Most of our graduate students are supported as teaching assistants in their first year, although a first-year student may occasionally be granted support in the form of a research assistantship.
Starting Fall 2021, teaching assistants will be paid $18,360 for the ten-month teaching year, and a $1,000 scholarship, plus premiums for the Student Health Insurance Program will be paid for the year. The department supplements this with a summer scholarship of at least $3,000.00, bringing the total support for the year to at least $22,360.
The exact amount of an assistantship is set by the state legislature. In addition to this annual support, out-of-state tuition is waived, and we will pay all resident tuition and registration fees, which are currently set at $4,938.00 per semester.
Living costs in Moscow, Idaho are low relative to the rest of this USA. The average rent for a 2-Bedroom Apartment is approximately $750/month, for the USA it is $1340/month. Utilities consisting of electricity, heating, cooling, water and garbage for the average apartment are $79/month and for the USA they are $165/month. These costs are obtained at
Public Transportation is free with the routes shown here: http://www.smarttransit.org/