Implementing Procedures:
Applicability:
This policy applies to all graduate and undergraduate academic programs and to students enrolled in these programs.
Responsible University Officer:
Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Vice President
Responsible University Office:
Student Financial Services
Prior Version:
November 6, 2006
Contents, Related Policies, Applicability

Implementing Procedures:

Applicability:
This policy applies to all graduate and undergraduate academic programs and to students enrolled in these programs.
Responsible University Officer:
Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Vice President
Responsible University Office:
Student Financial Services
Prior Version:
November 6, 2006
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Tuition and Fees Policy

6 February 2017

Tuition rates and class fees for all academic programs are established annually by the university's Board of Trustees. These rates are published in the Brigham Young University Bulletin and may be replicated in class schedules, web sites, and similar publications.


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TUITION RATES

Tuition rates are based on graduate or undergraduate status, and membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the “Church”). Per-credit-hour tuition rates are graduated and give preference to students who are enrolled full time. Separate tuition rates apply to graduate students attending the J. Reuben Clark Law School or the Marriott School of Management.

BYU is a nonprofit corporation affiliated with the Church, and a significant portion of university operating costs are provided through the tithes of Church members. In recognition of this support, Church members are assessed lower tuition rates than nonmembers. This practice is similar in principle to that of state universities charging higher tuition to non-state residents. Students who are baptized members of the Church before the end of the semester or term are considered to be members for the entire semester or term.


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TUITION FOR AUDITED AND NONCREDIT COURSES

Tuition for audited and noncredit courses is charged at the same rate as tuition for courses for which credit is awarded. Audited and noncredit hours will be considered when calculating tuition based on credit hours enrolled.


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TUITION DEADLINES

Tuition and fees are due and payable seven calendar days prior to the first day of class. Failure to pay by this date will result in a hold on the student’s account, thus restricting the ability to add classes, unless the student has sufficient pending financial aid. Class registrations generally will be dropped if payment of tuition and fees is not received by midnight on the add/drop deadline, which occurs seven calendar days after the first day of class. Each student is responsible to ensure that financial aid or other forms of payment are available to satisfy tuition and fees prior to the deadline.

To help students meet the tuition payment deadline, the university makes short-term loans available. Short-term loans are due approximately two-thirds of the way through the semester or term, with exact dates to be determined by Student Financial Services. A nominal processing fee will be charged for each short-term loan. No interest is charged on these loans if they are paid by the due date. Short-term loans outstanding after the due date bear interest at rates based on prevailing economic conditions. Holds on registration for future semesters or terms are placed on all student accounts the day the short-term loan is disbursed. Holds are not released until the loan is paid in full.


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PRO RATA CHARGES FOR DROPPED CLASSES

Students may drop classes without penalty through the add/drop deadline. After the add/drop deadline, tuition charges for the dropped classes will be calculated on a pro rata basis. The pro rata charge applies to tuition and most class fees. Certain class fees relate to the delivery of required supplies or services and are not refundable. The pro rata charges are as follows:

Fall and Winter Semesters

If class is dropped beginning  The pro rata charge will be
The day after the add/drop deadline 15%
The fourth week of class 25%
The nineth week of class 50%
The eleventh week of class 100%

Spring and Summer Terms

If class is dropped beginning The pro rata charge will be
The day after the add/drop deadline 15%
The third week after class 25%
The fifth week of class 50%
The sixth week of class 100%



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COLLECTION OF UNPAID TUITION AND FEES

The university retains all legal and equitable remedies to collect unpaid tuition and fees and will apply these remedies as described in the Accounts Receivable Policy.


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REVIEWS

Students with unusual circumstances may make a request for special consideration to the Student Financial Services office.