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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Finance your education at Boise State University

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

Aid Handbook & Policies

Understand policies and rules regarding aid

Graduate Students

Upcoming Dates

  • July 1, 2023 – Fall 2023, First date students may begin earning 2023-2024 work-study funds if enrolled in at least six credits for fall semester, has an accepted award, and has been hired into a work-study position.
  • July 15 – September 1, 2023 – Fall 2023, Freeze on processing special conditions. Limited counselor appointments available.
  • August 4, 2023 – Fall 2023, Ideal date by which to finalize your fall class schedule to receive the fullest amount of your fall financial aid. Part-time students may begin to see aid reduced based on the level of enrollment prior to the first disbursement of aid.
  • August 7, 2023 – Fall 2023, Electronically accept aid and complete the following financial aid to-do items (direct loan counseling, master promissory note) by this date to have financial aid available for earliest release (disbursement) of aid.
  • August 7, 2023 – Fall 2023, Submit direct deposit authorization by this date on myBoiseState for earliest disbursement of fall financial aid to be deposited into your savings/checking account.
  • End of Day, August 11, 2023 – Fall 2023, The earliest date that fall semester aid (scholarships, loans, grants) may be applied towards paying fall fees. Check your account at the end of the day today for disbursements. Allow 3-5 business days to receive refunds by direct deposit or 7-10 days for refund checks by mail.

For more information see our Dates and Deadlines.

News and Updates

Student Loan Repayment

The recent debt ceiling bill prevents any future pauses on student loan repayment and interest without congressional approval. Payments are scheduled to resume in early September with the Department of Education informing borrowers of payment amount and due date at least 21 days before payments restart. Visit for the most recent updates on student loan repayments and the Biden-Harris Administration’s Student Debt Relief Plan.

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.

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 for the most up to date information and news.