Financial Aid How-To Resources
Aid Offer and Cost of Attendance
In this video, we'll show you how you can use your estimated cost of attendance to decide how much of your aid offer to accept.
Accepting Student Aid
In this video, we'll show you how to begin the process of accepting your aid. All aid including; grants, scholarships and loans must be accepted before they will release to your student account.
Completing Your Master Promissory Note
In this video, we'll show you how to begin the process of completing your Master Promissory Note (MPN). The first time you take out a Direct Loan you will need to complete a MPN.
Completing Entrance Counseling
In this video we'll show you the process of completing entrance counseling. The first time you take out a Direct Loan you will need to complete Entrance Counseling.
Applying for a Parent Plus Loan
In this video we'll show you the process of applying for a Parent PLUS loan. Parents must apply for the Parent PLUS loan every school year through the Department of Education.
Completing a PLUS Master Promissory Note
In this video we'll show you the process of completing a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for a PLUS loan. Each Parent PLUS loan requires a new MPN.
E-Signing And Uploading Required Forms
In this video, we'll show you how you can electronically sign required forms and upload them for review. Documents prior to 2020-2021 should still be submitted manually.
Applying for Scholarships in ScholarshipUniverse
This guide will show you the step by step process needed to log in and apply for scholarships using ScholarshipUniverse.
Set Up a Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID)
Your FSA ID (username and password) is your legal, digital signature. You should create your own FSA ID and your parent should create his/her own FSA ID. You and your parent cannot share the same account username and password. Your FSA ID gives you access to certain information online and allows you to sign your FAFSA and promissory notes electronically. You can find more information here.
Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
This video provides an overview on how to complete and submit a FAFSA. Need help from U of I’s financial aid staff? Email FAFSAhelp@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6312.