Understand how your financial aid options differ from undergraduate aid
In This Section:
Eligible Graduate Programs
The U.S. Department of Education determines which academic programs are eligible for federal financial aid. At Boise State, all graduate programs for master’s or doctoral degrees are eligible for federal aid.
The following graduate certificate programs are approved for federal financial aid :
- Certificate: Health Services Leadership offered by Health Sciences
- Certificate: Secondary/K-12 Teaching, offered by Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies
- Certificate: Conflict Management offered by Public Policy and Administration
Master’s or doctoral degree students with concurrent enrollment in in the above mentioned graduate certificates are eligible for federal financial aid, assuming all other eligibility requirements are met.
All the financial aid credits in which you enroll must be credits required to complete your graduate certificate or degree.
Programs not eligible for federal aid
Courses taken as a non-degree seeking student or in an ineligible graduate certificate are not eligible for federal student aid but, Alternative Loans are an option and we have more information and a list of potential lenders that you can review.