University of Idaho

Moscow, 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.
$14,354
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,021
$30k - $48k
$12,426
$48k - $75k
$15,029
$75k - $110k
$17,376
$110k+
$17,973
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.
$7,864
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.
$25,500
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.
$8,880
Books and Supplies
$1,236
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@uidaho.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
80%
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.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,993
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.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,478
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,892
Students receiving state aid
17%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,990
Students receiving federal aid
39%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,478
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.
$19,384,317
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$14,134,238

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.
66%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,839
Students receiving federal loans
52%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,815
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,857
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.
$16,750
Loan Default Rate
7%
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.
$260

What Students Are Saying

3.69 Average Rating
While tuition without financial aid can be expensive, the University of Idaho offers dozens of scholarships for those who meet the requirements so that the cost of going to school becomes very reasonable and affordable.
Nate from Payette, ID
The University of Idaho offers so many scholarships and financial aid options. Students just have to keep their eyes and ears open! Plus, the tuition is less than any other school I looked at.
Carrie from Viola, ID
I feel like I am learning something new every day that I go to class, and that is a good feeling. I don't feel as if any of the dollars that I am spending are being wasted.
Rachel from Moscow, ID
For majors in STEM and Business, there is no better alternative in the Northwest. Many out-of-state students travel to become Vandals due to quality of education and the opportunity to hold back on student loans. UI's affordability beats out much of the competition. With initial costs like tuition, and room and board already being competitive to other universities in the area, UI also automatically enters students into a registry for hundreds of scholarships each semester. A 3.0 student with decent budgeting skills, and a summer job should have no difficulty making it through a Bachelor's with minimal damage to their wallet.
Bradley from Nampa, ID
Scholarships are awarded to the students as the are registered. It is extremely hassle free, you look at your account and there is suddenly scholarships waiting for you. There are obviously still going to be others you can pursue and compete for as well.
Tyler from Moscow, ID
Tuition and books can really cut into your budget but with all the opportunities of earning grants and scholarships it's really not that bad. If you take the time to fill out applications for scholarships you'll appreciate all that time you spent on them in the end when they start paying you to go to school. The money put into your schooling now will be worth every cent in your future.
Jordan from Moscow, ID
I feel like my education is worth the money, And all the amazing people I have met and call friends is worth the time and money at University of Idaho.
Matt from WA
University of Idaho is wonderful with giving people scholarships. They try to make it easy for you to come to school here. Out-of-state tuition is always an absurd price, but this university made it well worth my while to go to school here. I thank them for taking the financial burden off my parents by giving out scholarships I don't even have to apply for! They automatically consider you for any scholarship whose requirements you meet.
Jenna from Georgetown, TX
So far I have gotten exactly what I am paying for, a wonderful education. My education here is worth way more than any material possession could ever measure up to.
Brooke from Moscow, ID
With the WUE program the tuition is wonderfully manageable for an out of state student- only 150% of in state tuition. I have learned to avoid the bookstore if only because you save by buying books online, but they are very friendly and helpful if you do need to go to them for your texts. The ease of upward advancement and being placed in the right level has been pleasing. After taking the AP/IB classes that I did in high school, I have been well prepared for the workload and expectations of the professors here. I was able to get credit for those classes and jumped right in to a 200 level class for English based on my SAT scores. Also, because of the credits I received for my upper level classes in high school, I had already achieved the status of sophomore by the end of my first semester of college. That being said, I am well on my way to graduating early, and saving a great deal of money in my college experience overall.
Danielle from Moscow, ID