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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.

FALL SEMESTER 
Required Costs
MOSS Program Fee Tuition* $11,344.00
Course books  ~$100.00
   
Optional Costs  
Housing - double occupancy yurt    $1200.00
Housing - double occupancy cabin    $1600.00
Orientation Meal Plan    $272.00
Semester Meal Plan    $1198.50
   
 SPRING SEMESTER
Required Costs  
MOSS Program Fee Tuition* $11,344.00
Course books  ~$100.00
   
 Optional Costs  
 Housing - double occupancy yurt   $1500.00
 Housing - double occupancy cabin   $2000.00
 Orientation Meal Plan   $136.00
 Semester Meal Plan   $1249.50
   
 SUMMER SEMESTER
 Optional Costs  
 Housing - double occupancy yurt   $600.00
 Housing - double occupancy cabin   $800.00
 Orientation Meal Plan  TBD
 Semester Meal Plan  TBD
   
 POSSIBLE SOURCES of FINANCIAL SUPPORT
MOSS Scholarships (2 available) varies
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. There are double occupancy yurts with shared bath facilities and double occupancy cabins with private bath facilities. Optional meal plans are available for orientations and during the fall, spring and summer 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, Wilderness Medical Associates or SOLO. We host a NOLS Wilderness Medicine WFA/CPR combo the weekend before orientation. See the Wilderness Medicine page of our website.

Financial Aid

The McCall Field Campus and Outdoor Science School offer two scholarships for the MNR program with the purpose of promoting Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We are seeking to support applicants from populations historically underrepresented in higher education and STEM fields, to promote our goal of having a diverse student body. We value the diversity and inclusion of participants from across broad ranges of cultural, geographic, educational, and gender identities and believe that a diverse student body is of educational benefit for all. Striving towards this goal will better help us achieve our mission of providing innovative research and transformational experiences for individuals and communities.

● Up to $14,000 of tuition relief (half to be applied to tuition each semester)

● 2 scholarships available

Why does MOSS have a Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship?

McCall Field Campus and Outdoor Science School offers a Scholarship for the MNR program with the purpose of promoting Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We are seeking to support applicants from populations historically underrepresented in higher education and STEM fields, in order to promote our goal of having a diverse student body. We value the diversity and inclusion of participants from across broad ranges of cultural, geographic, educational and gender identities and believe that a diverse student body is of educational benefit for all. Striving towards this goal will better help us achieve our mission of providing innovative research and transformational experiences for individuals and communities.

How to Apply:

Scholarship applications may be filled out as part of the application process. Awarding of the scholarship is contingent on acceptance into and continuation in the program

To have first considered for a scholarship, please email Leslie Dorsey before March 1st a statement answering the following,

Why do you connect with any of the identities listed above and what do you hope to achieve after you complete the MOSS program?

After March 1st, scholarship applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the funds have been awarded.

Statements should be one page or less, 12-point font with minimum 1” margins. Scholarship decisions will be shared with you shortly after your submission and if awarded, will be applied as a credit on your University bill.

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

Email: mccall@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/moss

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