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Native American Scholarship

As of Spring 2023, members of Idaho’s five federally-recognized Native American tribes (Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai, Nez Perce, Shoshone-Bannock, and Shoshone-Paiute) are eligible for the Native American Scholarship.

  • New applicants to Boise State will be considered based on the information on their admission application.
  • Continuing students may complete the Native American Scholarship Application (pdf) and provide documentation of Tribal Membership to Student Financial Services through one of the following methods:
    • Fax: (208) 426-3050
    • Mail: 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID, 83725-1246
    • In person: Administration Building Room 101
  • This scholarship never requires students to reapply.
  • Once approved, eligible degree-seeking Native American students may attend Boise State at the tuition rate of $60 per credit plus all activity and other course fees. Note: Starting in Fall 2024, eligible students will only pay activity fees with no additional per-credit cost.
  • Also starting in Fall 2024, Boise State will offer a new non-resident scholarship for up to ten members of the original Boise Valley inhabitants. This includes registered members of the following tribes: Burns Paiute of Oregon, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs of Oregon, Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone of Nevada, Shoshone-Paiute Tribe of Nevada.  Click here to apply for the non-resident scholarship.
  • Courses listed on the Alternative Fee Programs Website are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Please contact Student Financial Services if you have questions or need assistance.
  • For more information, please see the Native American Scholarship FAQ Page on the Financial Aid website.

Summer 2024 Native American Scholarship Rates: Undergraduate and Graduate

Number of CreditsTuitionActivity/Facility FeeTotal Cost
1$60$106.65$166.29
2$120$213.30$333.30
3$180$319.95$499.95
4$240$426.60$666.60
5$300$533.25$833.25
6$360$639.90$999.90
7$420$746.55$1166.55
8$480$853.20$1333.20
9$540$959.85$1499.85
10$600$1066.50$1666.50
11$660$1173.15$1833.15
12$720$1279.80$1999.80
13$780$1386.45$2166.45
14$840$1493.10$2333.10
15$900$1599.75$2499.75
16$960$1706.40$2666.40
17$1020$1813.05$2833.05
18$1080$1919.70$2999.70

Fall 2024-Spring 2025 Native American Scholarship Rates: Undergraduate and Graduate

Number of CreditsTotal Cost
1$133.16
2$266.32
3$399.48
4$532.64
5$665.80
6$798.96
7$932.12
8$1,065.28
9$1,198.44
10$1,331.60
11+$1464.41 (full time flat rate)