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Spring 2018 Financial Aid Information

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Once you register for Spring 2018 classes, you will have a balance due on your account. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding Spring 2018 financial aid.

The Boise State Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is closed Dec. 23 – Jan. 1. Our office re-opens on Tuesday, January 2. We recommend contacting us early for questions regarding your Spring 2018 aid. Here is information about Spring 2018 important dates.

When will my aid pay my fees?


The first disbursement date for Spring 2018 is January 2, 2018. After 4pm on January 2, check your Student Center account to see if your aid has been released to pay your fees (tuition, housing, etc.)
Reminder: check to see if this aid is enough to cover all of your spring fees! If you have a balance, you need to make plans to pay the difference before the January 4 fee payment deadline.

Will my aid be ready to disburse on January 2?

Your aid will disburse (pay your fees) on January 2 if you can answer yes to all statements below:
  • Your 2017-2018 financial aid is visible on your Student Center at my.BoiseState AND you have accepted aid before December 30.
  • You have no financial aid “To Do Items” or “Holds” on your Student Center (disregard a “No Fall Aid” To Do item if one exists)
  • Your first class begins on or before the week of January 8, 2018 (Studies Abroad students and others with later classes, your aid is scheduled to disburse 10 days before your first class begins).
  • 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?


First refunds will begin to appear in bank accounts and mailboxes on or about January 8, 2018. This is also the first day of classes: please make plans accordingly if you are expecting to pay for books from your financial aid refund. Your refund will arrive significantly faster if you set up Direct Deposit.

Will my financial aid pay all my fees?


We recommend using the “Bottom Line Estimator” to see if you will owe funds or receive a refund. Here are instructions for using the Bottom Line Estimator.

January 4 is the fee payment deadline for Spring 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 January 4 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, we recommend being enrolled in all your intended Spring 2018 classes by December 26. Please remember that wait-listed classes will not count toward your financial aid enrollment.

Remember that if you are enrolled only part-time (less than 12 credits), your Spring aid may be reduced.

Students have until January 22 (Financial Aid Census Date) to add classes for final adjustments. Classes added after midnight on January 22, 2018 will not be counted for financial aid purposes.


Is it too late to apply for Financial Aid for Spring 2018?


The 2017-2018 FAFSA is still available. We recommend submitting your FAFSA as soon as possible. Here is information on how to apply for federal aid.

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