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The University of Idaho offers more than $25 million in scholarship awards annually.


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.

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2016-17 Discover Idaho Scholars Program

The Discover Idaho program recognizes our students who are not residents of Idaho with academic merit scholarships to pay a portion of non-resident tuition being charged. Students will continue to receive the funds for an additional 3 years with a minimum GPA.

Students meeting the following criteria are guaranteed to qualify for a combination of scholarships equal to the level of funding listed below. This funding level is guaranteed for an additional 3 years with a minimum GPA.


High School GPA 

Level of Funding 

 Platinum  3.9 - 4.0  $8,000
 Gold  3.75 - 3.899  $6,000
 Silver  3.4 - 3.749  $5,000
 Bronze  3.0 - 3.399  $2,000

Home school students and students from non-accredited high schools will be awarded based on ACT or SAT scores. 

Additional need-based Discover Idaho funds may be available based on the results of your FAFSA.
Award notifications will begin in early December.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

College of Law Tuition Waivers - awarded by the College of Law. Contact Law School Admissions for more information.

Diversity Tuition Waivers - awarded by the Diversity Scholarship Committee. No separate application is required, apply for admission by February 15 for priority consideration. 

International Program Tuition Waivers - awarded by the International Programs Office. Contact International Programs for more information. 

Yellow Ribbon Tuition Waivers - awarded by the Veteran's Affairs Office. Contact Veterans Affairs for more information. 

Western Undergraduate Exchange - Special Program
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) award offering a reduced tuition rate is available to a limited number of students who are participating in designated programs.These programs include Diversity, National Merit Scholars, Performing Arts (dance, music, theatre) and University Honors. To be considered for the WUE award incoming students must submit a complete admission application, including fees, transcripts and test scores, by February 15. Contact the department or visit the program website for detailed information about participating in any of these programs. 

WUE recipients pay 150% of Idaho resident tuition and basic registration fees. The award is renewable up to four years for first year recipients with a minimum University of Idaho GPA. For transfer students the award is renewable up to three additional years depending on the number of transfer credits with a minimum University of Idaho GPA.

WUE states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. 

It's as Simple as 1, 2...

Applying for University of Idaho scholarships may be the easiest thing you've done this year.

1. Submit your admission application materials (including fees, transcripts and test scores) by February 15th.
2. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after the opening on January 1 to receive consideration for all other types of aid.

Funding for some programs, including federal grants and loans will continue to be available for late applicants.

Did you know...?

The University of Idaho offers more than $25 million in scholarship awards annually.