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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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Dates and Deadlines

Feb. 15

  • Admission applications must be submitted by this date to receive priority consideration for merit-based scholarships. 
    This is also the FAFSA priority date for most need-based funds, Pell Grants, and William D. Ford Direct Loans. Many funds will continue to be available during the school year.

Mid-March

  • Award notifications begin for new students. Watch your VandalMail for notification and login to VandalWeb to review financial aid awards .

Late March

  • Summer Session financial aid applications available online.

Early April

  • Award notifications begin for continuing students.

May 1

Mid-July

  • Fall University billing statements are sent to registered students for the fall semester. Statements will reflect accepted financial aid awards including loans if all requirements are complete.
  • Make sure promissory notes and entrance counseling have been completed.

Early August

  • Review finances to make sure tuition and fees, room and board and book expenses are covered.
  • Financial Aid counselors are available to assist students and families in determining options.
  • Make sure promissory notes and entrance counseling have been completed.
  • Set up direct deposit.

Mid-August

  • Awards must be accepted and all requirements completed for funds to be disbursed by the first day of school.
  • First-time recipients of a work-study award should plan to attend a work-study orientation. Previous recipients may pick up job referrals in our office after classes start.
  • The first direct deposit of residual funds will be sent to banks by the first day of the fall semester.

September

  • Last day to drop/add a course, or register, see Registrar.
  • Second fall late payment dates, see Student Accounts.
  • Accept any remaining financial aid awards, if necessary.
  • New borrowers for spring semester must sign a Master Promissory Note and complete entrance counseling online. Perkins Promissory Notes will be mailed with billing statements in December.
  • If a Parent PLUS loan is accepted, a parent must complete an application and sign a Master Promissory Note.

October 1

  • First date to file FAFSA for the following academic year

January 

  • Spring university billing statements are sent to registered students for the spring semester. Statements will reflect accepted financial aid awards including loans if all requirements are complete.
  • Ensure direct deposit is set up for earliest availability of residual funds.
  • Awards should be accepted and promissory notes signed for funds to be disbursed by the first day of school.
  • The first direct deposit of residual funds will be sent to banks by the first day of the spring semester.  
  • Students and families should review finances to make sure expenses are covered for the upcoming semester.
  • Make sure promissory notes and entrance counseling have been completed (note that Master Promissory Notes and Entrance Counseling do not have to be signed each semester).

FAFSA opens Oct. 1, 2016

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Student Financial Aid Services

Physical Address:

Bruce M. Pitman Center
Room 101

709 Deakin Avenue
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
Student Financial Aid Office
875 Perimeter Dr
MS 4291
Moscow, ID 83844-4291

finaid@uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6312

Fax: 208-885-5592