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Types of Aid

There are four general types of financial aid to help fund your education at Boise State

Grants

Grants are need-based financial aid that you do not need to repay if you meet all of the conditions of the award.

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Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on a merit or need basis and you don’t need to repay a scholarship if you meet all of the conditions of the award.

Learn more about scholarships

Work-study

Work-study provides the opportunity for you to work on campus and earn a bi-weekly paycheck. Every dollar you earn is a dollar you won’t have to pay back later.

Learn more about work-study

529 Plans

Also known as Education Savings Accounts, these plans allow families to save money for future educational costs.

Lean more about 529 plans

Loans

Loans are aid you borrow and pay back to a federal or state institution, or private lenders.

Learn more about loans