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

                                                 2021-2022 Cost of Attendance
Two Semesters Graduate Marriott**/Law
LDS Tuition
Cost of Full-time tuition.
$ 7,700 $ 14,208
Non-LDS Tuition
Cost of Full-time tuition.
$ 15,400 $ 28,416
Room and Board
Including rent, utilities and living expenses.
$ 13,648 $ 13,648
Books and Supplies
Cost varies depending on requirements for enrolled courses.
$ 912 $ 2,008
Personal Expenses
Includes BYU Health Insurance.
$ 3,952 $ 3,952
Transportation
Cost varies depending on method of transportation
$ 3,072 $ 3,072
Loan Fees $ 184 $ 184
LDS Total*: $ 29,468 $ 37,072
Non-LDS Total*: $ 37,168 $ 51,280

 

                                                 2020-2021 Cost of Attendance
Two Semesters Graduate Marriott**/Law
LDS Tuition
Cost of Full-time tuition.
$ 7,510 $ 13,860
Non-LDS Tuition
Cost of Full-time tuition.
$ 15,020 $ 27,720
Room and Board
Including rent, utilities and living expenses.
$ 13,384 $ 13,384
Books and Supplies
Cost varies depending on requirements for enrolled courses.
$ 896 $ 1,968
Personal Expenses
Includes BYU Health Insurance.
$ 3,872 $ 3,872
Transportation
Cost varies depending on method of transportation
$ 3,016 $ 3,016
Loan Fees $ 184 $ 184
LDS Total*: $ 28,862 $ 36,284
Non-LDS Total*: $ 36,372 $ 50,144

 

*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.

Additional scholarship opportunities:

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.

High Impact Graduate Research Award (HIGRA)

The High Impact Graduate Research Award (HIGRA) program, sponsored by the Graduate Studies department in collaboration and consultation with Graduate Council members (comprised of Associate Deans from all colleges), is designed to assist graduate programs in recruiting high caliber graduate students who have the potential of producing outstanding scholarly research that will significantly impact their respective disciplines.    

To apply, candidates must first submit their BYU graduate application online along with their ecclesiastical endorsement and honor code commitment and then submit the completed HIGRA Application form to their BYU graduate program of interest.  Current matriculated Master's or Doctoral students already enrolled at BYU are precluded from applying.  Questions may be routed to the Executive Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies at marilee.allred@byu.edu.  

Number of Annual Awards  

4 Doctoral awards 

3 Master’s awards 

Award Amounts and Term 

  • Doctoral recipients receive $30,000 per year for a term of up to three years ($15,000 awarded per semester) 
  • Master’s recipients receive $15,000 per year for a term of up to two years ($7,500 awarded per semester) 

Note: HIGRA funds are prorated on a two-semester basis (fall and winter) and are awarded to successful HIGRA recipients for the stated term contingent on recipients continuing to maintain the conditions as set forth below.    

Application Deadline 

Applications may be submitted between January 1 and April 1 for consideration (contingent on available awards at the time of submission).       

HIGRA Award recipients will be notified on a rolling basis between January 15 and April 15 or at such time that all seven (7) HIGRA recipients have been selected, which ever occurs first.  

Applicants are therefore highly encouraged to apply early before HIGRA funds are depleted.

HIGRA application requirements and instructions 

For more information please click here.

HIGRA application form

For the application form 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.