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Cost of Attendance

Many factors contribute to your education budget, and we’re here to help. Figures on this page offer average costs for full-time undergraduate students with adjustments for automatic scholarships. Additional¬†scholarships, grants and other types of aid¬†are available through our Financial Aid office.

Cost of Attendance Estimator

The Cost of Attendance Estimator is a tool students can use to estimate tuition and fees for the school year. Boise State offers a calculator to help students and families prepare financially to make a college decision. Get an estimate today!

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance Estimator

Types of Expenses

Your education budget will likely depend on a lot of factors. Some fees are paid directly to Boise State, but you are able to choose the extent of your indirect costs. Will you pedal around our bike-friendly campus, or would you rather bring a car? Which off-campus housing amenities would you like? Tables on this page contain direct costs, average indirect costs, and adjustments for automatic scholarships in their estimates.

Direct Costs

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Food and Housing (on-campus)

Indirect Costs

  • Books and Supplies
  • Food and Housing (off-campus)
  • Meals Away From Home
  • Transportation
  • Personal and Miscellaneous

Resident Tuition and Automatic Scholarships

This table details estimated full-time (12-16 credits) tuition and fees for the 2023-2024 year with and without the Boise State automatic resident scholarships included. Estimated amounts are based on direct costs that are subject to change.

Expense TypeNo ScholarshipTrue Blue Promise ScholarshipDean's ScholarshipPresidential Scholarship
Tuition and Fees$8,882$8,882$8,882$8,882
Scholarship Award$0$2,000/year for 4 years$2,500/year for 4 years$3,000/year for 4 years
Total$8,882$6,882$6,382$5,882

Other Resident Costs

This table details average estimated full-time (12-16 credits) expenses for the 2023-2024 year for students with Idaho residency living on-campus, off-campus, and with their parent(s). Estimated amounts are based on direct and indirect costs that are subject to change.

Expense TypeOn-CampusOff-CampusLiving with Parent(s)
Books and Supplies$1,226$1,226$1,226
Average Food and Housing$14,224$10,694$3,618
Meals Away From Home Estimate$2,386$2,386$2,386
Transportation$2,318$2,660$2,124
Personal and Misc.$3,406$3,406$3,406
Total$23,560$20,372$12,760

Nonresident Tuition and Automatic Scholarships

This table details estimated full-time (12-16 credits) tuition and fees for the 2023-2024 year with and without the Boise State automatic nonresident scholarships included. Estimated amounts are based on direct costs that are subject to change.

Expense TypeNo ScholarshipRidgeline ScholarshipSummit ScholarshipWestern Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Tuition and Fees$27,076$27,076$27,076$27,076
Scholarship Award$0$5,000/year for 4 years$10,000/year for 4 years$15,224/year for 4 years
Total$27,076$22,076$17,076$11,852

Other Nonresident Costs

This table details average estimated full-time (12-16 credits) expenses for the 2023-2024 year for students without Idaho residency living on-campus, off-campus, and with their parent(s). Estimated amounts are based on direct and indirect costs that are subject to change.

Expense TypeOn-CampusOff-CampusLiving with Parent(s)
Books and Supplies$1,226$1,226$1,226
Average Food and Housing$14,224$10,694$3,618
Meals Away From Home Estimate$2,386$2,386$2,386
Transportation$2,782$2,622$2,124
Personal and Misc.$3,406$3,406$3,406
Total$24,024$20,334$12,760
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