Services Provided By Our Office
Agency Financial Aid Verifications
We provide financial aid eligibility and cost of attendance information to agencies where students have applied for financial assistance. Complete the student portion of the agency's form and send to our office for completion.
Plan your budget with the Annual Financial Planning Worksheet.
Default and Loan Repayment:
We will work with students to resolve previous federal loan problems and provide information to students concerning their rights and responsibilities as a borrower. Complete Exit Counseling when you drop below half time attendance through www.studentloans.gov to learn about the options for loan repayment. You can also set up an individual appointment to discuss your situation in more detail with our office.
We assist by providing information and referrals to various on and off-campus resources.
Emergency Short-Term Loan Program
Short-term loans may be available in emergency situations where unexpected expenses occur without available resources to pay for them. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled at least half-time and in good academic standing. The maximum amount is typically $600, and students must demonstrate ability to repay the loan within 90 days. These loans are available up to three days before the end of the semester.Short-term Loan Application
We assist students and families in the completion of all financial aid-related forms such as the FAFSA, scholarship applications, etc., whether for attendance at the University of Idaho or other schools. This is done both on an individual basis as well as a workshop format. This service is free of charge to all participants.
Job Location and Development Program:
Our job locator works with the local business community to develop part-time and summer jobs off-campus. Referrals and additional information are available on our online off-campus job listing. You DO NOT have to be eligible for financial aid to participate in this program.
Student Financial Aid Services assists students who have received a financial aid work-study award in finding an appropriate campus work position where they can earn their award. In addition, the office counsels students if problems arise as part of their employment.
College Comparison Tools
College Scorecards: In the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.
College Navigator: Find out what you need to do to prepare for education beyond high school. Browse lists of institutions with the highest and lowest tuition & fees and net price.
Paying for College: It's more important than ever for students and former students to make smart decisions about financing their college education. Whether you're attending college soon, are a current student, or already have student loans, we've put together some tools and resources to help you make the best decisions.
Quality Assurance Program
We participate in a federally approved program to evaluate services and operations with the goal of providing excellent service to students and families while remaining in compliance with federal regulations and guidelines. Students are not required to submit federal verification documents unless requested by our office. Students who are selected will be notified of any required forms or information required to complete the processing of their financial aid record.