Student Financial Aid Services


Phone: (208) 885-6312

Toll Free: (888) 884-3246

Fax: (208) 885-5592

Bruce M. Pitman Center 101

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Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Dr MS 4291

Moscow, ID 83844-4291

Office Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Receiving Your Financial Aid

Financial aid is first applied toward University of Idaho charges (credit and lab fees, etc.) If financial aid has not paid all university charges, remaining charges should be paid to the  Student Accounts office

Financial Aid Availability

Student Enrolled for Direct Deposit

Residual financial aid remaining after your bill is paid will be direct deposited to your bank weekly beginning August 21. Funds are typically available in your account within 1-5 days depending on bank processing time. Direct Deposit Sign Up. Emails are sent when funds are released to your bank or when checks are available.

Students Not Enrolled for Direct Deposit

Residual financial aid remaining after your bill is paid may be picked up in the Vandal Ballroom located in the Bruce M. Pitman Center (formerly the SUB) on Monday, August 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Starting Tuesday August 25, residual checks are available at the Student Accounts office in the Bruce M. Pitman Center between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ContactStudent Accountsto have a check mailed to you. Emails are sent out when checks are available.

If financial aid covers all fees, tuition, room and board and there are leftover (residual) funds, you can opt for a direct deposit of residual funds to your specified savings or checking account. If you have not signed up for direct deposit, we encourage you to do so. It is particularly important for students who are not on the Moscow campus (those at off-campus sites, on national student exchange or study abroad).

You may also use residual financial aid and/or scholarships to make deposits on your Vandal Card with your billing statement. Learn more at Student Accounts.