FAFSA Priority Deadlines
First Semester Attending in Academic 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|
*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 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|
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
BYU-Idaho Thomas E. Ricks Grant Application Deadline:
The priority deadline for the 2020-2021 BYU-Idaho Thomas E. Ricks Grant Application was March 1, 2020. 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 2021-2022 BYU-Idaho Thomas E. Ricks Grant (Ricks Grant) Application will be open starting October 1, 2020 with a priority deadline of March 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|
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|