The professional fee helps support student organizations, field trips, technical shops and studios, computer studios, teaching assistantships and student services such as the presentation of Academic and Financial Aid petitions, career advice, dissemination of opportunities for internships, and both group and individual mentoring by College Advisory Council members.
Each degree program uses these funds to cover accreditation visits for all our accredited programs, association dues, professional development for faculty, to support temporary faculty, computer studio updates, technology cloud updates, studio facilities upgrades, and technology and IT costs for the entire College.
The professional fee also supports the operating budget of the College that provides financial and student services, manages relationships with external constituencies and university responsibilities, provides salary for the assistant in the Technical shop and in addition, the equipment, tools and supplies that are available for our majors to utilize within their class work. We recently purchased a ShopBot CNC Milling Machine in 2016.
The State Board of Education approved a professional fee to support the higher cost of delivering an education that requires professional accreditation and credentialing of our disciplines to remain competitive and best serve our students.
- All full-time students (10-20 credits) - $651.00* per semester
- Part-time undergraduates (1-9 credits) - $65.00 per credit
- Part-time graduate students - $72.00 per credit (neither to exceed $651)
* In fall 2016, we combined the technical fee with the professional fee.
Yes, all students with a College of Art and Architecture major pay the professional fee each semester. Those majors include: architecture, art and design, bio-regional planning and community design, interior architecture and design, landscape architecture and virtual technology and design.
Generally speaking, students who pay the professional fee do not pay lab and course fees for courses offered in the College of Art & Architecture. Non-majors do pay lab and course fees. Our majors may be required to pay a fee for online or hybrid course taken. This is different from a lab and course fee.
The professional fee does NOT cover: personal supplies needed in class or for assigned projects. For example: laptop, memory storage device, drafting kits, wood, paper, pens.
Approximately 20%. Sponsored Research Projects are not included in this percentage.
Yes. Professional Fees have increased at approximately 3-5% per year. In line with the overall tuition increase for the University of Idaho.
The Dean of the College of Art & Architecture is the only person who can agree to waive the professional fee. This action is taken sparingly and only under the most serious of circumstances. Requests are handled on a case by case basis.
The following fees are required for students who participate in our international summer programs:
Program Fee - covers the cost of hotels, tours, local travel, etc.
Per Credit Fee - required at registration
Professional Fee- prorated for summer courses.