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Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

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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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UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More


The University of Idaho offers more than $25 million in scholarship awards annually. Scholarships are given based on merit, financial need, or outstanding achievement in specialized fields. Ranked third in the West among public universities for affordability by Forbes, and we are committed to helping make college affordable.

How to apply

There are no separate applications for scholarships at the University of Idaho and you’ll be automatically considered when you apply for admission.

Dates to know for the awarding process

September - January

Apply for admission and be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.

December - February

Admitted students who qualify for the Go Idaho and Discover Idaho guaranteed scholarship programs will receive notification of their guaranteed funding level.


Apply for other need-based financial aid awards including grants, loans, scholarships and work-study. Beginning Jan. 1 the FAFSA becomes available.
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Feb. 15

Priority date for submitting application for admission and supporting documentation for new first year and transfer students. Funding for some programs including federal grants, loans and  scholarship programs will continue to be available for late applicants.


Need-based award eligibility determined for admitted students with a FAFSA on file. In late March new students begin receiving financial aid and scholarship notification.


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FAFSA opens Oct. 1, 2016

Fill out your FAFSA early to get the most financial available to you.

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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

Phone: 208-885-6312

Fax: 208-885-5592