Why Is CWI For Me?

Top 10 Reasons to Attend CWI

At College of Western Idaho (CWI) we take a different approach to education. We understand that whether this is your first time or hundredth time to explore your educational opportunities, it is a life changing experience. We know that there may be hurdles to overcome, but we are committed to making your educational dream your reality. Here are just a few examples of why our students are happy they chose CWI.

1  Going to CWI doesn’t mean huge debt—it’s very affordable.

We offer great value at nearly half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Both general and program-specific scholarship opportunities are available as well as financial aid and payment plans. Visit cwidaho.cc for scholarship and financial aid information.

2  My classes are fun—the faculty is energetic and knowledgeable.

You will learn from expert, caring professionals who love teaching and have real-world experience.

3  Access to financial aid is a big help.

Lots of financial aid options are available. While individual circumstances vary, in almost all cases, those who apply, qualify for some form of aid. Apply for federal financial aid at www.fafsa.gov. CWI’s school code is 042118.

4  Parking is easy and campus locations are convenient.

CWI offers easily accessible opportunities for education that are close to home. Choose from several campuses in the Treasure Valley, plus hundreds of classes online.

5  It feels like everyone at CWI really cares about my success.

Exceptional support services, personal advising, and helpful workshops are always available. Students can also take advantage of free tutoring. We care about your success and want to help you succeed!

6  I love the environment—at CWI, everyone fits in.

Students love the diverse community of CWI. CWI caters to a diverse group, with students from age 16 to their late 60s, everyone feels welcome.

7   Classes are small—it’s easy to interact with teachers.

The average class size at CWI is just 24. This smaller class size allows for one-on-one communication with instructors, which helps foster an exceptional opportunity for hands-on learning.

8   My credits will transfer easily.

CWI is a great starting point to fulfill the requirements for your first two years of college before transferring on to a four-year college or university.

9  An education is a great investment in my future.

Education is likely the best investment you will ever make, especially as today’s job market continues to demand high skills with many jobs that require special training and education beyond high school.

10  I found a new beginning at CWI.

Don’t let your previous academic experience define your future educational goals. CWI has a wide variety of programs allowing you to choose your new direction. CWI offers open access to a full range of academic and career training courses—leading to a degree, a certificate, skills upgrade, or personal enrichment.