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Marriage Information

Moving out of single housing into Temple View Apartments (TVA): To qualify to live in TVA you must be enrolled in at least 12 credits. Contact housing and get your names on the waiting list as soon as you set a date for the wedding. The wedding date is the key to priority once the couple has paid the $50 non-refundable fee. When space comes available, the couple pays a $300 deposit fee which confirms the apartment. If one spouse is already in school the priority is higher.

Students sign contracts for housing and are expected to honor that contract and plan their marriage date accordingly as there are often financial penalties for breaking a contract.

There is no meal plan for students living in married student housing.

Depending on who you are marrying one of the following sections may apply to your circumstance:
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    Marrying an International Non-Student
    Here are common expenses when you marry an international non-student:

    • $60 marriage license fee (approximate amount).
    • $50* Temple View Apartments (TVA) housing non-refundable fee.
    • $300 refundable security deposit for TVA.
    • $500 international fees - spouse.
    • $200 fee for a visa with other costs in travel, lodging, food, etc (approximate amount).
    • $700-$1,000 for an airline ticket to bring a spouse to Hawaii if the spouse is not here.
    • $500* Student Medical Benefit for the spouse.
    • $6,000 non-student spouse.
    • $400 non-student work permit (EAD card).

    Student Medical Benefits


    As long as you are a full-time student, the medical benefit is covered by the school. Your spouse’s medical benefit will be $500 a semester. Any children would be included in the $500 cost.

    USA Government Requirement


    Prior to your non-student spouse’s arrival in Hawaii, there must be $6,000 (USD) deposited into your BYUH student account showing the ability to assist with your spouse's living expenses. Your spouse can apply for a work permit upon arrival in the United States. In order to get a work permit, your spouse must go to International Student Services on campus and complete an application for an EAD card. This process costs $410 and may take up to more than three months.

    Pregnancies


    If your spouse is pregnant prior to coming to BYUH, please contact Financial Aid & Scholarship to discuss the cost associated with these circumstances. Married couples often set up a medical saving plan for emergencies and pregnancies. To set up a medical saving plan, contact Laurie Abregano in Health Services at (808) 675-3487 or send her an email at laurie.abregano@byuh.edu.
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    Marrying an International Student
    Here are common expenses when you marry an international student at BYU–Hawaii:

    • $60 marriage license in Hawaii.
    • $50* Temple View Apartments (TVA) housing non-refundable fee.*
    • $300 security fee for TVA.
    • $500* Student Medical Benefit: As long as you are both full-time students, the school covers the cost of the benefit. If there is a child or one spouse who doesn’t carry at least 12 credits, the medical benefit is an additional $500 a semester.

    Pregnancies


    If your spouse is pregnant prior to coming to BYUH, please contact Financial Aid & Scholarship to discuss the cost associated with these circumstances. Married couples often set up a medical saving plan for emergencies and pregnancies. To set up a medical saving plan, contact Laurie Abregano in Health Servies at (808) 675-3487 or send her an email at laurie.abregano@byuh.edu.
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    Marrying an American Citizen
    Here are common expenses when you marry an American citizen:

    • $60 marriage license in Hawaii.
    • $50 Temple View Apartments (TVA) housing non-refundable fee.*
    • $300 security fee for TVA.
    • $500 Student Medical Benefit for spouse.
    • $1,320 spouse's half of the rent.

    Student Medical Benefit


    As long as you and spouse are full-time students, your Student Medical Benefit (SMB) is paid by BYUH.

    Pregnancies


    If your spouse is pregnant prior to coming to BYUH, please contact Financial Aid & Scholarship to discuss the cost associated with these circumstances. Married couples often set up a medical saving plan for emergencies and pregnancies. To set up a medical saving plan, contact Laurie Abregano in Health Services at (808) 675-3487 or send her an email at laurie.abregano@byuh.edu.

    Continuation About the IWORK Program After Marriage


    Please, see an IWORK counselor in Financial Aid & Scholarship.

    Green Card/Permanent U.S. Residency


    Any questions regarding applying for a green card/permanent U.S. residency, please contact International Student Services.

    Student Loans


    After obtaining your green card, you can apply for U.S. federal student aid.

    Travel Restriction


    The usual IWORK student travel restriction can be lifted for students who apply for a travel permit through International Student Services.

    Loan Repayment


    If you choose to remain in the United States or Canada, you will be required to pay back your IWORK loan (after your six-month grace period).