Forms and Publications

Financial Aid

"How To" Documentation
This document details the steps to take to add CWI's school code to your FAFSA.

This document outlines the steps to follow to apply for a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) which is your username and password used to login to US Department of Education websites.

This document describes how to apply for federal financial aid - including the basic steps to complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

This document describes the steps to take to complete entrance counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at

This document describes how to complete student loan exit counseling online at  Student loan exit counseling is REQUIRED for all student loan borrowers who graduate, transfer, or otherwise drop below half-time (6 credits) enrollment.

This document describes where to find your financial award information, accept, reject, or change awards and view your required documents in myCWI.

This document describes how to order your federal tax transcript(s) from the IRS online or by mail.

This document describes how to transfer your IRS Tax Return data directly into your FAFSA online at

General Information

Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule

The College of Western Idaho abides by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s (NASFAA) federal code of conduct.

Students accepting any offer of financial aid from CWI agree to accept and fulfill all of the terms and conditions set by federal, state, and college regulation/policy as described in this document.

This document describes the procedures CWI will use to determine if a financial aid recipient who withdraws (officially or unofficially) or otherwise does not complete the full length of a semester, owes a repayment of financial aid received.