Financial Arrangements

Registered students can view their accounts and make payments online. Log in to the College Of Idaho webpage and click on the gold box +Yote Links, then click the  Make Payment 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 for fall and December 15 for spring. Payments for the summer term are due the first day of instruction. 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 generate 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 semester balance before moving into College-owned housing. Priority registration for winter and spring will begin after the fall break. However, students may not register for winter and spring until they have completed their financial aid paperwork and paid, or made arrangements to pay, their winter/spring balance.

To register for classes in winter term, students must be paid in full for fall term or have made acceptable arrangements with the Business Office. If a student withdraws during winter term or before the tenth day of spring term, a daily room and board rate will be charged to the student based on withdrawal date and/or residence hall check-out date.

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 the student being subject to the Delinquent Student Accounts Policy located in the Student Handbook.

The College of Idaho reserves the right to withhold transcripts and grades and to 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 can view their accounts and make payments with ease. Log in to the College of Idaho home page and click on the gold box +Yote Links, then click the Make Payment or the Self Service link. Students can also bring cash, check or card to the Business Office in Hendren Hall. 

Option 2

Interest-free monthly payment option. This payment option is offered in partnership with Nelnet Campus Commerce as an alternative to large, annual, or semester payments and helps limit borrowing. This plan offers the option of making ten or eight monthly payments, with the last payment 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. You may call Nelnet for information and application at 800.609.8056 or go to (link also here). All monthly payment plans are managed through Nelnet; no other monthly payment plans are available. The Business Office reserves the right to discontinue or to refuse the Nelnet 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 one percent per month on all unpaid balances over 30 days (does not include accounts on monthly payment plan option). Interest will be added to student accounts on the tenth of each month.

Institutional Refund Policy

The following policy is designed to create a concise and clear roadmap for amounts that will be refunded to students if they are either to withdraw from school or drop classes at any point in the semester. It addresses tuition as well as other costs, including housing, meal plans, and insurance.

Student Account Credit Balance Refunds

If a financial aid award will create a credit on the student's account, a refund check will be sent to the student. A credit balance created by a PLUS loan on a student account will be sent to the parent unless otherwise indicated on the loan application.

Withdrawal: Tuition and Class Fees

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 percent.
  • Any withdrawals that take place before the 15th day of class are refunded at 50 percent 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 two days of class will have tuition and class fees refunded at 100 percent.