Cost of Attendance

Full-Time Undergraduate Enrollment

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

2010-2011 Academic Year
  Fall Winter/Spring Total
Tuition $10,300 $10,300 $20,600
Additional charges may be assessed for overloads and summer internships/independent studies.

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 freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. 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 $4,050
Finney & Voorhees $3,590
Anderso $3,050
Single in Double (small room designed for one occupant)
Hall cost
Hayman & Simplot $5,090
Finney & Voorhees $5,040
Anderson $4,840
Design Single (room designed for one occupant)
Hall cost
Hayman & Simplot $4,930
Finney & Voorhees $4,420
Anderson $4,210
Room Size cost
Village (Quad/10 month contract) $4,850
Village (Double/10 month contract) $5,270

*Includes local telephone service, and activity fee.

Board Plan

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

For health, to encourage community involvement and other reasons, The College of Idaho expects that all full-time students participate in a meal plan. Freshman and Sophomores living on campus are required to purchase Plan A, Plan B or Plan C each term. Freshman and Sophomores living off campus have the option of the Fr/So Non-Resident Plan.

In order to address the need for increased flexibility for upper-class students, Juniors and Seniors are eligible to participate in a Coyote Cash plan should they wish not to participate in the other Board Plans offered.

A student may add Coyote Cash onto his/her meal plan and upgrade to a larger meal plan at any point in the year. Meal Plans A, B or C can be downgraded only during the first week of Fall and Winter 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 # of Meals of Fall term # of Meals for Winter/ Spring term Cost per term / Cost per year includes applicable Idaho State Sales Tax
Plan A 410 Meals 173 237 $2,093.00/$4,187.00
Plan B 320 Meals 133 187 $1,929.00/$3,858.00
Plan C 230 Meals 93 137 $1,734.00/$3,472.00
Plan D* Coyote Cash for use at McCain or Simplot Cafes $318.00/$636.00
Plan E Fr/So Non-Resident Plan $636.00/$1,272.00

*for Jr's, Sr's only

Meal Plan Descriptions

Meal Plan A
is for students who plan on eating most of their daily meals in the Simplot Cafe'. Each term allows for approximately 13 meals per week. $150.00 Coyote Cash is included each term.
Meal Plan B
is for students who plan on eating regularly in the Simplot Cafe'. Each term allows for approximately 10 meals a week. $175.00 Coyote Cash is included each term.
Meal Plan C
is for students who plan on eating only one meal a day in the Simplot Cafe'. Each term allows for approximately 7 meals per week. $200.00 Coyote Cash is included each term.
  • Additional Coyote Cash can be added at any time.
  • Meals do not carry over from term to term.
  • Coyote Cash associated with a meal plan carry over within an academic year as long as the student continues on the meal plan for Winter/Spring Term.
  • Meals and Coyote Cash not used by the end of the academic year will be lost.


Matriculation Deposit
This fee is refundable up to May 1st. After May 1st, this fee is non-refundable; however, it will be applied to student fees of enrolled students. $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 $400
Budget Payment Plan Enrollment Fee
Annual plan $60
Term plan $45
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 last day to add/drop in the first term attended, the insurance will be canceled and the charged reversed. Proof of insurance must be furnished every year.

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*
US students $610
International Students $610*

*May vary depending on age of student.

Class Fees

Some classes require additional fees for equipment or materials. Please consult course schedule for details. Fees are not refundable after first week of class.

Class Fees
Item Cost
Science Lab Fees (Chemistry, Physics, Biology & Geology $80
Software Fee (applied to MAT-112 classes) $15
Software Fee (applies to PSY-312 classes) $50

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

Typical Costs

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

New Students
Item Cost
Tuition $20,600
Fees* 780
Room & Board** 7,448
Books & Supplies 1,200
Personal & Misc. 700
Transportation Allowance 1,000
Total Cost of Education*** $31,728

*(Academic Service Fee, Student Fees, New Student Fee)
**(Double Room $3,590 and Block Plan B + Id St Sales Tax $3,858)
***Total Cost of Education does not include class specific fees or student insurance.

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 $425 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. Information is available in the Admission and Registrar’s Offices.

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, Non-credit, or Audit
Status Per Unit
- Under age 25, no undergraduate degree $850
- Age 25 or older, or undergraduate degree $425
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 $425 per credit
Academic Service Fee $25 per term
ASCI Fees $200 per term
Jr/Sr Meal Plan $300 + applicable Idaho State Sales Tax
per term minimum requirement


Master of Arts in Teaching / Intern Year Programs
Status Cost
Master of Arts in Teaching  
- 1st Summer - 8 credit hours $3,600
- 2nd Summer - 6 credit hours $2,700
Intern Year $8,900
Academic Service Fee (per term) $25

Financial Arrangements

Registered students will receive a Statement of Account that reflects tuition, fees, room and board charges less any financial aid and scholarship prior to the beginning of each term. Payment is due by August 15 and December 15 for Fall and Winter/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. Students will not be allowed to register for the next academic term without having cleared their balance through the Business Office. Students will be required to clear their balances for fall and winter/spring terms before they will be cleared to register for winter/spring courses.

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.
  • Option 2
    Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option. This payment option offered in partnership with Tuition Management Systems, Inc., is 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 $60 per year or $45 per term with no other fees or interest charges. You may call TMS for information and application at 1-800-722-04867 or All monthly payment plans are required to be handled through TMS.
  • Option 3
    Obtain additional loan funds through the Parent Plus Loan or a private Alternative Student loan. 
Interest Charges:

The College of Idaho charges 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. This includes balances that are the result of a delay of loan funds or external scholarships or any payment plan not handled through Tuition Management Systems.

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.

Refunds for Withdrawal

Refunds are calculated when an official course withdrawal or leave of absence form is filed with the Registrar's Office. The refunds are calculated per the Federal Refund Calculation guidelines and are adjusted to accommodate the differing lengths of the two terms (i.e., fall term is 15 weeks in length and winter/spring term is 17 weeks in length). Federal aid is refunded (returned to the federal programs) in compliance with federal regulations.

Tuition, board and residence hall charges and institutional aid for the two terms are refundable for official withdrawals as follows:

Fall Term
official withdrawal
(week of term)
refundable charges
1st 100%
2nd 87%
3rd 80%
4th 73%
5th 67%
6th and 7th
(includes break week)
8th 47%
9th No refund


Winter*/Spring Term Combined
official withdrawal
(week of term)
Refundable charges
1st 100%
2nd 88%
3rd 83%
4th and 5th
(includes break week)
6th 65%
7th 59%
8th 53%
9th 48%
10th 42%
11th no refuld

*(If student withdraws at the end of winter session and does not attend any of the spring session, winter refund is based on part-time status and scholarships do not apply)

Non-Academic Student Petitions

The non-academic student petition is the process by which students may petition for release from the residency requirement and/or meal plan requirement, to downgrade a meal plan, or to request a refund of student fees. The Committee is comprised of representatives from the Business Office, Financial Aid Office, Residence Life, Admission Office, Food Service and a student. The Committee meets monthly to review non-academic student petitions. In some instances, the committee may defer judgment to the Dean of Student Affairs. Non-academic petitions are available in the Office of the Dean of Students and in the Residence Life Office.

Students submitting non-academic petitions are responsible for providing any and all documentation requested to evaluate the petition. No action will be taken on a petition until the student has provided all necessary documentation and/or authorized the release of information. Non-academic student petitions must be filed every year.

Students may appeal the outcome of the petition by writing a letter to the Dean of Students.