Cost of Attendance

Full-Time Undergraduate Enrollment

Full-time students are those enrolled for 12 or more credits, inclusive, during fall and spring semesters.

 2022-2023 Academic Year Tuition
 Fall  Winter/Spring  Cost per Year
 $16,912.50  $16,912.50  $33,825.00

Note: Additional charges may be assessed for overloads and summer internships/independent studies. Overload charges will be assessed for each credit exceeding 18 in fall or spring term ($479/credit).

Residence Hall Costs

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 and a description of the housing options listed below, please visit the Residence Life page on the College website.

 Room Charges for 2022-23 (Annual Rate)
Double and Closet Single Rooms 
 Voorhees Hall $5,600 / year
 Anderson Hall $3,700 / year
 Simplot and Hayman Halls $5,200 / year
 Single Rooms
 Simplot and Hayman Halls $6,250 / year
 Anderson Hall $5,700 / year
 Triple Rooms
 Simplot and Hayman Halls $4,100 / year
 Suite-Style Rooms
 Single room in a suite $6,700 / year
 Sawtooth and Owyhee doubles $5,700 / year
 Village Apartments
 Village 4-Bedroom Room $6,950 / year
 Village 2-Bedroom Room (single) $6,950 / year
 Village 2-Bedroom Room (double) $5,950 / year
Rental Houses 
 Rental House Single Room $6,600 / year


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.

Meal Plans for 2022-23

Meal Plan





Plan A

19 meals/wk

19 meals/wk



Plan B

14 meals/wk

14 meals/wk

 $ 3,138.50


Plan C

10 meals/wk

10 meals/wk



Plan D

7 meals/wk

7 meals/ wk



Commuter Plan




 $ 1,620.00

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. 


 Item Cost
 Matriculation Deposit  $300


Fees are not refundable after the first week of class.

 Summary of Fees
Fee Cost
Academic Service Fee $50
Health Service Fee $50
International Student Fee**
New Student Fee – First-Year Students $330
New Student Fee – Transfers $295
Residence Hall / Village Apartments Programming Fee  $60
ASCI Student Fees* $375
General Parking Fee $95
Budget Payment Plan Enrollment Fee
           Annual Plan $80
           Term Plan $55
Returned Check Charge $25

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

**International Student fee consists of the cost of student health insurance plus a fee of $70. 

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.

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.

Item  Cost
Student Health Insurance* $2,730

*Note: Insurance costs are subject to change.

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
Fee Cost
Science Lab Fees (Biology, Chemistry, Geology & Physics) $85
Psychology Research Class Fee $55
Art Fees Cost Varies
Theatre Fees $95
Physical Education Activities Cost Varies
Music: Applied Music Lesson Fees

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


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


Typical Costs

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

Typical Costs
Item Cost
Tuition $33,825
New Student Experience Fee — Incoming Freshman $330
New Student Experience Fee — Transfer Student $295
Fees* $805
Room and Board** $10,820
Books and Supplies $1,200
Personal and Miscellaneous $1,500
Transportation Allowance $700
Total Cost of Education — Incoming Freshman*** $48,850
Total Cost of Education — Transfer Student*** $48,815

*Academic Service Fee, ASCI Student Fees, Health Service Fee

**Room and Board is based on an average room rate of $4,900 and Meal Plan B at $5,922

***Total Cost of Education does not include class-specific fees or student insurance.

Part-Time Enrollment

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.

During the summer term, the tuition cost for study-away courses will be $500. For internships, tuition will be $200 for up to three (3) credits and $100 per credit thereafter. For all other courses taken during the summer term, the tuition cost will be $469 per credit.

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

Part-time Tuition (Credit or Non-credit)
Student Status or Fee Cost
Under age 25, no undergraduate degree $1,400 / credit
Age 25 or older, or undergraduate degree $700 / credit
Any age with undergraduate degree $700 / credit
Academic Service Fee (per semester) $25 / semester
Health Fee (per semester) $25 / semester

Pre-Certification in Education

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

Fast-track Pre-certification Program in Education
Item Cost
Tuition for Full-time Students with a Bachelor's Degree $700 / credit
Academic Service Fee $25 / semester
ASCI Fees $187.50 / semester
Health Fee  $25 / semester

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 1 percent 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 tenth of each month.

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.

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.