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Financial Aid Policy Changes

Stay up to date on all important changes to the University of Idaho's Financial Aid Policies and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

FAFSA Changes

The FAFSA is currently available for the 2017-18 academic year, and becomes available Oct. 1 for the 2018-19 academic year.

When do you plan to attend UI?

You will submit this FAFSA: You can submit the FAFSA from: You will use income and tax information from:
2017-18 October 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018 2015

You will submit this FAFSA: You can submit the FAFSA from: You will use income and tax information from:
2018-19 October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019 2016

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Parents and students shall use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to complete the income information on the FAFSA. This tool allows students and parents to import IRS tax return information to complete the FAFSA, preventing errors and reducing additional documentation requests. When using the DRT, income information will be masked in order to protect your privacy. Please contact the university's financial aid staff prior to making changes to the imported information, as altering it can delay the processing time of your FAFSA and will create unnecessary documentation requests. Download a step-by-step walk through of the IRS DRT.

If you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, we highly recommend using the tool for several reasons:

  • It’s the easiest way to provide your income and tax data.
  • It will speed up your financial aid application processing.
  • It’s the best way of ensuring your FAFSA has accurate income and tax information.
  • You won’t need to provide a copy of tax returns.

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