Welcome to IDEA's Family Allotment System Tracker!

Your ordering needs can be met at the click of a button! Log in to place orders, request a reimbursement, check the status of allotment requisitions, review allotment amounts, tell us when you receive materials, and more!

FAST is unavailable Monday-Friday between 5:00-6:00 pm while we update student data.
If you get bumped out at that time, you will not lose anything that was already added to your cart.

FAST QuickTip (Carryover Funds):
If you have used all of your budget for the school year and you would like to utilize carryover funds from previous years, enter your requisition as you normally would except put the cost in the description instead of the Price/Unit field. Leave the Price/Unit field as $0 and choose the Req Type: ACA (Allotment Carryover Account).  It is important that the amount is $0 as the FAST system will not allow you to checkout if you have exceeded your family budget. (29 Mar 2018)

FAST QuickTip (Supplier):
Remember: the question that you ask yourself when entering something in the "supplier" field is, "To whom should the money go?" When you are entering orders, you select the company name from the list. But when you do reimbursements, you choose "-REIMBURSE" (reimbursement to family), which is right at the begining of the list. (28 July 2014)

FAST QuickTip (Question Mark):
Remember: in FAST, the question mark is your friend! If you are not sure what to put in any particular field, just click on the question mark! (28 July 2014)

If you need help, get in touch with your Field Rep, Contact Teacher, or the Ordering Department in Fairbanks. Need help using FAST outside of normal business hours? Contact Carol Simpson at 907-235-5910 or carol.simpson@ideafamilies.org.

Order Department customer service: 907-374-2200 or 877-582-4332; ordersinfo@ideafamilies.org.
Fairbanks mailing address: IDEA, 2157 Van Horn Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Fairbanks fax number: 907-374-2275


Your User ID and password are the same ones that you use to access your ideafamilies email and to get into the family section of the website. (For User ID, use just the first part of your email account, i.e., tjsmith.)

User ID: @ideafamilies.org
IDEA families, click here to log into the family section of our
website for help with FAST:

FAST QuickSheets (1-page instructions)
FAST training videos
Shipping rates and other notes on some frequently-used vendors
Added info or forms for use when ordering high school courses
Details on ordering packages from Sonlight or WinterPromise