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Next Steps

Welcome to the Bronco Family! Thanks for meeting with us for your first advising appointment. Here’s checklist of your next steps.

Complete Your Checklist

1. Complete the Student Financial Agreement

Follow the step-by-step guide below to complete the agreement. This will remove the hold in your myBoiseState account so you can register for classes. You must complete the Financial Agreement before registering each semester. Find the agreement in the “Tasks” tile of your myBoiseState Student Center.

Student Financial Agreement Instructions 

2. Register for classes

Register for your first semester of classes as soon as possible. It’s important to register for all of the courses you and your advisor discussed, even if they are taken in two separate sessions during the semester. 

Registering as soon as possible is important especially if you plan to use financial aid. The Boise State Financial Aid Office will disburse aid based on the total number of credits you’re enrolled in for the semester, (1st and 2nd 7-week sessions combined). 

How to Register for Classes

3. Review important dates and deadlines

The Boise State Academic Calendar covers everything from the first day of class to graduation dates. Make sure you are viewing dates in the appropriate session for the classes you’re enrolled in (for example, the regular session versus the 2nd 7-week session).

Boise State Academic Calendar

4. Make a plan to pay for your classes

The following items do not apply to everyone. Read below to find out if you need to complete these tasks.

Financial Aid

If you are planning to use Financial Aid (federal loans, grants or scholarships) to pay for school, please complete the FAFSA as soon as possible! Double check that you’re filling out the correct year for the semester you are attending.

Submit your FAFSA

If you have submitted your FAFSA, take care of any To-Do items listed on your myBoiseState account in order for your FAFSA to be processed.

Complete Financial Aid To-Do Items

Contact your Boise State Online Financial Aid team directly with any questions regarding your aid:

Boise State Online Financial Aid Team

Payment Plan

The fee payment plan is available for students to enroll in each semester. The plan breaks your fees into three monthly payments over the course of the semester. This plan must be set up before the fee payment deadline.

How to Enroll in the Fee Payment Plan

Military Benefits

If you’re a military student using Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits, it is crucial that you contact Tatum Jenkins at as soon as possible.

If you are using any other type of military benefit, please contact Veteran Services as soon as possible to get started on your paperwork.

Contact Veteran Services

Passport to Education

Passport to Education is a program for Interdisciplinary Professional Studies and Bachelor of Applied Science students only. If you are using Passport to Education, please contact your academic advisor to make sure you have completed the necessary paperwork.

Advisor Contact Information

5. Purchase your textbooks

Your textbooks will be listed with The Bronco Shop each semester and will be available for purchase before the semester starts. Purchase your textbooks before classes start so that you’re prepared to participate on the first day.

Find Your Textbooks at The Bronco Shop

6. Get organized—time management is key

Time management skills are crucial for students in online courses. Now is the time to think through your schedule and consider the time commitment.

A part-time schedule requires approximately 20-25 hours per week of work and a full-time schedule requires approximately 40 hours per week of work. Please consider these hours when making a decision about class load.

After you review more information about time management below, let your advisor know if you have any questions about your class schedule.

Read About Time Management for Online Students

7. Get the support you need

Review the services available to you by visiting our Online Student Support Services webpage. Please make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to view all available resources.

Review the Online Student Support Services

8. Have more Questions? Contact your Advisor

Please feel free to call or email your advisor with any questions or if you’d like to make changes to your degree plan. We are here to help you!

Advisor Contact Information

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