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).
FAFSA Priority Deadlines
First Semester Attending in School Year
Submit FAFSA By
Submit Verification Document(s) By
|Fall 2020||2020-21 FAFSA||July 1, 2020||August 1, 2020|
|Winter 2021||2020-21 FAFSA||October 1, 2020||November 1, 2020|
|Spring 2021||2020-21 FAFSA*||January 1, 2021||February 1, 2021|
|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|
*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.
FAFSA Federal Deadlines
Final Semester of the School Year
Last Day to Submit FAFSA
Last Day to Submit Verification Document
|Summer Session 2020||September 9, 2020||November 23, 2020|
|Fall 2020||December 16, 2020||March 1, 2021|
|Winter 2021||April 8, 2021||June 22, 2021|
|Spring 2021||June 30, 2021*||September 1, 2021|
|Summer Session 2021||September 9, 2021||November 23, 2021|
|Fall 2021||December 16, 2021||March 1, 2022|
|Winter 2022||April 8, 2022||June 22, 2022|
|Spring 2022||June 30, 2022*||September 1, 2022|
* 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
BYU-Idaho Grant Application Deadline:
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.
Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD)
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.
|Summer 2020||August 11, 2020||N/A||N/A|
|Fall 2020||October 6, 2020||October 6, 2020||November 13, 2020|
|Winter 2021||January 28, 2021||January 28, 2021||March 9, 2021|
|Spring 2021||May 11, 2021||May 11, 2021||June 18, 2021|
|Summer 2021||August 10, 2021||N/A||N/A|
|Fall 2021||October 5, 2021||October 5, 2021||November 11, 2021|
Major Change Deadlines
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 2020||July 21, 2020|
|Fall 2020||September 8, 2020|
|Winter 2021||December 29, 2020|
|Spring 2021||April 13, 2021|
|Summer 2021||July 20, 2021|
|Fall 2021||September 7, 2021|