Current and continuing students: the financial information for the upcoming school year can be found on the portal at

Financial Aid Websites

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) over the Internet.

Career and Loan Repayment Information
The College Board site offers advice on student loans and a repayment calculator that lets you estimate your future repayment debt, provides career search information, on-line SAT registration, college search information, a financial aid calculator and college savings advice.

Idaho Career Information System provides a broad overview of financial aid and ways to pay for school

Mapping Your Future has information to help you plan your career, select a school and pay for your education. provides results of a survey in which college students rate the schools they are attending. You can also get guidance on going to college, choosing a career, and access to Princeton publications on college and financial aid choices. has information on how to pay for school, colleges, careers, and rankings for colleges. allows one to look for specific colleges based on one's career goals.

Funding and Planning Information
IDeal, Idaho's 529 College Savings Plan is Idaho's college savings plan that help families save for any kind of postsecondary education while additionally offering tax benefits.
Private College 529 Plan is the first national prepaid tuition program that enables families to save for private higher education.

Money Magazine lets you calculate how much you need to save to pay for college. provides information on state sponsored prepaid tuition and college savings plans throughout the U.S., sponsored by the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators, has information about financial aid and interactive calculators that allow you to estimate your financial need and expected family contribution. provides information about paying for college.

AmeriCorps program provides full-time educational awards in return for work in community service.

50 Best Colleges for Older Students - NNU Ranks #8!

Scholarship Search
Graduate Tutor Scholarships is a free scholarship search engine. Search for your scholarship by program, scholarship value, deadline or key words. - This site allows you to search through a database of 180,000 private scholarships. The database is set up to e-mail you when it finds grants or scholarships that match your profile.

Scholarship search by Sallie Mae - Register for access to 3 million scholarships offering up to $18 billion in free money for college.

Scholarships for Idaho Residents
Idaho Community Foundation - ICF manages over 60 different scholarship funds - each customized according to the desires of the fund creator.  Each has its own eligibility criteria, application requirements, and review process.  Click on the name of each fund to learn more about the criteria and how to apply.

The Lightfoot Foundation - A non-profit organization helping people since 1992.  We assist students in the Treasure Valley who wish to further their education, help organizations engaged in the protection and preservation of our environment, and assist homeless shelters and family housing organizations that help those in need.

Idaho State Board of Education scholarships. 

Pointe Pest Control Scholarship - $750 scholarship for Idaho Freshmen

Sites of Interest for Hispanic Students Excellent site for locating scholarships from companies such as Denny's, Sodexho, Sallie Mae, Etc.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Thousands of Hispanics benefit from internships, scholarships, and career opportunities.

Government Programs
Veterans educational benefits. 

Federal Student Aid - an office of the the U.S. Department of Education. - Information about the American Opportunity Tax Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit, and other tax benefits for post secondary students. - Information about Educational Opportunities, Careers, Loans, Scholarships, and Employment. Government Sites - Information about funding your college education through the Army or the Army Reserves.