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Undergraduate Catalog

2012 - 2013

Tuition and Fees

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Tuition Rates

Tuition and class fees for all academic programs are established annually by Brigham Young University's Board of Trustees. Tuition rates are based on graduate or undergraduate status, full- or part-time status, and membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Church). There are also separate rates for graduate students attending the J. Reuben Clark Law School and the Marriott School of Management.

BYU is owned and operated by the Church, and a significant portion of university operating costs are paid with the tithes of Church members. In recognition of this support, Church members are assessed lower tuition fees than those who are not members. This practice is similar in principle to that of state universities charging higher tuition to nonresidents. Students are considered members of the Church if they have been baptized at any time during the semester or term.

Tuition rates for the 2011–2012 academic year are as follows:

 

2012-2013 Tuition

Per Semester
(fall or winter)

Per Term
(spring or summer)

LDS

Non-LDS

LDS

Non-LDS

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Full-Time
Semester 12+ Hours
Term 6+ Hours

$2,355

$4,710

$1,178

$2,355

Three-Quarter Time
Semester 9-11.5 Hours
Term 4.5-5.5 Hours

$2,285

$4,585

$1,143

$2,293

Part-Time
Semester .5-8.5 Hours
Term .5-4

$242

per

credit hour

$484

per

credit hour

$242

per

credit hour

$484

per

credit hour

 

 

Graduate Students*

Full-Time
Semester 8.5+ Hours
Term 4.5+ Hours

$2,975

$5,950

$1,488

$2,975

Part-Time

$331

per

credit hour

$662

per

credit hour

$331

per

credit hour

$662

per

credit hour

 

 

Graduate School
of Management
and Law School Students

Full-Time
Semester 8.5+ Hours
Term 4.5+ Hours

$5,475

$10,950

$2,738

$5,475

Part-Time

$608

per

credit hour

$1,216

per

credit hour

$608

per

credit hour

$1,216

per

credit hour

*Non-degree seeking, post-baccalaureate students pay graduate tuition.

The university reserves the right to change tuition and fees without notice.


Noncredit and Audited Course Fees

Tuition for noncredit courses or for courses being audited is charged at the same rate as for credit courses. Noncredit and audit hours will be considered when determining part-time, three-quarter-time, or full-time status for tuition assessment purposes.

Student Status for Tuition Assessment Purposes

Graduate Status. Students (both degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking) who have received their bachelor's degree prior to the beginning of the semester or term for which they are registering.

Full-time Status. Undergraduate students registered for 12.0 or more credit hours per semester or 6.0 or more credit hours per term. For graduate students, full-time status is defined as registration for 8.5 or more credit hours per semester or 4.5 or more credit hours per term.

Three-Quarter-Time Status. Undergraduate students registered for 9.0 to 11.5 credit hours per semester or 4.5 to 5.5 credit hours per term. There is no three-quarter-time status for graduate students. Enrollment as a three-quarter-time student does not entitle the student to physical education suit and facility privileges.

Part-Time Status. Undergraduate students registered for 0.5 to 8.5 credit hours per semester or 0.5 to 4 credit hours per term. For graduate students, part-time status is defined as registration for 0.5 to 8.0 credit hours per semester or 0.5 to 4.0 credit hours per term. Enrollment as a part-time undergraduate student does not entitle the student to health service, student activity privileges, or physical education suit and facility privileges.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are considered due and payable seven calendar days prior to the first day of class. Failure to pay by this date will result in holds being placed on the student's account, restricting the ability to add additional classes, unless the student has pending financial aid. Class registrations will be dropped if payment of tuition and fees is not received by midnight on the add deadline. Classes will generally not be dropped if adequate financial aid is pending. However, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that financial aid or other forms of payment are available to satisfy tuition and fees prior to the deadline.

Short-Term Loans

The university makes short-term loans available to assist students to meet the tuition payment deadline. These loans are intended to be used for short-duration financing needs. Short-term loans are due as follows:

Semester/Term Due Date
Fall 2012 November 1, 2012
Winter 2013 March 1, 2013
Spring 2013 June 1, 2013
Summer 2013 August 1, 2013

A $20 processing fee will be charged for each short-term loan. No interest is charged on those loans if they are paid by the due date. Short-term loans outstanding after the due date bear interest at the rate of 12 percent per annum. Holds on registration for future semesters or terms are placed on all student accounts the day the short-term loan is disbursed and are not released until the loan is paid in full. This may affect the ability of some students to take advantage of priority registration.

Pro-Rata Charges for Dropped Classes

Students may drop classes without penalty through the add deadline. After the add deadline, tuition will be recalculated based on the student's current enrollment status. A pro-rata tuition charge will be applied for dropped classes that result in a student moving from full-time to three-quarter-time or three-quarter time to part-time or fewer hours within part-time status. The pro-rata charge applies to tuition and most class fees. Certain class fees relate to the delivery of required supplies or services and are not refundable. The pro-rata charges are as follows:

If class is dropped beginning: The pro-rata charge will be:
Fall Semester  
September 11, 2012
15%
September 17, 2012
25%
October 22, 2012
50%
November 6, 2012
100%
Winter Semester  
January 22, 2013
15%
January 28, 2013
25%
March 4, 2013
50%
March 20, 2013
100%
Spring Term  
May 8, 2013
15%
May 13, 2013
25%
May 28, 2013
50%
June 5, 2013
100%
Summer Term  
July 2, 2013
15%
July 8, 2013
25%
July 22, 2013
50%
July 31, 2013
100%

The recalculation of tuition and fee charges may result in a refund. The amount of the refund a student will receive is based on the date the classes are dropped, or in the case of an official discontinuance, the date that the student reports such discontinuance to the Discontinuance Office (B-150 ASB).

Any refund due the student will be paid by check through the mail approximately ten days after the classes are dropped. If the student has elected direct deposit for student account refunds, the refund will be deposited into the student's bank. Payments originally paid by credit card will be returned to the credit card. Unpaid university charges may be deducted from the refund amount.

Refunds will not be paid to students whose tuition has been paid by a loan, scholarship, or benefit.

If a student with federal financial aid drops below half-time enrollment (undergraduate, 6 hours per semester or 3 hours per term; graduate, 4.5 hours per semester or 2.5 hours per term), the federal program or lender may require that a portion of the refund be returned.

A petition for exception to the refund schedule will be considered for students forced to discontinue because of circumstances that are beyond their control, such as death in the immediate family, life-threatening situations, medical incapacitation, a university error, or military leave. Students should not submit petitions based on ignorance of university policies and procedures. These will be denied. Petition forms are avialable in D-155 ASB.

Collection of Unpaid Tuition and Fees

BYU retains all legal remedies to collect unpaid tuition, fees, and other amounts due to the university for housing, traffic fines, etc. BYU uses a variety of methods to keep students informed of amounts due the university, including financial Web sites, statements, and various forms of correspondence. It is the student's responsibility to remain aware of obligations to the university and to make payment on a timely basis.

If BYU is unable to collect amounts due the university within a reasonable time, the debt may be referred to an outside collection agency and/or attorney for collection. All collection costs, including collection agency fees, attorney fees, and court costs will be charged to the student's account.

Failure to pay all amounts due BYU, including collection fees, may also result in various actions, including but not limited to withholding services and restricting the student's ability to register for class, participate in graduation, receive a transcript or diploma, or be considered for readmission to the university. The university also reserves the right to report both positive and negative payment histories to credit-reporting agencies.

Payments for Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees include charges such as tuition, class fees, tuition reassessments, tuition late fees, Study Abroad fees, and health plan charges. Students are responsible to pay the correct amount of tuition, fees, and past due balances in U.S. dollars (checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank). A current billing statement is available on Route Y by clicking the My Financial Center link under the School heading. Tuition and fees cannot be paid using the BYU Signature Card. The following options are available for making tuition and fee payments. For more information on making payments to BYU, please visit http://payments.byu.edu.

Pay Tuition Online

BYU encourages you to take advantage of the fast, easy, and secure way to pay online. Payments may be made online by logging into Route Y and selecting the My Financial Center link under the School heading.

  1. eCheck (BYU's preferred payment method)
    eCheck is a free electronic check option that uses a secure Web transmission to electronically withdraw funds directly from a payer's checking or savings account. The payer must provide his/her bank routing account number to make an eCheck payment. Payments from mutual fund, money market, line of credit, or brokerage accounts cannot be accepted.
  2. Credit Card with a Service Fee
    BYU has arranged for a third-party vendor to accept American Express, Discover, and MasterCard for tuition payments. The third party charges the payer a nonrefundable service fee equal to 2.75 percent of the transaction amount. This fee will be in addition to the tuition and fee charges. Visa is not accepted because it's operating rules prevent participation in service fee programs of this type.

    Debit cards are considered credit cards for tuition and loan payment purposes and would therefore be subject to the same credit card restrictions and service charges. Note: Because eChecks and debit cards both deduct payments directly from a checking or savings account, students can avoid the service charge by choosing the eCheck option.

    Note the Credit Card Refund Policy: Existing credit card regulations prohibit BYU from making a refund to you in cash or check when you make a payment by credit card and there is an adjustment made to the charges paid. When you pay by credit card and there is a reduction in the amount of your charges, we are required to refund the amount back to the credit card you used to make the payment. The third party vendor will not refund any portion of the service fee even though a refund has been made to the credit card.

Pay Tuition by Mail

Check or money order payments may be mailed to Student Financial Services, A-153 ASB, Provo, UT 84602. Please make checks payable to Brigham Young University or BYU. Do not mail cash. Include with your check the student's BYU ID number and the amount to apply to each category.

Pay Tuition in Person

Payments may be made throughout the year in person at D-155 ASB. Tuition may be paid using check, money order, or cash. Credit cards and the Signature Card cannot be used to pay tuition or fees at BYU cashiering locations (see Pay Tuition Online above for acceptable use of credit cards). Check or money order payments may also be left in the drop boxes in the D wing on the main floor of the ASB.

Pay Tuition Through Western Union

International payments can be made via Western Union in most countries. Using cash rather than credit card as the payment method will greatly reduce the amount of Western Union fees.

Follow these instructions to make a tuition payment using Western Union Quick Collect:

  1. Go to a Western Union agent location. To find a location call toll-free 1-800-325-6000, press 2, 1; or go to the Web site at http://www.westernunion.com.
  2. Complete the blue Quick Collect form. You will need the following information to complete the form:
    • Pay to: Brigham Young University
    • Code city: BrighamYoung (case sensitive and no spaces)
    • State: UT
    • Account Number: (nine-digit BYU student ID)
  3. Provide payment to Western Union
    • Payment amount includes amount owed to BYU plus Quick Collect fee (between $11 and $15 U.S.)
    • $5,000 U.S. limit for each cash transaction
  4. Receive the receipt with the ten-digit money transfer control number (MTCN). This number can be used to track your Quick Collect payment. Notification of cash payment is sent within a few minutes.
  5. Please send an email to wires@byu.edu. Include your student ID and how you would like your payment applied to your account.
Pay Tuition by Wire Transfer

To pay tuition using an international or domestic wire transfer, please contact us for wire transfer instructions via phone (801) 422-4104 or via email at wires@byu.edu.



University Fees

Class Fees

Ec En 224 11
**Geol 410 550
***Geol 490R, 590R variable
Math 97 75
Mil S 425R 40
Music 160R, 260R, 359R, 360R, 460R, 560R, 660R (Fall/Winter) 400
Music 160R, 260R, 359R, 360R, 460R, 560R, 660R (Spring/Summer) 200
Music 250R (Fall/Winter) 200
Music 250R (Spring/Summer) 100
PWS 112 90
RMYL 189 100
†RMYL 427 variable
SFL 110, 340 50
SFL 185R, 287, 487 30
SFL 215 80
StAc 116, 117 (bowling) 45
†StAc 150, 151, 152, 153 (skating) variable
†*StAc 161, 162, 164 (skiing) $40
†StAc 175, 176, 177 (scuba) variable
TEE 229 $30

*Student must also have equipment and purchase lift passes.
**See department for a refund application.
***See department for a fee card.
†See department for amount.



Class fee refunds are based on the same schedule as listed for tuition refunds. Those with asterisks (*) are exceptions to this schedule and must be requested at the respective academic department.

Materials/Service Fees

The following courses charge fees based on materials consumed or services provided. Contact the individual department or professor to determine the appropriate payment procedure.

    CM 105, 155, 210.

    EC En 212, 301.

    IT 101, 443, 447.

    TEE 200, 229, 490R, 593R.

    TMA 285, 475R.

    VAStu 104, 105, 133, 155, 216, 217, 330, 350, 351, 356R, 358, 359, 456R.

Student Teaching/Practicum Fees

Fingerprint Fee

Students in teacher education must be fingerprinted and pass a background check prior to starting practicum experiences with K–12 students. Fees for fingerprinting and background checks are set by the Utah State Office of Education and are listed on the Education Advisement Center Web site: http://education.byu.edu/ess/fingerprint.html.

Licensure Fee

Students who meet all program requirements qualify for a Level 1 teaching license in Utah. Fees for licensure are due with the student teaching application. Licensure fees are set by the Utah State Office of Education and are listed on the Office of Field Services Web site: http://education.byu.edu/ess.

Miscellaneous Fees and Fines

Admission evaluation fee (nonrefundable) $35
Bicycle registration (Provo City license) 1
Change of registration fee—per class (after add deadline) 10
Dishonored check charge 20
Examination, special equivalency 20
NDFS-dietetics insurance and ADA dues 50
Graduation (undergraduate) fee (nonrefundable) 15
Identification photo for replacement ID card
(no charge for first replacement
 
10
Incomplete grade contract fee per class
(to a maximum of $30)
 
10
National League of Nursing Diagnostic Exam 40
Physical education locker 5
Traffic violation fines, variable according to violation 5–300
Transcript fee: Electronic
          Paper
5
6



Health Insurance Requirement

BYU requires all three-quarter- and full-time students (9 credit hours or more for a semester; 4.5 credit hours for a term) to carry adequate medical insurance. This applies the entire time a student has continuing status, including students taking a semester or term off. All participants in groups on tour, Study Abroad, or internships are required to carry adequate medical insurance.

To satisfy the health coverage requirement, you have several options:

  1. Enroll in the Student Health Plan
  2. Enroll in a group medical plan provided by your parents', your own, or your spouse's employer
  3. Purchase an individual plan that meets the following guidelines:
    • 80% coverage for all major medical expenses, including physician, hospital, and ancillary services in Utah
    • An individual annual deductible of no more than $1,000; and
    • An annual plan limit of no less than $100,000.

Three-quarter- or full-time students must enroll in the BYU Student Health Plan or provide verification of other adequate insurance coverage when first enrolling at BYU and prior to the beginning of fall semester each year thereafter. Students who do not return a properly completed waiver form via the Web to the BYU Student Health Plan Office prior to the last day to add/drop will be automatically enrolled in and assessed the appropriate premium (single or married student rate) for the BYU Student Health Plan. The web site is located at http://health.byu.edu/health_plan/ped.php.

The BYU Student Health Plan is an annual plan but is billed and must be paid each semester/term. The health plan fee is due on the add deadline of each semester or term. Following fall semester, students who will not be attending BYU for one or more semesters or terms (except as described above) are eligible to remain on the BYU Student Health Plan but must continue to pay the health plan fee on a timely basis. Following fall semester, students who will no longer be attending BYU may also opt out of participation in the health plan. If you choose to not remain on the student health plan, you must submit in writing such decision to the BYU Student Health Plan Office by the due date of the plan fee.

For the latest BYU Student Health Plan fees, check the Web site at http://health.byu.edu/health_plan/health.php.



Appeals

Students with unusual circumstances may appeal for special consideration of any item in this section to the Student Services Office. Appeal forms may be obtained at the Student Services windows at D-155 ASB.