Due to the implementation of a new financial aid software system, there will be some delays in disbursement of funds at the beginning of the 2016 Fall Semester. Because of this delay, all deadlines in regard to this will be pushed back, books and other resources can be purchased through your student account, and any extenuating circumstances can be resolved through the Financial Aid Office. Thank you for your patience.
A. Most students will receive their financial aid the first full week of the semester. If you are a student whose aid will be delayed due to our system implementation, we will notify you the first full week of the semester.
A. After the semester begins, short term loans will be available to help students with food or other necessities, as circumstance permits. Fill out a Short Term Loan request form to see if you are eligible. Advances will not be given for tuition or University charges.
A. If you completed your FAFSA and all documents by the Priority Deadlines, any late fees caused by a delay due to our system implementation will be reversed.
A. If your financial aid is delayed because of our system upgrade, and you live in the Center Square or University Village apartments, the Bursar’s office will not charge you interest if your rent is not paid by the payment deadline.
A. If you live in off-campus housing, it is your responsibility to work with your apartment manager to make any necessary arrangements regarding the payment of your rent. Your apartment complex may require a screenshot of your coming award amount to be assured your rent will be paid. We have contacted the Housing office, and all single student approved housing managers should be aware of this possible aid delay.
A. If you find that you are experiencing an extreme financial hardship, please visit or contact our office and speak to a financial aid counselor. We may be able to help, depending on your individual situation.
A. You are able to charge your books and school supplies at the University Store using your I-card. The charge will show on your BYU-Idaho student account and once your financial aid is disbursed, you will need to pay the balance owing.
A. Right now, the only way to stop the EC and MPN from being requested is to complete them, which you can do and still be under no obligation to accept a student loan.
A. If you choose not to complete the EC and MPN, do not ignore your missing document emails as any additional required document requests will be sent to you through this same email.