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FAFSA Support


The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a form completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. Completing the FAFSA is the first step to getting grants and loans from the federal government, state government or institutions.

This process takes some time and effort and is best started in the fall, as some Idaho schools have priority deadlines as early as December. Be ready to spend a couple of hours gathering the documents you need and filling out the form completely. The time spent will be worth it.

Next Steps

Create your FSA ID. Each student, and one parent of each dependent student, will need an FSA ID to complete the FAFSA process on  

  • Download the worksheet and guide for submitting your FAFSA online here.
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA online. You can submit the form anytime after starting this October for the following fall semester. The deadline for scholarship applications from the state of Idaho is March 1 and some colleges require earlier submission.
  • Check your email and submit all required follow-up documentation. 
  • Wait for your financial aid determination letter and subsequent offer letters from each college you’ve applied to before making any decisions.