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How To Apply For Aid

Let us help you through the financial aid process. When you break it down into manageable steps and know what to expect, everything falls together so you can get the funding you need.

Plan Ahead

Start early to estimate how much it will take to fund your education. You can file the FAFSA at any time, but you need to be admitted to Boise State before we can process your aid application.

Priority dates and deadlines are important to watch so you know when to apply and what to expect. Discover if you are eligible to receive federal aid.

Important changes to the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open for students to apply and has been updated by the U.S. Department of Education, per the FAFSA Simplification Act. Boise State has begun to offer financial aid to new and continuing students. Please watch my.BoiseState, your Student Center, and BroncoMail for award notifications. We will remain flexible when considering eligibility for scholarships that require FAFSA data to determine financial need. Please continue to check back for updates and watch my.BoiseState, your Student Center, and BroncoMail for further notifications.

Please refer to for more information regarding the changes.

2024-2025 FAFSA Frequently Asked Questions

Other Aid Options

Some other financial aid options may require a separate application process.

After You Apply

Complete your Holds and To-Do Items

After you apply, you can avoid delays by managing your aid through your myBoiseState account. It is possible that we may need more documents or information, prior to awarding you a financial aid package. Watch your BroncoMail for updates on Holds or To-Do items.

Learn more about Verification

Manage Your Aid

Once your application has been processed and is clear of Holds and To Do’s, you will receive an award notification via BroncoMail. Accept or decline the aid that is best for you.

How to Manage Your Aid

Receive Your Aid

Disbursement is the release of aid to your student account. The earliest date funds are disbursed is 10 days prior to the start of the semester. You may still have a balance after your aid is applied. Work with our Student Financials office to set up satisfactory payments.

View your Disbursement Status

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