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BGS Fees

Nonrefundable BGS application and evaluation fee: $35

Annual matriculation fee: $70

BYU Independent Study courses:

  • $218 per credit hour for both LDS and non-LDS students.
  • Most courses are 3 credit hours or $654 (3 x $218) plus textbooks, materials, and testing fees, where applicable.

BYU Evening Classes, BYU Salt Lake Center, and BYU Spring and Summer terms (2021-2022):

  • LDS students: $323 per credit hour or up to $3,060 per semester full-time (12+ credits) or $1,530 per term full-time (6–9 credits).
  • Non-LDS students: $646 per credit hour or up to $6,120 per semester full-time (12+ credits) or $3,160 per term full-time (6–9 credits).

BGS Financial Assistance

Federal Financial Aid (Title IV)

BGS students are no longer eligible to apply for and receive Federal Financial Aid. We encourage students who have a financial need to apply for BGS Financial Assistance. Please contact the BGS office at 801-422-4351 with any questions.

BGS Financial Assistance

Through generous donations to BYU’s Division of Continuing Education, partial-tuition financial assistance is available to formally admitted BGS students who qualify. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need, and students must be in good academic standing. Additional funds have been specified for single parents, male or female, with dependent children living at home.

BGS financial assistance can be applied toward BYU Independent Study, Evening Classes, Salt Lake Center, or classes on campus during Spring or Summer terms. Awards are made six times a year. Application forms and deadlines for submission are available to formally admitted BGS students.

Veterans’ Education Benefits

The BGS Program is only approved for payment of veterans’ educational (GI Bill) benefits for required coursework that is taken in-person/on-campus. Independent Study courses are not covered. Veterans who desire to use their GI Bill educational benefits for the BGS Program should visit the GI Bill website and complete the VONAPP (Veterans Online Application) to receive a Letter of Eligibility from the VA. Please contact the Veterans and Military Services Office by email at veterans@byu.edu or call 801-422–7364 for additional information.