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Budget Increase Information

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Because every student’s financial situation is unique, we have some flexibility to consider exceptions.

Budget Increase Options

In some cases, your budget or Cost of Attendance may be increased for certain types of expenses you have that may not apply to all students. Increasing your budget may allow more eligibility for aid but is not always a guarantee of additional aid.

Have you incurred exceptional expenses as a student or family? We recommend discussing your situation with our office or reviewing some of the budget increase options below.

Computer Expense

Only one budget increase for computer expenses allowed during enrollment at Boise State. On our Forms page, look for Budget Increase – Computer.

Dependent and Day Care Expenses

You’ll be asked for documentation for Idaho Child Care Program and other assistance. On our Forms page, look for Budget Increase – Dependent Day Care.

Child Maintenance Allowance

Possibility for independent students who have children ages 0-18 and who have a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Contact our office to discuss your situation.

Excessive Medical/Dental/Optical/Rx Expenses

You’ll be asked to submit a letter explaining your circumstances plus written documentation. Contact our office to discuss your situation.

Excessive Transportation Expenses

You’ll be asked to submit a letter explaining your circumstances plus written documentation. On our Forms page, look for Special Conditions – Transportation.