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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Finance your education at Boise State University

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Finance Your Education

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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

  • 2023-2024 FAFSA Application is now open
  • Late-January – 2023-2024, E-mails to new students awarded 2023-2024 (next year) federal financial aid. Watch myBoiseState and BroncoMail for award notifications
  • January 23, 2023, 11:59 pm – Spring 2023, First financial aid Pell Recalculation Date – eligibility for financial aid determined by the number of credits registered on this date. All credits for classes that start on 01/9/23, including internship credits, must be in place by this deadline. Only “financial aid eligible credits” count towards enrollment level, scholarship eligibility, Pell Grant and loan eligibility.
  • January 23, 2023 – Spring 2023, Deadline to submit a SAP appeal for the spring semester.
  • February 15, 20232023-2024, FAFSA filing priority date for all students to be considered for priority aid and need-based scholarships. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), even if the priority filing date has passed to be considered for Direct Loans and Pell Grant.
  • February 15, 2023 – 2023-2024, Complete the Boise State Scholarship Application.
  • February 15, 2023 – 2023-2024, Scholarship priority date for Idaho residents (new freshmen and transfer students). Last day to have all admissions materials received in the Admissions Office to be considered for 2023-2024 automatic scholarships (Presidential, Dean’s, True Blue Promise Scholarship). Refer to our scholarships webpage for specific eligibility criteria.
  • March 5, 2023 – Summer 2023, Deadline to submit the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Summer 2023 aid.
  • Mid-March – Summer 2023, Earliest notification of summer financial aid awards. Watch myBoiseState Student Center and BroncoMail for award notifications.
  • Mid-March – 2023-2024, E-mails to continuing students of 2023-2024 federal financial aid. Watch myBoiseState and BroncoMail for award notifications.
  • March 29, 2023 11:59 pm – Spring 2023, Second financial aid Pell Recalculation Date – Pell Grant eligibility for student enrolled in sessions starting after 01/23/23 determined by number of credits register on this date.

For more information see our Dates and Deadlines.

News and Updates

Biden-Harris Student Debt Relief

Visit for the most recent updates on the recently announced Biden-Harris Administration student debt relief plan, including the one-time loan cancellation.

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.

Federal CARES Act and HEERF Funding

Please visit our Federal CARES Act (no more funds), our HEERF II (no more funds), and HEERF III (no more funds) web pages for further information on these funds.