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PathwayConnect's low tuition makes getting a degree more affordable. Tuition 1
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Tuition Rates

Use the tool below to view tuition prices for students who start a degree through PathwayConnect.

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Tuition figures are represented in U.S. dollars. Tuition may increase annually. (This tuition rate is for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Individuals who are not members of the Church pay 25 percent more.)
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3 credits each semester3
Students also take two free religion credits at a local institute
Estimate for all of PathwayConnect
3 semesters

Did you know that you keep the low PathwayConnect tuition throughout your entire degree program? Visit this tool to see how much you’ll pay for your entire degree.


Textbooks & Course Materials

There are no additional fees for textbooks or other course materials for the six courses in PathwayConnect. However, students who continue their degree online after completing those six courses will have some additional fees for textbooks and materials.
Does PathwayConnect offer payment plans?
No, PathwayConnect does not offer payment plans. However, students may choose to pay in installments, as long as their current balance is paid by the tuition payment deadline.
Are there any additional charges/fees?
No, there are no additional charges or fees during PathwayConnect (including textbooks or other course materials).
What will my tuition be if I enroll in a degree program after PathwayConnect?
PathwayConnect students who enroll in a BYU-Idaho online degree program will continue to pay the PathwayConnect tuition rate, which may increase periodically.
Icon_Financial Aid_BxW.svg FINANCIAL AID

The following options for financial aid are available for students who begin their degree through the preferred path, which starts with PathwayConnect .


Reduced Tuition
The price of tuition for students who start their degree through PathwayConnect is significantly reduced. This scholarship is automatically given to every student who starts their degree through PathwayConnect — and you keep the lower cost for your entire degree program! View tuition rates .

Returned Missionary Scholarship
Any student who has served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is eligible for a 25% tuition discount . (This includes missionaries who did not complete their entire mission.) This scholarship applies only to PathwayConnect courses.

U.S. Federal Aid

Students may qualify for U.S. federal financial aid after completing the first three semesters of their degree program (also called PathwayConnect). This is one of the reasons tuition is so low.

After PathwayConnect, U.S. students who have a high school diploma or equivalent are eligible to apply for U.S. federal financial aid .

For additional questions about tuition and financial aid, visit our Help page.

Is Financial Aid available?


  • United States

    PathwayConnect students in the United States do not qualify for U.S. federal financial aid because PathwayConnect is not a degree-granting program. PathwayConnect students also do not qualify for BYU-Idaho scholarships. Students are encouraged to search for private scholarships if they need financial assistance.

    U.S. students who have a high school diploma or equivalent are eligible to apply for U.S. federal financial aid if they enter a degree-seeking program after PathwayConnect.

  • Other Countries

    PathwayConnect students do not qualify for BYU-Idaho scholarships. PathwayConnect students outside the United States may consider searching for private scholarships as a possible option to gain financial assistance.

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