Dates and Deadlines
2012-2013 Federal Financial Aid Deadlines
The chart below provides important federal financial aid deadlines.
The last day of your enrollment or June 30, 2013, which ever comes first.
BYU must receive a valid and eligible FAFSA for you while you are in school and before the FAFSA deadline.
There are no exceptions to these dates.
120 days beyond the last day of your 2012-2013 attendance OR August 30, 2013; whichever date comes first.
If selected, you must complete verification before you are awarded federal financial aid. Please check your To-Do List in My Financial Center and submit appropriate documents if requested.
One week prior to the first day of class for each semester/term.
Tuition Payment Deadline
A hold will be placed on your records until your tuition is paid in full.
|Add/Drop Deadline|| |
Fall 2012-September 10
Winter 2013-January 18
Spring 2013-May 7
Summer 2013-July 1
Fall 2012-November 26
Winter 2013-April 1
Spring 2012-June 3
Summer 2012-July 29
Deadline to submit financial aid petitions.
Students with extenuating circumstances can petition and request an exception of certain policies. See Petitions.
|Loan Process|| |
Last day of class for semester/term.
2012-2013 Federal Financial Aid Important Dates
In the chart below, you will find an outline of important federal financial aid dates.
|FAFSA Available|| |
The 2012-2013 FAFSA becomes available online.
Note: We strongly recommend that you complete your 2010 federal taxes before completing the FAFSA
|Priority Application|| |
May 1, 2012
Recommended submission date for 2012-2013 FAFSA
Fall/Winter Awarding Begins
Spring/Summer Awarding Begins
If our application is complete, awarding will begin and continue throughout the semester or term as applicants complete the application process.
Note: Semester only applicants will experience delays.
Begins on the tuition deadline (one week prior to the first day of class for each semester/term).
Begins three days after the first day of class for each semester/term.
If your aid has been awarded, disbursed, and you meet all eligibility requirements, any excess funds will be refunded via direct deposit (or mailed to your myBYU mailing address).
Note: Part-time students must confirm their hours with Student Services (801) 422-4104 before a refund is issued.
|Thinking Marriage?||No specific date|| |
If you anticipate marriage between now and the end of the 2012-2013 academic year, refer to Marriage and Federal Financial Aid to help you determine the best time to submit your FAFSA. You may also schedule an appointment with your FInancial Aid Counselor by calling (801) 422-4104 if you have additional questions.
BYU Scholarship Application Deadlines
Apart from applying for federal financial aid and completing the FAFSA, BYU offers scholarships. Scholarships are funded through tithing and generous donors. In order to be considered for scholarships, students must complete a scholarship application on or before the appropriate deadline. We encourage all students to complete the entire scholarship application. This allows students to be considered for all scholarships for which they may qualify. The information students submit on the scholarship application is also forwarded to their major college. The FAFSA is required if students want to be considered for need-based and most private scholarships. The FAFSA will be available in January 2013 for the 2013-14 academic year.
You must apply for scholarships on or before posted deadlines, even if you have not yet been admitted to the university. Your application for scholarships will be processed once you are admitted. Only those applications submitted by the deadline will be considered.
Departments and colleges may have different deadlines for their scholarships. See BYU Departmental Scholarships for more information.
|Eligible Students||Spring 2013||Summer 2013||Fall 2013||Winter 2014|
|New Freshman*||Feb 1, 2013||Feb 1, 2013||Feb 1, 2013||Oct 1, 2013|
|Former*||Feb 1, 2013||Feb 1, 2013||Feb 1, 2013||Oct 1, 2013|
|Continuing||Mar 1, 2013||Mar 1, 2013||Mar 1, 2013||Mar 1, 2013|
|Transfer*||N/A||N/A||Feb 1, 2013||Oct 1, 2013|
|Graduate||Contact your department for application materials and deadlines.|
*By submitting the CES application for admission, new freshman students will be considered for academic scholarships. (Keep in mind that international students and new transfer students are not eligible for academic scholarships upon their entrance to BYU.) Transfer and international students can apply for academic scholarships as Continuing students after having completed at least one full enrollment (12 credit hours) at BYU on or before to the appropriate February 1 application deadline. To be considered for other awards, you must complete the online scholarship application (formerly known as the COMPREHENSIVE scholarship application), accessible at: saasta.byu.edu/auth/scholarship or myBYU.
Beta: Financial Aid Calendar
*We are experimenting with using a Google Calendar to include all the dates and deadlines that apply to financial aid. This format allows you to add items to your own Google Calendar or import them into other calendar applications.