Low tuition and low cost of living have enabled the University of Idaho to repeatedly rank in the top 100 for best value among American universities.*
In addition to our excellent value, a variety of scholarships, assistantships and other forms of financial aid are available to help you.
Beyond providing some of the best financial aid resources anywhere, we also promise to make the process as clear and as easy as possible. At the College of Graduate Studies, you’ll receive useful guidance from knowledgeable people in a timely manner.
If you have specific questions or need help with funding, please contact the program of interest for assistantship opportunities (select a program to find departmental program contacts) and student financial aid for loan options.
*The University of Idaho has been highlighted as an extraordinary value by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Washington Monthly and Barron’s Best Buys.
Students who are residents in WICHE member states* may be allowed to enroll in University of Idaho master’s, graduate certificate, and doctoral programs, outside of their home state, yet pay resident tuition rates through the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP).
Take advantage of external resources such as non-University of Idaho specific scholarships. It pays to search and apply. Any extra resource you bring in can help pay for the great education offered at the U of I.
Although you are automatically considered for any university-based scholarships for which you are eligible, we highly recommend that you consider additional sources of funding. Speak with your guidance counselor and check with family employers, credit unions, churches and other community organizations to see if they offer scholarships. Financial aid has a resource center located inside the financial aid office in The Pitman Center. You will find documents relating to other aid options, including a large list of outside scholarships. You may also find some of the following links helpful.
- Fast Web - Free online scholarship search
- College Board Scholarship Search - Free version of the FUND FINDER scholarship database
- SuperCollege - Free database of scholarships and grants
- GoCollege - Guide to free money
- Student Scholarships - Scholarship database
- College Scholarships - Free scholarship search
- Peterson's - Find the right scholarship, grant, or award for you
- Financial Aid for Undergraduate International Students
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