Board of Regents Approve Student Fee Increases at the University of Idaho

Wednesday, April 17 2013


MOSCOW, Idaho – The Board of Regents for the University of Idaho approved a tuition and fee increase today.

To continue providing the quality education its students deserve, university leaders asked the Board of Regents for a 5.9 percent increase to in-state, undergraduate tuition. The Board of Regents approved a 5 percent increase to in-state, undergraduate tuition – about $310 per student. Additionally, the Board of Regents approved a 2.3 percent increase to out-of-state, undergraduate tuition – about $288 per student.

“We appreciate the consideration given to our request by the members of the state board of education," said M. Duane Nellis, president of the University of Idaho. "Though we didn't receive all that we'd asked, the board did recognize the need to avoid budget shortfalls that would have negatively impacted our students and the state."

The University of Idaho continues to equal or exceed its national peers at a cost far below the average, according to recent comparison studies. For example, last year, tuition for full-time, degree seeking undergraduates was about 75 percent of the average of the university’s national and regional peers. Only three states have lower rates, including Utah and Wyoming.
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