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BYU-Idaho Scholarship

Application

To be evaluated for both academic and need based consideration for the BYU-Idaho Scholarship, students must complete the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application and corresponding FAFSA by March 1st. International and DACA students are not required to submit the FAFSA. Students wishing to be evaluated only for academic consideration do not need to complete the FAFSA.

Late Admittance/Return for Scholarship Application

Students who are admitted to BYU-Idaho or return from their mission after the scholarship deadline may complete the BYU-Idaho scholarship application upon late admittance/return. These students may submit the application up until FADD or 23 days past the first day of their first semester attending after being admitted or returning home from their mission.

No Exceptions

If a student does not complete the BYU-Idaho scholarship application on time, no exceptions will be made to reopen the application. All submissions are final. Students should read each question completely and check their application before submission.

BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application

Eligibility

  • Must be admitted to BYU-Idaho as a Campus student without an earned bachelor’s degree
  • 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 Scholarship is evaluated for the following criteria:

  • Financial need: information taken from the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application and the FAFSA.
    • The 2024-2025 FAFSA application will open in December, so don’t forget to complete it for the need-based evaluation.
  • Academic achievement

Academic Achievement Requirements

BYU-Idaho Scholarships are evaluated for academic achievement. These evaluations are based on whether the student is a freshman, transfer, or continuing student at BYU-Idaho.

Student Definition Table

Student

Defined

Evaluation

Freshman

Student has earned less than 12 BYU-Idaho credits and less than 24 transfer college credits earned post-high school graduation.

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

Transfer

Student has earned less than 12 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 at the time of evaluation.

Continuing

Student has earned at least 12 BYU-Idaho credits.

Evaluated based upon the completion of 12 BYUI credits and the student's cumulative BYU-Idaho GPA at the end of the previous year's Fall semester.

Freshmen Students:

  • Incoming freshmen with at least a 3.8 unweighted high school GPA at the time of evaluation will likely be awarded at least a partial scholarship if they apply by the March 1st deadline. ACT/SAT scores are not required but may increase award amounts if submitted by the March 1st deadline.
  • Evaluated on transfer GPA using the official transcript on record with BYU-Idaho at the time of evaluation.

Continuing Students:

  • Evaluated on cumulative BYU-Idaho GPA at the end of the most recent Fall semester. Students must have completed at least 12 resident credits at BYU-Idaho.
    • Example: The 2023-2024 academic evaluation is based on students' cumulative BYU-Idaho GPA at the end of Fall 2022.

2023-2024 Transfer/Continuing Academic Achievement Award Amounts

Cumulative GPA

Award Tuition Amount

2023-2024
Grant Award Per Semester

3.95 - 4.0

Full Tuition

$2,328

3.9 - 3.949

Half Tuition

$1,164

3.75 - 3.899

Quarter Tuition

$582

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 1st deadline can complete the BYU-Idaho Scholarship 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 Scholarship 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.
    • Credits do NOT need to be program applicable. However, audited courses do not count.
    • 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.

2023-2024 Prorated Award Amounts

Credit Level

2023-2024 Award Amount

Full
Tuition

3/4
Tuition

1/2
Tuition

1/4
Tuition

12+

$2,328

$1,746

$1,164

$582

9-11.5

$1,746

$1,310

$873

$437

6-8.5

$1,164

$873

$582

$291

Below 6

No Awards

  • Individual semester awards will be canceled for students enrolled in less than 6 credits on Full Semester FADD.
  • BYU-Idaho Scholarships will typically disburse during the first week of the semester.