BYU Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
Coming to SOAR does NOT guarantee a scholarship from the MSS office nor from BYU, however, you will be appropriately considered IF you follow all instructions. The scholarship application deadline for SOAR students is DECEMBER 1, 2014.
Apply Before SOAR Deadline
Even if you have not yet been accepted to BYU, you should still apply for scholarship consideration so you can be considered upon admission. The recommended scholarship application deadline for SOAR students is DECEMBER 1ST!
No Separate Application for MSS
Please note there is NOT a separate Multicultural Student Services (MSS) scholarship application. If you complete the BYU comprehensive-equivalent scholarship application (including all “optional” sections—personal information, 3 essays, financial need info/essay), the FAFSA, and apply before the deadline, your application will be reviewed by the MSS Office. After applying, please remember to print your confirmation number which is proof that you submitted your application.
The BYU Scholarship Application has additional benefits and you will be considered broadly at the university, including by other on-campus departments.
Other School Applications
The BYU comprehensive-equivalent scholarship application is for BYU-Provo only. If you are applying to other CES schools, you must also complete their independent scholarship application(s). Always complete the most comprehensive and detailed application available. The only CES application that is combined is the admissions application. Scholarship applications are separate and you should complete a scholarship application for EACH CES school.
Other Financial Aid Options
Which college to attend is one of the most important decisions you will make; another is how you plan on paying for your education. To help you, the U.S. Department of Education offers a variety of student financial aid programs. It is your responsibility to find out the options available to you and apply before any deadlines.
Federal Pell Grants
Available to undergraduate students only, pell grants are awarded according to financial need and do not have to be repaid (apply at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov). The FAFSA application is available beginning January 1st of each year.
**Completing the FAFSA is a requirement to be considered for MSS scholarship.**
Federal Stafford Loans
Student loans must be repaid and are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. Please make sure to fully read about and understand your financial obligations with regard to any loan(s).
My BYU Scholarship Application Guide
Find the BYU scholarship application by logging into your MyBYU:
(see SOAR Binder page 1 - 1 for information on your Net ID and Password).
Open a web browser and type “www.byu.edu” in the URL.
Click on the “myBYU” icon in the upper right-hand corner.
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