Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application
Students should make sure to complete the correct FAFSA for the school year they wish to recieve financial aid for. The FAFSA for an upcoming school year becomes available to complete October 1 the year prior (e.g. the 2021-22 FAFSA became available on October 1, 2020).
First Semester Attending in School Year
|FAFSA Needed||Submit FAFSA By||Submit Verification Document(s) By|
|Fall 2021||2021-22 FAFSA||July 1, 2021||August 1, 2021|
|Winter 2022||2021-22 FAFSA||October 1, 2021||November 1, 2021|
|Spring 2022||2021-22 FAFSA*||January 1, 2022||February 1, 2022|
|Fall 2022||2022-23 FAFSA||July 1, 2022||August 1, 2022|
|Winter 2023||2022-23 FAFSA||October 1, 2022||November 1, 2022|
|Spring 2023||2022-23 FAFSA*||January 1, 2023||February 1, 2023|
*In SOME specific cases, the future year FAFSA may be used for Spring Semester. However, this is up to the discretion of the BYU-Idaho Financial Aid Office.
Students can avoid late tuition charges by submitting the FAFSA and any required verification documents by the priority deadlines. If selected for verification, the required documents will show in the financial aid student portal within 3-5 business days after BYU-Idaho receives the completed FAFSA. Students are encouraged to plan ahead and apply early as some documents may take time to obtain.
Final Semester of the School Year
|Last Day to Submit FAFSA||Last Day to Submit Verification Document|
|Summer Session 2021||September 8, 2021||November 22, 2021|
|Fall 2021||December 15, 2021||February 28, 2022|
|Winter 2022||April 7, 2022||June 21, 2022|
|Spring 2022||June 30, 2022*||September 1, 2022|
|Summer Session 2022||September 7, 2022||November 21, 2022|
|Fall 2022||December 14, 2022||February 27, 2023|
|Spring 2023||June 30, 2023*||September 1, 2023|
* June 30th is the federal application deadline determined by the Department of Education
The FAFSA must be submitted and received by BYU-Idaho prior to the student’s last day of attendance for the school year. For example, if the student is a Fall/Winter and does not attend Spring, the FAFSA must be received by the last day of Winter semester. It can take 3-5 business days for BYU-Idaho to receive a submitted FAFSA.
Policy requires that any required documents for the 2020-2021 school year be submitted no later than 75 days after the student’s last day of attendance, or September 1, 2021, whichever is earlier. Failure to submit documents by this deadline will disqualify the student from receiving federal financial aid for that school year and may require repayment of funds already received. Required documents are found on the financial aid student portal.
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.
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.
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. Late admits will NOT be given academic consideration. Awards are based on fund availability.
The 2022-2023 BYU-Idaho Grant Application will open October 1, 2021.
The Financial Aid Office determines the student’s official registration as of the student’s FADD. This measurement is an automatic process. Students who are not registered at this time are not eligible for Federal or University Aid.
|Semester||Full Semester||1st Block||2nd Block|
|Summer 2021||August 10, 2021||N/A||N/A|
|Fall 2021||October 5, 2021||October 5, 2021||November 11, 2021|
|Winter 2022||January 27, 2022||January 27, 2022||March 9, 2022|
|Spring 2022||May 10, 2022||May 10, 2022||June 21, 2022|
|Summer 2022||August 9, 2022||N/A||N/A|
|Fall 2022||October 4, 2022||October 4, 2022||November 10, 2022|
Students planning to change their major must do so before the start of the next semester. Major changes that happen during a semester will not be effective, in regards to federal aid, until the following semester. The deadlines below correspond with the semester the student wants the change to go into effect.
|Semester Major Change Goes Into Effect ||Major Change Deadline|
|Summer 2021||July 20, 2021|
|Fall 2021||September 7, 2021|
|Winter 2022||December 28, 2021|
|Spring 2022||April 12, 2022|
|Summer 2022||July 19, 2022|
|Fall 2022||September 6, 2022|