Parents have the opportunity to save hundreds (or thousands) of dollars by getting an early start on college via the Dual Credit Program. Classes offered at Idaho high schools are $65 per credit (courses range between 1 and 5 credits each). Compare this to the over $300 standard per credit fee and it's easy to see that dual credit classes offer a significant value.
The Fast Forward Program is designed to help cover the costs associated with dual credit courses or college-bearing/professional-technical exams. The 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. To utilize program funds, students must register through the Application Portal.