Cost & Financial Support

Most graduate students receive a Graduate Tuition Award that pays tuition for all courses related to the program. Additional financial aid comes in the form of:


  • Teaching assistantships
  • Research assistantships
  • Summer support


The teaching assistantship usually involves teaching either college algebra or calculus, with a total time commitment of about 20 hours per week. A few students are given research assistantships.


The stipend for masters-level teaching and research assistants is $15,000. Doctoral students are paid somewhat more.


Summer support, in the form of tuition scholarships, and additional teaching and research assistantships is often available for strong students.


Note to students applying for semesters or terms other than Fall: The usual time to begin the graduate program is Fall semester, and most financial aid decisions will be made when the fall applicants are considered. We will, however, try to provide financial aid to applicants admitted other terms as resources permit.



Note: A significant portion of the cost of operating the university is paid from the tithes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Therefore, students and families of students who are tithe-paying members of the Church ("LDS") have already made a contribution to the operation of the university. Because others will not have made this contribution, they are charged a higher tuition, a practice similar in principle to that of state universities charging higher tuition to nonresidents.


Payment of graduate tuition is considered a scholarship, and the university has strict guidelines concerning scholarships. We have been asked to include the following paragraph in all communications with students regarding financial aid. The cost of living amount indicated presumes students are full-time (i.e. registered for 8.5 credits or more during fall and winter semesters, and 4.5 credit hours or more during spring and summer terms).


Please be aware that the total amount of loan, grant, and scholarship money received by a graduate student each year cannot exceed the estimated cost of education at BYU [which for the coming academic year is (see]. Any financial aid received by a student who has borrowed money through federal student loan programs this academic year in excess of the cost of education will be used to pay down student loans.


Note: Non-degree seeking students pay graduate tuition.