INCOMING NONRESIDENT STUDENT
An incoming nonresident student is defined as an individual who has earned less than 14 post high school semester credits or no college credits at the time of admittance and holds residency in a state other than Idaho.
Complete the scholarship checklist below to maximize your funding opportunities.
STEP 2: Meet the Deadline
No additional application needed! Scholarship recipients are notified through their admission letter. Scholarships will be made visible in the Student Center three weeks after an admissions decision has been reached.
The criteria listed below are for the 2022-23 academic year. This criterion is subject to change.
|Scholarship Name||Other Required Criteria||Required Cumulative Unweighted High School GPA||Value||Length of Program||Fall Deadline||Spring Deadline||***Renewal Credits (fall and spring)||Renewal Cumulative GPA|
|Alpine||*Must have an eligible major.||3.20-3.49||$2,000 per year||4 years (8 semesters)||December 15||October 1||24||2.50|
|Payette||*Must have an eligible major.||3.50-4.0||$8,000 per year||4 years (8 semesters)||December 15||October 1||24||3.00|
|Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)||*Must have an eligible major.|
**Must be from an eligible state.
|3.90-4.0||~$14,661 per year||4 years (8 semesters)||December 15||October 1||24||3.00|
- Only incoming students are considered for the Alpine, Payette, or Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE, pronounced “woo-ee”) Scholarships. Consideration is based on admissions materials received by the scholarship deadline. A complete application includes the admissions application AND transcript(s). All criteria must be met by the deadline.
- *Students must have declared an eligible major. Ineligible majors for the Alpine and Payette awards include Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Radiological Science, Pre-Radiological Science, Alternative Fee Programs, and fully online programs.
- *Students must have declared an eligible major. Ineligible majors for the WUE award include Radiological Science, Pre-Radiological Science, Alternative Fee Programs, and fully online programs. These programs are subject to change.
- **To be considered for the WUE, you must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and have a permanent residence within one of the following participating states/U.S. territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI), Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federal States of Micronesia.
- WUE scholarship recipients cannot count time in the WUE program towards establishing Idaho residency. Learn more about Idaho residency here.
- WUE scholarship covers 150% of the resident tuition, this is a savings of approximately $14,661 per year.
- Scholarship recipients are required to enroll full-time (12 credits) each semester of the award (fall & spring) and are still responsible for resident fees and the uncovered portion of the nonresident fees. Online courses that charge a per-credit fee instead of standard tuition and fees do not count in the required 12 credit total per semester.
- ***Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credits each semester (fall & spring) and successfully complete at least 24 credits combined (fall & spring). If you are a one-semester recipient (fall or spring only) you must successfully complete at least 12 credits.
- Current information on tuition and fee costs at Boise State University can be found on the University Tuition & Fees page.
- Courses that were repeated within the same academic year may impact the credit completion requirement. To learn more about repeated credits visit the Repeated Credits webpage.
- Please make yourself familiar with the Scholarship Policies for additional details.