Nonresident Tuition Assistance Programs

Non-Residentialres

Boise State University offers merit-based tuition assistance programs for our nonresident students. There is no separate application for these scholarship programs. To meet the priority date for nonresident scholarships, all admission materials for new and transfer students must be received in the Admissions Office by December 15, 2013.  Students whose admissions materials arrive between December 16, 2013 and February 15, 2014 will be considered if scholarship resources remain available.


Gem Scholarships (Undergraduates)

Gem Scholarships (Undergraduates)

Description

Gem Scholarships waive the entire full time nonresident portion of tuition* for out-of-state students.  There is no separate application process. To meet the priority date for nonresident scholarships, all admission materials for new and transfer students must be received in the Admissions Office by December 15, 2013.  Students whose admissions materials arrive between December 16, 2013 and February 15, 2014 will be considered if scholarship resources remain available.

To be considered for a Gem Scholarship you must:

  • Have a permanent residence outside the State of Idaho
  • Be accepted as a degree-seeking student with an eligible undergraduate program. Please note that the over enrolled programs are closed to Gem participants. Students who choose an over enrolled major on their application for Boise State admission or within their Student Center will not be considered for the Gem. The closed majors include Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Radiology, and Pre-Radiology. Self-supported online programs are also closed to Gem participants. These programs are subject to change.
  • New Entering Freshman must have at least a 3.60 cumulative unweighted high school GPA AND ACT composite 26 or SAT critical reading and math combined 1170 to receive the Gem.  Additional students will be considered based on resource availability. High School students with college credits will be considered based on their high school GPA and test scores.
  • New Transfer Students must have earned 26 or more semester credits from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with at least a 3.75 cumulative college GPA in order to be considered for this highly competitive award. (Students with less than 26 transfer credits are encouraged to submit a high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores to the Admission’s Office to be evaluated for scholarship consideration).

Renewal

Gem Scholarships are awarded for one year and may be renewed for three additional years if you complete at least 12 credits per semester you receive the award or 24 credits per academic year if you are a fall/spring Gem recipient (courses that are repeated within the same academic year do not count towards meeting the credit completion requirement), maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, and remain in an eligible program.

You can view detailed renewal criteria on the Student Center by browsing to “Accept/Decline Awards” and clicking on the individual award. Changes in residency status and major will affect certain awards. Please also make yourself familiar with the Scholarship Policies for additional requirements for this and all scholarships.

Additional Details

*Gem Recipients are still responsible for resident fees; this represents a savings of approximately $12,000/year. Current information on tuition and fee costs at Boise State University can be found at the University Tuition & Fees page.

Gem Grad Scholarships

Gem Grad Scholarships

Description

Gem Grad Scholarships waive the entire full time nonresident portion of tuition and fees* for out-of-state and international graduate students with a GPA of at least 3.00 who are accepted into an eligible graduate program. Qualified students who attended Boise State as an undergraduate are eligible for a graduate Gem Scholarship, even if they received Gem support as an undergraduate.

There is no separate application process. If you are accepted into an eligible graduate program, then Graduate Admission and Degree Services alerts the Financial Aid Office, which makes the offer to you.

To be considered for a Gem Grad Scholarship you must:

  • Have a permanent residence outside the State of Idaho (both international students and US citizens are eligible)
  • Have a cumulative GPA as an undergraduate of 3.00 or higher
  • Be accepted into an eligible graduate program. Please note the following programs are ineligible for the Gem Grad.  These programs are subject to change.
    • Off-campus Social Work graduate program
    • Online graduate programs in Educational Technology
    • Online graduate programs in Nursing
    • Online graduate programs in Instructional and Performance Technology.
    • Online graduate program in Education ESL.
    • Online Masters of Business Administration.
    • MBA-Career Start is ineligible for the Gem Scholarship; however, they may offer the Graduate Scholars Award which waives 1/2 of the out of state non-resident tuition and fees. To be eligible for the Graduate Scholars Award a student must:
      • Have a permanent residence outside the State of Idaho (both international students and US citizens are eligible)
      • Have a GPA as an undergraduate of 3.00 or higher.
      • Be accepted in the MBA Career State Program.

Deadline: Gem Grad Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, the sooner you submit an application, the better your chances a scholarship will be offered. Students who receive a Graduate Assistantship with a tuition waiver will have their Gem Scholarship replaced by the assistantship because the latter covers all tuition and fees while the Gem Scholarship waives only out-of-state tuition.

Renewal

Gem Grad Scholarships are awarded for one year and may be renewed for one additional year if you complete at least 9 credits per semester you receive the award or 18 credits per academic year if you are a fall/spring Gem Grad recipient (courses that are repeated within the same academic year do not count towards meeting the credit completion requirement), maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, and remain in an eligible program. Two years is the maximum award period.

You can view detailed renewal criteria on BroncoWeb by browsing to “Accept/Decline Awards” and clicking on the individual award. Changes in residency status and major will affect certain awards. Please also make yourself familiar with the Scholarship Policies for additional requirements for this and all scholarships.

Additional Details

*Gem Grad Recipients are still responsible for resident fees; this represents a savings of approximately $11,000/year. Current information on tuition and fee costs at Boise State University can be found at the University Tuition & Fees page.

For more information please visit the Graduate College Web site.

Western Undergraduate Exchange - WUE

Western Undergraduate Exchange – WUE

Description

WUE Scholarships waive a portion of the full time nonresident tuition* for out-of-state students. There is no separate application process. To meet the priority date for nonresident scholarships, all admission materials for new and transfer students must be received in the Admissions Office by December 15, 2013.  Students whose admissions materials arrive between December 16, 2013 and February 15, 2014 will be considered if scholarship resources remain available.

To be considered for a WUE Scholarship you must:

  • Have a permanent residence within one of the following participating states/U.S. territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI).
  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be accepted as a degree-seeking student with an eligible undergraduate program. Please note that the over enrolled programs are closed to WUE participants. Students who choose an over enrolled major on their application for Boise State admission or within their Student Center will not be considered for the WUE. The closed majors include Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Radiology, and Pre-Radiology. Self-supported online programs are also closed to WUE participants. These programs are subject to change.
  • New Entering Freshman must have at least a 3.20 cumulative unweighted high school GPA AND ACT composite 21 or SAT critical reading and math combined 980 to receive the WUE.  Additional students will be considered based on resource availability. High School students with college credits will be considered based on their high school GPA and test scores.
  • New Transfer Students must have earned 26 or more semester credits from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with at least a 3.50 cumulative college GPA in order to be considered for this highly competitive award. (Students with less than 26 transfer credits are encouraged to submit a high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores to the Admission’s Office to be evaluated for scholarship consideration).

Renewal

WUE Scholarships are awarded for one year and may be renewed for three additional years if you complete at least 12 credits per semester you receive the award or 24 credits per academic year if you are a fall/spring WUE recipient (courses that are repeated within the same academic year do not count towards meeting the credit completion requirement), maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50**, remain in an eligible program, and remain a resident of one of the WUE participating states.

(**Students that started at Boise State prior to Fall 2011 are required to maintain a 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA in order to remain eligible for the WUE program.)

You can view detailed renewal criteria on the Student Center by browsing to “Accept/Decline Awards” and clicking on the individual award. Changes in residency status and major will affect certain awards. Please also make yourself familiar with the Scholarship Policies for additional requirements for this and all scholarships.

Additional Details

*WUE recipients are still responsible for resident fees and the uncovered portion of the nonresident fees; this represents a savings of approximately $9,000/year. Current information on tuition and fee costs at Boise State University can be found at the University Tuition & Fees page.

WUE recipients may not use the semester(s) they receive the WUE scholarship toward establishing Idaho residency.

International Student Tuition Waiver

International Student Tuition Waiver

Continuing International Student Tuition Waiver

Continuing International Student Scholarships waive the entire non-resident portion of tuition and fees for continuing international students for up to one academic year. To be considered you must meet the following qualifications:

  • You must have successfully completed (by the end of the current semester) one year (two semesters and a minimum of 24 credits) of full-time coursework at Boise State University. Courses that are repeated within the same academic year do not count towards meeting the credit completion requirement.
  • You must be on an F-1 student visa.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • You must be making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree at Boise State.
  • Recipients cannot major in over enrolled programs; these currently include nursing, pre-nursing, radiologic sciences or pre-radiologic sciences. Programs are subject to change.
  • Self-supported online programs are also closed to nonresident tuition wavier eligibility.
  • You must not have already been awarded a tuition fee waiver for the 2012-13 academic year.

New/Transfer International Student Tuition Waiver

International New/Transfer Scholarships are for outstanding international students who demonstrate academic achievement and a commitment to being a successful student at Boise State University. The awards waive the entire non-resident portion of tuition and fees for new international freshman or transfer students applying for the fall semester. Eligible students must complete and submit all admissions materials by April 1st for Fall entrance. To be considered you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a first-time Boise State University student seeking an undergraduate degree with a full-time course load, attending Boise State University as an F-1 student.
  • Transfer students must have an overall equivalent college GPA of 3.00 or higher and new students must have an equivalent high school GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • You must be studying in an eligible major (current excluded majors are nursing, pre-nursing, radiology and pre-radiology). The list of excluded majors is subject to change.
  • You must have submitted all required admissions materials, with the exception of the Financial Form and Bank Verification, to the International Admissions Office by April 1st.

Deadline to submit the scholarship application is April 1st.

Renewal

International New/Transfer Student Scholarships are awarded for one year and may be renewed for three additional years if you complete at least 12 credits per semester you receive the award or 24 credits per academic year (courses that are repeated within the same academic year do not count towards meeting the credit completion requirement), maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, and remain in an eligible program.