BYU increasing tuition by 3 percent for 2019-20 academic year


BYU is raising its tuition by 3 percent for the 2019–20 academic school year.

PROVO, UTAH — Brigham Young University, the private university for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is raising its tuition by 3 percent for the 2019–20 academic year, according to an announcement on its site.

The 3 percent increase — which applies to both undergraduate and graduate students — will help cover costs for supplies, library and laboratory materials and travel.

Undergraduate students will now pay $2,810 to $2,895, an increase of $85. Tuition for graduate students will be raised from $3,540 to $3,645 per semester, an increase of $105. BYU Law and graduate Marriott School of Management students will increase from $6,530 to $6,725, an increase of $195.

The 3 percent tuition increase also affects spring and summer terms beginning in 2019. Spring/summer undergraduate students will increase from $1,405 to $1,448, or $43 more. Graduate students in the spring and summer will be $1,823, an increase of $53.

Students who are not members of the Church pay twice the listed tuition rates, which will also follow the 3 percent increase. Non-LDS undergraduates will pay $5,790, an increase of $170; advanced-standing non-LDS students will pay $7,290, an increase of $210; and non-LDS law and business graduate students will pay $13,450, an increase of $390.

BYU has raised it’s tuition nearly every year since the full-time undergraduate tuition began in 1960. Over the last 10 years the largest tuition raise was an $120 increase from the 2007–08 academic school year to the 2008–09 school year. Most recently, BYU increased tuition by 3 percent for the 2017–18 academic school year.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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