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Idaho Advanced Opportunities

Fast Forward Funding

The Fast Forward Program provides every student in grades 7-12 attending an Idaho public school an allocation of $4,125 in state funding to use toward Advanced Opportunities.

What is Fast Forward?

Students attending a public Idaho high school can use Fast Forward Funding from the State of Idaho to cover the cost of Advanced Opportunities. Advanced Opportunities include concurrent enrollment/dual credit courses, overload courses, and college credit-bearing exams such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or Career and Technical Education (CTE) exams.

To take advantage of this funding opportunity for concurrent enrollment courses, students must complete course registration with Boise State University AND apply for funding through the Idaho Department of Education’s Advanced Opportunities (Fast Forward) web portal. Students should work closely with their high school college and career advisor to submit their funding requests each semester.

Most common reasons public high school students do NOT receive Fast Forward funding:

  • Student/parent failure to complete the state participation form.
  • Failure to submit a funding request.
  • Failing a course or withdrawing after the drop deadline (impacts funding requests).

To learn more about Advanced Opportunities, contact your high school counselor or visit the Advanced Opportunities website.

Registering For Courses Using Fast Forward

Step 1: Register

Complete the course registration process with Boise State University. See our How To Register web page for more information.

Step 2: Apply for Fast Forward

Contact your counselor about applying for funding because instructions and funding request deadlines can vary by school district. Each school district will have information about how to access the portal along with corresponding deadlines.

Boise State will work with your school district to apply Fast Forward funds to your myBoiseState account. Keep in mind that it can take several months for your funding to be applied to your myBoiseState account. It is important to review your student records in myBoiseState to make sure funds have been properly applied.

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