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Graduate Student

A graduate student is defined as an individual that has completed an undergraduate degree and is pursuing a Master’s or Doctorate degree.

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

STEP 1: Apply for Admissions

Students must be admitted as degree-seeking and enrolled in an eligible program to be considered for scholarships. Click “Apply Now to the Graduate College” to begin the admission process. If you have already been admitted, welcome!

Recommended Fall 2022 Priority Application Deadline: January 15
Recommended Spring 2023 Priority Application Deadline: October 15

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STEP 2: Complete the FAFSA

The fall priority deadline is February 15 and the spring priority deadline is October 1 for both the FAFSA and Federal Student Aid Estimator.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open for the 2022-2023 academic year. The last day to submit the FAFSA for the 2022-2023 academic year is June 30, 2022, but the sooner you complete the FAFSA the sooner you will be evaluated for aid. By completing the FAFSA and Boise State Scholarship Application students can be considered for need-based scholarships and federal financial aid. If you don’t want to be considered for need-based scholarships or federal student aid, proceed to the next step.

Complete the FAFSA

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 Boise State Scholarship Application and then complete the Federal Student Aid Estimator. Email the Federal Student Aid Estimator results to, please be sure to include your student ID number.

STEP 3: Complete the Boise State Scholarship Application

Complete the application to maximize your Boise State University scholarship opportunities.

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

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

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STEP 4: Other Funding Opportunities

Maximize your scholarship opportunities by applying for Private Funds.
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Funding is available as department assistantships, internal and external fellowships, scholarships, grants and federal loans.
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