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Tuition and Fees

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.

Description of Costs


MOSS Program Fee Tuition


Housing (two semesters in double occupancy yurt)


Housing (two semesters in double occupancy cabin)


Meal plan (two semesters)


Required course books (approx.)




Gross Cost

$17,504 -$18,404



Financial Aid

MOSS summer stipend (approx. for 6-8 students)


Workstudy opportunities (varies by year)


Student loans


*This table shows costs for a one calendar year sequence for students to attain a graduate Certificate in Environmental Education and Science Communication. This certificate can be augmented with additional coursework to earn a master’s degree at UI, or can be used to complement a doctorate degree being pursued at UI or another university. Tuition and fees listed are for the current academic year and are subject to change each spring semester.

Program Deposit

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. 

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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. A two semester meal plan is available for $1,800. 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.

Financial Aid

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.

Work Study

Work study 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 work study positions include campus assistant, marketing research and assistant, gear management and logistics, kitchen support and campus maintenance support. These positions pay $9/hour.

Student Loans

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.

External Funding

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. 

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Physical Address:
1800 University Lane
McCall, ID 83638

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1025
McCall, ID 83638

Phone: 888-634-3918

Fax: 866-540-4833



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