Cost of Attendance

Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition

Full-time students are those enrolled for 12 or more credits each semester (fall and spring).

 2023-2024 Academic Year Tuition



 Cost per Year

 $17,590  $17,590  $35,180

Overload charges of $479/credit will be assessed for each credit exceeding 18 credits in fall, 5 credits in winter, and 18 credits in spring.

General Fees

Fees are not refundable after the first week of class.

2023-24 Summary of Fees


 Per Term

Per Year

Academic Service Fee $25.00 $50.00
Student Health Services Fee $37.50 $75.00
ASCI Student Fees*   $187.50 $375.00
Residence Hall / Village Apartments Programming Fee   $30.00 $60.00
Monthly Payment Plan Enrollment Fee
           Annual Plan   $80.00
           Term Plan $55.00

Payable at first semester billing:

New Student Fee – First-Year Students
New Student Fee – Transfers    $300.00
Student Health Insurance   $2,800.00
International Student Fee**
General Parking Fee
*  *  *  *  * 
Returned Check Fee (per occurrence)   $35.00

*ASCI (C of I Student Senate) determines fee annually.

**International Student fee consists of the cost of student health insurance plus a fee of $75. 

Campus Housing

The College of Idaho offers on-campus housing to all full-time students who are under 26 years old. Part-time students and students who are 26 years old and older may live on campus as appropriate 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, as well as a description of the housing options listed below, please visit the Residence Life page on the College website.

The rates listed are per person.

 2023-24 Room Charges

Double and Closet Single Rooms 

Cost per Term 

Cost per Year

 Voorhees Hall $2,945.00        $5,890.00      
 Anderson Hall (existing) $1,875.00        $3,750.00      
 Anderson Hall (remodeled) $1,975.00        $3,950.00      
 Simplot and Hayman Halls $2,730.00        $5,460.00      

 Single Rooms

 Simplot and Hayman Halls  $3,300.00       $6,600.00      
 Anderson Hall (existing) $2,875.00       $5,750.00      
 Anderson Hall (remodeled) $2,975.00         $5,950.00      

 Triple Rooms

 Simplot and Hayman Halls $2,150.00       $4,300.00      

Suite-Style Rooms

 Single room in a suite
 (Finney, Sawtooth, Owyhee)
$3,517.50        $7,035.00     
 Sawtooth and Owyhee doubles $2,992.50       $5,985.00     

 Village Apartments

 Village 4-Bedroom Room (single) $3,650.00       $7,300.00     
 Village 2-Bedroom Room (single) $3,650.00       $7,300.00     
 Village 2-Bedroom Room (double) $3,150.00       $6,300.00     

Rental Houses 

 Rental House Single Room     N/A      

Meal Plans

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

For the health of our students, to encourage community involvement, and for other reasons, The College of Idaho expects that all full-time students participate in a meal plan. First-year students and sophomores living on campus are required to purchase Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, or Plan D. Juniors and seniors who live on campus may purchase Plans A-D or the Commuter Plan.  First-year students and sophomores who live off campus may also purchase the Commuter Plan.

A student may add Coyote Cash onto their meal plan and upgrade to a larger meal plan at any point in the year. Meal Plans A, B, C, or D can be downgraded only during the first week of fall and winter semesters. If a student wishes to change their meal plan after the first week, or is approved by the Non-Academic Petition Committee to change their meal plan after the first week, that change will not take effect until the following semester.

2023-24 Meal Plans

Meal Plan





Plan A

19 meals/wk

19 meals/wk



Plan B

14 meals/wk

14 meals/wk



Plan C

10 meals/wk

10 meals/wk



Plan D

7 meals/wk

7 meals/ wk



Commuter Plan


$   847.50


Meal Plan Descriptions

Meal Plan A is for students who plan on eating most of their daily meals in the Simplot Café with a plan that allows 19 meals a week. Meals reset weekly and do not carry over week to week.  This plan includes $50 of Coyote Cash per term.

Meal Plan B is for students who plan on eating regularly in the Simplot Café with a plan that allows 14 meals a week. Meals reset weekly and do not carry over week to week. This plan includes $125 of Coyote Cash per term.

Meal Plan C is for students who want a variety between Simplot Café and other campus dining and allows for 10 meals a week.  Meals reset weekly and do not carry over week to week. This plan includes $180 of Coyote Cash per term.

Meal Plan D is for students who plan on eating only one meal a day in the Simplot Café.  Meals reset weekly and do not carry over week to week. This plan includes $205 of Coyote Cash per term.

The Commuter Plan is for students who plan to eat few meals on campus. This plan does allow no set meals per week and includes $700 of Coyote Cash.

Please Note:

  • Additional Flex spending cash can be added at any time.
  • Coyote Cash associated with a meal plan will carry over within an academic year as long as the student continues on the meal plan for winter/spring semester.
  • Meals and Coyote Cash not used by the end of the academic year will be lost. 

Enrollment Deposit

To secure a place in the incoming class, a non-refundable $300 enrollment deposit is required of all admitted students who plan to attend The College of Idaho. The enrollment deposit is applied to the student's bill. This deposit is due by May 1 or thereafter as determined by the Vice President of Enrollment or designee. Campus housing requests and course registration priorities are processed after receipt of the enrollment deposit and are based on deposit date.

Please note: International students’ I-20 review process will not take place until the enrollment deposit has been received.

Student Health Insurance

The College of Idaho requires all full-time students to carry medical insurance and to 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 semester attended, the insurance will be canceled and the charges reversed. Proof of insurance must be furnished every year.

Please see General Fees in this catalog for specific charges. Insurance costs are subject to change.

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.

Class Fees

Some classes require additional fees for equipment or materials. Please consult course schedule for details.

Fees are not refundable after the first week of class.

2023-24 Class Fees



Art Fee Cost Varies
Citi Ethics Fee $30.00
Health and Human Performance Activities Fee
Cost Varies
Math Software $55.00
Outdoor Program Fee Cost Varies
Private Music Lesson Fee

One-half credit, instrument or voice (one 1/2-hour lesson weekly)


One credit, instrument or voice (one 1-hour lesson weekly)

Psychology Research Fee $55.00
Science Lab Fee (Biology, Chemistry, Geology & Physics) $85.00
Tennis Fee Cost Varies
Theatre Fee $95.00

Typical Costs

For full-time undergraduate students, 2023-2024 tuition is $17,590 per semester or $35,180 per year. With additional fees and expenses, the total cost of attendance for an incoming freshman is estimated to be $51,507 per year.

Cost to Attend



Tuition $35,180
New Student Experience Fee — Incoming Freshman $350
New Student Experience Fee — Transfer Student $300
Fees $500
Room and Board $12,077
Books and Supplies $1,200
Personal and Miscellaneous $1,500
Transportation Allowance $700
Total Cost of Education — Incoming Freshman $51,507
Total Cost of Education — Transfer Student $51,457


  • Overload charges of $479 per credit apply for each credit over 18 credits in the fall, 5 credits in the winter, and 18 credits in the spring.
  • The New Student Experience Fee is a one-time charge during your first semester enrolled and helps cover the costs of our unique orientation and First-Year Experience programs.
  • Fees include an Academic Service Fee of $25 and the Associated Students of The College of Idaho (ASCI) Student Fee of $375.
  • Room and Board is based on an average room rate of $5,800 and Meal Plan B at $6,277.
  • Total Cost of Education does not include course-specific fees or student health insurance (waived with proof of existing coverage).

Summer Undergraduate Tuition

 2024 Summer Undergraduate Tuition

 Course Type



 Study-away Courses   $500/credit          
 Internship and Independent Study

        Up to three credits    $200 flat rate          
        Per credit beyond three credits*   $100/credit          
 All Other Courses   $470/credit          

*For example, a 4-credit summer internship would cost ($200 for first 3 credits) + (1 credit x $100) = $300.

Part-Time Tuition and Fees

Students who have received an undergraduate degree or are 25 or older may enroll for classes at a reduced rate of $700 per credit. 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.

Additionally, students who have earned an undergraduate degree and are returning to school to pursue a second degree will enroll at a reduced rate of $700 per credit.  These students must be enrolled at the minimum full-time credit load (12 credits) per semester. 

For information regarding the option to audit a course, please refer to the Auditing and Non-Credit Instruction section of the College catalog.

Please see Summer Undergraduate Tuition for specific summer rates.

2023-24 Part-Time Tuition and Fees (Credit or Non-Credit*)

Student Status or Fee Type


Under age 25, no undergraduate degree $1,400/credit     
Age 25 or older, with or without undergraduate degree $700/credit     
Any age with undergraduate degree $700/credit     
Academic Service Fee (per semester) $25/semester     
Health Fee (per semester) $37.50/semester     

*Full-time staff and graduates of The College of Idaho may audit up to two courses per academic year at no tuition cost, provided space is available and they receive the instructor's permission. (Academic service fee and health fee apply.) Please see Auditing and Non-Credit Instruction for more information.

Pre-Certification Fast-Track

Below are costs of undergraduate course work required for entry into the fifth-year internship or the Master of Arts in Teaching programs offered by the Education Department.

Pre-Certification Fast-Track Program



Tuition for Full-Time Student with a Bachelor's Degree $700/credit
Academic Service Fee $25/semester
ASCI Fee $187.50/semester
Student Health Services Fee  $37.50/semester

Student Privacy Act

Federal law prohibits release of academic or financial records, even to parents, without the student's consent. For more information, see section on FERPA.