Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens every year on October 1 for students planning on attending college the following fall.  The first step to apply for FAFSA is to get BOTH a student and parent FSA ID number.  The FSA ID box is at the top of the FAFSA website.  Once you have created a student and parent FSA ID, you can apply for FAFSA.  
Link here to FAFSA
 - Federal government application for financial aid.

Fafsa4caster - A tool that estimates your eligibility for federal aid.
Student aid- A resource center for learning about and acquiring all types of aid.
College Board CSS Profile- Financial aid for highly selective colleges- check with your schools of interest before applying.


Scholarships

Scholarships from organizations/foundations/employers: Click here for a list of scholarships offered by local and national organizations. 

Boise Education Foundation- 
http://boiseschoolsfoundation.com/college-prep/other-scholarships/

 Scholarship searches:
https://connection.naviance.com Naviance- Connects you to almost every scholarship available.
www.collegegreenlight.com/ First generation & underrepresented students. https://boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarships  Idaho specific opportunities. https://www.idcomfdn.org/  Click on “receive” and “scholarships” to access 70 Idaho opportunities. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search Search from over 2,200 programs. https://www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx Search over 5,000 resources. https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/tools/scholarship-search/  Access over 5 million scholarships.
Scholarships from colleges/universities: 
Each college/university has scholarship money to award incoming and current students. Students are encouraged to check the college websites where they are applying to find institutional scholarship application. 
Links to Idaho Colleges Scholarship Applications:

Boise State University
College of Western Idaho- http://cwidaho.cc/current-students/grants-scholarships 
College of Southern Idaho - http://scholarships.csi.edu/
Idaho State University - https://www.isu.edu/scholarships/ 
Lewis & Clark State College
http://www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/scholarships-and-waivers/