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Bottom Line Estimator

Do you have questions about charges, financial aid, refunds, or estimated costs?

Use the Bottom Line Estimator to calculate if you will owe money or receive a refund after receiving your financial aid for the semester. The estimator allows you to enter your housing choices, enrollment, and individual information, then automatically subtracts the financial aid you are scheduled to receive. Instructions to use are below:

There are origination fees associated with all federal loans that affect the net amount received. Please use our Loan Fee Calculator if you are wanting to receive a specific amount.

Video Instructions

Written Instructions

  • Login to myBoiseState if you have been admitted to Boise State.
  • Choose “Bottom Line Estimator” from the My Account tab or type “estimator” in the search box (add it as a resource for easy access in the future).
My account tab in your Boise State account
  • Make sure you understand the benefits and limitations of the estimator before you continue by signing the disclaimer.
  • Enter information about your enrollment, housing, additional costs and fees. The final summary shows if you have an owing balance after financial aid, or if you will receive a refund.
Summary showing balance after financial aid