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 your academic progress and enrollment status, number of credits in which you are enrolled, grade level and verification if required. When everything is in order, you will be awarded financial aid and sent an award notification (usually by email). You can accept/decline your awards online on your myCWI. The time frame for awarding depends on whether or not you need to submit additional documents and how quickly you respond to requests for additional information.