Student Support Services

Student Financial Aid

Financial Aid web site

Financial aid programs have been established to help students pay the cost of attending university. Federal Pell Grants, Stafford and PLUS loans are available. Brigham Young University-Idaho does not participate in Perkins loans, SEOG grants, work study, or any other campus-based programs. Scholarships are awarded through the Admissions Office.

General Eligibility

In general, the would-be financial aid recipient must meet the following eligibility standards:

  1. Must have a high school diploma, G.E.D. certificate, or a certificate issued by the state.
  2. Must be admitted and enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program.
  3. Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  4. The student must be making satisfactory academic progress as defined in the Policy of Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  5. Must not owe a repayment on any federal grant, and must not be in default on any federal loan received for attendance at any school.

If required, a male student must be registered with Selective Service.


All students applying for federal student aid, must first submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. This will determine your eligibility. This Application may be obtained from your high school or at any university which participates in Federal Financial Aid. You may also apply for Federal Aid on-line which can be linked from our Financial Aid web site.

The FAFSA will require you to use information from your tax form and possibly your parent’s tax form if you are single. Other information such as, how many individuals are in your household, number in university, savings accounts, assets, etc. will be needed. We strongly encourage you to contact our office at (208) 356-1013, where our professional counselors are available to help with this application process.

You may also visit our web site for helpful information in completing the FAFSA. One of the questions on the application will ask to list the Title IV code of Brigham Young University-Idaho. This number is 001625.

After your FAFSA has been sent to the federal processor, they will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR), usually within three to four weeks. The same Student Aid Report will be sent electronically to Brigham Young University-Idaho . This Student Aid Report will determine what types of aid you are eligible for.


A Federal Pell Grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Education on the basis of financial need. The SAR you will receive will determine if you are eligible. You must be an undergraduate student who does not already have a bachelor’s degree. Pell Grants are based on your eligibility, the cost of education, the length of the enrollment period, and the number of credits carried. Pell Grants do not have to be paid back.

The Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan is need-based. The SAR will also determine if you are eligible. Principal and interest payments are postponed while you are enrolled in school at least half time and during your grace period. The federal government pays the interest for you during this time.

The Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan is not need-based. You may qualify for this program as long as your educational costs exceed the amount of financial aid awarded. Monthly principal payments are postponed while you are enrolled in school at least half time and during your grace period. You are responsible for paying the interest that accrues on your loan. You can either make interest payments or request the lender to add the accrued interest to the principal balance. This is called capitalization and increases the total amount you will repay.

An Additional Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is available to independent students. Principal and interest terms are the same as the Unsubsidized Federal Loan.

A Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is available for parents of dependent undergraduate students. The parent may borrow up to the student’s annual cost of attendance minus any financial assistance the student has been or will be awarded during the period of enrollment.


If interested in a student loan, you must first complete the FAFSA. Be sure to answer “Yes” to the question that asks “are you interested in student loans” (question 33). If you answer “Yes” to this question, you will automatically be sent loan information within a few weeks after you submit the FAFSA. If you have any specific questions please contact our office.


Priority Deadline

In order to award a student’s money on time, the Brigham Young University-Idaho Financial Aid Office would prefer the SAR information, loan request, and all other required documents to be turned in at least 2 to 3 months prior to the date you will attend Brigham Young University-Idaho. Students not meeting the Brigham Young University-Idaho deadline will not be denied aid, however, funding may not be available until later in the school year. The Financial Aid Office will not be responsible for any late fees if this deadline is not met.

Mandatory Deadlines

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The federal processor will not accept any FAFSA after July 1, 2002. We recommend that you start your FAFSA no later than 1 month before your last day of attendance.

Student Aid Report (SAR)

The correct SAR must be received electronically by Brigham Young University-Idaho by the student’s last day of enrollment.

Student Loans

Student Loans must be certified by your last day of enrollment at Brigham Young University-Idaho.


If selected, the Verification process must be completed within 60 days after the students last day of enrollment or August 15, 2002, whichever is earlier. Again, it is best to turn in all documents no later than 1 month before your last date of enrollment.

The most important thing to remember is not to procrastinate. It is your responsibility to be aware of all deadlines.

For more detailed information on deadlines, link to our Financial Aid web site or call us at (208) 356-1013.


If you are receiving Veterans Education Benefits for the first time, you must contact our office to establish eligibility.

If you are a continuing student you must notify us of your enrollment at the beginning of every semester or term you are planning to attend.

For more detailed information on Veterans Benefits, visit our Financial Aid web site or contact our office.

Financial Aid Office
100 Kimball Building
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Rexburg, ID  83460-1610
(208) 356-1013

Athletic Grants-In-Aid

For special assistance contact:

Garth Hall, Director of Athletics
Hart building No. 146
Rexburg, ID 83460-0900

Financial Aid Web site:


Scholarships and awards provide incentives, assistance and recognize outstanding student performance in many areas. Scholarships vary in amount and duration and are based upon individual achievement. They are awarded in the following areas:

Award of Excellence

Based on a combination of Academics (GPA, Adj. GPA, ACT), Leadership, Service, Out-of Class Activities, Essays, Church, and Seminary. Each student applying to Brigham Young University Idaho will be considered for this scholarship.

Departmental Achievement Awards

These awards are available in varying amounts from Ag Business, Agronomy/Ag Engineering, Animal Science, Architecture/Construction, Automotive, Computer Aided Engineering, Electronics, Home Economics, Landscape Horticulture, and Floral Design to acknowledge outstanding achievement in a particular area. Please write or email specific departments for application.

Talent Awards (Deadline Feb 1st)

Awards in varying amounts are given in Art, Dance, Debate, Journalism, Music and Theater Arts. Supplementary scholarship application materials are required. Please write or email specific departments for application materials.

Continuing Student Academic Awards

These awards, which vary up to full tuition, are based upon academic performance and a review by the scholarship committee. To be considered, students should carry a minimum of 15 credits each semester of their freshman year.

Continuing Student Leadership/Need Awards

These awards, which vary up to half tuition, are based upon Leadership/Service rendered during their freshman year and need based upon work, family size/income etc.

Scholarship Application Deadline

Feb 15   Fall and Winter Semesters
Oct 1    Winter  Semester only

Apr 15   Fall and Winter Semesters
Dec 15   Winter  Semester only
Mar 1    Summer Terms

NOTE: For scholarship consideration, students must have all admission requirements completed prior to announced deadlines. Students may receive more than one scholarship; however, totals may not exceed full (LDS) tuition.

For Additional Information

Scholarship Office
Kimball 120 
BYU-Idaho Rexburg, ID 83460-1616
(208) 356-1087


(Current information not available for this catalog. Please refer questions to: Director of Placement and Student Employment, Bob Maxfield, (208) 356-2171,

Students may be assisted in locating both on and off-campus part-time jobs. On-campus job referrals are based on selected qualifications, availability and existing job vacancies. Job vacancies vary widely throughout the calendar year.

During the fall and winter semesters, all jobs are extremely limited. Any available 2-4 hour block of time between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily and willingness to accept any type of job and work any hours will greatly increase opportunity for work. However, the very best opportunity to get on-campus jobs is during the first, second, or third summer terms.

Job Application Procedures:

Students are eligible for on-campus employment if they:

  1. are full-time students taking 12 semester, 6 block, or 1 summer term credit(s);
  2. have not yet completed 80 cumulative credits; or graduated.
  3. are not on academic or Dean of Students probation;

Students have the option to go directly to the employers on campus for jobs or come into the Student Employment Office on a “first come, first served” basis. Our job listings will be posted on our job board.

If students are hired by our employers, they must complete all applicable paperwork in the Student Employment Office before they can be processed to work.

Federal government regulations require proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. For a U.S. citizen this requires: 1) a U.S. passport OR 2) an original U.S. Social Security card, or certified birth certificate AND a photo I.D.

The Student Employment Office is located in room 244 of the Kimball Building. For general information call (208) 356-2290.


The goal of Brigham Young University-Idaho Housing is to provide all students with safe and appropriate housing, a peaceful environment, and adequate supervision. All single students must live at home with parents or in approved housing that is limited either to the Brigham Young University-Idaho on-campus residence halls or units on the Brigham Young University-Idaho approved off-campus housing list.

On-Campus Housing

The Brigham Young University-Idaho On-Campus residence halls are located convenient to the campus. Parking and utilities are provided with these facilities. Each apartment has a telephone from which local calls may be made without charge. Long distance calls are billable.

Reservations for on-campus housing are made on a first-come-first-served basis.

The application payment for first-time applicants is $175 and should be sent with the student’s name, social security number, semester(s) attending, home address, and phone number to:

Brigham Young University-Idaho Housing Office
Kimball 196
Rexburg, ID 83460-1645
(208) 356-1045

On-Campus Cooking Style
Women Only

Four women share the cost of food, do their own cooking, and furnish their own dishes and cooking utensils. Dishwasher & microwave provided. They share a furnished two-bedroom, carpeted apartment.

Cost - $1698 (Perkins, Kerr, Barnes, and Ricks)

On-Campus Non-Cooking
(Board and Room)

Women - Six women share a carpeted and furnished three-bedroom apartment with living room, double-sink bathroom, small refrigerator, and microwave.

Men - Two men share a room with sink, small refrigerator, microwave, built in dresser and desks. The dormitory-type hall has a large shower/restroom facility at the center of each wing.

Room Cost

Women's Non-Cooking *Chapman $1574

Men's Non-Cooking *Rigby and Biddulph $1640

*Meal Plan Options-Men and Women in non-cooking housing must also choose one of the following meal plans to eat in the Galley:

Gold (Max meals per week) $2356
Silver (Approx 12-14 meals per week) $2260

Off-Campus Housing

A list of approved off-campus housing is maintained by the Housing Office with information about price, facilities, furnishings, etc. Students desiring off-campus housing must make arrangements directly with the landlords.

Summer Housing

The on-campus, cooking-style residence halls are open during the summer for both men and women students. In addition, a Monday-through-Friday food contract may be obtained upon request from the Food Service Department in the Manwaring Center. Some off-campus housing is also available. A list of available housing may be obtained from the Housing Office.

Family Housing

Newly remodeled, two-bedroom furnished apartments are available for families on campus. Rent includes utilities, heat, and local telephone. A laundry room is available as well as two lounges to provide open space for children to play (when attended by an adult), or to hold group and ward gatherings. Apartments will become available January 2002. Reservations are now being taken.

There is a variety of off-campus, family apartments available in Rexburg. A list of information concerning off-campus apartments may be obtained from the Housing Office.

For additional information write:

Brigham Young University-Idaho Housing Office
KIM 196
Rexburg, ID  83460-1645
(208) 356-1045


The Brigham Young University-Idaho Bookstore provides students with all necessary classroom needs and convenience items. The following tips can help in having a successful experience at the Bookstore:


You can either buy your textbooks early or use the textbook reservation system to avoid the lines during the first few days of school. Many textbooks are on the shelves up to three weeks prior to the beginning of classes.


Textbooks that are in resalable condition may be returned through the last day to add/drop classes. There is also a generous return policy on other products.

Buy Back

The Bookstore buys used books at the end of each semester during test week. The number of books bought is contingent upon the estimated course enrollments. Excess books and books not being used again on campus are bought by NEBRASKA BOOK COMPANY for resale in the national market.

Check Cashing

Checks may be cashed for up to $25 over the amount of purchase. A current student ID must be presented, and student number, local address and telephone number must be clearly written on all checks. Payroll checks or large personal checks may be cashed at the Cashier's Office in the Kimball Building.

Student Charges

All registered students have a charge account set up through the Brigham Young University-Idaho Accounting Office. This charge can be used at the beginning of each semester to purchase textbooks and school supplies. The balance must be paid off within 30 days of the date of purchase. Payments are made at the Accounting Office.


The Student Health Center which is opened to all students and spouses, is located in room 120 of the John L Clarke Building on campus. The staff consists of three physicians, an Family Nurse Practitioner, two nurses, a lab technologist, an X-ray technologist and pharmacist. A campus ambulance is maintained for free emergency transportation which can be arranged through Campus Police.

Hours during Fall and Winter semesters while school is in session:
8 am to 11:45 am & 1 pm to 4:45 pm on Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri.
8 am to 12:45 pm & 3 pm to 4:45 pm on Tuesday.

Hours during Summer terms while school is in session:
9 am to 3 pm Mon through Fri.

The last appointment is taken one half hour before closing. the SHC is closed on holidays and during breaks between semesters and terms.

If a student requires health care we do not provide, a referral to a qualified physician or specialist will be arranged. Most medical specialities are available either in Rexburg or nearby Idaho Falls--just 30 minutes away. Madison Memorial Hospital is just minutes away from Campus.

Except for prescription cards, we do not bill private insurance companies. The students are responsible for submitting the bills to their private companies. In the meantime, their student account can be charged for Health Center services. They will have 30 days before interest is charged to pay the bill. If a student has Brigham Young University-Idaho insurance and no private insurance, the adjustment in their bill is made the day of service

If a student has both Brigham Young University-Idaho insurance and private insurance, the private insurance is ALWAYS the primary coverage and must be billed before the Brigham Young University-Idaho insurance adjustments can be made.

Refer to Financial Policies section for information on Brigham Young University-Idaho Student Health Plan Insurance.

Student Insurance

A DMBA representative is available for questions regarding student insurance and referrals at Toll free 1-800-777-3622


Brigham Young University-Idaho students are encouraged to obtain career internships/co-ops. This experience should supplement your education. By definition, an internship or co-op is work experience that corresponds with your major. This is generally accomplished through summer work or part-time work during the school year. The main purposes for an internship are:

  1. to get work experience to list on your resume,
  2. to help you decide to continue or discontinue a particular major, and
  3. to meet people in the industry and begin to get a network of contacts to refer to at a later date for full-time employment.

The best way to get an internship is to use contacts that you already have in your home town. Other resources include teachers, the Placement Center, and written directories of internship opportunities (found in the Placement Center or Library).

It is important to note that in many cases a student may receive university credit for an internship/co-op experience. The cost and number of credits received vary depending upon the number of hours worked in the internship. Also, some internships are “paid” and some are “non-paid.” For more information please talk to your advisor, a departmental teacher, or the Placement Center.


The Placement Center is set up to help students and alumni of Brigham Young University-Idaho who are looking for careers, internships, cooperative work experience or summer work.

Services include resume writing, interviewing tips, letter writing helps, job search skills, job leads and career counseling. IBM PC computers and laser printers are available for students desiring to write resumes and business letters. Students should have a rough draft of the resume completed before using the computers.

Also available in the Placement Center are company information and recruitment bulletins. The Placement Center is located at Kimball 244. The Center is open 8-5 Monday through Friday. Students are invited to come by at their convenience, or they may call 356-2170 for an appointment. The Placement Center highly recommends students begin their job search as early as possible.

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