Financial Aid

Beware Financial Aid Scams

Recently we have received reports of a student being called and told they could get a financial aid grant of thousands of dollars after they sent in their personal information and a handling fee, possibly using a money gram or other fund delivery card i.e. prepaid debit card. This is a scam. Applying for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA is online and FREE at . There are also many no-fee scholarship sources available. See... . If you have any concern about the validity of any inquiry you receive as a student or parent as it relates to financial aid or the receipt of aid funds please contact our office for assistance.

Misleading Mailings Related to Financial Aid

It has come to our attention that misleading mailings are being received by families of current and prospective students. These mailings look “official” and often use a seal that might appear to be an official seal of the U.S. Department of Education; it is not. Students should never pay a fee to access federal, state or university financial aid at Idaho State University. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is just that, free. Please contact our office if you have concerns about any solicitation or mailing you receive regarding financial aid.

Remember to use

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is FREE at the ".gov" site. Do not use ".com" address as you will be charged for this Free process.


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Pocatello, Idaho, 83209