Idaho Support Programs
The Fast Forward program provides every student attending an Idaho public school an allocation of $4,125 to use towards Advanced Opportunities in grades 7-12. The program was expanded by the Legislature in 2016 through the passing of House Bill 458. The fund can be used for:
- Overload Courses
An overload course is a high school level course that is taken in excess of the student’s regular school day. These courses are offered online, during the summertime, and after school. In the event that student incurs a cost for such courses, the Fast Forward program can pay up to $225 for the cost of the course. Overload courses must be above and beyond the full course load offered by the student’s local school.
- Dual Credits
Dual credit are courses taken by high school students that are transcribed on their high school and college transcripts. The Fast Forward program can pay for up to $75 per credit, and in most cases, the cost of these credits is $65. Dual Credit courses can also be taken online, by virtual conferencing, or in some cases students can go directly to the college/university campus.
Student can utilize Fast Forward funds to pay for a variety of college-credit bearing or professional technical exams. These include Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or Career Technical Education (CTE) exams. A full list of qualifying exams is available in the Resource Files.