Sometimes your financial aid disbursement will be delayed until after the fee payment deadline for the semester. Here are the top three options we recommend:
1. Use a source other than financial aid to pay the full amount of fees by the fee payment deadline. This saves you $50 in late fees.
- Consider using savings, borrowing from family, or a credit card, and immediately repay the funds to the source.
- Make certain you have money to purchase books first.
- If and when your financial aid is ready for disbursement, the aid will be processed through your my.BoiseState Student Center and be applied towards any student fees or university housing charges. Since you already paid your student fees, you will most likely receive a larger refund for the excess financial aid.
2. Sign up for the I-Pay installment plan before the fee payment deadline and pay the first third of your student fee balance. This saves you $20.
- Use my.BoiseState to sign up for the I-Pay plan to make the first of three payments. Questions regarding the I-Pay Plan should be directed to the Payment and Disbursement Office, at (208) 426-1212. my.BoiseState also has a HELP document with instructions. There is a $30 charge for this service which financial aid is unable to directly pay.
- Make certain you have money to purchase your books.
- The following month you will make the second payment, and the third payment is due two months into the semester.
- If and when your financial aid is ready for disbursement, it will be applied towards the remaining I-Pay payments and then university housing charges if you have an on campus room or apartment.
3. Do nothing and wait for your financial aid to be applied towards for semester fees. This option will cost you a $50 late fee.
- Your classes remain in place. Boise State chooses to charge a late fee rather than drop students from their classes if you miss the fee payment deadline.
- Purchase your books with any money you do have at the start of the semester.
- The Payment and Disbursement Office charges a 1.75% each month on any balance that goes unpaid.
- If and when your financial aid is ready for disbursement, it will be applied towards the student fees and housing charges for the current semester.
- Any excess funds will be refunded to you.
- You will need to make certain that your balance for the semester is paid for, through your financial aid or other resources, before you are allowed to register for classes the following semester. Also, at some point, unpaid balances are sent to a collection agency.
Please know that the Financial Aid Office makes every effort to process documents, award, and disburse your financial aid prior to the fee payment deadline. You can positively increase the chances of that happening by:
- Accepting your financial aid on my.BoiseState at least a week before the fee payment deadline.
- Submitting requested documents as soon as is possible.
- Completing all of your financial aid To Do items at least a week before the fee payment deadline.
- Using “View Fall/Spring Disbursements”on my.BoiseState to see the status of each type of aid you have been awarded.
- Speaking up if something looks odd or wrong. Calling (208) 426-1664 or visiting our office is the fastest way to troubleshoot issues with your financial aid.
- Reading your BroncoMail for instructions or information that applies to the type of aid you have been awarded.