FAFSA Priority Deadlines
First Semester Attending in Academic Year
Submit FAFSA By
Submit Verification Document(s) By
|Spring 2020||2019-20 FAFSA*||January 1, 2020||February 1, 2020|
|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|
*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 Academic Year
Last Day to Submit FAFSA
Last Day to Submit Verification Document
|Summer Session 2019||September 13, 2019||November 27, 2019|
|Fall 2019||December 18, 2019||March 2, 2020|
|Winter 2020||April 9, 2020||June 23, 2020|
|Spring 2020||June 30, 2020*||August 14, 2020|
The FAFSA must be submitted and received by BYU-Idaho prior to the student’s last day of attendance for the academic year. It can take 3-5 business days for BYU-Idaho to receive a submitted FAFSA. For example, if the student is a Fall/Winter student for the academic year, the FAFSA must be received by the last day of
* June 30th is the federal application deadline determined by the Department of Education
Verification Documents Deadline
BYU-Idaho Thomas E. Ricks Grant Application Deadline:
The priority deadline for the 2019-2020 BYU-Idaho Thomas E. Ricks Grant Application was March 1, 2019. This application will remain open and late applications will only be evaluated for financial need and awarded based on fund availability. The only exception to this policy is for recently returned missionaries. They will be evaluated for financial need and academic achievement and must complete the required applications before the financial aid determination date (FADD) of their first semester back.
The 2020-2021 BYU-Idaho Thomas E. Ricks Grant (Ricks Grant) Application will be open starting October 1, 2019 with a priority deadline of March 1, 2020.
Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD)
|Spring 2020||May 12, 2020||May 12, 2020||June 23, 2020|
|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|
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
|Spring 2020||April 14, 2020|
|Summer 2020||July 21, 2020|
|Fall 2020||September 8, 2020|
|Winter 2021||December 29, 2020|
|Spring 2021||April 13, 2021|