More Ways to Pay
Discover other ways to help pay for education and training expenses.
IDeal - Idaho's 529 College Savings Program
IDeal is Idaho’s 529 College Savings Program. This savings account is similar to a 401k, but for education. The money you invest will be managed by financial professionals and your account contributions will qualify for tax advantages.
The Advanced Opportunities program gives every student in grades 7-12 with $4,125 to use towards overload courses, dual credit classes, exams, and workforce training.
All U.S. military service branches offer education benefits that can be used both during and after service. Many military training programs count toward course credit and some branches offer classes on base or online. Most service members are eligible for tuition support through the Post-9/11 GI Bill and/or other tuition repayment programs.
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
High school students interested in military officer careers may wish to enroll in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at their college. ROTC offers college scholarships and leadership training in exchange for a service commitment.
On Idaho Launch, you can explore hiring trends, discover employer needs, see regional employment snapshots, research training opportunities, and apply for training funds.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
WIOA is a federally funded program that established the Workforce Development System and provides funding to support training and employment services for adults, dislocated workers, and low-income, out-of-school youth. You can use WIOA to help with your job search or training needs.
Tuition Exchange Agreements
Idaho students may enroll in participating institutions in other western states at a reduced tuition rate thanks to the Western Undergraduate Exchange and Western Regional Graduate programs.
Idaho Job Corps
Idaho Job Corps offers wraparound services at no cost to students. The services include community college classes, vocational exploration and training, physical and mental wellness support, life skills classes, and much more.
Explore Other Financial Aid Topics
Use Next Steps Idaho resources to understand the cost of your education or training and the financial aid that may be available to you.