Full-Time Employee Registration

Employees and employee spouses who wish to take classes at BYU must first apply and be admitted to the university. The admissions process is the same process for all students; there is no special admission process for employees, spouses, and children. Appropriate application deadlines will apply.  

There are different types of admission that you can pursue.  Below is a list of the types and which office to contact for questions or assistance:

  • Seeking an Undergraduate Degree – Admissions Office (801-422-4104 or admissions.byu.edu)
  • Seeking a Graduate Degree – Graduate Studies Office (801-422-4091 or graduatestudies.byu.edu)
  • Post-Bacc Studies (already have a degree and want to take classes for credit without seeking a degree) – Admissions Office (801-422-5000 or admissions.byu.edu)
  • Evening Classes (not seeking a degree) – Evening Classes Office (801-422-2872 or eveningclasses.byu.edu)
  • Audit Only (day and evening classes not for credit) – Evening Classes Office (801-422-2872 or eveningclasses.byu.edu)

Tuition benefits are available if you are a full-time employee as of the add/drop deadline of a semester or term. These benefits apply to both undergraduate and graduate tuition. Your spouse or dependents can receive tuition benefits if you meet one of these conditions:

  • You are at least 30 years old and have worked one year at BYU.
  • You have worked 5 years at BYU.

Please see the following sections for further instructions.

Faculty and Administrative Personnel
Full-Time Regular Staff
Spouses of Employees
Evening Classes
Discontinuance for Full Time Employees or Spouses

Faculty and Administrative Personnel

You may register for 6 credit hours per semester. If you would like to take daytime classes, the following individuals need to give their written approval:

  • The department chair or supervisor
  • The dean or director over the area
  • The tuition manager of Benefits

You can pick up an application for approval at the Benefits Office (D-240 ASB) or download it from the Benefits Office website

Spring-Summer Term

You may take 3 credits per term or 4 credits in one term and 2 credits in the other. You may not take 6 credit hours during one term.

If you are not teaching or on contract with BYU for research, administrative or other special assignments, you may take more than 6 credit hours. Your department must approve the number of credit hours, and you will not have to pay tuition costs.

Full-Time Regular Staff

You may register for 6 credit hours per semester. If you would like to take classes that conflict with your work day hours, the following individuals need to give their written approval:

  • The department chair or supervisor
  • The dean or director over the area
  • The tuition manager of Benefits

You must make up the time you are absent from your regular work, and you may not take a class during your meal break.

Staggered-Hours Work Schedule

You may register for daytime classes with a staggered-hours work schedule. With this schedule, you can work 8 hours between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. with a meal break of at least 30 minutes. Your work schedule should stay as consistent as possible. 

Whether or not you can have this schedule depends on the seasonal and daily workload of your department and the approval of your supervisor.

Spring-Summer Term

You may take 3 credits per term, or 4 credits in one term and 2 credits in the other. You may not take 6 credits in one term.

Spouses of Employees

To be eligible for tuition benefits for their spouses, personnel must (a) be at least thirty or (b) have completed five years of service with the university, whichever comes first. Regular personnel who terminate employment and are rehired are able to add prior employment to the most recent period of employment, within the limits indicated in the university policy on service credit, to achieve the required years of service for eligibility for spouse tuition benefits.

Your spouse may get tuition benefits if you meet one of these requirements:

  • You are at least 30 years old and have worked one year at BYU.
  • You have worked 5 years at BYU.

If you have worked at BYU before, you may add the years of your previous employment to your current years of employment to qualify for benefits.

Your spouse may take an unlimited number of credit hours without paying tuition costs and should apply through the Admissions Office.

Graduate Courses

Before your spouse signs up for classes, you must contact the Benefits Office website. In some cases, the IRS views graduate tuition for spouses as non-cash taxable income.  Every semester, you must fill out a Tuition Taxation Form for Spouses Taking Graduate Classes . You may also pick the form up from and return it to the Benefits Office (D- 240 ASB). Your tuition benefit will not be paid until the Benefits Office receives and processes the completed form.

Evening Classes

If you or your spouse would like to take Evening Classes, you must register at the Evening Classes Office.  You may get your tuition benefit at time of registration by completing the Clearance to Register form  and presenting your BYU ID card.

Discontinuance for Full Time Employees or Spouses

If you or your spouse would like to discontinue daytime classes (drop all classes), you must do this through the Discontinuance Office. You must also prove that you went to your classes, or you will have to pay for a percentage of your tuition.

If you or your spouse would like to discontinue evening classes (drop all classes), you must do this through the Evening Classes Office. Once the discontinuation process is complete, you will have to pay a $10 fee.