Departing Missionary Checklist
Set Up Guest Access
You should not share your login information with others. Guest Access allows you to give another person access to your BYU account. We will not discuss your account or records with your parent, spouse or another third party without Guest Access.
Defer Financial Aid
If you took out a federal student loan for school before your mission, you will go into repayment while on your mission. Please contact your lender directly to notify them of your plans and to ask about loan repayment options.
By submitting your deferment, the fall/winter portions of your on-campus scholarships (except athletic scholarships) are deferred until you return. Check with your department for other awards.
You can defer off-campus scholarships (for missionaries only) as long as your donor approves.
Review Your Student Account
Before leaving on your mission, review your My Financial Center account and pay any outstanding charges. Have someone periodically check your balance on My Financial Center while you are serving to make sure no outstanding charges are put on your account after you leave. Past due balances 90 days or more may be sent to a collections agency while you are gone.
Cancel BYU Student Health Plan
If you are on the student health plan, you must notify the Health Plan Business Office before you leave BYU. You are not eligible for the health plan while you are on your mission.
Notify Your Housing Unit or Landlord
Make arrangements by either submitting a petition to on-campus housing or potentially selling your housing contract if you have one that conflicts with your mission call.
Before leaving on your mission, you should determine which courses to register for when you return. You may want to meet with an advisor in your college advisement center for help in determining an appropriate schedule.
On-Campus Employment Deferment Policies
If you are currently employed on-campus, please review BYU’s policies for deferring.
Advisement For International Students
If you are an international student, you should meet with your International Student & Scholar Services counselor prior to leaving campus to ensure the proper handling of your SEVIS record.
International Student & Scholar Services, 1351 WSC, 801-422-2695