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Applying to CWI

Do I need transcripts to attend CWI?

If you are a degree-seeking student, official transcripts (High School, GED, College/University) are required as part of the admission process. If you have attended another college or university, we recommend submitting official transcripts. Your previous coursework may satisfy pre-requisites...

How do I apply for CWI Health Programs?

To learn more on the special admission process as well as deadlines for the CWI Health programs of Dental Assisting, Nursing, Surgical Technology and more, see our Programs & Classes page...

How do I apply?

To apply for credit programs there are 5 easy steps to get you started; visit Applying to CWI to choose the application process that most represents you and your program of choice....

When can I apply to CWI?

CWI accepts applications at any time, but special deadlines may apply for health programs and some professional technical programs have certain semester only start times. View the steps to apply for more detailed information...

Financial Aid

How long does it take to complete my financial aid application after I submit the FAFSA?

The College of Western Idaho will receive the online FAFSA approximately 5 business days from the date you sign and submit it. We may require additional documentation from you, so please be sure to check your myCWI for updated information. We will then review...

Should I pay someone to help me to complete the FAFSA?

It is not necessary to pay someone to complete your FAFSA. Save your money for school! You (and your family) know your family situation best. When you are completing the FAFSA, you can simply use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to link your tax information from the IRS to your FAFSA.  Using...

What are some common sources of financial aid?

The College of Western Idaho administers student aid from three major sources, federal, state, and institutional, as well as a variety of “outside” scholarship resources.  Each has a different and distinct application process.

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What determines my eligibility for financial aid?

Three components are used to determine your financial need/eligibility for financial aid: Cost of Attendance, Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and Enrollment Status.

Each college or university in the U.S. develops its own Cost of Attendance Budget(s) with consideration for...

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