Fees and Expenses
The rates and procedures in this section are subject to change without notice.
The Board of Regent's of the University of Idaho approves rate changes each April. For the most current rate information, go to www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts.
Students are encouraged to register early for classes at the University of Idaho. Information about the registration process is available from the Registrar's Office at www.uidaho.edu/registrar or 208-885-6731. Information regarding fees is available from the Student Accounts Office at www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts (Fees and Expenses, Deferred Payment of Fees, http://www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts, http://www.uidaho.edu/studentaccounts) or 208-885-7447.
Estimated annual expenses include the cost of undergraduate student fees, nonresident tuition (if applicable), grad/law/architecture fees (if applicable), room and board, books, and miscellaneous costs (clothing, laundry, transportation, incidentals, social/recreational expenses, fraternal affiliations, and personal needs). For an estimated cost of attendance, see the Financial Aid website, www.students.uidaho.edu/finaid.
Students can choose to pay fees in installments. Payment information is shown in the "Deferred Payment of Fees" section further on in this catalog section. Personal checks, bank drafts, money orders, travelers checks, Discover, VISA, and MasterCard are accepted by the university.
Full/Part-Time Registration Fees
Architecture Dedicated Fee. The State Board of Education granted approval to charge a professional fee to all College of Art & Architecture students on a semester basis over and above general tuition and fees. The fee is levied in addition to undergraduate student fees and, if applicable, nonresident tuition. Students carrying 10 or more credits pay the full time Professional fee. Students with 9 credits or less pay the part-time Professional fee. The Professional fee is used to directly support technology and computing for students and faculty, supplement budgets, hire temporary faculty, support the college's visual and design resource centers, cover professional accreditation costs, and partially support student field trips, guest lecturers and student organizations. See the Student Accounts website, www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts (Fees and Expenses, Deferred Payment of Fees, http://www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts, http://www.uidaho.edu/studentaccounts), for current fee rates.
Graduate/Professional Fee. Graduate students pay this fee in addition to the undergraduate student fee and, if applicable, nonresident tuition. Undergraduate and non-degree students enrolling in graduate courses must also pay the appropriate graduate fee. Students carrying nine or more credits will pay the full-time Graduate/Professional fee; students carrying eight credits or less pay the part-time Graduate/Professional fee. See the Student Accounts website, www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts, for current fee rates.
Law Fee. Law students pay the graduate fee and the law fee in addition to the undergraduate student fee and, if applicable, nonresident tuition. Students carrying ten or more credits will pay the full-time Law fee; students carrying nine credits or less pay the part-time Law fee. See the Student Accounts website, www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts (Fees and Expenses, Deferred Payment of Fees, http://www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts, http://www.uidaho.edu/studentaccounts), for current fee rates.
Undergraduate Student Fee. Unless exempted, students carrying 10 or more credits and all research/instructional assistants (including faculty-staff spouses) on full appointment pay the full-time undergraduate student fees. Students carrying nine credits or less pay the part-time undergraduate student fees. In addition, students in certain divisions may need to pay special fees (see "Special Fees" below). See the Student Accounts website, www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts, for current fee rates.
Payment of full-time fees covers most laboratory and course charges and entitles the student to membership in the Associated Students University of Idaho (ASUI), to a nontransferable student identification card, to the services of the Alumni Office, and to the other services and facilities maintained by the university for the benefit of the students, subject to charges for special services and the payment of the special fees listed below. No reduction in fees can be made for students who may not want to use any part of these services.
WUE Fee. The Western Undergraduate Exchange Program fee is equal to 50 percent of the institution's full-time undergraduate student fee. This fee is in addition to the undergraduate student fees; nonresident tuition is not assessed to WUE students. See the Student Accounts website, www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts, for current fee rates.
Nonresident Tuition Fee. Students who are classified as nonresidents of the state of Idaho pay this fee in addition to the undergraduate student fees. Students carrying ten or more credits will pay the full-time nonresident tuition; students carrying nine credits or less pay the part-time nonresident fee. See the Student Accounts website, www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts, for current fee rates. For tuition purposes, a student may be classified as an Idaho resident by meeting one or more of the following qualifications:
- Any student who has one (1) or more parent or parents or court-appointed guardians who are domiciled in the state of Idaho, and the parent, parents or guardians provide at least fifty percent (50%) of the student's support. Domicile, as used in this section, means that individual's true, fixed and permanent home and place of habitation. It is the place where that individual intends to remain, and to which that individual expects to return when that individual leaves without intending to establish a new domicile elsewhere. To qualify under this section, the parent, parents or guardian must have maintained a bona fide domicile in the state of Idaho for at least twelve (12) months prior to the opening day of the term for which the student matriculates.
- Any student, who receives less than fifty percent (50%) of the student's support from a parent, parents or legal guardians and who has continuously resided and maintained a bona fide domicile in the state of Idaho primarily for purposes other than education for twelve (12) months next preceding the opening day of the term during which the student proposes to attend the college or university. The term "continuously resided" means physical presence in the state for twelve (12) consecutive months. Absence from the state for normal vacations, family travel, work assignments, short-term military training, and similar occasions totaling not more than thirty (30) days during the twelve (12) month qualifying period, in and of itself, will not be regarded as negating the continuous residence of the individual. "Support" means financial support given to the student during the twelve (12) months preceding the opening date of the term for which resident status is requested.
- Unless disqualified as a "nonresident student", any student who is a graduate of an accredited secondary school in the state of Idaho, and who matriculates at a college or university in the state of Idaho during the term immediately following such graduation regardless of the residence of the student's parent or guardian.
- The spouse of a person who is classified, or is eligible for classification, as a resident of the state of Idaho for the purposes of attending a college or university. Proof of marriage, usually by marriage certificate, is required, as is proof of resident status in the form of an affidavit.
- A member of the armed forces of the United States, stationed in the state of Idaho on military orders. "Armed forces" means the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. It does not include National Guard from states other than Idaho and other reserve forces. The University may request a certified copy of the military orders.
- An officer or enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard.
- A student whose parent or guardian is a member of the armed forces and stationed in the state of Idaho on military orders and who receives fifty percent (50%) or more of support from parents or legal guardians. The student, while in continuous attendance, shall not lose that residence when the student's parent or guardian is transferred on military orders. "Armed forces" means the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. It does not include National Guard from states other than Idaho and other reserve forces. "Support" means financial support given to the student during the twelve (12) months preceding the opening date of the term for which resident status is requested.
- The student is separated under honorable conditions from the Armed Forces after at least two years of service and at the time of separation designated the state of Idaho as their intended domicile or indicated Idaho as their home of record of service; and will be entering the university within one year of the date of separation, or who moves to Idaho for the purpose of establishing domicile; provided however, to maintain status as a resident student, such person must actively establish domicile in Idaho within one (1) year of matriculation in a public institution of higher education in Idaho. The dependent of a person who qualifies as a resident student under this paragraph and who receives at least fifty percent (50%) support from such person shall also be a resident student.
- Any individual who has been domiciled in the state of Idaho, has qualified and would otherwise be qualified under the provisions of this statute and who is away from the state for a period of less than thirty (30) months and has not established legal residence elsewhere provided a twelve (12) month period of continuous residence has been established immediately prior to departure.
- A student who is a member of any of the following Idaho Native American Indian tribes, regardless of current domicile, shall be considered an Idaho state resident for purposes of tuition at institutions of higher education: members of the following Idaho Native American Indian tribes, whose traditional and customary tribal boundaries included portions of the state of Idaho, or whose Indian tribe was granted reserved lands within the state of Idaho: (i) Coeur d'Alene tribe; (ii) Shoshone-Paiute tribes; (iii) Nez Perce tribe; (iv) Shoshone-Bannock tribes; (v) Kootenai tribe
A "nonresident student" is a student who does not qualify as a "resident student" under the provisions above, and shall include:
- A student attending an institution in the state with the aid of financial assistance provided by another state or governmental unit or agency thereof, such nonresidency continuing for one year after the completion of the semester for which such assistance is last provided.
- A person who is not a U.S. citizen, who does not have permanent or temporary resident status or does not hold "refugee-parolee" or "conditional entrant" status with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or is not otherwise permanently residing in the United States under color of the law and who does not also meet and comply with all applicable requirements of the definition of resident status.
For students who apply for special graduate and professional programs including, but not limited to the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) Regional Medical Program, the WICHE Student Exchange Programs, Creighton University School of Dental Science, the University of Utah College of Medicine, and the Washington, Oregon, Idaho (WOI) Regional Program in Veterinary Medical Education, no applicant shall be certified or otherwise designated as a beneficiary of such special program who has not been a resident of the state of Idaho for at least one (1) calendar year previous to the application date. For purposes of this section, the requirement of "at least one calendar year" means a period of twelve (12) consecutive months of continuous residency consistent with the requirements of Section 33-3717, Idaho Code, immediately prior to the date of application.
Students currently enrolled at UI may obtain information and interpretation of the residency regulations from the Registrar's Office. Students who have not yet enrolled may contact the Admissions Office.
Drop Fee ($5). This fee is charged for each course dropped with a W after the tenth day of the semester, excluding full semester withdrawals.
Admission Application Fee. For information concerning the application fee, see the section headed Application Procedures.
Audit Fee. Students who audit a course pay this fee in addition to any special course fee unless the student has already paid the full-time student fees for that term. This fee is equivalent to the Part-Time Fee. See the Student Accounts website, www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts (Fees and Expenses, Deferred Payment of Fees, http://www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts, http://www.uidaho.edu/studentaccounts), for current fee rates.
Diploma Fee ($25). This fee is payable at the time the student applies for each degree to be awarded by the university. An additional late service charge of $35 is charged for each application filed after the date listed in the registration calendar.
Extramural Credit Application Fee ($35). Extramural Credit Fee ($25 per credit granted). Students seeking extramural credits earned under regulation I-2 must pay the application fee at the time of application. The per-credit fee is charged to the student's account at the time the credit is granted.
Lab and Course Fees. Special fees are charged for certain courses. Examples include the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences that charges a general shop fee and the Movement Sciences department that charges special fees for physical education courses. Special Course fees are noted in the Comment section of the course information in the on line Class Schedule.
Late Registration / Late Payment Service Charge ($75). Students who register after the first day of classes or pay after the first day of classes must pay this fee.
Late Payment Fee ($100). Students who register or pay after the tenth day of classes must pay this fee in addition to the Late Registration/Late Payment Service Charge. Students who have not paid by the last day of month in September, October, or November for Fall and February, March, or April for Spring will be charged an additional $100 late payment fee each month the balance is not paid in full.
Music Special Fees. All students who enroll in individual instruction pay a course fee. Additionally, fees are charged for some required courses within the music major curriculum. For current fees, consult the School of Music (208-885-6231) or see the Class Schedule.
Petition Fee ($10). This fee is charged for each petition submitted to the Academic Petitions Committee or Graduate Council.
Publication and Microfilming Fee ($65). At the time the application for the degree is filed, every doctoral candidate pays this fee for the publication of the dissertation abstract and for the microfilming of the dissertation.
Registration Fee for Senior Scholars. Idaho residents 60 years of age and older are permitted to enroll in courses, on a space-available basis. The fee is $20 plus $5 per credit. Senior scholars are enrolled after the regular registration days. In addition to this fee, special course fees for specific courses are also assessed (see Lab and Course Fees). Registration under this program entitles the student to instruction and library privileges only, and does not include insurance, student health services, ASUI membership, or free admission to athletic events. Seniors who are graduate or instructional assistants may not use the Senior Scholar waiver.
Registration Fee for Staff. Under the Employee Educational Assistance Program (UI Faculty-Staff Handbook Sections 3740 and 3760), salaried UI employees on regular appointment who work at least half time (including those on official leave) may enroll in the university at the reduced rate of $20 plus $5 per credit. The Educational Fee and Tuition Reduction Program is a qualified reduction plan under Section 117 of the Internal Revenue Code. Under this program, fees waived for enrollment in undergraduate courses (except graduate students in undergraduate courses) are exempt from federal, state, and social security taxes; fees waived for graduate level courses or for graduate students in any courses are subject to tax. The tax is payable by the employee and deductions are made from the employee's paycheck by semester.
Registration Fee for Staff Spouse. To be eligible for this registration fee, the employee must be on a board appointment at least half time. The fee rate is $20 plus $5 per credit. Spouses who are graduate or instructional assistants may not use a staff spouse waiver. The value of waived fees received for graduate work is taxable income to the employee (refer to information under the staff registration fee regarding the Internal Revenue Code).
Student Health Service Fees. Student Health Services provide a broad spectrum of outpatient medical care services. Please visit the Student Health Services website, www.health.uidaho.edu for hours of operation, health insurance plans, scope of services, and fee for services. Student health insurance fees are also available on the Student Accounts website, www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts (Fees and Expenses, Deferred Payment of Fees, http://www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts, http://www.uidaho.edu/studentaccounts).
Thesis/Dissertation Binding Fee ($17.50). At the time the application for the degree is filed, every candidate for an advanced degree who is submitting a thesis or dissertation (including such terminal projects as musical compositions) pays this fee to have two copies of the document bound for the library.
Transcript Fee ($7). Official transcripts may be ordered at a cost of $7 per copy. For instructions on ordering transcripts, see the Registrar's website, www.uidaho.edu/registrar.
WWAMI Fee. First-year students who enroll in the WWAMI Medical Education Program pay this fee in addition to the undergraduate student fee. For the current WWAMI fee, contact the Student Accounts Office (208/885-7447).
Deferred Payment of Fees
A payment plan is available for those students who wish to participate. Please contact Student Accounts for additional information at (208) 885-6760 or go to www.uidaho.edu/controller/studentaccounts.
Refund of Fees
Students who withdraw in accordance with the regulations governing withdrawals are entitled to the following refund of tuition and fees. Refunds are calculated on total fees and tuition charged less a $50 administrative fee for full-time students and a $20 administrative fee for part-time students. Refunds are based on the official date of withdrawal, which is considered to be the date the student begins the withdrawal process. Reduced fees paid by individuals using the employee/employee spouse educational benefit or senior citizen waiver benefit are not eligible for refunds. Special lab and course fees are non-refundable after the second week of class unless otherwise specified by the department charging the fee. All requests for refund of fees must be formally initiated in the semester in which the fees (charges) were incurred. Applicable federal Title IV financial aid funds will be returned to the Department of Education based on statutory regulations.
- When the official date of withdrawal is prior to or on the first day of classes, 100 percent of fee and tuition charges is refunded.
- When the official date of withdrawal is after the first day of classes but before the close of the second week of classes, 100 percent of fee and tuition charges less the applicable administrative fee is refunded.
- When the official date of withdrawal is after the close of the second week of classes, no refund is given.