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Paying for BYU

Discover the different ways to pay for your college education


There are different opportunities to earn scholarships, both on and off campus.

BYU scholarships include academic and need-based scholarships. For New Freshmen, the deadline is when you submit your admissions application. For continuing students, the deadline is February 1. Visit the Scholarships page for more information about the different scholarships available through the BYU Scholarship Application. 

You can also review the different scholarship types available to students. 

Off-campus scholarships are scholarships granted by a third party that is not BYU. Scholarship Universe is a vetted database tool that you can use to find different scholarships you are eligible to apply for. 

Cougar Pell Promise

Cougar Pell Promise is a new tuition initiative for incoming freshmen students who demonstrate financial need. Visit the Cougar Pell Promise page to review eligibility criteria.

Federal Financial Aid

You need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for federal aid. There various types of federal aid that you could be eligible for.

Federal Pell Grant: Awarded based on your financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA.

Federal Loans: There are various federal loans you could be eligible for. You can review the Types of Aid to see the different loan types and their interest rates. 

Student Employment

There are many opportunities to work on campus. Student jobs vary in position and hours worked, and you can search Student Jobs to find one that works with your scheduling needs. 

Financial Fitness Center

There are a lot of different factors, such as housing, groceries, transportation, etc. that go into being able to pay for school. The Financial Fitness Center has a variety of different tools and resources to help you learn how to make and keep a budget. In addition, you can schedule a phone appointment to get one-on-one help and review your financial plans for the school year.