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Brigham Young University Admissions


Deposit Policy

Deposit Policy for International Undergraduate Students

In order for students to be successful academically at BYU, they must have a solid financial plan. All international applicants for undergraduate degrees are required to deposit $4,000 in an escrow account at BYU immediately following notification of their admission. Students will not be able to register for classes, nor will any student visa paperwork be initiated until the deposit is paid.

The deposits will be held in escrow with the intent that it will be released to the students during their final semester before graduation. Students who experience unforeseen financial hardship while studying at BYU may petition to use up to $3,000 of their deposit before their final semester.  To petition, please contact the Associate Dean of Students, in person at 3500 WSC, by phone at (801) 422-4771, or by email

International students who find they are unable to cover the costs associated with their continued education at BYU and who have already accessed $3,000 from their deposit will receive the final $1,000 in the form of a plane ticket to return to their home country.

How to Pay Your Deposit

We recommend students pay their International Student Deposit online. Please login and pay your deposit online:

If you are unable to pay online, your deposit may also be made by phone or mail through the BYU Student Services.

Phone: Call BYU Student Services with your credit or debit card information at 1-801-422-4104. Please be sure that your credit or debit card does not have a daily limit of less than $4,000 USD.

Mail: Send a $4,000 USD check or money order from a US bank. Please be sure to include a sheet of paper showing your contact information and explaining why you are sending the deposit.

BYU Student Services
D-155 ASB
Provo, UT 84602

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