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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 2021 resident tuition and fees are only $293/credit for undergraduate-level courses and $368/credit for graduate-level courses.

Non-Residents: Summer 2021 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.

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 16. 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 2021 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.

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 is the difference between online and remote delivery?

Online

Classes delivered fully online give you the flexibility to complete coursework on your time and submit assignments on predetermined deadlines. Learn more about online classes.

Remote

Most remote classes use a combination of meeting in real-time via a video platform, such as Zoom or Google Hangouts, during the regularly scheduled class time and coursework and communication that can be completed on your time. Learn more about remote delivery.