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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Finance your education at Boise State University

2024-2025 Financial aid offers are estimated to begin being sent out in late March. Please continue to check back and watch my.BoiseState, your Student Center, and your BroncoMail for notifications and/or updates to this estimated date.

2024-2025 FAFSA Frequently Asked Questions

Resource Links

Apply for Aid

Finance Your Education

Find Scholarships

Learn more about scholarships

Complete Forms

List of available documents

Dates and Deadlines

Important dates to be aware of

Filling the Gap

Options to help cover the cost to attend

Financial Aid Policies

Understand policies and rules regarding financial aid

Graduate Students

Upcoming Dates

  • 2024-2025 FAFSA is now open Please visit studentaid.gov to fill out your aid application for the upcoming year.
  • February 15, 2024 – Fall 2024, 2024-2025 FAFSA filing priority date for all students to be considered for priority aid and need-based scholarships. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov even if the priority filing date has passed to be considered for a Pell Grant and/or Direct Loans.
  • February 15, 2024 – Fall 2024 (2024-2025), Scholarship priority date for Idaho residents (new freshmen and transfer students) and non-resident transfer students. Last day to have all admissions materials received in the Admissions Office to be considered for 2024-2025 automatic scholarships. Refer to our scholarships webpage for specific eligibility criteria.
  • March 5, 2024 – Summer 2024, Deadline to submit a 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Summer 2024 aid. If you file your FAFSA after this date, there is no guarantee that your summer financial aid can be processed in time to meet federal regulations.
  • Mid-March – Summer 2024, Earliest notification of Summer 2024 financial aid awards. Watch my.BoiseState, your Student Center, and BroncoMail for award notifications.
  • UPDATE – Mid March 2024 – Earliest projected timeframe that financial aid offices will begin to receive data from Federal Student Aid for 2024-2025 FAFSA applications. Awarding for 2024-25 cannot begin until after we start receiving data. At this time, Boise State is not expecting to change the February 15 priority deadline.
  • Late March (Estimated) – 2024-2025, Earliest notification of 2024-2025 financial aid awards. Watch my.BoiseState, your Student Center, and BroncoMail for award notifications.
  • March 29, 2024 11:59 pm – Spring 2024, Second financial aid PELL Recalculation Date – Pell Grant eligibility for student enrolled in sessions starting after 01/22/24 determined by number of credits register on this date. Only “financial aid eligible credits” count toward enrollment level, scholarship eligibility, Pell Grant and loan eligibility.

For more information see our Dates and Deadlines.

News and Updates

Student Loan Repayment

Don’t wait! Prepare for student loan payments to restart now. The Supreme Court issued a decision blocking the Biden-Harris Administration’s Student Debt Relief Plan and all student loans will need to be repaid. The COVID-19 payment pause has been lifted and payments are due in October. Take action now to be fully prepared before payments resume.

A Fresh Start for Federal Student Loan Borrowers in Default

The U.S. Department of Education announced an initiative—called “Fresh Start”—to help eligible borrowers in default. If your loans are eligible, you’ll temporarily regain several student aid benefits. You’ll also get the opportunity to get out of default and keep those benefits for the long term.

Fresh Start will continue through December 31, 2023 – one year after the COVID-19 payment pause ends.

A New Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Plan

The Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan provides nearly all student borrowers with the lowest monthly payments of any IDR plan. Borrowers on the REPAYE Plan will automatically get the benefits of the new SAVE Plan.

Other federal student loan programs

The Supreme Court blocked the one-time debt relief plan (you may also know this as the forgiveness of up to $20,000 for Pell Grant borrowers). But you may be able to get help repaying your loans, including full loan forgiveness, through other federal student loan programs.

Beware of scams

You might be contacted by a company saying they will help you get loan discharge, forgiveness, cancellation, or debt relief for a fee. You never have to pay for help with your federal student aid. Make sure you work only with the U.S. Department of Education, the office of Federal Student Aid, and our loan servicers, and never reveal your personal information or account password to anyoneLearn how to avoid scams and what you can do if you’re contacted by a scammer.

Emails to borrowers come from noreply@studentaid.govnoreply@debtrelief.studentaid.gov, and ed.gov@public.govdelivery.com. You can report scam attempts to the Federal Trade Commission by calling 1-877-382-4357 or by visiting reportfraud.ftc.gov.

FAFSA Simplification Act

You may have heard, or may start hearing more people talk about the FAFSA Simplification Act that was passed by Congress in 2021. Changes to the FAFSA are being made along with updates to the processes and systems used to award federal student aid for the 2024–2025 award year. With these changes, the FAFSA application for 2024-2025 will not be available on October 1, as usual. We are currently anticipating that the Department of Education will have it open in December 2023. Please refer to StudentAid.gov for the most up to date information and news.