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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 April. Please continue to check back and watch myBoiseState, 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 to fill out your aid application for the upcoming year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • April 1, 2024 – Spring 2024, Last day to submit Special Conditions form for review of Spring 2024 financial aid.
  • April 1, 2024 – Spring 2024, Deadline to submit documents (verification tax transcripts, etc.) needed to complete your 2023-2024 financial aid application. Documents submitted after this date may be ineligible for student loans, but will still be evaluated for Pell Grant eligibility.
  • April 2024 – 2024-2025, Initial work-study awards will be automatically awarded to eligible students, as funding permits. Watch my.BoiseState and BroncoMail for award notifications and instructions to accept the award. Unaccepted work-study awards may be canceled after 30 days. Funding for the program is limited and not guaranteed for all eligible students.
  • April 15, 2024 – Spring 2024, Deadline to complete a master promissory note for spring loans to be released.
  • UPDATE – Late April 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.
  • Late April (Estimated) – 2024-2025, Earliest notification of 2024-2025 financial aid awards. Watch my.BoiseState, your Student Center, and BroncoMail for award notifications.
  • April 30, 2024 – Summer 2024, Recommended deadline to finalize summer schedule for first sessions disbursement date.

For more information see our Dates and Deadlines.

News and Updates

FAFSA Simplification Act

Changes to the FAFSA were made this year due to the FAFSA Simplification Act that was passed by Congress in 2021, 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 was delayed significantly. We are currently anticipating that the Department of Education will start sending us the application files they have received in mid-March and will begin awarding as soon as we can afterward. Please refer to for the most up to date information and news regarding the 2024-2025 FAFSA.

Student Loan Repayment Updates

Review Repaying Student Loans 101 for important concepts, tips, and recommendations for repaying your student loans. Payments had been paused for three years, but most people had to start paying again beginning in October 2023.

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, and You can report scam attempts to the Federal Trade Commission by calling 1-877-382-4357 or by visiting