Non-Resident Tuition Waivers
Idaho State University awards Non-Resident Tuition Waivers (NRTW) to students whose residency is outside the state of Idaho. These awards are primarily made on the basis of academic merit. The Office of Financial Aid has special NRTWs which are awarded based on demonstrated financial need and require the filing of a FAFSA application in order to be considered. Students in the Non-traditional Pharmacy Program (and other over-subscribed programs) are not eligible for any non-resident tuition waivers. NOTE: Time accrued while participating in ANY of the NRTW programs MAY NOT count toward the length of time required to gain Idaho residency status.
For Incoming domestic Freshman & Transfer undergraduate students, the Application for Admission to ISU is the application for Non-Resident Tuition Waiver consideration. Completed application materials (Application for Admission, high school and/or all college transcripts, and ACT or SAT test scores) must be submitted by the scholarship deadline for priority consideration. The scholarship deadline for Fall semester entry (Freshman and Transfer students) is February 15 and Spring semester (Freshman and Transfer) entry deadline is November 1. Continuing undergraduate students who have not previously been awarded a NRTW may contact the Scholarship Office and request NRTW consideration.
International Students: Please visit International Students for further information on NRTW awarding and renewal.
Graduate Students: Please visit Graduate Students for further information on NRTW awarding.
Graduate Student Non-Resident Tuition Waivers // International Student Non-Resident Tuition Waivers // Out of State Scholar Non-Resident Tuition Waivers // Non-Resident Tuition Waivers for Technology Majors // Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) // Approved Technology Majors
Out of State Scholar Non-Resident Tuition Waivers
Out of State Scholar NRTWs are used to recruit top non-resident students to ISU. The number of awards available is based on available annual funding. Out of State Scholar NRTWs are highly competitive; consequently, the average GPA awarded is typically a 3.5 or higher. ACT and SAT scores may also be considered. These awards waive the total amount of non-resident tuition.
Minimum Criteria for Awarding:
- Must be full-time (at least 12 undergraduate credits each semester)
- Must be a degree-seeking undergraduate student
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 to be reviewed/considered for an initial award
- Awards are renewable for up to eight semesters based on meeting the minimum renewal criteria
- Preference given to academically superior students in under-subscribed majors and
those seeking their first bachelor's degree
Important Renewal Criteria to Maintain an Out of State Scholar Non-Resident Tuition Waiver (NRTW)
- http://www.isu.edu/scholar/forms/NRTW (out of state scholar) Renewable Info.pdf
New for Academic Year 2015-2016:
ALUMNI NON-RESIDENT TUITION WAIVER PROGRAM
The ISU Alumni Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Scholarship is awarded to non-resident, undergraduate students who are not majoring in "over-subscribed" programs (those with limited capacity). Must be a full-time student and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must be a child (biological, adopted or legal guardianship), stepchild, or grandchild of an ISU graduate (defined as a person having a degree or certificate from ISU). Students who are currently already receiving a full 4-year Non-Resident Tuition Waiver at ISU are not eligible. Alumni Non-Resident Tuition Waivers waive the amount of Non-Resident Tuition for non-Idaho resident students. ISU Alumni Non-Resident Tuition Waivers are awarded for 4 years (8 semesters) to eligible undergraduate students who continue to meet renewal criteria. Students must apply in the Bengal Online Scholarship System (BOSS). Deadline 2/15
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
WHAT IS IT?
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education that allows students residing in participant states to attend programs at Idaho State University at a reduced cost. NOTE: Time accrued while participating in the WUE Program WILL NOT count towards the length of time required to gain Idaho Residency.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Undergraduate academic or applied technology students from the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming or Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
ARE ALL PROGRAMS OF STUDY WUE ELIGIBLE?
All fields of study at Idaho State University are WUE eligible, however, some high demand or oversubscribed programs may limit the number of non-resident students who can be admitted to their programs. Preference is given to those seeking their first bachelors degree.
HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR WUE?
WUE is treated like a type of scholarship at ISU. Incoming freshmen and transfer students must submit all admissions materials (admission application, application fee, ACT or SAT scores, and official high school or college transcripts) to the university in order to be considered. The Application for Admission serves as the WUE application. For initial awarding, preference is given to students with at least a 3.00 GPA and 18 ACT composite (860 SAT Reading and Math equivalent) as well as to those who meet our scholarship application deadline. Students who do not meet this criteria will be considered on an individual basis.
AS A WUE STUDENT, WHAT WILL BE MY TUITION EXPENSE AT ISU?
WUE students pay 1.5 times the Idaho resident tuition instead of full non-resident tuition plus resident tuition, for a tremendous cost savings (for 2016-17 - WUE students will save $5,295 per semester or $10,590 per year).
HOW ARE STUDENTS NOTIFIED ABOUT WUE AWARDS?
Students are notified of their WUE awards in writing by the ISU Scholarship Office. Students have until the date stated in their award letter and on their reply form to accept or decline the award.
Important Renewal Criteria to Maintain a Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
- http://www.isu.edu/scholar/forms/WUE Renewable Info.pdf