Tuition, Fees and Scholarships
The MOSS Graduate Program is one of the best values in our industry. Because we are a University of Idaho program, our offerings are very cost effective. Keeping student costs affordable is at the forefront of our thinking.
|MOSS Program Fee Tuition*||$9,902.00|
|Housing - double occupancy yurt||$200.00|
|Housing - double occupancy cabin||$600.00|
|Orientation Meal Plan||$135.00|
|Semester Meal Plan||$468.00|
|MOSS Program Fee Tuition*||$9,902.00|
|Housing - double occupancy yurt||$250.00|
|Housing - double occupancy cabin||$750.00|
|Orientation Meal Plan||$90.00|
|Semester Meal Plan||$814.00|
|POSSIBLE SOURCES of FINANCIAL SUPPORT|
|MOSS Scholarships (1-6 available)||$1,000 or $5,000|
|MOSS summer stipend (approx. for 6-8 students)||~$5,000.00|
|Outside Scholarships (e.g. local Rotary Club)||varies|
*Cost for students to attain a Master's in Natural Resources (MNR). Tuition and fees listed are for the current academic year and are subject to change each spring semester.
If offered a position in the program and you accept our offer, we require a $1,500 nonrefundable deposit within 14 days to hold your spot. The deposit is directly applied to your first semester bill which is typically issued in early August.
MOSS Program Fee Tuition
The MOSS program fee tuition includes cost of instruction and field trips during the residency at the McCall Field Campus. The residency begins in mid-August and ends the following August. If you or your advisor have external educational and/or grant funding, this may be used to pay the MOSS program fee tuition if allowable by the funding source.
MOSS Housing and Food Service
MOSS housing and food service is available during the fall and spring semesters. There are two housing options and the fee varies based on housing choice. The two-semester fee for a double occupancy yurt with shared bath facilities is $450. The two-semester fee for a double occupancy cabin with private bath is $1,350. Optional meal plans are available for orientation and during the fall and spring academic semesters. Food service is not provided during scheduled university holiday breaks.
Student Health Insurance
Health insurance is required for all degree-seeking students enrolled for 4 or more credits on the Moscow campus and enrolled in 8 or more credits on other university campuses. Students with insurance that meets the university requirements can waive coverage in the University Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP). The approximate cost of the UI SHIP program is $906/semester.
Wilderness First Aid Training
All MOSS graduate students must be certified in Wilderness First Aid from an accredited program such as NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute, Wilderness Medical Associates or SOLO. We will offer a course from NOLS WMI a few days before your orientation begins in case you are not already certified. Those already certified do not need to take this course. The approximate cost of a WFA course is $250.
MOSS is currently offering 3 scholarships focused on efforts to recruit for diversity and inclusion. Each of these scholarships will be for $5000 of support. MOSS is also offering 3 scholarships based on merit. Each candidate will be able to receive up to $1000 of support. Please fill out our information request form or contact us to learn more.
Summer Practicum and Salary
Each MOSS student must complete a summer practicum to complete the final credits of their Certificate in Environmental Education and Science Communication. Some students complete this practicum at MOSS. In these cases, MOSS will recruit and retain approximately 6-8 students each summer to work on our summer education programs. Students not staying at MOSS will need to make their own practicum arrangements. The MOSS summer practicum will occur from approximately June 1-July 31 and pays approximately $5,000. Housing and food service is not included.
Part-time Jobs at MOSS
Part-time job opportunities are available at MOSS in various departments. Specific project and job needs vary from year to year. Students apply for and begin their jobs near the beginning of October, after the completion of orientation. Examples of positions include campus assistant, marketing research and assistant, gear management and logistics, kitchen support and campus maintenance support. These positions pay $9/hour.
MOSS students are eligible for federal financial aid programs. Students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. To receive consideration for need-based aid, fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You must file by Feb. 15 to receive priority consideration for all aid.
If you or your advisor have external educational and/or grant funding, this may be used to pay the MOSS program fee tuition if allowable by the funding source.