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Fall 2020 Dates and Deadlines

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October 1, 2019The first day you may complete a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov for fall 2020 and spring 2021 aid.
December 15, 2019Scholarship priority date for non-residents of Idaho (new freshmen and transfer students). Last day to have all admissions materials received in the Admissions Office to be considered for 2020-2021 automatic scholarships (Gem, WUE, Treasure Scholarships). Refer to our scholarships website for specific eligibility criteria.
mid-January, 2020E-mails to new students of 2020-2021 federal financial aid. Watch my.BoiseState and BroncoMail for award notifications
February 15, 20202020-21 FAFSA filing priority date for all students to be considered for priority aid and need-based scholarships. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov even if the priority filing date has passed to be considered for Direct Loans and Pell Grant.
February 15, 2020Scholarship 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 2020-21 automatic scholarships (Presidential, Dean’s, True Blue Promise Scholarship). Refer to our scholarships webpage for specific eligibility criteria.
February 15, 2020Complete the Boise State Scholarship Application.
Beginning mid-March 2020E-mails to continuing students of 2020-2021 federal financial aid. Watch my.BoiseState and BroncoMail for award notifications.
May 1, 2020Deadline for accepting 2020-21 Boise State scholarships.
May 1, 2020Priority admission date for fall semester for undergraduate, degree-seeking applicants. All admissions materials are to be received by the Admissions Office by this date. Applicants who miss this priority date will be considered for degree-seeking status on a space available basis. Students who are ineligible for degree-seeking admission may be considered for nondegree-seeking status and are ineligible for financial aid.
June 1, 2020Last day to submit all requested financial aid documents to be eligible for 2020-21 work-study funding and supplemental grants (SEOG). Funding for these programs is limited and available only to priority aid applicants.
July 1, 2020First date students may begin earning 2020-21 work-study funds if enrolled in at least six credits for fall semester.
July 15 – Sept. 4, 2020Freeze on processing special conditions and budget increase requests. Limited counselor appointments available.
August 10, 2020Electronically accept aid and complete the following financial aid to-do items (direct loan counseling, master promissory note) by this date to have financial aid available for earliest release (disbursement) of aid.
August 10, 2020Submit direct deposit authorization by this date on myBoiseState for earliest disbursement of fall financial aid to be deposited into your savings/checking account.
August 7, 2020Ideal date by which to finalize your fall class schedule to receive the fullest amount of your fall financial aid. Part-time students may begin to see aid reduced based on the level of enrollment prior to the first disbursement of aid.
August 14, 2020The earliest date that fall semester aid (scholarships, loans, grants) can be applied towards paying fall fees. Check your account at the end of the day today for disbursements. Allow 3-5 business days to receive refunds by direct deposit or 7-10 days for refund checks by mail
August 14 – Sept. 14, 2020Freeze on Direct Loan increases to existing disbursed aid due to enrollment level requirements for aid. Finalize your class schedule early to ensure you have the aid you expect.
August 20, 2020Estimated date first direct deposit or refund checks received for excess fall financial aid.
August 22, 2020Fee payment deadline for students registered for fall semester.
August 24, 2020Fall classes begin.
August 26, 2020Anticipated date that Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) review will be completed for students enrolled during summer 2020. SAP must be reviewed prior to disbursement of fall semester aid for those with SAP warnings, holds, or academic plans.
September 4, 2020 11:59 pmFirst 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 08/24/20, 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.
September 4, 2020Deadline to submit a a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal for the fall 2020 financial aid eligibility.
November 1, 2020Target deadline to submit documents (verification tax transcripts, etc.) needed to complete your fall 2020 financial aid application for students enrolled fall semester only at Boise State. Documents submitted after this date may be ineligible for student loans, but will still be evaluated for Pell Grant eligibility.
November 4, 2020 11:59 pm Second financial aid Pell Recalculation Date - Pell Grant eligibility for student enrolled in sessions starting after 09/04/20 determined by number of credits register on this date. Only "financial aid eligible" credits count towards enrollment level, scholarship eligibility, Pell Grant and loan eligibility.
November 15, 2020Last day to submit Special Conditions Form for fall (if you are graduating at the end of fall 2020).
November 15, 2020Last day to request an additional Direct Loan for fall semester only.
Early December 2020Complete exit counseling session if you are graduating fall semester and have received a Direct Loan at Boise State. You will receive a letter or email with information about what is required.
December 15, 2020Deadline to complete a master promissory note for loans to be released in December. After December 18, fall aid cannot be released until grades are checked and eligibility for fall aid is reevaluated.
December 18, 2020Last date for disbursement of fall aid until semester grades are final.
December 18, 2020Last day of finals.