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Financial Aid

What do I do if I need to drop or withdraw from a class?

If you find that at any point during a term you must drop a class, please consult with your academic advisor first. If you agree that it is in your best interest to drop a class, you must complete an official add/drop form or complete withdrawal form. You can drop classes any time during the...

What is CWI’s Federal School Code?

The College of Western Idaho's federal school code is 042118....

What is the income limit to qualify for financial aid?

There is no specific income limit. The FAFSA application uses a complex need analysis formula to evaluate income, number of people in the household and in college, age of the eldest parent, investments, cash, savings, checking, and even the state of legal residence. You provide this...

What types of financial aid are available?

Grants, Scholarships, Work Programs, and Student Loans are all available to CWI students.

  • Grants are awards that are usually based on need and do not have to be repaid upon completion of your degree. Grants form the foundation of a financial aid package, upon which other aid
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Can any student get a work-study job?

No. Work study designated jobs are available ONLY to eligible students who have work study funding in their financial aid award package.

To request work study funding:

1. Complete your FAFSA application.

2. Complete the...

How can I get work-study funds?

Students receive a paycheck twice a month (all CWI employees are paid on the 10th and 25th of each month) for hours worked. Students receive wages up until their earnings equal the amount they were awarded.

How much do work-study jobs pay?

 At least the current federal minimum wage (wages vary depending on position). Wages are listed in the job description....

How much will I receive?
  •  Total work study funds depend upon:Availability of work study funds.
  • Financial need.
  • Availability of other types of financial aid.
  • Enrollment plans (i.e. full-time or part-time)
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