College of Western Idaho (CWI) administers student aid from three major sources: federal, state, and institutional, as well as a variety of outside scholarship opportunities. Each has a different and distinct application process.

Federal Aid

In order to be eligible for federal grants, scholarships, work-study, or loan opportunities, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed annually after Jan. 1. Learn how to apply for aid, view your offer letter, manage your financial aid, and more.

CWI's Federal School Code: 042118

Applying for Aid

State Aid

Residents of the State of Idaho may also be eligible for a variety of scholarships or grants offered under the direction of the Idaho State Board of Education and CWI. Some Idaho scholarships require an application directly to the Idaho State Board of Education, while some are administered by the College. Idaho residents should complete the FAFSA then apply for Idaho scholarships through the State Board of Education. CWI distributes state grants and scholarships administered by the College via campus-based programs according to the rules and regulations defined by the State Board of Education.

Institutional Aid

CWI offers a variety of tuition waivers and scholarships to students participating in campus clubs, organizations, and programs. Tuition waivers and scholarships are offered by individual departments. Interested students should contact each department for application instructions or information concerning the availability of aid.

Outside Scholarships

There are many other sources of student financial aid available through private foundations, companies, service clubs, or other organizations that are not directly managed by CWI. All students should seek out and apply for any source of financial assistance available. Many scholarships require separate applications.