Cost of Attendance

Full-Time Undergraduate Enrollment

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

2021-2022 Academic Year Tuition
Fall Winter/Spring Total
$16,500 $16,500 $33,000

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 (Annual Rate)

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, please visit the Residence Life webpage.


Board Plan

(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 Coyote Cash plan.  First-year students and Sophomores who live off campus may also purchase the Coyote Cash 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.

Board Plans
Meal Plan Fall Term Winter/Spring Term Cost per term/ Cost per year
Plan A 19 meals/week 19 meals/week $2,965/$5,930
Plan B 14 meals/week 14 meals/week $2,875/$5,750
Plan C 10 meals/week 10 meals/week $2,700/$5,400
Plan D 7 meals/week 7 meals/ week $2,530/$5,060
Commuter Plan  

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.  $50 of Coyote Cash is included with this plan 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 allows 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.


Matriculation Deposit

Amount: $300


Fees are not refundable after first week of class.

Summary of Fees
Fee Amount
Health Service Fee $50
Academic Service Fee  $50
New Student Fee – First-Year Students $330
New Student Fee – Transfers $295
Residence Hall/Village apartment programming fee $60
ASCI Student Fees* $375
Reserved Parking Fees

Residence Hall Lot


General Lot

Budget Payment Plan Enrollment Fee

Annual Plan


Term Plan

Returned Check Charge $25

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

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.

Student Health Insurance Fee*
Student $2,400

*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
Item 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 one-hour lesson weekly)


Typical Costs

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

Typical Costs
Item Cost
Tuition $33,000
Fees* $805
Room and Board** $10,300
Books and Supplies $1,200
Personal and Misc. $1,500
Transportation Allowance $700
Total Cost of Education*** $47,505

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

**Average room + Block Plan C + Idaho State Sales Tax.

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

Part-Time Enrollment (Charges per Credit)

Students who have received an undergraduate degree or are 25 or older may enroll for classes at a reduced rate of $685 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 $685 per credit.  These students must be enrolled at the minimum full-time credit load (12 credits) per semester.


Internships, Independent Study, or other classes taken during the summer, will be billed at $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 in the catalog.

Part-time Tuition (Credit or Non-credit)
Status Per Unit
Under age 25, no undergraduate degree $1,370
Age 25 or older, or undergraduate degree $685
Any age with undergraduate degree $685
Academic Service Fee (per semester) $25
 Health Fee (per semester) $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 $685 / 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 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 after the Winter Term but is present for Winter Term, a daily room and board rate will be charged to the student for Winter.

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 also bring cash, check or card to the Business Office in Hendren Hall. Students can view their accounts and make payments with ease. Log in to The College Of Idaho webpage and click on the gold box "+Yote Links", then click the "Make Payment" or the "Self Service" link.

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 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. You may call Nelnet for information and application at 1-800-722-4867 or go to 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% 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.

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 to either 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.  This policy addresses institutional refunds only.

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%.
  • 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%.

Student Account Credit Balance Refund Checks

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 prior arrangements have been made with the Business Office to have the credit balance refunded to the student.