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Boise State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,832 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,080 tuition
$10,692 on campus room & board*
$1,200 books and supplies
$3,860 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$38,370 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$22,892 tuition
$10,692 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)
48% get loans ($6,159 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 $6,159 48%
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
  • Alexandria from Boise, ID
  • I am a current student here

    The classes are good, with a lot of resources available to you, and the dorms are clean and the food is good. I will say that the high price is definitely for the special activities you get rather than your classes, and if you don't use them then the price would definitely feel high.

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  • 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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