Financial Support and Resources

Financial Support and Resources

Cost: No
Contact: Joy LaRue
Contact Email: Joy.LaRue@osbe.idaho.gov

Age Group: 12th graders
Website: http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/scholarship_jump.asp

Description: The Office of the State Board of Education manages several scholarships including: Opportunity, Gear Up, Governor’s Cup, Tschudy Family, Armed Forces and Public Safety Officer.

 

Cost: Yes
Contact: cstoll@idsaves.idaho.gov
Contact Email: cstoll@idsaves.idaho.gov

Age Group: All Ages
Website: https://www.idsaves.org/

Description: IDeal is the Idaho State 529 college savings plan designed to help families save for college in a tax-advantaged way.

Cost: No
Contact: Joy LaRue
Contact Email: Joy.LaRue@osbe.idaho.gov

Age Group: 12th graders
Website: http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/scholarship_jump.asp

Description: The Opportunity scholarship provides scholarships to graduates of Idaho high schools who are Idaho citizens who have at least a 3.0 GPA and can show need. Completion of the FAFSA is required. The application is open from early December to 03/0 each year.

Cost: None
Contact: Amy Kernin-Laye
Website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/student-engagement/gear-up/index.html

Description: GEAR UP Idaho is a multiyear discretionary federal grant program that focuses on early intervention strategies to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Cost: No
Contact Name: Jordyn Neerdaels

Age Group: Students interested in post-secondary
Website: http://labor.idaho.gov/dnn/idl/IdahoCareerInformation.aspx

Description: Database within CIS that has over 2,000 scholarships collected from the state of Idaho and nation-wide. Anyone has access to this information through the free guest link of CIS.

Cost: No
Contact: Danielle Santos

Age Group: grades 11-12
Website: https://www.collegegreenlight.com/

Description: A free college scholarship search and application tool

Cost: Yes
Contact Name: Jordyn Neerdaels

Age Group: Anyone
Website: http://labor.idaho.gov/dnn/idl/IdahoCareerInformation.aspx

Description: The app tracker is a component of the paid version of CIS. Individuals can save financial aid applications, school admissions etc. and the app tracker will alert them when a deadline is approaching. The person must be logged into the portfolio version of CIS, which they can acquire if their school has a subscription or through the Department of Labor.

Cost: No
Contact Name: Contact local school districts or see information on district web pages

Age Group: Grade 12
Website: NA

Description: Many local school district have set up non-profit foundations to assist students with financial resources for college and career.

 

Cost: No
Contact : Tina Polishchuk

Age Group: Grades 7-12
Website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/advancedOpp/

Description:  Funding for students wishing to take overload courses toward HS graduation requirements. Up to $225 per course, maximum of 4 courses per year, maximum of 8 courses over the lifetime of a student.

Cost: No
Contact: Tina Polishchuk

Age Group: early high school grads
Website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/advancedOpp/

Description: Scholarships for students who graduate 1 complete year or more early to use for Idaho public postsecondary institutions. Scholarship equals 1/3 of student ADA for each year early that they graduate. Roughly $1400/year.

Cost: No
Contact: Tina Polishchuk

Age Group: high school students
Website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/advancedOpp/

Description: Funding for students who have completed the Idaho state graduation requirements, except for Senior math and Senior project, who take DC courses and college-bearing/PTE exams. State aid is available for up to 18 credits/semester and 12 credits/trimester, up to $75/credit. State aid is also available for up to 6 exams/semester or 4 exams/trimester, up to $90/exam.

Cost: Yes
Contact: Tina Polishchuk

Age Group: Grades 11-12
Website: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/advancedOpp/

Description: The state will reimburse each high school senior for up to 6 dual credits (or the financial equivalent of $390 for college-bearing/PTE exams) and juniors for 3 dual credits (or the financial equivalent of $190). Each exam can be reimbursed up to $90.

Cost: No
Contact: NA

Age Group: Grades 12
Website: http://www.tuitiontracker.org/

Description: Don’t let the sticker price fool you. This tool shows what students really pay for college, based on their family income. We’ve got trends, too. Search from more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States.

Cost: No
Contact Email: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/contact#email

Age Group: Grades 12 +
Website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/glossary?sf9820492=1

Description: Glossary of FAFSA related terminology

Cost: No
Contact Email: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/contact#email

Age Group: Grades 12
Website: https://pin.ed.gov/PINWebApp/pinindex.jsp?sf8342857=1

Description: This website is your source of information for the Federal Student Aid PIN. Your PIN can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online.  If you receive a PIN, you agree not to share it with anyone. Your PIN serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records, so you should never give your PIN to anyone, including commercial services that offer to help you complete your FAFSA. Be sure to keep your PIN in a safe place.

Cost: No
Contact Email: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/contact#email

Age Group: Grades 9-12
Website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/

Description: Federal student aid information

Cost: No
Contact Email: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/contact#email

Age Group: Grade 12
Website: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Description: FAFSA application & information

Cost: No
Contact Email: NA

Age Group: Grade 12
Website: http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/fafsasimplification/index.html

Description: video how to tutorial for applying for FAFSA

Cost: No
Contact Email: http://www.wiche.edu/staff

Age Group: Grades 12 +
Website: http://www.wiche.edu/wue

Description: Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.

Cost: No
Contact Email: k-12programs@micron.com

Age Group: all ages, students and educators
Website: http://www.micron.com/foundation

Description: The Micron Foundation supports educators, students and our
communities.  We are focused on developing effective programs that promote
science, technology, engineering and math education; and to participate in
activities that address the priorities and concerns of the communities where
Micron employees live and work.

Cost: No
Contact: Amy Little

Contact Email: alittle@idahotvep.org

Age Group: Grades 12 +
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/cashforcollegeidaho/home

Description: The goal of the Cash for College Campaign is to encourage a school-wide rally around FAFSA completion as part of the suite of statewide initiatives that helps students navigate the college-going process during their senior year. The most commonly cited barrier to post-secondary education is college affordability. Along with being socially, informationally, and academically ready, it is equally important that all students have access to the necessary funds to enroll, persist, and complete college.