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Boise State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,222 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,309 tuition
$7,660 on campus room & board
$1,270 books and supplies
$1,983 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$27,822 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,909 tuition
$7,660 on campus room & board
$1,270 books and supplies
$1,983 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,172 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
80% of students receive aid
35% get federal aid ($4,322 avg)
51% get state aid ($527 avg)
35% get institn'l aid ($7,172 avg)
50% get loans ($7,006 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.89% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 8.59% 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 $6,111 71%
Federal Grant Aid $4,322 35%
Pell Grants $4,170 35%
Other Federal Grants $2,026 3%
Institution Grant Aid $7,172 35%
State Grant Aid $527 51%
Student Loans $7,006 50%
Federal Loans $6,231 49%
Other Loans $12,115 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
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) 426-1011
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $260
Out of State $372


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Chyenne from Downey, ID
  • Nov-06-2015 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
  • Apr-27-2015 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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  • 5
  • Rob from Boise, ID
  • Dec-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Cost of living in Boise is literally so affordable it will blow your mind. That factor alone was enough to convince my parents. Not to mention Idaho tuition is almost a fraction of what tuition cost in other states.

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