In 2022, tuition for full-time students at The College of Idaho was $33,825 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 2.5%–from $33,000 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until you're done with college.
The College of Idaho is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Idaho as it does for residents from other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's requirements for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
Tuition at The College of Idaho is the same for each student.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or The College of Idaho-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at The College of Idaho:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideThe College of Idaho •Athletic Awards •The College of Idaho-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at The College of Idaho.
Housing and campus dining at The College of Idaho costs $12,074 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the The College of Idaho's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At The College of Idaho, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in a city is usually expensive, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The The College of Idaho campus is in a suburban setting in Idaho.
When estimating your budget for college, be sure to factor in the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending The College of Idaho.
What will the cost of attending The College of Idaho be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,074|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of The College of Idaho undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 593 of the 1,119 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. The College of Idaho meets 82.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,740 a year. Around 71% of The College of Idaho undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. The College of Idaho graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $33,153 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for The College of Idaho Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on The College of Idaho financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, The College of Idaho awarded 423 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $8.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $19.9 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for The College of Idaho students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at The College of Idaho was $34,740 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of The College of Idaho seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending The College of Idaho really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the The College of Idaho's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
The College of Idaho offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
The College of Idaho has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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