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Financial Information

Invest in your biggest asset – Yourself!

Return on Investment (ROI) is a very important business concept.  Our combination of low cost and high quality gives our graduates an ROI rivaling private and Ivy League graduate degrees from just about anywhere.  For more information, read MBA Options: Return on investment.

Tuition and Fees

The Boise State University Standard Full-time Graduate Program tuition and fees are listed on the Boise State Graduate Tuition & Fees Website

New Professional Fee

Beginning fall of 2024, COBE graduate level 500- and 600-courses (excluding BUSMBA, Online MSA, Online MSA-Tax, and Online MSA-Foundations, and Executive MBA) will have a $50 per credit professional fee. This fee will help ensure quality student experiences and an excellent return on your investment. Learn the benefits to you and how this money will be spent.

The Career Track MBA program is a total of four semesters (two academic years) plus three credits of a required internship in the summer between year one and year two.

  • Idaho Residency for Tuition Paying Purposes
    • New Idaho Residency laws – You may qualify for resident tuition if you are a student who has earned a baccalaureate degree from an Idaho institution of higher education, physically resided in Idaho for the final 12 months of undergraduate studies, and enrolled no later than 36 months after receiving a baccalaureate degree from the undergraduate institution
    • Apply early to receive the GEM scholarship which waives the non-resident tuition. Visit the GEM Scholarship page to apply.
    • Our program is part of the Western Regional Graduate Program which allows students in 15 states to be eligible for in-state tuition. Visit the WICHE website to see which states are eligible

Financial Help

Students who have started the application process by February 15 are eligible to apply to a limited number of graduate assistantships (tuition waiver and work stipend). Students applying after February 15 will be considered for graduate assistantships and Graduate Scholars Award on a space-available basis. Scholarships can renew for the second year, but renewal is not automatic.

Graduate Research Assistantship (GAship)


COBE offers a limited number of Graduate Assistantships (GA) for full-time graduate business students. For more information and how to apply, please go to our Graduate Assistantships web page.

By applying here you will be considered for all open COBE GAships. Please visit our University GAships web page to view and apply to GAships that are offered across campus.

GEM Scholarship


The Graduate GEM Scholarship for graduate students waives non-resident tuition for out-of-state and international graduate students with an overall GPA of at least 3.00. For information on how to apply for the GEM scholarship, see the Funding Graduate School web page on the Graduate Programs website.

Additional resources:

Boise State University Financial Aid and Scholarships
COBE Student Scholarships