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Idaho LAUNCH funds are available for the High School Class of 2024

High school graduating class of 2024, you are the first eligible recipients of Idaho LAUNCH funding!

Idaho LAUNCH is an education and training grant program that provides students a one-time opportunity to have 80% of the tuition and fees at an eligible institution covered, up to a maximum amount of $8,000. This funding can be used to cover a large portion of your credits when you apply it to your educational journey here at the College of Southern Idaho. Learn more about CSI + LAUNCH

How do I claim these funds?

  1. Apply to College of Southern Idaho
  2. Apply for Idaho LAUNCH Grant
  3. Submit your FAFSA
  4. Submit your CSI General Scholarship Application

What is Idaho LAUNCH at CSI?

Idaho LAUNCH for high school seniors is new this year with the graduating class of 2024 as the first being invited to take advantage of these funds towards their higher education goals. Idaho LAUNCH aims to connect high school seniors to in-demand careers through training and education at College of Southern Idaho (CSI).

This is different from the Idaho LAUNCH for Adults program that has served adults seeking to improve their skills or change careers. Idaho LAUNCH for Adults has been used to pay for technical and career training through many of CSI’s Workforce Development courses.

Who is Eligible for LAUNCH?

To qualify, students must:

  • Be a graduate (class of 2024) from an Idaho high school, home school, or GED
  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Be enrolled in or have applied to an eligible Idaho institution
  • Begin enrollment by Fall semester after graduation
  • Complete a Career Pathway Plan

There is no GPA requirement, and you do not need to prove financial need. Your application to CSI will be approved automatically if you have graduated from an Idaho high school or completed equivalent homeschooling or earned your GED in Idaho.

What CSI courses can I use LAUNCH funds for?

While 4-year universities offer a limited number of eligible programs, you can apply your LAUNCH funds to over 100 different programs at CSI! You have a greater variety of programs available to you when you choose to attend CSI. This means that not only will your up to $8000 of funding take you farther at CSI, but your program options are even better as well. 

*CSI program qualification for Idaho LAUNCH grant is subject to funding availability provided by the State of Idaho.

How Much is Available to Students Each Year?

Students can receive up to one-half of the initial grant award in the first year of a program. However, for programs that are less than 12 months in length, students can use the full awarded amount (80% of tuition and fees up to $8,000) in one year. Check for the most up-to-date information on approved programs and providers, as these will be updated on an on-going basis.

Timeline for LAUNCH Funding

October 3, 2023 - Idaho LAUNCH application opens

November 30, 2023 - Initial applications due

December 31, 2023 - Contingent awards announced

April 15, 2024 - Final application deadline

Where can I get help with my LAUNCH application?

Come in to speak with the Enrollment Services team located in Eagle Central on the main campus located in the Taylor Student Union Building or visit with a representative at our Jerome, Gooding or Mini-Cassia centers. You may also call (208) 732-6250 or email to speak with someone about your eligibility.

Learn more and apply in person with the help of State of Idaho and CSI officials at one of our Launch Parent Nights.

Find even more information about Idaho LAUNCH at their official website