Cost of Attendance 2017-2018

Full-Time Undergraduate Enrollment

Full-time students are those enrolled for 12 or more units, inclusive, during Fall and Spring terms.

2017-2018 Academic Year
Fall Spring Total
$14,000 $14,000 $28,000

Additional charges may be assessed for overloads and summer internships/independent studies. Overload charges will be assessed for each credit exceeding 18 in Fall term ($410/credit) and 18 in Spring ($400/credit).

Typical Cost

One year’s cost for a typical student living on campus is approximately:


Item                                                                             Cost

Tuition                                                                    $28,000

New Student Fee*                                                         330

Fees**                                                                            425

Room & Board***                                                       9,654

Books & Supplies                                                       1,200

Personal & Misc.                                                        1,500

Transportation Allowance                                             700

Total Cost of Education****                                  $41,809

      *New Student Fee (one time charge for first semester enrolled)
    **Academic Service Fee $50 and Student Fees $375
   ***Average room $4,460 and Block Plan B + ID 
       St Sales Tax $5,194 
 ****Total Cost of Education does not include 
       class specific fees or student insurance.

Residence Hall Costs (Annual Rate)

The College of Idaho offers on-campus housing to all full-time students. Part-time students may live on campus as space permits. All full-time students who are not yet 21, unmarried and without dependent children are required to live in campus housing for six semesters. For more information about this policy and about Residence Life in general, please visit the Residence Life webpage:

Room Rental*

Double/Closet Singles (room designed for two occupants)
Hall cost
Hayman & Simplot $4,460
Finney & Voorhees $4,460
Anderson $3,340
Single in Double (room designed for two occupants)
Hall cost
Hayman & Simplot $5,620
Finney & Voorhees $5,620


Design Single (room designed for one occupant)
Hall cost
Hayman & Simplot $5,440
Finney & Voorhees $5,440
Anderson $4,640
Room Size cost
Village (Quad/10 month contract) $5,500
Village (Double/10 month contract) $5,860

Residence Hall Fee $60 per year
Apartment Fee $60 per year 

Board Plan
(Assumes board cost plus any applicable Idaho State sales tax)

The College of Idaho expects that all full-time students participate in a meal plan. Our food provider, Bon Appetit, supplies us with a wide variety of high-quality, fresh, and tasty offerings, as well as education about healthy food choices.

Freshman and Sophomores living on campus are required to purchase Plan A, Plan B, Plan C or Plan D each term. Students living off campus may purchase the Coyote Cash Plan.

A student may add Coyote Cash onto his/her meal plan as flex funds or upgrade to a larger meal plan at any point in the year. Meal Plans A, B, C, or D can be down graded only during the first week of the Fall Terms. If a student wishes to change his/her meal plan after the first week, or is approved by the Non-Academic Petition Committee to change his/her meal plan after the first week, that change will not take affect until the following term.

Meal Plans
Meal Plan # of Meals per year     Cost per term / Cost per year includes applicable Idaho State Sales Tax
Plan A 19 per week     $2,677 / $5,354
Plan B 14 per week     $2,597 / $5,194
Plan C 10 per week     $2,438 / $4,876
Plan D   7 per week     $2,279 / $4,558
Commuter Plan $742 / $1,484

Meal Plan Descriptions

Meal Plan A is for students who plan on eating most of their daily meals in the Simplot Cafe'. This plan allows 19 meals a week. Meals reset weekly and do not carry over week to week. This plan includes $50 coyote cash each term.

Meal Plan B is for students who plan on eating regularly in the Simplot Cafe'. This plan allows 14 meals a week. Meals reset weekly and do not carry over week to week. This plan includes $125 coyote cash each term.

Meal Plan C is for students who plan on eating mostly one meal a day in the Simplot Cafe'. This plan allows 10 meals a week. Meals reset weekly and do not carry over week to week. This plan includes $180 coyote cash each term.

Meal Plan D is for students who plan on eating one meal a day. This plan allows 7 meals a week. Meals reset weekly and do not carry over week to week. This plan includes $205 coyote cash each term.

  • Additional Coyote Cash can be added at any time as flex funds.
  • Meals do not carry over from week to week.
  • Coyote Cash associated with a meal plan carry over within an academic year as long as the student continues on the meal plan for Spring Term.
  • Meals Coyote Cash not used by the end of the academic year will be lost.


Matriculation Deposit
This fee is non-refundable. $300


Fees are not refundable after first week of class.

Summary of Fees
Academic Service Fee $50
New Student Fees
Freshman $330
Transfers $295
ASACI Student Fees (students registered for 7 or more units)
C of I Student Senate votes each year to establish fee amount $375
Budget Payment Plan Enrollment Fee
Annual plan $80
Term plan $55
Reserved Parking Fees
Residence Hall Lot $105
General Lot $80
Returned Check Charge $25

Student Health Insurance

The College of Idaho requires all full-time students to carry medical insurance and provide proof of coverage annually. Students will be automatically enrolled and billed for insurance. The cost of the plan is payable on the first semester billing. If proof of adequate insurance is furnished to the college by the end of the first week, in the first term attended, the insurance will be cancelled and the charged reversed. 

Eligible dependents of students enrolled in the plan may participate in the plan on a voluntary basis. Additional information can be obtained from the Business Office.

Student Health Insurance
Domestic students $1610                     
International Students           $1610                         


Class Fees

Some classes require additional fees for equipment or materials. Please consult course schedule for details. Fees are not refundable.

Class Fees
Item Cost
Science Lab Fees (Chemistry, Physics, Biology & Geology) $85
Software Fee (applied to MAT-112 classes) $15
Software Fee (applies to PSY-312 classes) $55

Art Fees

Theater Fees $95
Physical Education Activities cost varies
Music - Private Lesson  
- One half unit, instrument or voice (one half-hour lesson weekly) $78
- One unit, same instrument or voice (one one-hour lesson weekly) $155

Part-Time Enrollment (Charges per Unit)

Students who have received an undergraduate degree or are 25 or older may enroll for classes at a reduced rate of $575 per unit. This reduced rate does not apply to independent study, internships, music lessons, practice teaching or other classes where individual attention is the primary means of instruction. 

Internships, Independent Study or other classes taken during the summer, excluding Pre-Certification Program, Master of Arts in Teaching and Masters of Education will be billed at $400 per credit.

For information regarding the option to audit or take a course non-credit please refer to Auditing and Non-Credit Instruction.

Part-Time Tuition - Credit or Non-credit
Status Per Unit
- Under age 25, no undergraduate degree $1,165
- Age 25 or older, or undergraduate degree $575
Academic Service Fee (per term) $25


(Undergraduate course work required for entry into the fifth-year internship or MAT programs)
Status fees
Full-time students with a bachelor's degree $550 per credit
Academic Service Fee $25 per term
ASCI Fees $188 per term


Master of Arts in Teaching / Intern Year Programs
Status Cost
Master of Arts in Teaching  
- 1st Summer - 8 credit hours $4,600
- 2nd Summer - 6 credit hours $3,450
Intern Year $12,340

Academic Service Fee (per term)



Masters in Education
Item Cost
Per credit $550
Academic Service Fee (per term) $25

Financial Arrangements

Registered students can view their accounts and make payments online. Log in to WebAdvisor and click on 'Students', click the 'View Account and Make Payments' link. Students can view their real time account balance, view or print their statement and make payments by credit card or e-check.

Payment is due by August 15 and December 15 for Fall and Spring terms respectively. The Statement of Account will reflect the most accurate information available, however, adding or dropping classes or making changes to room assignments and meal plans may trigger additional charges. Students are responsible for obtaining the information needed in order to pay tuition and fees by the due date(s). Payment arrangements must be made prior to due dates referenced above. All students are required to complete their financial aid paperwork and pay, or make arrangements to pay, their fall balance before moving into college-owned housing. Students may register for the Spring term only after the Fall break. Priority registration for the Spring will begin after the Fall break. However, students may not register for Spring until they have completed their financial aid paperwork and paid, or made arrangements to pay, their Spring balance.  

STUDENTS HAVING PROBLEMS MEETING THEIR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS TO THE COLLEGE SHOULD ADDRESS THEIR QUESTIONS AND/OR CONCERNS TO THE STUDENT ACCOUNTS REPRESENTATIVE. Failure to make payment arrangements with the Business Office will result in student being subject to the Delinquent Student Accounts Policy located in the Student Handbook.

The College of Idaho reserves the right to withhold transcripts, grades and suspend the ability to add or drop classes for students with unpaid balances.

Payment Options

  • Option 1
    Pay the term balance by the due date. Most major credit cards are honored. Registered students can make payments online with a credit card or e-check. Students will need to log into their WebAdvisor account, click on the 'Students' link and 'View Account and Make Payments' link.
  • Option 2
    Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option. This payment option offered in partnership with Tuition Management Systems, Inc. (TMS), as an alternative to large, annual or semester payments and helps limit borrowing. This plan offers the option of making 12, 10, or 8, monthly payments with the last payment being due in May. Early start up allows students to spread payments over a longer period of time. The cost of this plan is $80 per year or $55 per term with no other fees or interest charges. You may call TMS for information and application at 1-800-356-8329 or All monthly payment plans are required to be handled through TMS. The Business Office reserves the right to discontinue or to refuse the TMS option to those students who have shown a poor credit history with the College.
  • Option 3
    Obtain additional loan funds through the Parent Plus Loan or a private Alternative Student loan. 
Interest Charges:

The College of Idaho reserves the right to charge interest at 1% per month on all unpaid balances (does not include accounts on monthly payment plan option) over 30 days. Interest will be added to student accounts on the 10th of each month.

Student Privacy Act

Federal law prohibits release of academic or financial records, even to parents, without the student's consent for students over 18 years of age.

Withdrawal Refunds

Institutional Refund Policy -

Fall/Spring Semester 15 week classes

  • Any withdrawals that take place before classes start or within the first 10 days after classes begin will have Tuition and Class Fees refunded at 100%.
  • Any withdrawals that take place before the 15th day of class are refunded at 50% of the charged Tuition. There is no refund of Class Fees.
  • Tuition and Class Fees will not be refunded for any withdrawals that take place after the 15th day.
  • Housing fees will be pro-rated over the first 15 days based on the date the student checks out of College housing. No refunds will take place after the 15th day.
  • Meal plans will be refunded based on the weeks left in the semester with flex used subtracted from the amount refunded.
  • Any Fees associated with classes will be fully refunded within the first 10 days of class only.
  • Student Fees are non-refundable.

Winter Term

Any withdrawals within the first 2 days of class will have Tuition and Class Fees refunded at 100%.

Federal Refund Policy - If a student withdraws on or before the 60% point in time of the period of enrollment (semester), calculated using calendar days, a portion of the Title IV federal aid funds (Pell Grant, SEOG, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal PLUS loan) must be returned, according to the provisions of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998.  Work-study funds are not included in this calculation.  The student will receive a copy of the calculation and the assignment of the refund amount to the various fund accounts will be itemized.

The amounts returned to the federal programs must be applied in the following order (no refund can exceed the amount the student received from that fund):

  1. Federal Unsubsidized Loan
  2. Federal Subsidized Loan
  3. Federal Perkins Loan
  4. Federal PLUS Loan
  5. Federal Pell Grant
  6. Federal SEOG
Student Account Credit Balance Refund Checks

If your financial aid will create a credit on your student account, a refund check will be sent to your campus mailbox.  A credit balance created by a PLUS loan on a student account will be sent to the parent unless prior arrangements have been made with the Business Office to have the credit balance refunded to the student.

Non-Academic Student Petitions

For more information regarding non-academic student petitions contact the Dean of Students.