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Step 1: Count the Cost
Step 2: Financial Opportunities and Options
Step 3: Apply for BYU Scholarships by Appropriate Deadlines
Step 4: Apply for Federal Financial Aid
Step 5: Complete Your To-do List Items and Read your Messages
Step 6: Review Your Awards
Step 7: Disbursement
Financial Aid News
News: Dates to Remember
November 21, 2013
Start winter semester 2014 in the know. Here is a calendar of important upcoming events and dates. We will be processing awards and disbursements based on these dates:
For more details, visit our dates and deadlines page.
News: 7 Questions for the Beginning of the Semester
Each semester begins with students asking lots of questions. As you get ready, here are seven questions to help you be prepared...
- How much will school cost? Check out BYU's published Cost of Attendance and create a financial plan with a budget.
- What is the difference between a grant and a loan? Learn the difference between the different types of aid... browse Step 2.
- How will you contact me? We send you messages, reminders, award notification, and more through My Financial Center.
- How do I know if I am eligible? Make sure you have a basic understanding of what it takes to be eligible... and stay eligible for your aid.
- How much of a loan should I accept? Deciding how much to borrow is an important decision for you during the financial aid application process. Consult with your parents, our leaders, or a financial aid counselor for advice.
- When am I going to get my money? Disbursement is a process--after completing the application process and being eligible your aid is posted to your Student Account, applied toward any tuition and health plan charges and then excess is refunded. Reference dates to remember above for more information.
- Am I too late to apply for federal financial aid? You are late to the game but get started today.
News: Planning Ahead for Winter 2014
November 21, 2013
Beginning in January students will be able to complete their 2014-2015 FAFSAs online!
Where do I complete the FAFSA? www.fafsa.ed.gov
Please remember that if you submit your FAFSA before completing your taxes you will be able to go back and use the IRS transfer tool once they are submitted.
If you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, we strongly recommend using the tool for several reasons:
1. It's the easiest way to provide your tax data.
2. It's the best way of ensuring that your FAFSA has accurate tax information.
3. You won't need to provide a copy of your or your parents' tax transcript.
News: New Scholarship Deadline
Do you want a scholarship? We have a new scholarship application deadline for continuing students. Complete the BYU Scholarship Application by March 1 to be considered.
The March 1 deadline allows for applicants to complete their federal taxes and FAFSA before the deadline. Why is that important? Well, we want students to be considered for every scholarship possible. BYU offers academic, private, and need-based awards--we'll need your FAFSA for those need-based ones.
So remember, as a continuing student you will complete your taxes, your FAFSA, and your BYU Scholarship application before March 1.
Note: New applicants to BYU (i.e., new freshman and transfers) must complete the BYU Scholarship Application by the admissions deadline and can then complete their FAFSA by March 1.