The College of Idaho encourages all students and families to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA must be filed each year in order to determine a student’s eligibility for federal grants, work and loans as well as any need-based institutional aid.  

 The College of Idaho's Title IV school code is; 001617

Why should I fill out the FAFSA?

If you don’t fill out the FAFSA, you could be missing out on a lot of financial aid! We’ve heard a number of reasons students think they shouldn’t complete the FAFSA. Here are a few:

  • “I (or my parents) make too much money, so I won’t qualify for aid.”
  • “Only students with good grades get financial aid.”
  • “The FAFSA is too hard to fill out.”
  • “I’m too old to qualify for financial aid.”

If you think any of these statements apply to you, then you should read “Myths About Financial Aid.” The reality is, EVERYONE should fill out the FAFSA! 

FAFSA Overview

How to Fill out the FAFSA

Determining Your Dependency Status

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next

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