FAQ - General
At least the current federal minimum wage (wages vary depending on position). Wages are listed in the job description.
- 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)
Work study is a part-time, hourly position meant to help meet education costs. If you are awarded work study, you must find an on-campus job.
The work study program:
- Provides part-time employment, guaranteed to be flexible with a student’s schedule.
- Is available to full-time or part-time students.
- Helps pay educational expenses.
- Helps avoid student loan debt that must be repaid later.
- Can help students gain valuable experience and skills in an area related to their field of study.
After you request work-study funding, you may be awarded work-study as part of your financial aid package. Once you accept the work-study award, you may start searching for job listings. Available work-study jobs are posted online and updated frequently on the work-study job listings page.
Don't have work-study funding yet?
1. Complete your FAFSA application.
2. Complete the Work-Study Funding Request form online.
Currently, CWI only offers on-campus work study jobs.
With limited funding for work-study awards, CWI gives priority to students who complete their FAFSA applications and the work-study funding request form online. Once these steps are complete, most students are granted funding quickly. A re-evaluation process throughout the year ensures that students are consistently reviewed for eligibility.
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. Students with transferrable college credits will need to submit:
- Official final high school OR GED transcripts
- AND college transcripts
If you have completed an associate or bachelor’s degree at another college or university, high school or GED transcripts are not required for admission. For those seeking Financial Aid, we do ask for all official copies of college/university transcripts as part of the verification process, as well as high school or GED transcripts.
Please send your official transcripts to:
One Stop Student Services
MS 3000, P.O. Box 3010
Nampa, ID 83653.
CWI will also accept faxed high school transcripts as official if they are faxed directly to 888.562.3216 from the school with cover letter/letterhead, have “official” clearly marked on the transcript and have an official school signature/stamp on the transcript. Transcripts from colleges within the state of Idaho and TVCC may also be accepted in this manner as official.
To learn more on the special admission process as well as deadlines to the CWI Health programs of Dental Assisting, Nursing, & Surgical Technology, see our Professional Technical Degrees.
CWI MyPlan.com can help and is a new online tool for CWI students. Students can review their skills, interests and values, identify majors & career fields as well as research other colleges/universities! If you would like to take the free assessments, please contact Lori Yellen, Advisor for the College, Career, Transfer Center, at (208) 562-2421 or at [email protected].
One Stop Student Services is the easiest way to get answers and information about the College of Western Idaho (CWI). Students can apply, register for classes, review grades, accept financial aid awards, view and pay bills, and much more, all at one convenient location.
One Stop Student Services is also a resource for students seeking answers to Frequently Asked Questions and general information regarding financial aid, registration, and student accounts. The majority of student transactions can be accomplished online at myCWI.cc or in person at any One Stop Student Services location.
One Stop specialists are available to assist students by email, by phone at 208.562.3000, or in person at any One Stop Student Services location Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We're here to help! Visit Maps & Campus Locations for more information on all One Stop Student Services locations.
Compass testing is a Basic Skills Assessment used for placement in appropriate Math and English courses at CWI. We require the Compass, ACT, or SAT for admission. CWI offers free Compass Testing to students that have applied to CWI and paid the one-time application fee! View Assessment Services for more information on testing, including testing center hours, COMPASS, and Computer Skills Assessment (CSA) advising.
We hope this information helps. If we haven’t addressed your individual questions, please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and continued interest in the College of Western Idaho.
From Information Technology to Elementary Education, CWI offers a wide-variety of lower division transfer / general education courses & professional technical education degrees.
CWI accepts applications at any time, but special deadlines apply for health programs and some professional technical programs have certain semester only start times. View the steps to apply for more detailed information.
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