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A current or continuing student is defined as an individual who has completed credits at Boise State post-high school and is continuing on.

Complete the steps on this page to maximize your funding opportunities.

STEP 1: Complete the FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for the greatest number of need-based scholarships and federal financial aid. If you don’t want to be considered for federal student aid or need-based scholarships, proceed to the next step.

Students who do not meet the citizenship or eligible non-citizenship criteria for the FAFSA may still be eligible for need-based scholarships. Complete the FAFSA4caster, once completed email the confirmation page to

Fall Priority Deadline: February 15
Spring Priority Deadline: October 1

If this deadline has passed, we still encourage you to complete the application as some financial aid may still be available. The last day a FAFSA can be submitted is June 30th.

Complete FAFSA Now

STEP 2: Complete the Boise State Scholarship Application

You are required to complete the Boise State Scholarship Application in order to be considered for additional Department and College Scholarships.

Scholarship recipients are notified through BroncoMail and all awards are made by May 1st.

The Boise State Scholarship Application opens mid-November and most scholarship opportunities close by February 15th.

Complete Boise State Scholarships Application Now

STEP 3: State of Idaho Scholarships

The State of Idaho offers a variety of scholarships, such as the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship and the Idaho Opportunity for Adult Learners Scholarship for eligible Idaho students who attend an Idaho institution.
Apply Now for State of Idaho Scholarships

STEP 4: Apply for Other Funding Opportunities

Maximize your scholarship opportunities by applying for Private Funds.
Apply Now for Private Scholarships

Students admitted to the Honors College are encouraged to apply for Honors Scholarships.
Apply Now for Honors Scholarships


We’ve anticipated many of your questions and tried to answer them. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page if you have a specific question.
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If you are unable to find the answer, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

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