Costs & Financial Aid

  • Cost & Financial Aid

We understand that tuition and other costs are important considerations when deciding which graduate school to attend. As one of the most affordable private universities in the United States, a significant portion of the cost of operating the university is paid from the tithes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Therefore, students and families of students who are tithe-paying members of the LDS Church are charged a lower tuition rate than non LDS students. This practice is similar in principle to that of state universities that generally charge residents lower tuition rates than out of state residents. 

Many forms of financial aid are readily available to students. Many graduate students receive fellowships, awards, teaching and research assistantships, and department and national scholarships. Cost of living is also very reasonable in Provo and there are many student jobs available.

Cost of Attendance

                                                 2019-2020 Cost of Attendance
Two Semesters Graduate Marriott**/Law
LDS Tuition
Cost of Full-time tuition.
$ 7,290 $ 13,450
Non-LDS Tuition
Cost of Full-time tuition.
$ 14,580 $ 26,900
Room and Board
Including rent, utilities and living expenses.
$ 13,080 $ 13,080
Books and Supplies
Cost varies depending on requirements for enrolled courses.
$ 872 $ 1,920
Personal Expenses
Includes BYU Health Insurance.
$ 3,784 $ 3,784
Transportation
Cost varies depending on method of transportation
$ 2,944 $ 2,944
Loan Fees $ 184 $ 184
LDS Total*: $ 28,154 $ 35,362
Non-LDS Total*: $ 35,444 $ 48,812

 

                                                 2018-2019 Cost of Attendance
Two Semesters Graduate Marriott**/Law
LDS Tuition
Cost of Full-time tuition.
$ 7,080 $ 13,060
Non-LDS Tuition
Cost of Full-time tuition.
$ 14,160 $ 26,120
Room and Board
Including rent, utilities and living expenses.
$ 12,720 $ 12,720
Books and Supplies
Cost varies depending on requirements for enrolled courses.
$ 848 $ 1,864
Personal Expenses
Includes BYU Health Insurance.
$ 3,684 $ 3,684
Transportation
Cost varies depending on method of transportation
$ 2,864 $ 2,864
Loan Fees $ 204 $ 204
LDS Total*: $ 27,400 $ 34,396
Non-LDS Total*: $ 34,480 $ 47,456

*For each dependent $2,100 will be added to the total amount. 
** Marriott Includes: MISM, MAcc, MBA, EMBA, MPA and EMPA

Additionally, the cost of room and board is a large part of total expenses. As such, it is important to make the decision that’s right for you. BYU’s housing departments can help students find the right housing option by visiting their portals for On-Campus Housing and Off-Campus Housing.

Scholarships

Many of our graduate departments offer additional scholarship or funding opportunities; contact your respective graduate program for more information.

The Graduate Studies office and Graduate Student Society (GSS) offers two scholarships:

HIDRA
The High Impact Doctoral Research Assistantship (HIDRA) award program is designed for faculty to recruit non-BYU originating PhD graduate students, and is therefore restricted to applicants whose undergraduate and master’s education was obtained at other institutions (current BYU students are ineligible for this award).  The applicant must agree to be supervised by a faculty member who has an active research program. Faculty members are encouraged to use the HIDRA program to recruit high-quality applicants. 

To be considered, the faculty member and the applicant must submit a joint proposal to Graduate Studies.

The faculty member's portion of the proposal must include:

  • a) a current curriculum vitae,
  • b) a description of the proposed research and the role of the graduate student, 
  • c) an explanation of how the proposed research addresses the long-term goals of the graduate program,
  • d) the expected results of the research
  • e) Letters of recommendation from the dean and department chair that evaluate the qualifications of the faculty member, the significance of the proposed work, and the level of department/college support.

The applicant's portion of the proposal must include:

  • a) a current curriculum vitae,
  • b) GPA, GRE, and other scores relevant to the discipline,
  • c) a description of  the proposed research,
  • d) three letters of recommendation from qualified academic sources.

A total of five HIDRA awards will be granted each year, with no more than two coming from the same college.

The awards will be for $30,000 per academic year for a maximum of three years. Students and faculty will be required to submit annual written reports of progress in order for the awards to be continued.  Students who receive the HIDRA award must adhere to Brigham Young University's Honor Code while a student at BYU.  Please submit completed application (including supporting letters from the department/college) to jan_goodrich@byu.edu.  Deadline is January 15.

Professional Presentation Award

The Professional Presentation Awards (PPA's) are a $500 award for presenting high quality scholarly work at a conference during the school year. Any graduate student presenting original work may apply for an award. For more information, including PPA submission deadlines, please click here.

Part-Time Work

There are many benefits to working part-time while enrolled as a student at BYU. Part-time employment allows students to gain meaningful work experience, help pay for their expenses, and learn to manage their time. College work experience can also help students build their resumes, gain new skills, develop talents, and provide references for their future careers.

On-Campus Employment

Each year about 15,000 students work on campus. These students enjoy student-friendly schedules ranging from 10-20 hours a week, along with the convenience of working within walking distance of their classes.

Many graduate programs provide part time employment opportunities for their graduate students in the form of graduate research or teaching assistantships wherein students may work for an hourly or contracted rate based on available departmental funding. Applicants may inquire directly through their respective graduate programs about assistantship opportunities.

You can apply for an on-campus job using the Student Employment website.

Off-Campus Employment

For students who want to gain off-campus work experience, there are also numerous jobs available in the Provo community.