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Financial Resources

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Federal regulations require international student applicants show proof of financial resources for the full cost of attendance as determined by the University.

Proof of Finances

Obtain copies of documents showing liquid finances for you, and/or your sponsor. Funding must cover the full required amount, which is an estimate of tuition, housing, school supplies, transportation, etc.

  • Documentation must be no more than 3 months old and must contain your name or the name of your sponsor. Your documentation must also be translated.
  • Accepted documentation:
    • Bank statements for checking or savings accounts
    • Letter for scholarships, fellowships, or assistantships
  • We do not accept the following:
    • stock portfolios — this includes retirement portfolios and mutual funds
    • credit card
    • income tax papers
    • non-student loans
    • employment letters
    • paycheck stubs
  • You may have multiple sponsors. BYU's Affidavits of Support (AOS) form should be provided for each sponsor:
  • More details about tuition

Proof Amounts for Summer/Fall 2021 Admits(Two Semesters)

LDS Non-LDS
Undergraduate $19,654 $25,624
Graduate $28,862 $36,372
MSM/Law $36,284 $50,144

Proof Amounts for Winter 2021 and Beyond Admits (Two Semesters)

LDS Non-LDS
Undergraduate $20,156 $26,276
Graduate $29,468 $37,168
MSM/Law $37,072 $51,280

Initial I-20

  • If you are applying for your initial I-20, you will need to provide the estimate of school expenses as listed in the chart above.

International Deposit (Initial Undergraduate Students)

Pay the $4,000 international deposit.

  • All international undergraduate students are required to pay the deposit. This is only required at the beginning of your studies and should be paid before submitting your application.
  • At the end of your studies, you can request a refund of your deposit by emailing deanofstudents@byu.edu.
  • Graduate students are not required to pay this deposit.

International Deposit Information

Dependents

Dependent(s) are defined as spouse or child(ren). You will need to show an addition $2,500 for each person.

  • If you add any dependent(s) during your studies, you will need to provide financial documentation again that includes the amounts listed in the table above and an additional $2,500 for each dependent.

If you have questions, please call or email our office for more details.

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On-Campus Scholarships

Click here for scholarships offered by BYU. Please contact Enrollment Services for more information.
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Please refer to the above resources for scholarships available for students. The scholarships that are provided specifically for international students are processed at the same time as the academic scholarships for BYU. These scholarships are not given out at any other time.

Please note: International students are not eligible for federal government financial aid (FAFSA).

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Current students need to resubmit proof of finances under the following circumstances:

  • Extension of I-20 end date — You will need to provide financial documentation for the amount of time you will be extending for (please click on the link for more information).
  • Change of status
  • Change of sponsor
  • Addition of dependent(s) — see below
  • Significant change in school expenses

These changes need to be made on your I-20 in order to maintain your legal status.

Proof of Finances

Obtain copies of documents showing the finances of you, and/or your sponsor, that equal the amount required, which is an estimate of tuition, housing, school supplies, transportation, etc.

    • Documentation must be no more than 3 months old and must contain your name or the name of your sponsor. Your documentation must also be translated.
    • Accepted documentation:
      • Bank statements for checking or savings accounts
      • Letter for scholarships, fellowships, or assistantships
      • BYU form for on-campus employment
    • We do not accept the following:
      • stock portfolios — this includes retirement portfolios and mutual funds
      • credit card
      • income tax papers
      • non-student loans
      • employment letters
      • paycheck stubs
    • You may have multiple sponsors. BYU's Affidavits of Support (AOS) form should be provided for each sponsor:
    • More details about tuition

Extension Proof Amounts for Summer/Fall 2021

Summer/Fall 2021 Proof Amounts

LDS Non-LDS
One Term One Semester One Term One Semester
Undergraduate $4,914 $9,827 $6,406 $12,812
Graduate $7,216 $14,431 $9,093 $18,186
MSM/Law $9,071 $18,142 $12,536 $25,072

Extension Proof Amounts Starting Winter 2021 and Beyond

LDS Non-LDS
Two Semesters One Semester Two Semesters One Semester
Undergraduate $20,156 $10,078 $26,276 $13,138
Graduate $29,468 $14,734 $37,168 $18,584
MSM/Law $37,072 $18,536 $51,280 $25,640

International Deposit (Initial and Undergraduate Students)

  • The deposit is refundable at the end of your studies through the Dean of Students Office. They can be emailed at deanofstudents@byu.edu.
  • Graduate students are not required to pay this deposit.

International Deposit Information

Dependents

If you add any dependent(s) during your studies, you will need to show proof of $2,500 for each of them in your bank statement or liquid assets.

  • For example, if you are adding three dependents, you will need to show $7,500 in finances ($2,500 multiplied by 3).

If you have questions, please call or email our office for more details.