2.4 Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition is due on or before the first day of every semester. Students make tuition payments by signing in to their account at byupathway.lds.org.
Tuition is calculated based on how many credits a student is registered for per semester. Institute courses are free (see 6.3 Credits & Courses).
The cost per credit varies based on the PathwayConnect version type, country, and membership status. Visit byupathway.lds.org to learn more.
After the tuition deadline, students will be assessed a 5 percent late fee on their remaining balance. Students who do not pay by the registration deadline for the next semester will be prohibited from registering for any future semesters until the debt is paid in its entirety. Students in their final semester who fail to pay will not be eligible for matriculation to any BYU-Idaho program and will not receive a PathwayConnect completion certificate.
Students who withdraw from PathwayConnect before the payment deadline will receive a full refund. Students who withdraw after the first week of classes and before 60 percent of the semester has passed will receive a prorated refund. The refund percentage is calculated based on the date the student withdraws. No refund will be issued after 60 percent of a semester has passed. In addition, BYU-Pathway Worldwide reserves the right to not grant a refund to a student who is suspended or expelled.
U.S. Federal Financial Aid
During PathwayConnect, students are not classified as “degree-seeking” and are therefore not eligible for U.S. federal financial aid. Students who complete PathwayConnect and choose to matriculate into a degree program will then be eligible to apply for financial aid (if they have a high school diploma or equivalent).
International students do not qualify for any type of U.S. federal financial aid.
PathwayConnect students are not eligible for BYU-Idaho academic scholarships. Students may, however, search and apply for private scholarships that fit their individual qualifications.
Perpetual Education Fund (PEF)
International students who are interested in obtaining financial aid from the PEF should consult with their local priesthood leaders. PEF guidelines and availability vary by country.
Individuals interested in donating funds for a particular student’s tuition may do so by sending a check and following these instructions:
- Checks should be made out to “BYU-Pathway Worldwide.”
- Checks must be written for the exact amount of the student’s tuition.
- Checks should contain the student’s name and PathwayConnect ID number.
- Individuals donating funds for multiple students must send a separate check for each student’s tuition.
- Checks should be sent to:
Brigham Young University – Idaho
233 Biddulph Bldg
525 S Center Street, Stop 4645
Rexburg ID 83460-4645