Just Married Checklist
Whether you just got engaged or you are already married, there are items you will want to consider while attending BYU.
Change Your Name
In order to change your name on BYU records, for any reason, your signature and certain documentation is required. You can request the change with the BYU Registrar's Office in person, by mail, fax, or YMessage.
Students who change their name can get a new ID card with the new name free of charge if the old card is turned in to the ID center.
Set Up Guest Access
Guest Access allows you to give another person access to your BYU account. We recommend each student manage their own student account but understand you may need a parent, spouse or other third-party to access information or help complete transactions on your behalf. You can grant access to selected accounts including your Academic, Financial, and Personal accounts.
Apply for Financial Aid
Changing your marital status on your FAFSA can influence how much aid you are eligible for. We recommend speaking with a OneStop Counselor to ask questions and determine eligibility. You can schedule an appointment by calling 801-422-4104.
OneStop offers a Financial Aid Checklist to walk you through applying for financial aid, and can answer frequently asked questions you may have.
Student Health Plan
If you wish to add your spouse or dependents to the BYU Student Health Plan, choose the Married with Dependents plan. To enroll your family members, contact the Student Health Plan Office at (801) 422-2661 prior to the semester add/drop deadline. The first payment deadline is by the semester add/drop deadline.
You might be interested to know that the Student Health Center offers premarital classes that address anatomical, physiological and emotional questions you may have about marriage. Check out all of the classes they offer.
Find Married Housing
BYU's On-Campus Housing and Off-Campus Housing offices can help you and your new spouse find the perfect place to live. Tip: When you make your housing choice, update your residential address (this is required each semester).
On-Campus Housing: Wymount Terrace is the only on-campus married student housing at BYU. You can view posted vacancies on the Family Housing website.
Off-Campus Housing: The Off Campus Housing Office has vacancy listings website to help you in your search.