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Institutions participating in federal financial aid programs are required to provide enrolled and potential students and current and prospective employees available consumer information. The information provided on this page fulfills College of Western Idaho's (CWI) compliance with disclosure requirements under the 1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 to annually disclose where information for students may be found. 

To request and receive student consumer information in writing, contact:

College of Western Idaho
One Stop Student Services, MS 3000
P.O. Box 3010
Nampa, ID 83653

  • General Information

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  • Health and Safety

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    Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

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  • Misrepresentation

    This statement addresses the U.S. Department Regulatory Citation: 34 CFR §  668.71 through 668.75, Federal Register Pages: 66913, 66958-66960 regarding the Prohibition of Misrepresentation to Students and Others at CWI.

    CWI strives to provide accurate, honest, and clear information in print, online, broadcast media, or oral presentations. The College will make every effort to avoid misrepresentation to students and others in communications made in writing, visually, orally, or through other means. Training of employees and monitoring communication is a key component of this procedure.

    The current regulations provide numerous examples of topics that cannot be misrepresented within each of the four areas covered by statute 20 USC § 1094(c)(3). Those four areas include:

    • the nature of the institution’s educational programs
    • the institution’s financial charges
    • employability of the institution’s graduates
    • relationship with the Department of Education
      • A Title IV eligible school may not describe its participation in a way that suggests approval or endorsement by the Department of Education of the quality of its educational programs.

    Contact One Stop Student Services with questions or concerns related to misrepresentation. 

  • Student Appeals Through NC-SARA

    NC-SARA Information for CWI Programs

    State Authorization & Regulatory Compliance

    The State of Idaho is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), and CWI is one of the approved SARA institutions in Idaho. As such, the College adheres to an established common set of standards for offering post-secondary, distance education among member states, districts, and territories. Participation in SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.

    While CWI monitors the laws in each state and strives to keep you apprised of relevant changes that may affect you, the authorization of distance education and licensure requirements are determined by each state and may change frequently. If you are pursuing education, particularly toward licensure, through CWI while in another state, you are strongly advised to check with the relevant state regulators and/or licensing body as it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure you meet the requirements for licensure or certification in the state or locality you plan to work in. For additional information on professional licensure, visit NC-SARA Professional Licensure.

    For questions about the student complaint process for online and distance education classes or programs at CWI, please contact:

    Additional information about filing an institutional appeal is available below, or you may use the General Complaint Form.

    Mailing Address:
    College of Western Idaho
    MS 2020
    P.O. Box 3010
    Nampa, ID 83653

    Institutional Appeals

    CWI strives to provide the highest quality educational opportunities available. However, if a conflict does arise, our efforts are meant to resolve your grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner.

    Appeals to the Institution

    Students with concerns, complaints, and/or petitions have access to processes to resolve their concern(s). The College encourages informal resolution as a first step, working with faculty, programs, colleges, and similar structures, depending on the nature of the concern. Academic appeals are heard by the Academic Integrity Board or the Academic Records Board, as described in the Student Appeals section of the Academic Catalog.

    Most appeal processes require a form to initiate the appeal process. Contact your advisor or One Stop Student Services for assistance identifying the correct student form for your situation.

    Additional appeal processes:

    Student Forms

    Appeals at the State Level

    The SARA program requires that a student must first attempt to resolve any disputes at the member school level before filing a state-level appeal. All relevant CWI appeal processes must be completed prior to appealing to the Idaho State Board of Education.  If you have not attempted to resolve the situation through CWI, see the section above. Be aware, there may only be one or several appeal options to resolve your concern. If you are uncertain which appeals may apply to you, please contact your advisorOne Stop Student Services, or the Dean of Students for assistance in determining the appropriate avenues for appeal.    

    If you have exhausted your appeal options at CWI and are still unsatisfied with the outcome of your dispute, you may may choose to file an appeal at the state level. 

  • Student Diversity

    In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, CWI must make available to current and prospective students information about student body diversity.

    The data below shows the Fall 2022 undergraduate student headcount, as reported to IPEDS in the latest Fall Enrollment Survey, and the percentage of those students that enrolled with a full-time credit load for that term. An undergraduate student is any student enrolled for college credit at the institution, including high school students enrolled in dual credit through CWI. This excludes Workforce Development and Adult Education students.

    Fall 2022 Undergraduate Students by Gender


    Undergraduate Student Count

    Percentage w/ Full-Time Credit Load

    Male 4,342








    Source: CWI’s 2022-2023 IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey

    Fall 2022 Undergraduate Students by Race/Ethnicity

    Race/Ethnicity Description Undergraduate Student Count Percentage w/ Full-Time Credit Load
    American Indian or Alaska Native 81 27%
    Asian 169 33%
    Black or African American 194 30%
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 28 43%
    Hispanic/Latino 1,810 24%
    U.S. Nonresident 91 22%
    Two or More Races 292 18%
    Race and Ethnicity Unknown 498 16%
    White 6,755 23%
    Total 9,918 23%

    Source: CWI’s 2022-2023 IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey

    The data below shows the Fall 2021 undergraduate student headcount and the percentage of those students that received Pell Grant funding, as reported to IPEDS in the latest Student Financial Aid Survey.

    Fall 2021 Undergraduate Students With Federal Pell Grant Funding

    Student Category

    Undergraduate Student Count

    Percentage of Students Who Received Pell Grant Funding

    First-Time, Full-Time Degree-Seeking Undergraduates 805


    All Other Undergraduates






    Source: CWI’s 2022-2023 IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey

  • Student Financial Assistance

    Subject Links
    Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information Cost & Aid
    Student Financial Aid Information Financial Aid Terms & Conditions
    Financial Aid FAQs
    What determines my eligibility for Financial Aid?
    Work Study Jobs
    Student Disability Services
    Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

    Student Handbook
    Standards of Conduct
    CWI Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

    Student Loan Information Student & Parent Loans
    Entrance Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers Student & Parent Loans
    Get Ready for Student Loan Payments
    Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers Student & Parent Loans
    Get Ready for Student Loan Payments
    Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans NASFAA Federal Code of Conduct
    Disbursement for Books & Supplies Refunds
  • Student Outcomes

    Subject Links/Data

    Retention Rates, Graduation Rates, and Transfer-Out Rates
    (Student Right-to-Know Act)

    National Center for Education Statistics

    Positive Placement Rate for All Programs1 59%
    Positive Placement Rate for CTE Programs2 88%
    1Post-Graduation Survey Results for Spring 2022 graduates. Graduates are included in the Positive Placement Rate if they were employed, seeking additional education, or enlisted in the military at the time of the survey.
    2Idaho CTE Fiscal Year 2023 Postsecondary Follow Up Survey Results for 2020-2021 CTE graduates. Graduates are included in the CTE Positive Placement Rate if they were employed, seeking additional education or advanced training, or enlisted in the military or service program at the time of the survey.

    View Student Achievement Information