Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$16,689
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,507
$30k - $48k
$15,428
$48k - $75k
$17,674
$75k - $110k
$19,358
$110k+
$19,592
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,420
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,940
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,207
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaidem@isu.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
46%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,931
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,348
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,454
Students receiving state aid
12%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,949
Students receiving federal aid
43%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,348
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$737,303
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,930,297

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
49%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,128
Students receiving federal loans
48%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,720
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,690
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,750
Loan Default Rate
13%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$241

What Students Are Saying

3.44 Average Rating
What it all gets down to is the education and degrees. If the student puts the time in, they can learn a lot and earn a degree in a reasonable amount of time. It isn't very expensive for tuition compared to other places and you get an excellent degree out of it.
McKenzie from Pocatello, ID
Compared to many schools in America, ISU is pretty inexpensive. I have heard some of the students say that ISU costs less as an out-of-state student than as an in-state student at their home state.
Pharmacy Student
i find everything to be really cheap. i mean, we are talking idaho here. in comparison to other university towns, things are cheap.
Morgan from Logan, UT
ISU was rated 15 in the lowest tuition cost with the highest starting salaries!
Taylor from Soda Springs, ID
Another thing I love about ISU is that it is inexpensive in general, but there is no loss in education. An Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree from ISU is the same, if not better than other schools. Tuition costs about $2284 and then there is housing and textbooks and such, but don't forget that there are scholarships and financial aid (which is great! go to fafsa.ed.gov). ISU is the best school to go to if you want an affordable, great education.
Sarah from Eagle, ID
Though my first year FAFSA (without loans) didn't leave me much for books and school supplies, I still did very well. The prices are great for in-state students, and all of the student events are free for students. So just about every week, I was getting free lunches, getting to see free local bands and even a really great magician! All free for students!
Cortney from Shelley, ID
ISU isn't a very expensive school to attend, Compared to other schools it it reasonable.
Amanda from Idaho Falls, ID
Sadly, because I'm from Washington I pay higher rates, which makes Idaho not as appealing. Also, I'm told from fellow classmates that Idaho is expensive even for people from Idaho. Other than the tuition and fees I thoroughly enjoy this university and would recommend it to anyone who asked!
Tiffany from Renton, WA
They offer many programs that are covered by your tuition that you can use to help you succeed and there are many activities that you can participate in that are also covered by your tuition.
Kimberly from Idaho Falls, ID
i think class-wise i'm getting a lot for my money. the professors are excellent and enthusiastic about what they are teaching, the classes are informative and relevant to my ultimate goal, and the textbook selection is good for the classes as well.

the experience is something you have to go out and find for yourself, however. professors are eager to help if you ask for it and are good to go to for advice about graduate school plans or the major you intend to work toward. opportunities for undergraduate research are there as well, you just have to do most of the work to initiate it instead of waiting for opportunities to come to you.

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