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THE VALUE OF A BOISE STATE EDUCATION

Boise State provides several scholarship opportunities for residents and nonresidents, making it even more affordable to attain a quality education.

Automatic Scholarships for Idaho Residents

Boise State University offers merit-based and need-based scholarships for our new incoming and transfer Idaho resident students. Resident scholarships are automatically awarded to admitted resident degree-seeking students who meet the criteria. All required admission materials must be received by Admissions by the Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline in order to qualify. Scholarship criteria is subject to change.*

Fall 2022 Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline: February 15, 2022
Spring 2023 Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline: October 1, 2022

Idaho Resident Scholarships

Automatic Scholarships for Residents

Scholarship NameRequired Cumulative Unweighted High School GPAValueLength of Program
True Blue Promise3.20-3.89 and eligible for Federal Pell Grant based on FAFSA$2,000 per year4 years (8 semesters)
Dean's3.70-3.89$2,000 per year4 years (8 semesters)
Presidential3.90-4.0$2,500 per year4 years (8 semesters)

Automatic Scholarships for Idaho Transfer Students

Transfer Scholarship NameCumulative Transfer GPARequired Test Score or Other CriteriaValueLength of Program
True Blue Promise Transfer3.20-3.89eligible for Federal Pell Grant based on FAFSA$2,000 per year2 years (4 semesters)
Dean's Transfer 3.70-3.89earned 14 or more semester credits post high school$2,0002 years (4 semesters)
Presidential Transfer 3.90-4.0earned 14 or more semester credits post high school$2,5002 years (4 semesters)

*Scholarships require full-time enrollment of 12 or more credits. Please see a full list of criteria on Financial Aid’s Idaho Resident Scholarships webpage.

Resident Tuition Costs

Expense TypeIdaho ResidentTrue Blue Promise
($2,000/year for 4 years)
Dean's
($2,000/year for 4 years)
Presidential ($2,500/year for
4 years)
Tuition and Fees$8,060$6,060$6,060$5,560
Books and Supplies$1,240$1,240$1,240$1,240
Room and Board$11,018$11,018$11,018$11,018
Transportation$2,078$2,078$2,078$2,078
Personal and Misc.$2,258$2,258$2,258$2,258
Total$24,654$22,654$22,654$22,154

This table details estimated full-time (11-16 credits) tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 year with and without the Boise State automatic scholarships included. Estimated amounts are based on direct and indirect costs that are subject to change. (Tuition and fees – award amount = adjusted tuition estimate).

Automatic Scholarships for Nonresidents

Boise State University offers merit-based scholarship programs for our nonresident students. Nonresident scholarships are automatically awarded to admitted nonresident degree-seeking students who meet the criteria. All required admission materials must be received by Boise State Admissions by the Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline to be considered for automatic scholarships. Scholarship criteria is subject to change.*

Fall 2022 Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline: December 15, 2021
Spring 2023 Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline: October 1, 2022

Nonresident Scholarships

Automatic Scholarships for Nonresidents*

Scholarship NameRequired Cumulative Unweighted High School GPAValueLength of Program
Alpine**3.20-3.49$2,000 per year4 years (8 semesters)
Payette**3.50-4.0$8,000 per year4 years (8 semesters)
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)**3.90-4.0$14,661 per year4 years (8 semesters)

Automatic Scholarships for Nonresident Transfer Students*

Transfer Scholarship NameCumulative Transfer GPARequired Test Score or Other CriteriaValueLength of Program
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Transfer** 3.90-4.00earned 14 or more semester credits post high school$14,661 per year*2 years (4 semesters)
Treasure Transfer** 3.40-3.89earned 14 or more semester credits post high school$8,000 per year2 years (4 semesters)

Nonresident Tuition Costs

Expense TypeNonresidentAlpine ($2,000/year for 4 yearsPayette ($8,000/year for 4 years)Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) ($14,661/year for 4 years)
Tuition and Fees$24.980$22,980$16,980$10,319
Books and Supplies$1,240$1,240$1,240$1,240
Room and Board
$11,018$11,018$11,018$11,018
Transportation$2,343$2,343$2,343$2,343
Personal and Misc.$2,258$2,258$2,258$2,258
Total$41,839$39,839$33,839$27,178

This table details estimated full-time (11-16 credits) tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 year with and without the Boise State automatic scholarships included. Estimated amounts are based on direct and indirect costs that are subject to change. (Tuition and fees – award amount = adjusted tuition estimate).

**Ineligible Majors

There are some programs ineligible for the Alpine, Payette and WUE awards. If you choose an ineligible major on your admission application or via My.BoiseState, you will not be considered for these scholarships. Ineligible majors include:

  • Nursing and Pre-Nursing (eligible for the WUE only)
  • Radiologic and Pre-Radiologic Sciences
  • Fully online programs charging per-credit fees through Boise State Online

***Ineligible for Alpine and Payette scholarships only.

*Scholarships require full-time enrollment of 12 or more credits. Please see a full list of criteria on Financial Aid’s Nonresident Scholarship Programs webpage.