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Fall 2018 Financial Aid Information

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If you are expecting fall 2018 financial aid, these FAQ’s provide important details you need to know.

When will my aid pay my fees?


August 10 is the first disbursement date for eligible students.  After 4 p.m. on August 10, check my.BoiseState to see if your aid has released to pay your fees (tuition, housing, etc.)

Plan ahead:

  • Check to see if your fall aid is enough to cover all of your fall fees. If you owe a balance, you need to pay the difference before the August 16 fee payment deadline. The Bottom Line Estimator can help you calculate what you may owe.
  • In your Student Center, use the “View Fall Disbursements” button to see if your aid is ready to disburse

Important info for summer 2018 students: If you attend summer 2018 and are on a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) warning or Academic Plan, your fall aid eligibility will reviewed after all summer grades are final. The earliest possible disbursement in this instance is August 24. Please plan accordingly.


Will my aid be ready to disburse on August 10?

Your aid will disburse (pay your fees) on August 10 if you can answer yes to all statements below:
  • You completed a 2018-2019 FAFSA and completed the verification process, if applicable
  • You have no financial aid “To Do Items” or “Holds” on your Student Center
  • Your first class begins the week of August 20 (if you are a Study Abroad student or classes start later, your aid will disburse 10 days before your first class begins).
  • You did not take summer 2018 classes (see additional topic)
  • Your 2018-2019 financial aid is visible on your Student Center and you have accepted aid before August 6
  • You are registered for enough financial aid eligible credits:
Type of Aid # of Credits Needed
Pell Grant Varies by enrollment. Amount will be reduced if you are enrolled in fewer than 12 undergraduate credits
Federal Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, PLUS) Minimum 6 undergraduate credits or 5 graduate credits (half-time enrollment)
Scholarships 12 or more undergraduate credits for most awards


When will I receive a refund?


Refunds will begin to appear in bank accounts and mailboxes on or about August 16, 2018. Direct deposit can take 3-5 business days to arrive in bank accounts while mailed checks can take 5-7 days to arrive. Here are instructions for setting up Direct Deposit.

Will my financial aid pay all my fees?


Use the Bottom Line Estimator to see if you will owe funds or receive a refund. August 16, 2018 is the fee payment deadline for fall semester. Ensure your balance is paid in full by this date to avoid a $50 late fee.

You may also set up a three-installment payment plan by August 16 for a $30 fee. More information on paying fees and payment plans is available on the Student Financials website.

When does my class schedule need to be finalized?


To ensure your aid is correct at disbursement, you should be enrolled in all your intended fall 2018 classes by August 6. Please remember that wait-listed classes will not count toward your financial aid enrollment.

If you are enrolled only part-time (less than 12 credits), your aid may be reduced. You can request a review using this form by August 1.

You have until August 31 (financial aid census date) to add classes for final adjustments. Classes added after midnight on August 31 will be ineligible for financial aid purposes.


Is it too late to apply for financial aid for fall 2018?


The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is still available. We recommend submitting your FAFSA as soon as possible. View our Aid Application Checklist for detailed instructions. If you submit the FAFSA after June, your aid may be delayed for the payment deadlines.

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