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Perks & Discounts

The University of Idaho Children's Center provides quality care for the children of University of Idaho students, staff and faculty.

The Babysitting Listserv connects University of Idaho employees and students with babysitting services.

Our community offers a variety of other Childcare Resources.

University of Idaho Employee Tuition Waivers for U of I Classes

Tuition waivers for U of I classes are available for eligible U of I employees, spouses and dependents through Student Accounts.

University of Idaho Employee Reciprocal Agreements for Other Institutions

Reciprocal education agreements allow University of Idaho employees to take courses for reduced fees at the following:

  • Boise State University (employee only)
  • Idaho State University (employee only)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (employee only)

Each institution has their own limitations to the reciprocal agreements. Check with the particular institution to see if there are any limitations that would apply to you.

Non-University of Idaho Employee Reciprocal Agreements for UI Classes

Eligible employees of other Idaho higher education institutions may attend classes at the University of Idaho using their reciprocal education agreement. This includes employees from:

  • Boise State University
  • Idaho State University
  • Lewis-Clark State College

Contact Student Accounts for additional information.  


Recreation and Wellbeing at the University of Idaho provides programs, services, facilities and equipment to enrich the university learning experience. Staff and Faculty are eligible to purchase memberships at the Student Rec Center.

The University of Idaho offers an Adoption Assistance Plan to reimburse eligible employees for the cost of certain adoption expenses. An employee must be enrolled in the medical plan as an active employee to be eligible. The amount of the benefit is based on actual qualified adoption expenses, not to exceed the limits as listed below.

Benefit Limits

  • Full-time Employees - $2,000 per lifetime
  • Three Quarter-time Employees - $1,500 per lifetime
  • Half-time Employees - $1,000 per lifetime

Examples of Qualified Expenses

  • adoption agency and placement fees
  • attorney's fees and court costs
  • cost of temporary foster care for the child (during adoption process)
  • immunizations required for the adoption (during the adoption process and prior to finalization of the adoption)
  • reasonable and necessary transportation and lodging directly associated with the adoption.

IRS Compliance

It is intended that this Plan meet the criteria and conditions set forth in Section 137 of the Internal Revenue Code pertaining to adoption assistance programs.

As a Blue Cross Cross of Idaho member, you have access to a variety of discounts and savings on anything from car seats to massage therapy through the Blue Extras discount and savings program. The Blue Cross of Idaho website lists where you can save money for specific services and goods.

Employees have access to the Employee Assistance Plan's discount program, called Corporate Perks. Visit and enter the code of UI1. You will then click on the Savings Center link on the right side of the page to access the Corporate Perks page. You can save money on anything from cars to computers.

Tickets at Work is a benefit program that provides discounted tickets to theme parks, attractions and shows across the U.S. In addition to discounts and savings, you will get special access to these events, as well as savings on car rentals, hotels, tours and other attractions. Whether you are going on vacation or staying local, you can save money to have fun! Refer to the Tickets at Work Flyer to get information on how to sign up and start saving.

Physical Address:
415 West 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83844-4332 

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 4332
Moscow, ID 83844-4332

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-3697

Fax: 208-885-3330