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The Cost of Attendance

Although the cost of attendance at BYU is much lower than many public and private universities, paying for school can still be challenging.

Use the following information to estimate and plan for these anticipated expenses.

Please note: Your cost of attendance may vary based upon decisions you will make for housing, books, transportation, and personal expenses. As a result, your actual expenses may differ from the university's published cost of attendance, and could be less.

Find more information about the university's cost of attendance here:
https://enrollment.byu.edu/financial-aid/cost-of-attendance
https://enrollment.byu.edu/financialaid/net-price-calculator

Tuition
A significant part of the overall cost of attendance consists of tuition charges for each term or semester in which you are enrolled. This is the cost each student must pay toward the total cost of operating the university and providing instruction. This cost may, in some cases, be offset by scholarships or grants, or other aid programs.

Find more information about tuition here:
https://enrollment.byu.edu/tuition
https://finserve.byu.edu/students-parents/tuition-fees-deadlines

Books and Supplies
It is important to acquire all required books and supplies prior to the beginning of each enrollment period, to ensure that you have everything you need to perform well academically in your classes. Students have many cost-effective options to obtain needed books and supplies for their enrollment. These include available on-line versions of course textbooks, the possibility to rent needed texts at reduced cost, and making actual purchases in some cases.

Find more information about renting textbooks here:
https://www.byustore.com/student-first

Housing
Reasonable housing, in proximity to campus, is a recognized component of the total cost of attendance. In addition to rent charges, where you choose to live can also influence transportation and even food expenses (some on-campus housing options require a mandatory meal plan).

Find more information about on-campus, and off-campus housing here:
https://housing.byu.edu/secure/services/c_main/default.aspx
https://och.byu.edu/

Grocery/Food
Depending upon your own unique dietary needs, your cost for grocery and food may vary. In these especially challenging times, with food costs increasing due to inflation, it is important to plan your menu and shopping well to offset the higher cost of food.

Find more information about managing your food budget here:
https://financialplan.byu.edu/shopping-for-groceries
https://financialplan.byu.edu/quick-and-easy-recipes
https://foodandhousinginsecurity.byu.edu/

Transportation
Travel to and from campus, and local transportation expenses are included in the cost of attendance. Depending upon the housing option you select, various transportation options may be available. In some cases, students can avoid most transportation costs by choosing to walk, ride a bike, or take public transportation.

Find more information about transportation options here:
https://idcenter.byu.edu/uta
https://studentmovement.byu.edu/

Personal Expenses
Additional expenses for personal needs, which may include clothing, health insurance, medications, and mobile phone service, are also included in the cost of attendance. Finding ways to meet these needs less expensively, where possible, can help you to afford your university education.

Find more information about ways to meet your needs less expensively here:
https://financialplan.byu.edu/section/smart-spending