Scholarships are offered to newly admitted students based on GPA and test scores. Second-year scholarships are determined based on the GPA from the first year. Students are considered for all available department, college, and university scholarships.
To be considered for a scholarship based on financial need, it is necessary to complete a FAFSA form.
Privately endowed Romney Institute scholarships are awarded to students who excel and show interest in specific professional fields.
Both teaching and research assistantships are available for second-year MPA students. First-year students are invited to apply during winter semester for positions the following academic year.
Student loans through the Marriott School and through Federal Stafford loans (US citizens only) are available. These loans are handled on an individual basis and are usually dependent on financial need. BYU short-term loans are available for up to the cost of tuition only. More information and applications for these loans are available from the BYU Financial Aid Office in A-41 ASB.
If you qualify for Veteran’s Benefits, contact the Veteran’s and Military Services office at (801) 422-6429.
The Cardon International Sponsorship (CIS) program is a scholarship and loan program for international applicants to Marriott School programs. Recipients must be married members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints living outside the United States and Canada who hold a current temple recommend. The sponsorship is extremely competitive: only a select few of all Marriott School admitted students (not just MPA students) will receive it. The MPA Program generally gets one or two sponsorships per application cycle. Students who receive CIS forfeit BYU MPA scholarships awarded. For more information on the program, click here. The CIS program is managed by the Global Management Center. Please direct all questions to them.
To receive federal aid, you will need to complete a FAFSA each school year (Fall-Summer). Graduate students are eligible for up to $20,500 in unsubsidized federal loans each school year and can apply for the federal Grad PLUS loan, if additional loans are needed, on studentaid.gov. Loan amounts are limited by the Cost of Attendance. To be eligible for your federal loans, you must be enrolled in at least 4.5 credit hours each semester, which is considered half-time for financial aid, and be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). For more information, please visit the BYU Financial Aid website or call 801-422-4104 for assistance.