Brigham Young University–Idaho 2009-2010
This section describes the CONTRACTUAL FINANCIAL
AGREEMENT between Brigham Young University–Idaho and
each student who attends any regular school session and/or
enrolls in any credit class.
Brigham Young University–Idaho is afﬁ liated with The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Approximately 70% of the Univer-
sity’s operating costs are paid from the tithes of Church members.
Because of this, students who are Church members or their families
have already made a monetary contribution to the operations of the
University. To help equalize this cost, non-members of the Church
are assessed higher tuition, which still does not completely cover the
total educational costs of the student.
All audited, Internet, and Continuing Education credit classes are
charged the same tuition as regular credit classes taken at the Univer-
BANK CARD POLICY
The only bank card that BYU-Idaho accepts for payment on student
and employee personal accounts is MasterCard. This includes ALL
charges made to personal accounts such as Tuition, Fees, Campus
Housing, Dining Dollars, Bookstore purchases, and Health Center
charges. A processing fee will be charged for all items paid with a
MasterCard on personal accounts. The processing fee is currently
2.1%, but is subject to change at any time.
Students can have full access to all University online resources,
including their Personal Financial Accounts covered below, by log-
ging on to my.byui.edu. Students then must enter their Net-ID and
Password. Any action taken by using this password is assumed to be
done by the student. Therefore, students should not disclose their
passwords to anyone else and should change their passwords when
needed. Students may authorize a third party (parents or someone
else) to have access to their Personal Account for a limited time so
that payments can be made online. Third-party payment access is
granted by the student through a menu item in their Personal Ac-
PERSONAL STUDENT ACCOUNTS
Each student has their own Personal Account at the University where
all charges, payments, deposits, and disbursements of scholarships
and ﬁ nancial aid are recorded. Students should regularly check their
Personal Account online at my.byui.edu.
Deposits for Personal Use
For the convenience of each student, money may be deposited to the
student’s Personal Account at the University. These funds may be
deposited in cash, by check, or by electronic funds transfer (e-check).
Funds deposited in a student’s Personal Account may be used at any
time for payment of University debts. Funds may be withdrawn by
check (any amount), or cash (up to $400 per day).
Personal Account balances may also be transferred electronically to a
student’s personal bank account. However, funds deposited by check
or e-check may not be transferred for seven business days following
Declining Balance Deposits
Students can put money (maximum $100 per day) on their Declining
Balance Deposit which allows them to use their BYU–Idaho Iden-
tiﬁ cation Card (called I-Card) to make purchases at Food Services
outlets and vending machines, to buy items from the Bookstore, to
pay for tickets to events, to make copies at copy machines on campus,
and use the printers in the computer labs.
Students can make deposits online through their Personal Account at
the Cashier and Ticket Services Ofﬁ ce in the Kimball Building, Food
Services cashiers, Cash-to-Card machines in the Library, and at the
Copy Centers. Students must have their I-Card before they can use
their Declining Balance Deposit. This is separate from any deposits
on their personal accounts.
It is preferable that students who work for BYU–Idaho have their pay
deposited directly into their checking or savings account at their bank
or credit union. This is done by submitting a request form along
with a voided check or savings deposit slip to the Payroll Desk in the
Accounting Ofﬁ ce (KIM 130). If this option is not chosen, the stu-
dent’s pay will be deposited into his or her personal payroll account
at the University. It will be available in the form of cash and/or check
at the Cashier and Ticket Services Ofﬁ ce in the Kimball Building on
or after each payday (8th and 23rd of each month) between 8:15 am
and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Student Payroll Notiﬁ cations giving detail of hours worked, pay, and
deductions are available to students online by going to their Personal
PERSONAL ACCOUNT STATEMENTS
Personal Account Statements showing the amount owing are NOT
printed and mailed to students who have traditional student status
and are enrolled in classes. However, they will be notiﬁ ed at the
beginning of each month (by e-mail to their BYU–Idaho e-mail ad-
dress) if a balance is still owing. Statements will be mailed to students
when they are off-track or not attending. Students can view or print
Personal Account Statements online at my.byui.edu.
Students are responsible for all charges on their Personal Account.
STUDENTS SHOULD NOT RELY UPON MONTHLY E-
MAILS OR STATEMENTS TO REMIND THEM OF PAYMENT
DEADLINES. All payment and other school deadlines appear on
the School Calendar in this catalog, in each semester’s Class Schedule
and Fees. FAILURE OF STUDENTS TO BECOME AWARE
OF THESE DEADLINES DOES NOT EXCUSE THEM FROM
MEETING THESE DEADLINES.
Third Party Access to Personal Accounts
Students should not give their Net ID and Password to another per-
son. The student is responsible for any action taken on the web with
the use of his or her Net ID and Password. Students may authorize a
third party (parents or someone else) to have limited access to their
Personal Account without sharing their Net ID and password using a
menu option on the Personal Account page.
REGISTRATION AND TUITION
A Registration Deposit of $60 must be paid before a student will be
allowed to register. The deposit is required of all students including
those who will receive a scholarship or ﬁ nancial aid. The deposit can
be paid in advance (1) on the student’s Personal Account online, (2)
by phone (208-496-1080), (3) in person at the Cashier and Ticket
Services Ofﬁ ce, (4) by mail, Cashier and Ticket Services Ofﬁ ce, Kim-
ball 130, Rexburg, ID 83460-1625, or (5) when registering online.
The deposit will be kept on the student’s account to allow regis-
tration for subsequent semesters. When a student is no longer a
continuing student, this deposit will be applied to outstanding debts
and the balance returned to the student. Students can have this
refund processed sooner by notifying the Accounting Ofﬁ ce if they
are not returning. This can be done online by going to their Personal
Tuition is based upon the number of registered credits (including
audited classes). Students taking 12 or more credits per semester will
be charged full-time tuition; otherwise, tuition is assessed for each
credit for which the student is registered. The amount of tuition is
computed each time the student registers or makes changes until the
Registration Deadline (one week after classes begin). Afterwards,
tuition will not be adjusted downward unless the student withdraws
from school before 60% of the semester has passed, in which case a
partial refund will be processed.
If students have not reached full-time status by the Registration
Deadline, they will be charged for additional classes which may be
added later until they reach full time status.
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Certain classes may have an extra fee due to the unique expenses
associated with that class. Generally, these fees are for supplies which
are considered to be purchased and used after the ﬁ rst week of each
term. Some fees are for student travel or other purposes such as
private lessons or guest lecturers. There is no refund of class fees after
the Registration Deadline unless the teacher certiﬁ es to the Account-
ing Ofﬁ ce that funds have not been committed and/or expended or
the student withdraws from school before 60% of the semester has
passed. Reference each class in this catalog for details of each class fee.
Class Drop Fee
There is no charge for dropping a class up to one week after the class
begins (Registration Deadline). After this date, there will be a $5
charge for each class dropped. The deadlines are listed in the catalog
Class Schedule and Fees Form
A Class Schedule and Fees Form will show the following for the se-
mester: (1) the schedule of classes for which the student is registered,
including times, instructors, and locations, (2) total of tuition and
class fees assessed, (3) any tuition payments, (4) any awarded scholar-
ships, grants, and other ﬁ nancial aid, (5) the amount which will
be owing after payments and aid are applied, and (6) the Payment
Deadline and other information.
This form is available online on the student’s Personal Account. It
can also be requested from the Student Records and Registration
Ofﬁ ce either in person or by phone (208-496-1004). The Class
Schedule and Fees Form may change after each registration change.
Therefore, be certain to obtain the most recent form. No billing will
be sent to the student.
TUITION PAYMENT DEADLINES
Payment for the full amount of Tuition and Fees for ALL registered
classes is due on the deadline date, including classes which have
not started. Failure to pay the full amount will result in a one-time
Late Payment Charge of 5% on the unpaid balance. Additionally, a
monthly 1% service charge will be assessed on the unpaid balance.
Reference the calendar in this catalog.
If additional charges result from classes being added later, these
charges will be due the day the additional registration takes place,
NOT when the classes begin.
The Tuition Payment Deadlines for those students who do not start
school until the middle of the semester (Second Block Students), is
one week after classes begin.
There is NO OFFICIAL BILLING FOR TUITION AND FEES
mailed to students by BYU–Idaho. However, this information may
be obtained at anytime. (See Class Schedule and Fees above). BEING
UNAWARE OF THE AMOUNTS OWING OR THE DEADLINE
DATES DOES NOT EXCUSE THE STUDENT FROM MEET-
ING THE TUITION PAYMENT DEADLINES. Payments can be
made (1) online on the student’s Personal Account, (2) over the
phone (208-496-1080), or (3) at the Cashier and Ticket Services Of-
ﬁ ce, either in person or by mail, Cashier and Ticket Services Ofﬁ ce,
Kimball 130, Rexburg, ID 83460-1625.
Books and Supplies
Books and school supplies purchased at the BYU–Idaho Univer-
sity Store may be charged to the student’s Personal Account at the
University. These charges become due the following month; however,
Financial Aid will be used when available and authorized to pay for
these charges. The student’s purchases may also be made with cash,
check, bank card, or declining balance using their I-Card.
Students may purchase required course materials from sources other
than the BYU–Idaho University Store, including the internet. The
course materials which are required can be obtained by visiting www.
byui.edu/Bookstore and then selecting Textbooks.
If a student needs to receive Financial Aid before school starts to
purchase course materials from a source other than the BYU–Idaho
Bookstore, they should contact the Accounting Ofﬁ ce. An appropri-
ate advance of their Financial Aid up to 10 days before the semester
or class begins will be handled on an individual basis.
Student Health Center Charges
All students and their dependents have access to the Student Health
Center. All costs for visits and services will be charged to the stu-
dent’s Personal Account at the University. It is then the responsibility
of the student to pay for these charges by the end of the following
month. If the student has coverage other than from the Student
Health Plan (SHP) the student is responsible to submit any claims to
that insurance company. The Health Center does not bill Non-SHP
BYU–Idaho requires that all traditional, matriculated students must
have adequate medical coverage in the Rexburg area while attending
classes and in the area they are living during their off-track time. For
further information, please refer to the Student Medical Insurance
To satisfy this requirement, all students will be automatically enrolled
in the Student Health Plan when registering for classes unless insur-
ance waiver information is entered. This insurance can only be waived
if students are covered under their parent’s insurance, or under
a group insurance plan provided by either the student’s or their
spouse’s employer. This enrollment in the Student Health Plan will
remain in effect until the student graduates, loses continuing student
status, or submits a waiver form by the semester Waiver Deadline
(one week after classes begin) which provides veriﬁ cation of adequate
insurance coverage as required.
Student Campus Housing
Payments are due according to housing contracts signed by the
students. Contractual arrangements are made in the Housing Ofﬁ ce.
For on- and off-campus housing information, contact the Housing
Ofﬁ ce, Kimball 196 (208-496-1045), or visit
Long Distance Phone Credit Cards
Students living in campus housing may acquire a BYU–Idaho phone
card. Students may request a card at the Accounting Ofﬁ ce. Long
distance calls will be charged to the student’s Personal Account at the
University and are due the following month.
Students may purchase dining dollars from BYU–Idaho Food Ser-
vices. These purchases may be paid at the time of purchase or charged
to the student’s Personal Account at the University. All charges to
Personal Accounts must be paid by the end of the month. For ad-
ditional information, or to purchase dining dollars, contact Food
Services in the Manwaring Student Center 248, call 208-496-2251,
or visit Food Services online at www.byui.edu/foodservices.
BYU-IDAHO ID CARD
All traditional matriculating students and their spouses can obtain
their BYU–Idaho ID card (called I-card) at the ID Center on the
ﬁ rst ﬂ oor of the Manwaring Center. This card is used campus wide
to identify students and is required to 1) pick up any money at the
Cashier and Ticket Services Ofﬁ ce, 2) use any declining balance or
dining dollars, 3) make charges to Personal Account, 4) purchase
This card serves as an Activity Pass which includes access to the use
of the physical education building, library, and other facilities on
campus. Spouses must purchase an annual pass at the P.E. ofﬁ ce in
the Hart building before they can use the P.E. facilities. This card also
entitles students to attend music, drama, and other performances at
Students are responsible for the charges on their Personal Accounts.
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All payments must be made in U.S. currency and be received by
Brigham Young University–Idaho by the deadline dates. Payments
may be made on the BYU–Idaho Personal Account page with a direct
transfer of money from personal bank checking or savings accounts
(E-Check), or with MasterCard (processing fee charged). Go to my
byui.edu and select Personal Account. MasterCard may also be used
over the phone by calling 208-496-1080. Payments may also be
made in person at the Cashier and Ticket Services Ofﬁ ce in the Kim-
ball Building or by mail to BYU–Idaho, Cashier and Ticket Services
Ofﬁ ce, Rexburg, ID 83460-1625. If paying by mail, allow enough
time for the mail to get to the Cashier and Ticket Services Ofﬁ ce by
the deadline. Send either a check or money order. Do not send cash
Any questions concerning Personal Accounts should be directed to
the Accounting Ofﬁ ce, either in person (Kimball 130) or by calling
Payments may be made in advance, either in one amount or in several
installments, which will enable the student to meet payment dead-
lines without having to pay the entire amount in one lump sum. If a
student decides not to attend after making advanced payments, the
full amount will be refunded after deducting any debts the student
may owe the University.
Scholarships and Grants
BYU–ldaho scholarships require that the student must be enrolled
for 14 or more credits. These scholarships are generally posted to
the student accounts a few days before classes begin. School grants
are posted when awarded. Scholarships and grants from non-BYU–
Idaho sources will be posted to the students account when they are
received. Reference the Financial Aid website at www.byui.edu/
ﬁ nancialaid for anticipated dates. The available amount of scholarship
and grant funds are applied to outstanding balances on the student’s
Personal Account. Students may pick up any remaining balances at
the Cashier and Ticket Services Ofﬁ ce or may transfer them online to
their personal bank account.
FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID
Financial Aid Eligibility “Determination Date”
The ﬁ nal eligibility for Federal Financial Aid for most students is
based upon the number of enrollment credits on the “Determina-
tion Date” which is the same as the Withdrawal Deadline (the date
for dropping classes without having them appear in the transcript ﬁ le
with a “W”). Reference the calendar in this catalog.
If the number of registered credits on the “Determination Date”
falls below the required number of credits upon which the original
Financial Aid was given, the student may have to return a portion or
all of the Grants to the government. The Stafford Loans may also be
affected. If a student drops a Second Block class after the “Determi-
nation Date” which reduces the total number of credits below 12,
their eligibility will also be affected. The student should check with
the Financial Aid and Scholarships Ofﬁ ce in Kimball 100 if there are
Financial Aid Disbursement
Approved Pell Grants, ACG and SMARTgrants, and Stafford Loans
are available up to 10 days before each semester as long as require-
ments are met. The anticipated disbursement dates are found on each
student’s Personal Account on the web.
Before Financial Aid will be given to a student, a Title IV Authoriza-
tion form must be submitted stating whether or not a student gives
authorization to BYU–Idaho to use Pell and Stafford Loans to pay
for all debts owing to the school or just for tuition, fees, room and
board and whether or not any excess funds should be kept on the
student’s account. These decisions will remain in force as long as the
student has continuing student status OR until the student changes
the authorization. This form may be completed or changed on the
student’s Personal Account online, at the Cashier and Ticket Services,
or submitted to the Accounting Ofﬁ ce at Kimball 130.
Before the Tuition Payment Deadline for each semester, students
should check their Personal Account on the web to see if and how
much of the Financial Aid has been used to pay the Tuition and Fees.
The available amount of Financial Aid in each student’s account
will be automatically used to pay tuition, fees, room and board, and
other debts authorized by the student. However, students should
not automatically assume that their tuition and debts have been paid.
Students can go anytime on the web to their Personal Account or to
the Cashiers Ofﬁ ce in the Kimball Building to obtain any balance of
the Financial Aid remaining after debts are paid.
Dishonored (Bad) Checks
All items returned by the bank to the University will be cancelled
or reversed, and appropriate late charges will be assessed as if the
payment had not been made. Also, the student may be placed on a
Cash Only List. If a paper check or an electronic E-check is returned
as dishonored, it will be submitted automatically a second time to
the bank for payment. If the check is returned the student will be
charged twice by the bank for insufﬁ cient funds.
If a student fails to meet ﬁ nancial obligations such as unpaid fees,
ﬁ nes, loans, housing, returned checks, or loss of property or break-
age, the following recourse may be taken by the University:
1. Denial of registration privileges and/or cancellation of existing
2. Requiring advanced payment for tuition and other charges by a
student with a bad debt history before he or she will be allowed
3. Withholding of academic transcripts. No transcripts of credits will
be released to any institution or to the student.
When students become delinquent in the payment of their ﬁ nan-
cial obligations, BYU–Idaho will charge: (a) a ﬁ nance charge in the
amount of one percent per month of all unpaid debts over thirty
days old, (b) all late charges, and (c) all costs of collection incurred
by BYU–Idaho in collecting the debts, including collection agency
charges and attorney’s fees. If a student’s account is assigned or
turned over to a collection agency, an additional charge of one-third
or more of the unpaid debt will be added to the total debt to pay for
the costs of collection.
The above steps may be taken without further notice if satisfactory
arrangement is not made after the student has been notiﬁ ed regard-
ing his or her delinquent status.
REFUND POLICIES & PROCEDURES
There are NO REFUNDS for Tuition and Fees after the registra-
tion deadlines for classes unless the student ofﬁ cially withdraws from
BYU–Idaho. Students will be charged for the classes for which they
are registered until ofﬁ cially withdrawn from school.
All registered classes will be added together in determining the tu-
ition to be charged, even if some of the classes have not started.
At the registration deadlines students have purchased their places in
the registered classes, and there will be NO REFUND given unless a
student completely withdraws from school.
Students should come to the Accounting Ofﬁ ce before withdrawing
from school to see how the withdrawal will affect them ﬁ nancially.
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Computation of Tuition Refunds
The following charges will be made to withdrawing students. Federal
Refund Guidelines for Financial Aid are used:
I. If a student withdraws prior to the ﬁ rst day of the semester, there
will be no charge. The Registration Deposit will be applied to any
outstanding debts and the balance mailed to the student when they
lose their Continuing Student Status.
2. If the withdrawal date is on or after the ﬁ rst day of the semester,
the student will be charged a $60 processing fee. The Registration
Deposit will be applied to this fee.
3. If the withdrawal date is between the ﬁ rst day and the Registration
Deadline of the semester, a full refund will be given for tuition and
4. If the withdrawal date is after the Registration Deadline, the stu-
dent will receive a refund of a portion of the tuition and fees already
charged. This refund will be based upon the number of calendar
days from the beginning of the semester to the date of withdrawal.
Approximately one percent will be charged for each calendar day in
school (two percent for block students).
5. After the semester (or block for block students) is 60% completed,
there will be no refund for tuition or fees.
Federal Title IV Financial Aid
When a student receives Title IV funds (Pell, ACG, and SMART
Grants, Stafford and PLUS Loans) to attend BYU–Idaho and subse-
quently withdraws from school, Federal law and regulations require
the computation of the total unearned amount of the ﬁ nancial aid
AND the amount unearned by the institution for tuition, fees, and
campus room and board. The difference between these two is the
amount which the student will owe to the government. The earned
and unearned amounts are calculated by dividing the total calendar
days of the term into the number of days up to the withdrawal date.
After 60% of the term is past, the full amount of the ﬁ nancial aid is
considered earned. The institutional unearned portion of the ﬁ nancial
aid will be applied ﬁ rst to any loans and then to any amount owing
on any Title IV grants.. Also, the student may owe money to the
government for one or more Title IV grants as well as owing any
outstanding loan balance to the lending institution.
Housing and Meal Contracts
Refunds will be processed when the contract is terminated and will be
computed according to the terms of the contract.
If a student insurance waiver is submitted after the Waiver Deadline
(one week after classes begin), a pro-rated refund will be issued based
on the number of days remaining in the semester. However, no
refund will be issued for waivers received after 60% of the semester
Class and Related Fees
These fees are non-refundable after the Registration Deadlines unless
(1) certiﬁ ed by the instructor as not being used, or (2) the student
withdraws from school.
Application of Refunds
If payments exceed the adjusted charges for tuition and fees and
other charges, the overpayment or refund will be credited (1) to out-
standing debts owing by the student to BYU–Idaho, (2) to any debt
owing to the government for any Title IV grants, and (3) to school
scholarships or grants awarded to the student during that semester
or term. If a balance remains, it will be mailed to the student within
thirty days of the withdrawal.
STUDENT APPEAL PROCEDURES
If a student feels that his or her ﬁ nancial questions or problems have
not been adequately resolved in the Accounting Ofﬁ ce, they should
then visit with the Manager of Accounting Services (Kimball 130).
If the problem persists because of extraordinary circumstances, a stu-
dent may appeal to the Director of Financial Services (Kimball 290).
STUDENT MEDICAL INSURANCE
To satisfy the University’s insurance requirement, you will be
automatically enrolled in the SHP when you enroll for classes each
semester, unless you verify at that time that you are covered with ad-
equate insurance in the Rexburg area. University insurance can only
be waived if students are covered under their parent’s insurance or
are covered under a group insurance plan provided by either the stu-
dent’s or their spouse’s employer. If a student has waived the student
insurance and coverage under any other insurance plan is terminated
involuntarily during the semester, he or she should notify the Student
Health Center (SHC) within 60 days of the termination.
Once a student is enrolled in the SHP, the insurance coverage will
continue until the student no longer has continuing student status,
or when a waiver is submitted before the deadline for each semester.
SHP insurance coverage applies to continuing students during their
off-track semester and will be billed unless a waiver is submitted for
that semester. If a student does not return to school after his or her
off-track semester, coverage will be terminated unless the student has
a one-semester deferment from the Admissions Ofﬁ ce.
Student Insurance Waiver
A student may have the SHP insurance waived if he or she is covered
in the Rexburg Area under a parent’s insurance or under a group
insurance plan provided by an employer of the student or spouse.
The waiver information must be submitted online or in person at the
SHC before the Insurance Deadlines (reference calendar).
Students may enter waiver information each time they register online
at my.byui.edu, or in person at the SHC. SHP insurance cannot be
waived without penalty after the deadline of each semester as found
in the calendar of this catalog.
Each student must certify each semester when they register that they
are still covered with the same insurance as the previous semester or
submit a new waiver form if covered under different insurance. Oth-
erwise, the student will be automatically charged for SHP insurance.
Students will not automatically have SHP insurance until the next
semester they attend if other insurance is cancelled. If the other insur-
ance is cancelled during the semester or if covered under a different
insurance company, the student is responsible to inform the SHC so
that he or she can be enrolled in the SHP. This can be done in the
SHC or online, my.byui.edu
Insurance Waiver During Breaks from School
If a student covered under the SHP has other insurance coverage at
home during an off-track break from school, he or she may waive the
SHP coverage during this period up to four months. An Away-From-
Campus Insurance Waiver form must be completed and is available in
the SHC or online on the student’s Personal Account. This must be
completed by the insurance deadline date of the semester for which
the student will be absent from school. When a student returns to
school, the SHP insurance will be reinstated.
Student Dependents Insurance
If students are enrolled in the Student Health Plan, they may also
enroll their dependents in the Plan. Enrollment MUST take place (1)
during the ﬁ rst week of the student’s initial attendance, (2) during
the open enrollment period (ﬁ rst week of a new semester), (3) within
60 days of the termination of other insurance, or (4) within 60 days
of acquiring a new dependent (marriage, birth, or adoption). Once
enrolled, the dependent’s insurance will continue until the student
no longer has Continuing Student Status or the student cancels the
coverage. Students are advised to talk to the insurance enrollment
clerk in the SHC well before the deadline dates.
Insurance Payment Deadlines
Insurance payments are due at the beginning of each semester for
which the student (and dependents) are enrolled. The deadline
for insurance payments are the same as tuition and fees payment
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deadlines and the insurance waiver deadlines. Failure to pay the full
amount will result in a one-time late payment charge of 5% on the
unpaid balance. Additionally, a monthly 1% service charge will be
assessed on the unpaid balance. Refer to the ‘Delinquent Accounts’
section and the calendar in this catalog.
Cancellation of Insurance
The Student Health Plan Insurance will be automatically cancelled
at the end of the semester in which a student withdraws from school
and when the student no longer has continuing student status. If a
student does not plan on returning to school, he or she should notify
the SHC so that the insurance can be cancelled or the extended
insurance option made available to the student.
Insurance Coverage Period
Students and their dependents will be covered from the beginning of
the enrollment period until the insurance is waived or cancelled (see
above). Coverage continues through the semester off-track breaks
from school. Payment is due at the beginning of the semester of the
Receiving Medical Care
In order to help keep insurance premiums down, the Student Health
Plan requires students or dependents to ﬁ rst visit the SHC. If the
SHC is unable to care for the patient, the insured person will be giv-
en a referral to a local physician, the student must then get preautho-
rization from DMBA (1-800-777-3622) before visiting the doctor.
If the SHC is closed and an emergency occurs, the student and de-
pendents may go to the Community Care Center on Main Street (co-
payment applies) or to the Madison Memorial Hospital Emergency
Room (co-payment applies). If follow-up visits are required, the
student or dependent should ﬁ rst go to the SHC or contact DMBA
for authorization before receiving additional care outside of the SHC.
For speciﬁ c information on co-payments, deductible limitations,
premium costs, exclusions, etc., refer to the Student Insurance Hand-
book at http://www.dmba.com/nsc/STUDENT/handbooks.htm.
Costs for visits to the SHC and prescriptions not covered by this
insurance may be charged to the student’s personal account at the
University. Payment is due the end of the month following the visit
or charge. Students not covered under the student insurance are
responsible to submit any claims to their insurance company.
Insurance Contact Information
For further information, see the Student Insurance Handbook at
http://www.dmba.com/nsc/STUDENT/handbooks.htm, or con-
tact the SHC in person or at 208-496-3407.
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Student Financial Aid
For more detailed and up-to-date information please visit the Financial
Aid website: www.byui.edu/FinancialAid
BYU-Idaho offers Federal Government Aid and University Aid to
help assist students in ﬁ nancing their education.
A Federal Pell Grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Educa-
tion on the basis of ﬁ nancial need. Pell Grants are based on the cost
of education, length of the enrollment period, and number of credits
a student carries. The student does not have to be enrolled full-time
to qualify for a Pell Grant award. The student must be an under-
graduate who does not already have a bachelor’s degree. Pell Grants
do not have to be repaid.
An Academic Competitiveness Grant (AC Grant) is awarded by the
U.S. Department of Education for ﬁ rst year and second year students
who have graduated from high school after January 1, 2005.
The AC Grant is in addition to the student’s Pell Grant award. An
AC Grant will provide up to $750 for the ﬁ rst year of undergraduate
study and up to $1300 for the second year of undergraduate study
to full-time students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and
who have successfully completed a rigorous high school program, as
determined by the state or local education agency and recognized
by the Secretary of Education. Additionally, the student must be a
U.S.citizen. To receive a Second year award, a student must have a
cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 at the end of
their ﬁ rst (Freshman) year.
No separate applications are required for this grant. Students who
feel they qualify for this grant should ensure that a ﬁ nal high school
transcript has been submitted to the Financial Aid Ofﬁ ce for evalua-
tion. If eligible, the student will be awarded automatically.
A National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent-
Grant (SMART Grant) is available during the third and fourth
years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eligible
for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or
computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering or in a
foreign language determined critical to national security. The student
must also maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least
3.0. The SMART Grant award is in addition to the student’s Pell
A SMART Grant will provide up to $4000 for each of the third and
fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eli-
gible for a Federal Pell Grant. SMART Grants are based on ﬁ nancial
need, citizenship, enrollment in a four-year degree-granting institu-
tion, and majoring in speciﬁ c majors deﬁ ned by the U.S. Department
of Education. No separate applications are required for this grant.
Brigham Young University–Idaho will evaluate each student for eligi-
bility. If eligible, the student will be awarded automatically.
The LEAP Grant is a state administered program that gives ad-
ditional aid to students with need. These awards do not require an
application. Students that are eligible will be awarded automatically.
The Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan is need-based. Principal
and interest payments are postponed while the student is enrolled in
school at least half-time, and during the six-month grace period after
graduation or ceasing to attend school. During this time the federal
government pays the interest for the student. To apply, see “How to
Apply for a Federal Student Loan” below.
The Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan is not need-based. Stu-
dents may qualify for this program as long as their educational costs
exceed the amount of ﬁ nancial assistance awarded. Monthly principal
payments are postponed while the student is enrolled in school at
least half-time and during the six-month grace period after graduat-
ing or ceasing to attend school. The student is responsible for paying
the interest that accrues on the loan during this period by either
making interest payments or requesting that the lender add the ac-
crued interest to the principle balance at the time of repayment. The
latter option is called capitalization and increases the total amount the
student will repay. To apply, see “How to Apply for a Federal Student
A Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is available
for parents of dependent undergraduate students. The amount bor-
rowed by the parent may not exceed the cost of attendance less other
ﬁ nancial assistance the student has been or will be awarded during the
period of enrollment. Contact the Financial Aid Ofﬁ ce to determine
eligibility for individual loan amounts.
Idaho Promise Scholarship
No application is necessary. All eligible students attending BYU–
Idaho will receive this scholarship.
To see the requirements for this scholarship, a student can visit the
Idaho Promise Scholarship website: www.boardofed.idaho.gov/
Veterans Beneﬁ ts
First time students receiving Veterans Education Beneﬁ ts must
contact the Financial Aid Ofﬁ ce to establish eligibility. Continuing
students must notify the Financial Aid Ofﬁ ce regarding enrollment at
the beginning of every semester or term they plan to attend so BYU–
Idaho can certify the student. Students receiving VA beneﬁ ts can only
be paid for those classes that apply toward graduation.
If a student changes his/her major, status, or enrollment after certi-
ﬁ cation, there are additional forms that need to be completed. Please
contact the Financial Aid Ofﬁ ce for more information about these
How to Apply for Federal Student Aid
All students applying for federal student aid should ﬁ rst complete a
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligi-
bility. To apply, a student can follow the steps on the BYU-Idaho
Financial Aid website at: www.byui.edu/FinancialAid/apply.htm.
The FAFSA will require information from the student’s Federal
tax form and possibly the student’s parents’ Federal tax form.
Other information such as number of individuals in the household,
number attending college, savings accounts, assets, etc., will need
to be reported. If a student or parent has questions, it is strongly
recommended that he/she contact the Financial Aid Ofﬁ ce at (208)
496-1015, where Financial Aid Specialists are available to help with
the application process. After the student’s FAFSA has been sent to
the U.S. Department of Education, a Student Aid Report (SAR)
will be sent to the student, usually within three to four business
days. This same Student Aid Report is sent electronically to Brigham
Young University–Idaho to determine the types of aid for which the
student is eligible.
General Eligibility for Federal Student Aid In general, a ﬁ nancial
aid recipient must meet the following eligibility standards:
1. Have a high school diploma, G.E.D. certiﬁ cate, or an equivalency
certiﬁ cate issued by the state.
2. Be admitted and enrolled as a degree-seeking student.
3. Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
4. Be making satisfactory academic progress as deﬁ ned in the Policy
of Satisfactory Academic Progress.
5. Not owe a repayment on any federal grant or not be in default on
any federal loans received for attendance at any school.
6. If required, a male student must be registered with Selective
7. Must have a valid Social Security Number.
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