2.4 Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition is due on or before the first day of every semester. Students make tuition payments by signing into their account at pathway.lds.org.
Tuition is calculated based on how many BYU-Idaho course credits a student is registered for per semester. Institute courses are free (see 6.3 Credits & Courses).
The cost per credit varies based on PathwayConnect version type and country. Visit pathway.lds.org to learn more.
After the tuition deadline, students will be assessed a 5% late fee on their remaining balance. Students who do not pay by the last day of the 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 Pathway 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% of the semester has passed will receive a pro-rated refund. The refund percentage is calculated by the PathwayConnect Home Office based on the date the student withdraws. No refund will be issued after 60% of a semester has passed. In addition, PathwayConnect reserves the right to not grant a refund to a student who is suspended or expelled.
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 from country to 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 “Pathway.”
- 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:
BYU-Idaho Attn: PathwayConnect Bookkeeper 525 S Center Street Rexburg, ID 83460-4645