Tuition and Fees
|Description||ID Resident Cost||ID Non-resident Cost|
|MOSS Program Fee Tuition||$11,972||$11,972|
|MOSS Housing and Food Service||~$1,800||~$1,800|
|3rd Semester Tuition and Fees (Moscow)*||$3,231||$8,982|
|Student Health Insurance||~$2,250||~$2,250|
|Wilderness First Aid Training||~$245||~$245|
|Online Graduate Application Fee||$60||$60|
|Required course books||~$200||~$200|
|Base Financial Aid
MOSS Community Excellence Scholarship
|Net Student Cost for complete MS Program*||$14,208||$19,959|
|Other Financial Aid Opportunities
MOSS Summer Stipend (~8 students)
|Research and Teaching Assistantships||varies||varies|
*This table shows costs for the 3 semester sequence for students to attain a MS in Natural Resources with an Environmental Education emphasis. This is a non-thesis degree. Some students choose to enter other degree programs after their first year at MOSS, which will influence the cost and assistantships available to students. Some students choose to enroll in a thesis track MS in Natural Resources or jump immediately to the Ph.D. in Natural Resources program.
MOSS Program Fee Tuition
The MOSS Program Fee Tuition includes cost of instruction and field trips during the 9 1/2 -month residency at the McCall Field Campus. The residency begins in mid-August and ends May 31.
MOSS Housing and Food Service
MOSS housing and food service is provided during the 9 1/2 -month residency at the McCall Field Campus. There are two housing options and the fee varies based on housing choice. The fee for a double occupancy yurt with shared bath facilities is $1,350. The fee for a double occupancy cabin with private bath is $2,250. Food service is not provided during scheduled university holiday breaks.
Third Semester Tuition & Fees - Moscow Campus
Upon completion of your 9 1/2 - month residency at MOSS and a 2-month, 2-credit summer internship you will move to the University of Idaho main campus in Moscow, ID to complete a final semester of 9 credits for your Master of Science. The tuition and fees listed above to do not include room and board.
Student Health Insurance
Student Health Insurance (SHIP) 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.
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 or pay the fee.
MOSS Community Excellence Scholarship
Each qualified and admitted student will be awarded a MOSS Community Excellence scholarship in the amount of $5,550. The scholarship will be awarded based on scholarly achievement and professional experience, and is a recognition of the contributions expected by all MOSS graduate students to go the extra mile to serve others as an integral part of the MOSS community. The scholarship will appear as a credit on your student account.
Summer Internship and Stipend
Each MOSS student must complete a summer internship to complete the final two credits of their environmental education certificate. MOSS will recruit and retain approximately 8 students each summer to work on our summer education programs. Students not staying at MOSS will need to make their own internship arrangements. The MOSS summer internship will occur from approximately June 1 - July 31 and includes a $2,350 stipend. Housing and food service is not included.
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 February 15 to receive priority consideration for all aid.
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.
Research and Teaching Assistantships
Being a MOSS graduate student opens up many possibilities for being involved in research projects and university-level teaching during your degree program. MOSS students are therefore eligible to receive research or teaching assistantships. Typically research and teaching assistantships become known during the first year of the program, while students are spending the year at MOSS, and are awarded while students finish their degree requirements at the UI main campus in Moscow.