Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Brigham Young University Idaho is $4,118 for the 2018/2019 academic year. This is 86% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $28,471. The cost is 68% cheaper than the average Idaho tuition of $12,894 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 1st in Idaho amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 13th 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 $4,172 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Rexburg should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $400.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,360 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,360 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to BYU-I was $12,050 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Idaho residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Brigham Young University Idaho and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Brigham Young University Idaho
Estimated Budgets
Idaho Resident Total Budget $12,050
   In-State Tuition$4,118
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$4,172
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,360
   Books and Supplies$400
Non-Resident Total Budget $12,050
   Out-of-State Tuition$4,118
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$4,172
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,360
   Books and Supplies$400


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 $12,050 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-I net price for in-state students is $7,727* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

47% of Brigham Young University Idaho students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,070. 26 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 $4,324. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Brigham Young University Idaho, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Brigham Young University Idaho
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$7,727*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid47%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,070
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants26%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,324

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$5,235
$30,001 to $48,000$5,529
$48,001 to $75,000$7,598
$75,001 to $110,000$10,374

Average Financial Aid Mix - $12,050 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $12,050. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 47% - $4,070

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

Federal Loans

 60% - $5,192

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

Out of Pocket

 -7% -  ($572)

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.

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 Idaho.

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-I is $48,200 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 $9,180 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $36,720**

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 $60,250 or $45,900 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 Idaho.

Idaho Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,059
Idaho Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,025

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 Idaho 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 Idaho
Price per credit hour$172
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$516
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$688


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. 22% of Brigham Young University Idaho students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,192.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Brigham Young University Idaho? 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 $36,720, 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 $45,561.10. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Brigham Young University Idaho. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 47% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,180. 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 Idaho 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 Idaho Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$379.68
Amount Borrowed$36,720.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$8,841.10
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$45,561.10

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend BYU-I? 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 Idaho, 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 $45,561.10 would be needed to afford a $379.68 monthly payment in the example $36,720.00 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 Idaho in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,570 to $4,118. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.1%. 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 $48,200.00. 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 Idaho.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$16,572$66,286
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$21,150$84,600
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $26,993$107,973
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $31,248$124,993

Tuition History

What was tuition at BYU-I five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase

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 Idaho 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
General Studies Associate's Degree 915 43% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 250 65% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 238 70% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 172 66% cheaper
Public Health Education and Promotion Bachelor's Degree 152 67% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 125 68% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 117 40% cheaper
Exercise Physiology Bachelor's Degree 116 72% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 113 69% cheaper
Construction Management Bachelor's Degree 108 66% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 106 70% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 88 70% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 87 70% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 67 67% cheaper
Child Development Bachelor's Degree 67 64% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 60 71% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 58 72% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 51 67% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 49 71% cheaper
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Bachelor's Degree 40 63% cheaper
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 39 70% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 37 66% cheaper
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 35 64% cheaper
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Bachelor's Degree 29 60% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 28 71% cheaper
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 27 69% cheaper
History Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 26 65% cheaper
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 24 42% cheaper
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 22 67% cheaper
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 21 67% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 20 61% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 20 66% cheaper
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 19 68% cheaper
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 19 67% cheaper
Fire Services Administration Bachelor's Degree 19 59% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 19 73% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 16 71% cheaper
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other Associate's Degree 16 44% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 15 37% cheaper
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 15 66% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 14 71% cheaper
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 14 63% cheaper
Speech Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 13 61% cheaper
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 13 64% cheaper
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 13 63% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 13 73% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 13 68% cheaper
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 11 72% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 10 71% cheaper
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 10 73% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 9 71% cheaper
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 9 64% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 9 33% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 5 36% cheaper
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 32% cheaper
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 65% cheaper
Ornamental Horticulture Associate's Degree 3 45% cheaper
Agricultural Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 64% cheaper
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 70% cheaper
Agricultural Business and Management, General Associate's Degree 2 30% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Associate's Degree 2 20% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 2 71% cheaper
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production Associate's Degree 1 43% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 39% cheaper
Physics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 67% cheaper


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About Brigham Young University Idaho

Brigham Young University Idaho is a four year private college located in Rexburg, Idaho.  The school is affiliated with the Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) faith.  Full time enrollment is 18,335 and part time is 24,006. Learn more about getting accepted at Brigham Young University Idaho at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Brigham Young University Idaho
525 S Center
Rexburg, Idaho

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

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

Brigham Young University Idaho cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=142522 IPEDS survey data.