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Tuition Fee Waiver Benefit


Boise State offers the privilege of an Educational Tuition and Fees Waiver Benefit to support the greater campus community. Eligibility for this waiver of Educational Tuition and Fees is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements and compliance with the Tuition Fee Waiver Policy.

FAQ’s on Tuition and Fee Waiver Employee Taxation (Google Doc)

Please Note

A tuition fee waiver form must be submitted for each semester that the employee, spouse or dependent intends to use the tuition fee waiver benefit.

Summer 2024 Waivers

Summer 2024 fee waivers received after May 6 will be charged a $50 late fee. The last date to submit the Summer 2024 fee waiver is August 11, 2024.

Fall 2024 Waivers

To avoid confusion or misapplied waivers, we ask that you wait until June 1, 2024, to begin submitting the Fall 2024 fee waiver.

A $50 late fee will be assessed on the Fall 2024 fee waiver for all forms received after August 19. You are encouraged to submit the form even if you have not completed the registration process to avoid this late fee.

Must be Admitted

Those using the fee waiver must be admitted as a student prior to taking classes. Employees can apply to the University through the Admissions Page.

Programs not Included

Fee waivers do not apply to all Boise State University programs. For more information about programs that do not qualify for the fee waiver, please visit the Student Financial Services website.

Submit a Tuition Fee Waiver Request Form:

Reciprocal Fee Waiver Agreements

Boise State University Employees

Reciprocal agreements allow Boise State University employees to take courses for reduced fees at other Idaho institutions. Each institution has specific rules, check with the institution you plan to attend for specifics.

  • University of Idaho
  • Idaho State University
  • Lewis-Clark State College
  • College of Southern Idaho
  • Eastern-Idaho Technical College

Non-Boise State University Employees

Employees of other Idaho higher education institutions may attend classes at Boise State University using their reciprocal education agreement with some limitations, click here for eligibility information.


Click here to access the Reciprocal Fee Waiver Form. If you are a Boise State University employee, return the form to, we will approve and forward to the appropriate institution. If you are not a Boise State University employee, complete the form and submit to your Human Resources for approval.

Click here to access the Reciprocal Fee Waiver Form for Dependents

Please Note: Signatures must be filled out on a physically printed form.


Who is eligible for Tuition Fee Waivers?

All Boise State University benefit eligible employees and their spouses may register for instructional courses during any academic period. Employees and eligible spouses may each enroll up to a maximum of nine (9) credit hours per semester. Boise State University waives all tuition costs for these 9 credits except for a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee per semester and a $5.00 per credit hour charge. Any special course fees (lab fee) will be paid by the employee.

The program will allow one dependent child of a benefit eligible employee who has completed five continuous months of service to utilize the fee waiver. The fee waiver may be utilized by both a dependent child and the employee in the same semester, however, if the fee waiver is utilized by a dependent child, the spouse would not be eligible to use the fee waiver in the same semester. Click here to view more information about the Educational Tuition and Fee Waiver Benefit.

Do I need to submit a fee waiver every semester?

A fee waiver form must be submitted for each semester that the employee, spouse or dependent intends to use the tuition fee waiver.​

If I am unable to register for my intended classes, should I wait to turn in my fee waiver?

To avoid the late fee charges, you should turn in a fee waiver listing your “intended” classes prior to the deadline date.

Are the employee and spouse limited to a total of 9 credits combined each semester?

Employees and Spouses may utilize the fee waiver during the same semester. Both the employee and spouse each receive the benefit of $5.00 per credit, up to 9 credits a semester. If taking more than 9 credits, the employee and/or spouse would be responsible for the full tuition cost exceeding the 9 credits.

What if both my spouse and I work for Boise State? Can we each use the Dependent Child fee waiver for our children?

Only one child per family may use the Dependent Child fee waiver per semester, even if both parents are employed by the University.

Can I use the fee waiver if my child is also using the Dependent Child fee waiver?

The employee and dependent child may utilize the fee waiver in the same semester, however, only one dependent child may use the fee waiver at a time. The spouse and dependent child cannot utilize the fee waiver in the same semester. ​

Do I have to wait until I have completed the registration process before submitting the fee waiver?

We encourage anyone using the fee waiver to submit the form before the deadline to avoid the $50 late fee, even if they have not enrolled in the courses yet. Please list the courses that you would like to enroll in, if those courses do not work out, a revised fee waiver may be submitted.

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