The University Decides Not to Accept CARES Act Funding
Beginning in March 2020, Brigham Young University–Idaho started helping students affected by COVID-19 through the distribution of need-based aid. Our intent is to help students who demonstrate need on an individual basis. Students received this message, which is an invitation to contact the Student Financial Aid Office. The invitation to students remains open.
BYU–Idaho deeply appreciates the support given to institutions of higher education through the CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. At this time, the university is prepared to meet the needs of our students without accessing these federal funds. Therefore, BYU–Idaho has decided not to accept any part of the funds allocated to the university. The Department of Education has been notified of this decision.
BYU–Idaho is committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to our students. Thanks to the support of our sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are able to keep our tuition low.
In addition to financial aid support, BYU–Idaho provides a large number of student-employment positions. We continue to look for opportunities to assist students, who are our first priority.