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Boise State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,182 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,080 tuition
$10,042 on campus room & board*
$1,200 books and supplies
$3,860 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$37,720 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$22,892 tuition
$10,042 on campus room & board*
$1,200 books and supplies
$3,586 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)


Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$10,592 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
83% of students receive aid
32% get federal aid ($4,493 avg)
7% get state aid ($3,001 avg)
41% get institn'l aid ($10,592 avg)
47% get loans ($6,118 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 20.3% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 11.1% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $9,265 64%
Federal Grant Aid $4,493 32%
Pell Grants $4,331 31%
Other Federal Grants $1,579 4%
Institution Grant Aid $10,592 41%
State Grant Aid $3,001 7%
Student Loans $6,118 47%
Federal Loans $5,226 46%
Other Loans $12,590 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: January 15
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
1910 University Dr
Boise, ID 83725
(208) 426-1000


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • annalee from caldwell, id
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    in-state tuition isn't bad at all, but the cost of dorms, meal plans, and health insurance will set you through the roof. if you're out-of-state, you'll triple that.

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  • 5
  • Paule from Boise, ID
  • I am a current student here

    I found it a quiet and peaceful place where there so much much to do and a lot of entertement around the campus full with diversity.

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  • 5
  • Chyenne from Downey, ID
  • I am a current student here

    Inexpensive tuition if you live in state, and financial aid offered by BSU can cut your tuition to like $1,000. Every professor I've had has been polite, knowledgeable, and prompt. The student help centers have made me feel welcome and personal; like everyone there knows me by name.

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  • 5
  • Nolan from Boise, ID
  • I am a past student here

    Boise is pretty expensive, but you get what you pay for out of it. I have a lot of gripes about BSU, but I really enjoyed my time there.

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