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Dates and Deadlines

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application

Students should make sure to complete the correct FAFSA for the school year they wish to receive financial aid. The FAFSA for an upcoming school year becomes available to complete on October 1 the year prior.

Deadlines

First Semester Attending in School Year

FAFSA Needed
Submit FAFSA By
Submit Verification Document(s) By
Fall 20222022-23 FAFSAJuly 1, 2022August 1, 2022
Winter 20232022-223 FAFSAOctober 1, 2022November 1, 2022
Spring 20232022-23 FAFSA*January 1, 2023February 1, 2023
Fall 20232023-24 FAFSAJuly 1, 2023August 1, 2023
Winter 20242023-24 FAFSAOctober 1, 2023November 1, 2023
Spring 20242023-24 FAFSA*January 1, 2024February 1, 2024
*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.

Last Day to Submit FAFSA
Last Day to Submit Verification Document
Summer Session 2022September 7, 2022November 21, 2022
Fall 2022December 14, 2022February 27, 2023
Winter 2023April 6, 2023June 20, 2023
Spring 2023June 30,  2023*September 1, 2023
Summer Session 2023September 6, 2023November 20, 2023
Fall 2023December 13, 2023February 26, 2024
Winter 2024TBDTBD
Spring 2024June 30,  2024*September 1, 2024

* 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 be submitted no later than 75 days after the student’s last day of attendance, or the September 1 after the award year ends, 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.

The upcoming school year’s BYU-Idaho Grant Application opens October 1 each year.

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.

Attention Winter & Spring semester applicants: 
Only Fall semester applicants and recently returned missionaries are eligible for academic merit consideration; you may still submit the BYU-Idaho Grant Application as a late admit, but you will only be evaluated for a BYU-Idaho Grant on the basis of financial need. You will be evaluated for academics if you submit the next year's BYUI Grant application, which is open from October 1-March 1.

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*
Spring 2022May 10, 2022May 10, 2022June 21, 2022
Summer 2022August 9, 2022N/AN/A
Fall 2022October 4, 2022October 4, 2022November 10, 2022
Winter 2023January 26, 2023January 26, 2023March 9, 2023
Spring 2023May 9, 2023May 9, 2023June 16, 2023
Summer 2023August 9, 2023N/AN/A
Fall 2023October 3, 2023October 3, 2023November 9, 2023

*Disclaimer: This date applies to students who are taking only 2nd block classes.

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 2022July 19, 2022
Fall 2022September 6, 2022
Winter 2023December 27, 2022
Spring 2023April 11, 2023
Summer 2023July 18, 2023
Fall 2023September 5, 2023
Winter 2024TBD
Spring 2024TBD