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Associate Degree Costs

Investing in your degree is a smart decision. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, associate degree graduates earned 19% more than high school graduates in 2020. The time and money invested in earning a degree pays off, and with Boise State’s online associate degree you get an affordable $350/credit rate, with no out-of-state fees.

Total Program Investment

Your total online associate degree costs at Boise State will vary depending on your previous credits. The following is an example of the total program cost for a student completing the 60 credits required to graduate with an associate degree.

Boise State Undergraduate Admissions Application Fee (non-refundable) $50
Courses (60 total credits at $350 per credit*)

Books (estimate)$3,000
Approximate Total Investment

Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with mic, and internet access — all of which are required for the online program.Varies
To earn an associate degree from Boise State University, students must complete at least 60 credits.

*The per-credit fees listed above are for the 2022-23 academic year. Future academic year per-credit fees may vary slightly and are finalized each May. Depending on your prior credits and transfer coursework, additional credits may be necessary to fulfill the degree requirements at Boise State. Please reach out to our Student Success team to learn more about your individual circumstances.

Notice: Boise State and other Idaho higher education employees: Fee waivers do not apply to this program.

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