Nonresident Transfer Student
A nonresident transfer student is defined as an individual who has earned 14 or more semester credits post-high school by the scholarship deadline and holds residency in a state other than Idaho. Students with concurrent college credits during high school are considered new students.
Complete the steps listed on this page to maximize your funding opportunities.
STEP 1: Apply for Admissions
By submitting a complete application and meeting the criteria listed in the “Meet the Deadline” section, you will automatically be considered for one of the following scholarships without an additional application: Treasure Transfer or Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Transfer. A complete application includes the following required materials: admissions application and transcript(s). Boise State Admissions must receive all required materials by the deadline listed in the “Meet the Deadline” section.
Click “Apply Now to Boise State” to begin the admissions process. If you have already been admitted, welcome!
Nonresident Fall 2022 Deadline: December 15
Nonresident Spring 2023 Deadline: October 1
STEP 2: Meet the Deadline
No additional application is 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 here are for the 2023-24 academic year. This criterion is subject to change.
|Scholarship Name||Other Required Criteria||Required Cumulative College GPA||Value||Length of Program||Fall Deadline||Spring Deadline||****Renewal Credits (fall and spring)||Renewal Cumulative GPA|
|Treasure Transfer||*Must have an eligible major.||3.40-4.0||$8,000 per year||2 years (4 semesters)||December 15||October 1||24||3.00|
|Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Transfer||**Have an eligible major.|
***Must be from an eligible state.
|3.90-4.0||~$14,572 per year||2 years (4 semesters)||December 15||October 1||24||3.00|
- Only incoming transfer students are considered for the Treasure Transfer or Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE, pronounced “woo-ee”) Transfer scholarships. Consideration is based on their 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 an eligible major for the Treasure Transfer scholarship. If one of the following majors is declared you will not be eligible for the Treasure Transfer: Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Radiological Science, Pre-Radiological Science, Alternative Fee Programs, and fully online programs. These programs are subject to change.
- *Students must have an eligible major for the WUE Transfer scholarship. If one of the following majors is declared you will not be eligible for the WUE Transfer: 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, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, American Samoa, 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. Visit the Idaho Residency webpage for more information.
- WUE scholarship covers 150% of the resident tuition, this is a savings of $14,572.00 per year.
- Scholarship recipients are required to enroll full-time (12 credits) each semester of the award (fall & spring terms) 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 do not count towards the required 12 credits 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). One-semester recipient (fall or spring only) must successfully complete at least 12 credits.
- While courses that are repeated within the same academic year may be eligible for federal financial aid, they do not count toward the 24 credits required for scholarship renewal. To learn more about repeated credits visit the Repeated Credits webpage.
- Priority consideration is given to students seeking their first bachelor’s degree.
- Please make yourself familiar with the Scholarship Policies for additional details.
- Current information on tuition at Boise State University can be found on the University Tuition & Fees page.
STEP 3: 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.
Students who don’t meet the citizenship or eligible non-citizenship criteria for the FAFSA may still be eligible for need-based scholarships. Complete the Federal Student Aid Estimator, Boise State Scholarship Application, and questionnaire to be considered.
STEP 4: 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.
STEP 5: 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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