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Application Fee Waivers

Boise State University offers Admissions Application Fee Waivers for students who demonstrate financial need by meeting one of the criteria listed below. Please determine what type of applicant you are to see how you can apply for an Admissions Application Fee Waiver.

  • High school students wishing to use an Admissions Application Fee Waiver must demonstrate financial need and providing supporting documentation.

    The student must meet at least one of the following indicators of economic need:

    • Student has received or is eligible to receive an ACT or SAT testing fee waiver.
    • Student is enrolled in or eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program (FRPL).
    • Student’s annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
    • Student is enrolled in a federal, state or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
    • Student’s family receives public assistance.
    • Student lives in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home or is homeless.
    • Student is a ward of the state or an orphan.

    Return this completed form and supporting documentation to:

    Boise State University Admissions
    Mail: 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725-1320
    Email: Transcripts-admissions@boisestate.edu
    Fax: 208-426-3765
    or upload the completed form and supporting documentation on the Payment page within your application.

    Please note that the Application Fee Waiver and documentation must be approved prior to application submission. Boise State does not refund the application fee if you choose to pay in advance.

  • Transfer and Adult students wishing to use an Admissions Application Fee Waiver must demonstrate financial need and providing supporting documentation.

    The student must meet at least one of the following indicators of economic need:

        • Student has applied for federal financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and has an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,775 or less. Student must provide a copy of his/her most recent Student Aid Report (SAR) from the US Department of Education. You can download a copy of your most recent SAR by logging into the FAFSA website at fafsa.gov.
        • Student and/or student’s family receives public assistance. Examples may include, but are not limited to: food stamps, unemployment benefits, housing assistance, and disability assistance.  A benefits summary that includes the student’s name and dated within the last six months must be provided as supporting documentation.
        • Student is homeless. A confirmation from staff of an emergency shelter or transitional housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development must be provided as supporting documentation.
        • Student is part of a federal TRiO program sponsored by the US Department of Education for low-income students, first generation students or disabled students. A statement from your TRiO coordinator or advisor must confirm your participation in the program and eligibility for support services.

    Return this completed form and supporting documentation to:

    Boise State University Admissions
    Mail: 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725-1320
    Email: Transcripts-admissions@boisestate.edu
    Fax: 208-426-3765
    or upload the completed form and supporting documentation on the Payment page within your application.

    Please note that the Application Fee Waiver and documentation must be approved prior to application submission. Boise State does not refund the application fee if you choose to pay in advance.