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Financial Aid

To apply for federal financial aid, an applicant must:

  • Submit a Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) form: (NOTE: Boise State University’s school code is 001616.)
  • Be admitted as a degree-seeking student
  • Enroll in at least 5-credits each semester

For more information visit Boise State University’s financial aid website:

Graduate Assistantships (Virtual)

The purpose of the virtual Graduate Assistant (GA) program is to support promising individuals who are committed to continuing their education at the graduate level. An OPWL GA is NOT required to relocate to Boise to fulfill the duties of the position. As a GA, you will have the opportunity to perform one or more of these duties or others as assigned:

  • Conduct reviews of the professional literature
  • Post literature reviews in the OPWL-Network on LinkedIn
  • Prepare all or parts of reports and manuscripts
  • Assist OPWL faculty:
    • with research activities
    • in conducting service projects
    • with grading and preparation of course materials

GA position are open to any individual who has been fully admitted to the OPWL master’s degree program. Assistantships are awarded for the fall and spring semesters only. Full-time and half-time GA positions are available. To learn more about the role and reward of a VIRTUAL GA, please visit our graduate assistant page.

Scholarships & Awards

Excellence in OPWL Practice Award

The purposes of the Excellence in OPWL Practice Award are to:

  1. promote the development of foundation knowledge and skills and the application of evidence-based practices
  2. recognize exemplary students in the OPWL master’s degree program

A certificate and a cash award of $250.00 is given to two students per year (one in spring and one in fall). The award money is paid into the student’s BroncoWeb account and can be used to pay course fees or other expenditures to support learning activities. Money that is left over is paid to the student in the form of a check. See past recipients.

Outstanding Graduate Award

Each May and December, the OPWL Program Committee reviews the list of students graduating from the master’s degree program during the preceding semester and selects a graduate to receive the Outstanding Graduate Award. Selection is based on earned GPA, performance on the culminating activity, and contributions to the OPWL community, both within and beyond the classroom. The outstanding graduate is announced at the OPWL dinner the evening before commencement and given a plaque.