 credits as of Full Semester FADD will receive a prorated portion of their grant - students do not need to contact the Financial Aid Office to have grants prorated

    • The prorated award amount can be determined by finding the student's original award amount on the 12+ credit row and then following that column down to the number of currently enrolled credits (see Table 3)

Table 3: 2021-2022 Prorated Award Amounts

Credit Level

2021-2022 Award Amount

12+

$2,208

$1,656

$1,104

$552

9-11.5

$1,656

$1,242

$828

$414

6-8.5

$1,104

$828

$552

$276

Below 6

No Award

  • Individual semester awards will be canceled for students enrolled in less than 6 credits on Full Semester FADD

  • BYU-Idaho Grants will typically disburse during the first week of the semester