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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 admission and scholarship materials must be received by Admissions by the Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline. These scholarships are not combinable.

Spring 2021 Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020
Fall 2021 Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline: February 15, 2021

Idaho Resident Scholarships

See Spring 2021 scholarship offerings.

Automatic Scholarships for Residents

Scholarship NameRequired Cumulative Unweighted High School GPAValueLength of Program
Presidential Scholarship3.90-4.0$2,500 per year2 years (4 semesters)
Dean's Scholarship3.70-3.89$2,000 per year2 years (4 semesters)
True Blue Promise3.20-4.0 and eligible for federal Pell Grant based on FAFSA$2,000 per year4 years (8 semesters)

Automatic Scholarships for Idaho Transfer Students

Transfer Scholarship NameCumulative Transfer GPARequired Test Score or Other CriteriaValueLength of Program
Presidential Transfer Scholarship3.80-4.0earned 14 or more semester credits post high school$5,000 1 year (2 semesters)
Dean's Transfer Scholarship3.70-3.79earned 14 or more semester credits post high school$3,0001 year (2 semesters)

*For more information, please visit Financial Aid’s Idaho Resident Scholarships webpage.

Tuition and Fees for Idaho Residents

The table below details tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 year with and without the three Boise State automatic scholarships (tuition and fees – award amount = adjusted tuition estimate). Please refer to Financial Services for per credit hour costs and additional information, and be sure to complete your scholarships checklist on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

Resident Tuition Costs

Expense TypeIdaho ResidentTrue Blue Scholarship
($2,000/year for 4 years)
Dean's Scholarship
($2,000/year for 2 years)
Presidential Scholarship ($2,500/year for
2 years)
Fees and Tuition$8,060$6,060$6,060$5,560
Books and Supplies$1,240$1,240$1,240$1,240
Room and Board$12,327$12,327$12,327$12,327
Transportation$1,617$1,617$1,617$1,617
Personal and Misc.$2,278$2,278$2,278$2,278
Total$25,522$23,522$23,522$23,022

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 admission and scholarship materials must be received by Admissions by the Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline. These scholarships are not combinable.

Spring 2021 Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020
Fall 2021 Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline: December 15, 2020

Nonresident Scholarships

See Spring 2021 scholarship offerings.

Automatic Scholarships for Nonresidents

Scholarship NameRequired Cumulative Unweighted High School GPAValueLength of Program
WUE Scholarship3.40-4.0~$12,866 per year*4 years (8 semesters)
Treasure Scholarship3.0-4.0~$8,400 per year4 years (8 semesters)

Automatic Scholarships for Nonresident Transfer Students

Transfer Scholarship NameCumulative Transfer GPARequired Test Score or Other CriteriaValueLength of Program
WUE Transfer Scholarship3.70-4.00earned 14 or more semester credits post high school~$12,886 per year*2 years (4 semesters)
Treasure Transfer Scholarship 3.40-4.00earned 14 or more semester credits post high school~$8,400 per year2 years (4 semesters)

*For more information, please visit Financial Aid’s Nonresident Scholarship Programs webpage.

Tuition and Fees for Nonresidents

The table below details tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 year with and without the three Boise State automatic scholarships (tuition and fees – award amount = adjusted tuition estimate). Please refer to Financial Services for per credit hour costs and additional information, and be sure to complete your scholarships checklist on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

Nonresident Tuition Costs

Expense TypeNonresidentTreasure Scholarship (~$8,400/year for 4 years)WUE Scholarship (~$12,800/year for 4 years)
Fees and Tuition$24,980$16,580$12,094
Books and Supplies$1,240$1,240$1,240
Room and Board$12,327$12,327$12,327
Transportation$1,788$1,788$1,788
Personal and Misc.$2,278$2,278$2,278
Total$42,613$34,213$29,727