Tuition and Fees

Tuition

Tuition is due upon enrollment. Prices are effective August 30, 2021.

University Courses

Online Courses**: $218 per credit hour

Special Enrollment: $313 per credit hour

High School Courses

Online Courses: $189 per semester credit

Specialty Courses: $289 per semester credit

Best Value Courses: $112 per semester credit

Quarter-credit Courses: $112 per quarter credit

**University half (0.5) credit courses are $218 per course

Brigham Young University Students

BYU Independent Study courses are not included as part of on-campus tuition for Brigham Young University students.

BYU Online classes are offered to Brigham Young University day students as part of their tuition. Learn more on the BYU Online website.

Additional Expenses

Textbooks and other supplemental materials are required for some courses and are not included in the course tuition. You must purchase these items separately.

Printed Course Readings Packet

For most courses, a printed copy of the course readings is available for a $16–26 fee (based on packet size). You can, however, print these same materials yourself when you are logged into your course. Please note that the printed guide does not include textbook material, exams, quizzes, interactive activities, or any information found on external links within your course. Allow 7–10 business days for delivery.

Course Material Express Mail Service
  • $20 per shipment

We ship all course materials through Standard United States Mail, which can take up to 7–10 business days. If you prefer, you may upgrade to Express Mail service for an additional $20 per shipment. Express Mail shipping request deadlines and delivery days are below.

Express Mail Arrivals

Monday–Thursday before noon: Next business day

Thursday after noon: Monday

Friday before noon: Monday

Friday after noon: Tuesday

  ** All times are mountain time; estimates exclude holidays and some remote areas.

Exam Retake

Most courses will allow you to retake an exam once for a $15 fee. Because not all courses offer an exam retake option, please refer to your course syllabus or course policies to make sure your course allows exam retakes.

Retakes must be requested within 30 days of the original exam grade posting, and must be taken and returned within 30 days of the retake exam request.

Exam Express Mail Service
  • $20 per shipment

We ship all exams to locations within the United States through Standard United States Mail to your designated BYU Independent Study–approved proctor or testing center. This can take up to 7–10 business days. You may upgrade to Express Mail service to available locations within the United States. See the shipping request deadlines and delivery days below.

Monday–Thursday before noon: Next business day

Thursday after noon: Monday

Friday before noon: Monday

Friday after noon: Tuesday

  ** All times are mountain time; estimates exclude holidays and some remote areas.

Exam Two-Way Express Mail Service
  • $30 per shipment

We can ship your exam via Express Mail and also provide you with a prepaid Express Mail return envelope. This service is only available for exams taken in the United States.

Course Deadline Extensions
  • $20 per course

If you are unable to complete your course by the expiration date, you may request one three-month extension. This option is not available for all courses. Please refer to your course syllabus to see if an extension is allowed. No second extensions are available.

International Mail Service
  • $20 per shipment

An additional $20 international mail service fee will be charged for any materials, including exams, shipped outside the United States.

Transcripts

If you would like a copy of your official transcript, you will need to pay the following fees for each transcript. All transcript fees include the cost of the transcript and delivery charges.

High School and Middle School Courses

Hard copy sent through Standard US Mail: $5

Hard copy sent through Express Mail: $20

Hard copy sent through International Mail: $24 (shipped through DHL or USPS International Express)

Electronic copy (PDF): Not available

Faxed copy: $10 (not available for international students)

University Courses

Hard copy sent through Standard US Mail: $9.50

Hard copy sent through Express Mail: $32

Hard copy sent through International Mail: $54.50 (shipped through International Priority)

Electronic copy (PDF): $6

Faxed copy: Not Available

View more BYU Independent Study policies.

Contact Us

Business Hours

Monday–Friday (except holidays)
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. mountain time
Closed Tuesdays 10:45 a.m.–noon for university devotionals.

Toll-Free: 1-800-914-8931
Local: 801-422-2868
Fax: 801-422-0102
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Harman Continuing Education Building
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 84602

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BYU Independent Study
229 HCEB
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 84602