Summer Program Frequently Asked Questions

What is the summer tuition discount?

With our summer tuition discount, regular fee-based summer classes are even more affordable!

Idaho Residents: Summer 2020 resident tuition and fees are only $293/credit for undergraduate-level courses and $368/credit for graduate-level courses.

Non-Residents: Summer 2020 nonresident per credit rates are over 50% less than the fall and spring per credit rate. The summer non-resident tuition and fees are only $328/credit for undergraduate-level courses and $403/credit for graduate-level courses.

We encourage students to take summer courses to graduate faster; however, enrolling in summer courses will not change your fees for fall and spring courses. Note: Alternative Fee Programs and courses with special fees are excluded from the summer discount. Detailed information about course fees can be found in the individual course listing in My.BoiseState.

Is there anything I need to do before enrolling in summer classes?

Yes, all students need to review their contact information and complete the financial agreement each semester. Step-by-step directions are available here.

When can I start registering for summer classes?

Summer enrollment begins at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18. You can register through your My.BoiseState student center.

I just want to enroll in a class or two. Is there a convenient way to enroll without having to provide transcripts and other admission materials?

Yes! You can apply as a non degree-seeking student. Learn more about non degree-seeking admission here: https://www.​boisestate.​edu/admissions/apply/nondegree/.

Are there classes offered online in the summer?

Yes, Boise State offers many online classes in the summer!

Are there evening classes during summer?

Yes, Boise State offers a number of evening classes. See the class listings for times.

Where do I find course descriptions and times for the summer classes?

For a quick reference list, view the Summer Sessions Courses web page. Please note that this list is subject to change.

To find the most up-to-date summer classes information, do the following:

Search for Classes through My.BoiseState: You can find the most current class schedules by going to my.boisestate.edu and following the directions below.

For Boise State Students: Log in to your my.boisestate.edu account and open your Student Center. Select “Search” and then follow the directions on the Search for Classes web page.

For Guests: Go to my.boisestate.edu. Click the Future Students/Guests link. On the right-hand side of the page, click on the orange Course Search Bar, this will take you to the Search for Classes web page. Under Term, make sure Summer 2019 is showing. You can then search for classes by subject.

How can I be assured a place in summer classes?

All classes have enrollment limits. The best way to be assured a place in the class is to register early.

What about advising for my summer schedule?

Advising is available through academic departments or Academic Support (208) 426-4049. Advising questions can also be asked via email to academic@boisestate.edu.

Can I live on campus in the summer?

Yes! However, only students taking summer classes, are in an internship, or work on campus are eligible. The summer housing application ($25 fee) will be available in March in your MyHousing portal. Summer housing is limited and preference is given to students with a fall housing assignment. Learn more here.

Is there a limit to how many credits I can take this summer?

We caution students not to overload their summer schedules. But, there are no limits on how many credits you can take.

Is financial aid available for summer sessions?

Summer aid eligibility is determined by annual federal aid amounts that were unused during fall and spring semester. If you used all of your student loans during fall and spring, there will not be additional loan funding available. However, Congress recently restored year round Pell grant funding which allows eligible students to receive up to 150% of their annual Pell grant award. If you are Pell eligible, enroll in at least 6 credits toward your degree over the summer, and have not exhausted your lifetime Pell eligibility, there is additional Pell funding available. You will automatically be awarded Pell grant funds for summer once you register.

(Receiving the additional Pell Grant funds in the summer term will impact the amount of time a student can receive Pell Grants. The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over their lifetime is limited to the equivalent of 12 semesters of Pell Grant funding.)

Summer aid is awarded separately from fall and spring aid. It is based on the specific summer classes for which you register.

Can I use my Pell Grant in summer?

Year round Pell grant funding allows eligible students to receive up to 150% of their annual Pell grant award. If you are Pell eligible, enroll in at least 6 credits toward your degree over the summer, and have not exhausted your lifetime Pell eligibility, there is additional Pell funding available. You will automatically be awarded Pell grant funds for summer once you register.

(Receiving the additional Pell Grant funds in the summer term will impact the amount of time a student can receive Pell Grants. The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over their lifetime is limited to the equivalent of 12 semesters of Pell Grant funding.)

Is there a minimum number of credits needed for summer financial aid?

You must be enrolled in at least 6 credits (5 for graduate students) to be eligible for student loans in summer. In most cases, you must also be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits for the Pell grant as well.

What are the important deadlines for summer financial aid?

Review the Summer 2019 Academic Calendar for complete information.

Date Deadline
February 19, 2019 Summer session registration begins
March 8, 2019 Priority date to submit the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for summer aid. If you submit your FAFSA after this date, we can’t guarantee your application will be processed in time to award summer financial aid.
March 19, 2019 Earliest date that you can request summer loans and check eligibility via My.BoiseState > Student Center > Finances > Request Summer Loans.
April 4, 2019 Recommended deadline to finalize your summer schedule.
mid-April Earliest summer financial aid is awarded. Notifications of awarding will be sent to your BroncoMail.
June 11, 2019 Summer Census Date: All credits are locked in by this deadline to be considered for summer Pell Grant and Direct Loans (federal student aid).
Two weeks before classes end or July 15, 2019, whichever date is earlier Deadline to request summer loans

Requesting summer aid

Submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA by March 8, 2019. There are two FAFSA versions available – confirm you have submitted the one for the 2018-2019 aid year. (You will submit the 2019-2020 FAFSA for next fall 2019, spring 2020 and summer 2020.)

Finalize your summer class schedule. Summer registration begins February 19. Finalize your schedule by mid-April if possible. Classes for Pell Grant and Direct Loan consideration must be added by June 11, 2019.

Monitor your Student Homepage for Holds or To Do items that could prevent summer aid awarding or disbursement.

    • Log into my.BoiseState.edu.
    • Check your internet settings to allow pop-up screens.
    • Select the Student Homepage tile.
    • Select the Financial Aid tile.
    • Select the 2019 Aid Year for summer aid.
    • Select the “Request Summer Loans” link to check your eligibility and to request federal unsubsidized or subsidized loans.
Screenshot of Financial Aid page in student center
  • A new To Do item will appear on your Student Center within 24 hours that says “18-19 Summer Loan Request”. This means your request was successful and your aid is being processed.
  • The Pell Grant will be automatically awarded within 3 weeks of registering for your classes if you are eligible.
  • You’ll receive an email notification that your aid is awarded. Visit the Financial Aid tile to accept, decline, or reduce your loans. Your Pell Grant is automatically accepted on your behalf.

Receiving aid (disbursements)

First session you are enrolled in Earliest date you will receive your financial aid
1st 3-week, 1st 7-week or 14-week May 8 or end of May for students who attended Spring 2019*
1st 5-week or 10-week May 29
2nd 7-week June 26
2nd 5-week July 3
2nd 3-week July 24
*Disbursement for sessions which start May 12 may be delayed if you attended spring 2019 semester. We must wait for grades to be finalized and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to be checked before releasing funds.

You must be enrolled in classes to receive loan funds. Loans requested or accepted after your summer classes end are ineligible for disbursement.

Loan awarding typically takes up to 3 weeks after requesting summer loans.

Aid will be disbursed (released to pay fees) 3 business days before the start of your earliest session unless you attended spring 2019 semester: Disbursement for sessions which start May 12 may be delayed if you attended spring 2019 semester. We must wait for grades to be finalized and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to be checked before releasing funds.

If you didn’t attend spring semester, your aid will release 3 business days before the start of your first session – as early as May 8 for the first sessions beginning May 12.

Holds, To Do items, or enrolling in too few credits can prevent your aid from disbursing. Make sure your schedule is finalized early (wait-listed classes excluded from counting for financial aid purposes).

Dropping classes, even before they have begun, can affect your aid if it has already been awarded. Please contact our office via phone or in-person to discuss the impact to your aid award.