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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.

Required Costs
MOSS Program Fee Tuition* $11,122.00
Course books  ~$100.00
Optional Costs  
Housing - double occupancy yurt    $400.00
Housing - double occupancy cabin    $800.00
Orientation Meal Plan    $162.00
Semester Meal Plan    $642.00
Required Costs  
MOSS Program Fee Tuition* $11,122.00
Course books  ~$100.00
 Optional Costs  
 Housing - double occupancy yurt   $500.00
 Housing - double occupancy cabin   $1000.00
 Orientation Meal Plan     $108.00
 Semester Meal Plan   $936.00
MOSS Scholarships (2 available) $9,000
Outside Scholarships (e.g. local Rotary Club) varies
Student loans 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.

Tuition and Fees

If offered a position in the program and you accept our offer, we require a $1,500 nonrefundable deposit. Please contact us if you need to spread this payment out over time. The deposit is directly applied to your first semester bill which is typically issued in early August.

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 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 $900. The two-semester fee for a double occupancy cabin with private bath is $1,800. 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.

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.

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

MOSS is currently offering 2 scholarships focused on efforts to recruit for diversity and inclusion. Each of these scholarships will be for $8000 of tuition relief and $1000 of financial support. Please fill out our information request form or contact us to learn more.

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 December 1st 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. 

Contact Us

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
1800 University Lane
McCall, ID 83638

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1025
McCall, ID 83638

Phone: 208-885-1080

Fax: 208-634-5244



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