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 checklist below to maximize your funding opportunities.

STEP 1: Apply for Admissions

Students must be admitted as degree-seeking to be considered for scholarships. By completing the admissions application and meeting the criteria listed below, you will be considered for the following scholarships: Gem, WUE, and Treasure. A complete application includes the admissions application, transcript(s), and test scores.

Click below to begin the admissions process. If you have already been admitted, welcome!

Nonresident Fall Deadline: December 15
Nonresident Spring Deadline: October 1
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STEP 2: Complete Your FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for the greatest number of need-based scholarships and financial aid.

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.
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STEP 3: Meet the Deadline

To be considered for the following scholarships all admission materials must be received by the date listed below and all criteria must be met. Admission materials include the completed admissions application, transcript(s), and test scores.

Scholarship recipients will be notified through BroncoMail and the award can be viewed in Student Center.

Fall admits that met the December 15th deadline and met all criteria will be notified by the end of December.
Spring admits that met the October 1st deadline and met all criteria will be notified by the end of November.

Scholarship NameRequired Cumulative Unweighted High School GPARequired Test ScoreValueLength of ProgramFall DeadlineSpring Deadline
Gem Scholarship3.90-4.0ACT 26+ or SAT 1230+$15,000 per year4 years (8 semesters)December 15October 1
WUE Scholarship3.20-4.0ACT 21+ or SAT 1060+$12,886 per year4 years (8 semesters)December 15October 1
Treasure Scholarship3.0-4.0ACT 19+ or SAT 990+$7,000 per year4 years (8 semesters)December 15October 1
  • Only incoming students are considered for the Gem, WUE and Treasure Scholarships. Consideration is based on admissions materials received by the scholarship deadline and criteria must be met.
  • Students must be enrolled in an eligible major. Ineligible majors include: Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Radiological Science, Pre-Radiological Science, self-supported and fully online programs. These programs are subject to change.
  • Additional details and renewal information.

STEP 4: 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 will be notified through BroncoMail and all awards will be made by May 1st.

The Boise State Scholarship Application opens mid-November and most scholarship opportunities close by February 15th.
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STEP 5: Other Funding Opportunities

Maximize your scholarship opportunities by applying for Private Funds.
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Students admitted to the Honors College are encouraged to apply for Honors Scholarships.
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Apply now for Boise State Foundation Scholarships.
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FAQs

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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