University of Idaho to Assist in FAFSA Completion Feb. 20

Thursday, February 18 2010

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho will host future students and their families Saturday, Feb. 20, as part of the statewide Go On Idaho program.

Professional financial aid staff will be on hand to help students who are considering college for fall 2010 and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – or FAFSA. The event will be held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office. The office is located in room 101 of the Student Union Building at 709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow.

"This is an opportunity for students and parents to get professional guidance for completing the FAFSA," said Dan Davenport, director of financial aid at the university. "We especially encourage attendance by families who feel that college is not affordable so we can help them look for a variety of college funding opportunities."

Families and students are encouraged to bring a copy of the following for both parents and students: either 2008 or 2009 federal income tax return, federal PIN number if they have one, social security number and birth date.

More information and registration for the event can be found at

For information on University of Idaho scholarships or financial aid, visit or call the Financial Aid office at (208) 885-6312.
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About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 130 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. The university is home to the Vandals, the 2009 Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl champions. For information, visit

About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit