Financial Assistance

Receiving an education at The College of Idaho is an investment that gives students a competitive advantage throughout their lives. We believe that an outstanding learning experience at the C of I should be available to every qualified student, regardless of financial considerations, and we are committed to helping families find the financing options to support students' goals.

A college education represents a major financial undertaking. The Student Financial Aid Service Office is eager to work with students to help them develop an educational funding strategy. The College of Idaho seeks to identify and obtain maximum funding from all available sources with a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study.

Students who complete the financial aid process in a timely manner and are pre-registered have an advantage in the awarding process. Information must be provided within the deadlines outlined in student correspondence or aid may be held up or canceled due to an incomplete file.

The College of Idaho uses a combination of federal aid methodology and institutional policy to provide a uniform method to assess a family's financial strength and estimate the expected family contribution (EFC) toward the student's cost of education (COE). The COE, also known as the student budget, includes tuition, fees, books and supplies, room, board, personal expenses, and transportation.