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You're invited to Idaho! The value of the Invitation to Idaho scholarship at U of I for the 2022-23 academic year is more than $16,000. That’s more than $64,000 in value over the course of four years!

The University of Idaho extends an Invitation to Idaho to qualifying students from all states and countries except for the following WICHE states:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, the territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

If you are not a resident of one of the states listed above, see the table to the right to see if you meet all of the other qualifications.

There’s no separate application or deadline for the Invitation to Idaho scholarship program. Simply complete your U of I admission application to be considered. It’s that easy! If you have already applied and been admitted to U of I, you have already been automatically considered for the Invitation to Idaho scholarship.

For more information:

Tuition and Cost Comparison

Idaho
Residents
Non-Idaho
Residents
WUE
Rate
Full-time Student Fees/Tuition $8,396  $27,632 $11,486
Housing and Meals 1  $9,898  $9,898  $9,898
Books & Supplies (estimated)2  $1,232  $1,232  $1,232
Subtotal: Direct Costs  $19,526  $38,762  $22,616

1Housing and Meals expenses reflect the average costs of living on or off campus. Students who live with their parents, non-traditional students or students who have dependent children living with them have cost of attendance adjustments. Other than these situations, a student's living arrangement does not affect the cost of attendance used by Student Financial Aid Services.
2 Book and supply expenses are based on average costs for a full-time student for one academic year and will vary from one year to another.

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Qualifying for Invitation to Idaho

First Time
First-year Students

  • A new, first-time freshman admitted to the University of Idaho

  • Pursuing your first bachelor’s degree

  • Have an incoming GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • A resident of a non WICHE state or an international student

You Get

Invitation to Idaho for four years
if you maintain continuous enrollment with a 2.5 cumulative U of I GPA.

First Time
Transfer Students

  • A new, first-time transfer admitted to the University of Idaho

  • Pursuing your first bachelor’s degree

  • Have an incoming GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • A resident of a non WICHE state or an international student

You Get

Invitation to Idaho for up to four years
if you maintain continuous enrollment with a 2.5 cumulative U of I GPA.

*Recipients of the award cannot simultaneously receive WUE or the Discover Idaho! scholarship.