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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Brigham Young University Provo is $5,460 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 80% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $27,755. The cost is 58% cheaper than the average Utah tuition of $13,135 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 4th in Utah amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 19th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $7,530 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Provo should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $824.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $4,556 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,556 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to BYU was $18,370 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Utah residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Brigham Young University Provo and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Brigham Young University Provo
Estimated Budgets
Utah Resident Total Budget $18,370
   In-State Tuition$5,460
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$7,530
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,556
   Books and Supplies$824
Non-Resident Total Budget $18,370
   Out-of-State Tuition$5,460
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$7,530
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,556
   Books and Supplies$824

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $18,370 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported BYU net price for in-state students is $12,335* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

50% of Brigham Young University Provo students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,443. 15 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,006. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Brigham Young University Provo, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Brigham Young University Provo
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$12,335*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid50%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,443
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants15%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,006

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$9,083
$30,001 to $48,000$10,391
$48,001 to $75,000$12,564
$75,001 to $110,000$15,695
$110,000+$16,300

Average Financial Aid Mix - $18,370 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $18,370. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

32%
35%
33%

Grants and Scholarships

 32% - $4,443

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Brigham Young University Provo or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 35% - $4,847

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 33% -  $4,524

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Brigham Young University Provo
University of Denver770.3% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Brigham Young University Provo.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at BYU is $73,480 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $11,617 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $46,468**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $91,850 or $58,085 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Brigham Young University Provo.

Utah Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,730
Utah Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,185

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Brigham Young University Provo are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Brigham Young University Provo
Price per credit hour$286
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$858
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$1,144

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 7% of Brigham Young University Provo students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,847. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $15,769.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Brigham Young University Provo? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $46,468, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $57,656.13. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Brigham Young University Provo. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 50% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $11,617. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Brigham Young University Provo student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Brigham Young University Provo Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$480.47
Amount Borrowed$46,468.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$11,188.13
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$57,656.13

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend BYU? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Brigham Young University Provo, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $57,656.13 would be needed to afford a $480.47 monthly payment in the example $46,468.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Brigham Young University Provo in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,710 to $5,460. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.2%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $73,480.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Brigham Young University Provo.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$25,263$101,052
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$32,243$128,971
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $41,151$164,603
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $47,637$190,549

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Brigham Young University Provo to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 206 51% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 175 51% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 148 57% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other Bachelor's Degree 148 49% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 104 49% cheaper
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 87 53% cheaper
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 84 46% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 83 50% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 77 49% cheaper
Construction Management Bachelor's Degree 77 48% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 73 57% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 68 47% cheaper
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 67 47% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 61 56% cheaper
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 60 63% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 58 47% cheaper
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 57 60% cheaper
Accounting and Related Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 57 56% cheaper
Manufacturing Engineering Bachelor's Degree 56 52% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 50 48% cheaper
Family Systems Bachelor's Degree 47 45% cheaper
Information Resources Management Bachelor's Degree 46 48% cheaper
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 42 54% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 38 51% cheaper
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Bachelor's Degree 38 44% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 36 59% cheaper
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree 35 50% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 35 57% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 33 48% cheaper
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 33 49% cheaper
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 32 59% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 32 48% cheaper
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 31 49% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 30 54% cheaper
Organizational Behavior Studies Bachelor's Degree 30 57% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 29 52% cheaper
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other Bachelor's Degree 28 55% cheaper
Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree 27 56% cheaper
Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree 27 53% cheaper
Arabic Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 26 59% cheaper
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Bachelor's Degree 25 55% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 24 51% cheaper
Food Science Bachelor's Degree 23 53% cheaper
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 21 45% cheaper
Social Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 21 42% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 21 41% cheaper
Geographic Information Science and Cartography Bachelor's Degree 21 44% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 20 58% cheaper
Illustration Bachelor's Degree 20 60% cheaper
Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 19 62% cheaper
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other Bachelor's Degree 19 60% cheaper
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 19 65% cheaper
Facilities Planning and Management Bachelor's Degree 18 27% cheaper
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 18 57% cheaper
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 18 55% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 18 55% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 17 60% cheaper
Industrial and Product Design Bachelor's Degree 17 59% cheaper
Drama and Dance Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 17 50% cheaper
Music, Other Bachelor's Degree 17 58% cheaper
Biotechnology Bachelor's Degree 16 51% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 16 59% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 15 57% cheaper
Wildlife Biology Bachelor's Degree 15 45% cheaper
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies Bachelor's Degree 15 54% cheaper
Bioinformatics Bachelor's Degree 14 55% cheaper
German Studies Bachelor's Degree 13 67% cheaper
Archeology Bachelor's Degree 13 66% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 13 49% cheaper
Voice and Opera Bachelor's Degree 13 58% cheaper
Personality Psychology Bachelor's Degree 13 33% costlier
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other Bachelor's Degree 13 46% cheaper
Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree 12 67% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 11 61% cheaper
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 11 57% cheaper
Visual and Performing Arts, Other Bachelor's Degree 11 62% cheaper
Photography Bachelor's Degree 10 59% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Bachelor's Degree 10 56% cheaper
History, Other Bachelor's Degree 10 59% cheaper
Stringed Instruments Bachelor's Degree 9 65% cheaper
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 9 50% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 8 59% cheaper
Exercise Physiology Bachelor's Degree 7 57% cheaper
Biophysics Bachelor's Degree 7 66% cheaper
French Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 7 46% cheaper
Acting Bachelor's Degree 7 58% cheaper
Statistics, Other Bachelor's Degree 6 48% cheaper
Chinese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 66% cheaper
Recording Arts Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 5 58% cheaper
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 65% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 5 53% cheaper
Portuguese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 61% cheaper
Korean Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 57% cheaper
Music History, Literature, and Theory Bachelor's Degree 4 60% cheaper
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 4 61% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 57% cheaper
Computer Graphics Bachelor's Degree 4 48% cheaper
Botany/Plant Biology Bachelor's Degree 4 55% cheaper
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 46% cheaper
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 3 54% cheaper
Biostatistics Bachelor's Degree 3 54% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 3 55% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 3 56% cheaper
Latin American Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 65% cheaper
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 52% cheaper
Language Interpretation and Translation Bachelor's Degree 3 34% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 3 54% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 2 56% cheaper
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 48% cheaper
Nutrition Sciences Bachelor's Degree 2 59% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 2 56% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 48% cheaper
Fashion Merchandising Bachelor's Degree 2 51% cheaper
Jazz/Jazz Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 60% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 2 55% cheaper
Painting Bachelor's Degree 2 59% cheaper
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 44% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 55% cheaper
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 57% cheaper
Anthropology, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 59% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 2 52% cheaper
Fashion/Apparel Design Bachelor's Degree 2 60% cheaper
Food Technology and Processing Bachelor's Degree 2 8% cheaper
Japanese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 65% cheaper
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 2 65% cheaper
Neuroscience Bachelor's Degree 2 68% cheaper
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 2 61% cheaper
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 59% cheaper
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 1 61% cheaper
Crop Production Bachelor's Degree 1 16% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 1 55% cheaper
Keyboard Instruments Bachelor's Degree 1 59% cheaper
Broadcast Journalism Bachelor's Degree 1 52% cheaper
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy Bachelor's Degree 1 45% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 1 50% cheaper
Soil Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 50% cheaper
German Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 51% cheaper
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 1 53% cheaper
Physics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 49% cheaper
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 65% cheaper
Financial Planning and Services Bachelor's Degree 1 49% cheaper
Geography, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 42% cheaper
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 1 65% cheaper
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Bachelor's Degree 1 54% cheaper
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 1 52% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 42% cheaper
Astronomy Bachelor's Degree 1 65% cheaper
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 64% cheaper
Design and Visual Communications, General Bachelor's Degree 1 53% cheaper
Chemistry Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 49% cheaper
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 1 50% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 56% cheaper
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 61% cheaper
Conservation Biology Bachelor's Degree 1 59% cheaper
Physics, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 61% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 1 63% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 1 48% cheaper
Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree 1 54% cheaper
History Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 47% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 1 56% cheaper
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 49% cheaper
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 68% cheaper
Physiology, General Bachelor's Degree 1 56% cheaper

Calculators

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About Brigham Young University Provo

Brigham Young University Provo is a four year private college located in Provo, Utah.  The school is affiliated with the Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) faith.  Full time enrollment is 30,035 and part time is 4,205.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
Brigham Young University Provo
Main Campus
Provo, Utah
84602

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Brigham Young University Provo is a private not for profit institution.

Brigham Young University Provo cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230038 IPEDS survey data.