The following fee ESTIMATES are subject to change without advance notice. (See "policy statement concerning bulletin contents" at end of this bulletin.)
In general, the expenses for Idaho State University students may be divided into classifications of fees, board, and room. In addition to the fees listed, some courses may require the expense of special uniforms, protective clothing, field trip expenses, lab fees, or instructional costs for remedial courses.
(All graduate students will be charged fees as a full-time student whenever they enroll for 8 credit hours or more. For financial aid purposes, graduate assistants/fellows and students receiving other financial aid must enroll for 9 credits per semester to be considered full-time.)
Per Semester Per YearResident ($727 plus $204 graduate class fee)......$ 931........$1862 *Non-Resident ($727 plus $1325 plus $204 graduate class fee)................................$2256........$4512
*Non-Resident Status. A student who has not been domiciled in Idaho for twelve consecutive months is required to pay the non-resident tuition in addition to the registration fee charged residents of the State of Idaho. The legal residence of a student who has not attained voting age shall be considered the same as that of the parent or the legal guardian in the case of adoption. To establish residency in the State of Idaho for educational purposes, a student must be independent of his/her parents who are residing out-of-state and s/he must live in Idaho for twelve consecutive months. This is a brief explanation. Details as listed in Section 33-3717 of the Idaho Code apply. Direct questions concerning residency to the ISU Admissions Office, Campus Box 8270.
Room & Board Expenses
(Estimated 1991 Cost) Per YearDouble Room with Meal Plan A.........................$2,880 Double Room with Meal Plan B..........................2,730 Double Room with Meal Plan C..........................2,610 Single Room with Meal Plan A..........................3,210 Single Room with Meal Plan B..........................3,060 Single Room with Meal Plan C..........................2,940
Per Month Apartments
for single students..............................*$235-$255 Apartments for
married students.................................*$255-$300 *Apartments include all utilities.
The above expenses do not include the cost of laundry, bedding, books, or personal items which vary greatly depending on the tastes, demands or financial means of the individual student.
These prices are effective 1992/1993 and are subject to change.
Other Fees and Charges
Application Fee.........................................$30 Audit Fee ...............Same as part-time credit hour fees Class Fees.......(in addition to regular registration fees)
Certain university classes require additional fees for specialized instruction and/or supplies. See the Class Schedule for class fees required for specific courses, i.e., music, home economics, etc.
Application for Graduation Fee..........................$20 (payable February 15 for May graduation) This fee is collected from each applicant for a certificate or for a master's or doctorate degree.
Faculty, Staff and Spouses
Registration Fee...................................$20 ...............................plus $5 per credit hour
(A copy of the current "Education Policy for ISU Employees" is available in the Personnel Office, Administration Building basement. Verification of employment and authorization forms for reduction in fees can be obtained from the Personnel Office.)
Late Registration Processing Charges
Second through tenth day of classes....................$20 After tenth day of classes.............................$50
To help defray the extra cost involved with late registration, processing fees are charged in addition to any other regular fees. All students (full-time, part-time, faculty, staff, etc.) paying fees after the first day of official university classes are charged a late processing fee. The cashier is not authorized to accept late registration fee payment without the appropriate late processing fee. This fee is non-refundable. No department or employee of the university, other than those specifically authorized, has the authority to waive the fee.
Graduate...........................$91.50 per credit hour
Registration Fee.................................$20 .............................plus $5 per credit hour
(*Age 60 years or older--proper identification required indicating date of birth.) Fee reduction does not apply to non-resident fees or special class fees.
Student Health Insurance Fee
( Mandatory).............................$81 per semester (included in full time fees)
General Fee Refund Statement:
The Refund Policy applies to all for-credit classes regardless of location of the class.
All fee refunds will be paid by University check.
When any student enrolled in for-credit classes withdraws from Idaho State University or makes schedule changes that reduce the fee obligation, refunds are made on the following basis:
General University Fees Paid Without Use of A Fee Reduction Program:
Refunds are calculated and authorized by the Office of Financial Services. The drop/withdrawal date is the actual date the drop or withdrawal form is received by an authorized University office or automated system.
Refunds of registration charges for full-time fees, part-time credit hour fees, nonresident tuition, professional program fees, and departmental fees are calculated on the total amount of fees paid, using the first official day of the University semester or session as the starting date.
Percentage refund of computed base:
Before and during the first week of classes...................100% (less a registration processing charge of $10.00) During the second week of classes..............................75% During third and fourth week of classes........................50% After the fourth week...................................No Refunds
For classes, seminars and workshops with non-standard starting and ending dates, refund requests are reviewed on an exception basis. The starting and ending dates are those designated by the University Registrar.
Non-Refundable Fee Charges/Payments:
In specific cases, as listed below, a full refund of the registration fee, credit hour fee, nonresident tuition and professional fees will be granted following official withdrawal from school, provided the withdrawal process is completed during the first half of the semester or session (i.e., first eight weeks of a semester, first four weeks of a session). Proper documentation must be presented and approval granted by the offices of Student Affairs and Financial Services before the refund will be processed.
The University reserves the right to deduct from refunds any amounts due the University. Refunds of actual fees for the term, less any remaining fee loan balances for the term, are used to offset financial aid awarded as prioritized below:
A check for the balance is mailed to the home address of the student with an itemized statement of deductions.
Refund checks are not processed until four weeks after the start of the term or until at least three weeks after the actual date of payment for the term.
Registration Refund Appeals:
Contact the Dean of Student Affairs or the University Controller for information on the University registration fee refund appeal process. Appeals should be submitted in writing before the end of the term for which the student is appealing.
Room and Board Fees
Students who fail to complete their agreement with the Office of Residence Life will have their room and board fees pro-rated and, after appropriate penalties have been deducted, they may receive a refund. See the Terms and Conditions of Residence section of the On Campus Living Handbook for details of the Residence Hall and Apartment Agreements and the penalties for breaking these agreements.
The cancellation of the registration and withholding of academic credit of any student with a delinquent account or an unsatisfactory financial relationship with the Business Office is authorized without further notice, provided an attempt has been made to notify the student by the campus department in which the hold originated. This regulation may be invoked at the discretion of the Financial Vice President in cases of disregard in the settlement of returned checks, residence hall damage, library fines, telephone toll charges, overdue notes, traffic fines, room and/or board charges, apartment rental charges, etc.
Dishonored Check Policy
A charge of $15 is assessed each time a check is returned, this amount is charged to the student's account and s/he is so notified. If the check is not cleared within ten (10) days, a second notice is sent and a "hold" placed on his/her records.
Any check tendered in payment of registration fees and subsequently returned by the bank will result in automatic postponement of the student's registration.
In the case of a check tendered in payment for room and board and subsequently returned by the bank, the student is notified immediately and allowed not more than five (5) days for the check to clear. If not cleared within that time, the student's meal ticket and/or room reservations is canceled.
The financial information below provides a listing of the categories of financial help which may be available to graduate students. However, in many instances specific sources of assistance are available only at certain times of the year and require application with a deadline enforced. With respect to campus-based aid (special non-resident waivers, Perkins loans, and college work study) applications should be made the January preceding the fall/spring semester for which aid is desired. To obtain specific details about a particular type of financial assistance, the listed "contact" office should be visited. Students with great financial need may not be able to meet all educational and living costs with funds available through the university.
Assistantships and Fellowships
All assistantships and fellowships are awarded at the departmental or college (for example, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy) level. Requests for consideration of these awards should be directed to the graduate program director or academic departmental chairperson of a specific department. Most assistantships and fellowships are awarded on an academic year basis. These awards are made in mid-semester in the spring for the following academic year. To insure consideration, a request for such financial support should be made by March.
Only students admitted as regular Classified students are eligible to apply for a graduate assistantship or fellowship. Conditional and Unclassified students are not eligible to receive an assistantship. Because full-time graduate assistants are expected to work up to 20 hours per week, the maximum number of credits an assistant may earn in a given semester is 12. Normally, a full-time graduate assistant is expected to carry a minimum of nine credits, which is a full load. Permission to carry fewer than six or more than 12 credits may be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research upon recommendation of the student's advisor or program director. DA fellows are expected to carry a minimum of 9 credits per semester. Permission to carry fewer than 9 or more than 16 credits may be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research upon recommendation of the student's advisor or program director.
Stipends for full-time graduate assistants and fellows range from $5800 to $8100 for nine months. Doctoral graduate assistants ordinarily receive higher stipends than those at the masters level. Full-time graduate assistants and fellows also may be awarded scholarships to cover tuition and fees.
Graduate Assistantships (GA)
There are about 100 GAs available for the entire university which require serving as an instructor for a department. An individual department may have only two or three to award. Most of these are awarded late spring semester for the next academic year. Full-time GAs are expected to work up to 20 hours/week for their stipend. Contact departmental chairpersons or graduate program directors for application materials.
Foreign graduate assistants whose native language is not English and who have been assigned to teach may be asked to complete an English speaking proficiency examination administered by the Graduate School.
Normally, graduate assistants are involved in classroom instruction, supervision of laboratory sections, grading papers or examinations, assisting faculty members in research activities, or other equivalent duties.
Research Assistantships (RA)
There are about 20 RAs available throughout the university. These are made available through grant monies or other extramural sources. Conditions of employment and amounts of compensation vary. Questions about such sources of support should be directed to the academic departments.
There are 26 Doctor of Art Fellowships awarded each year to students admitted to or enrolled in the Doctor of Arts program. These are available only in the Departments of Biological Sciences (up to eight), English (up to six), Mathematics (up to six) and Political Science (up to six). Most of these are awarded late spring-early summer each year. Contact these departments for details and applications. See location/phone below.
Contact Location Phone Biological Sciences Life Science A 236-3765 English Liberal Arts Bldg. 236-2478 Mathematics Physical Science 236-3350 Political Science Business Bldg. 236-2211
Tuition and Fee Waivers
Departments may offer tuition and fee waivers as separate scholarships to graduate assistants, research assistants, and DA fellows. However, these offers are at the discretion of the departments. Non-resident tuition waivers accompany all graduate assistantships and DA fellowships but are offered as separate scholarships.
Tuition and Fee Scholarships - Payment
Checks are made out to the recipient and must be picked up at the Accounts Payable Office in the Administration Building or at the cashier's booth during registration week to make payment for in-state fees.
Non-Resident Tuition Waivers (NRTW)
There are several categories of non-resident tuition waivers. In each case a different contact person or procedure must be followed for these. It is important to note that these waivers do not cover the required in-state fees, but only the non-resident tuition. Unless other scholarships are awarded, the student must pay the in-state tuition and fees each semester or term.
Graduate School Awardees (Limited Number)
These are distributed to departments on a competitive basis by the Graduate Council. Students should apply to the Graduate School using the form supplied by the Graduate School office. Applications must be received by February 15. The non-resident tuition waiver may be granted for the academic year or for one semester only. In either case, summer session tuition and fees are not covered.
Graduate Assistants and Fellows
All Graduate School-approved assistants or fellows are granted a non-resident tuition scholarship each semester. This is not the same as the in-state fee award, although both may be offered in one letter by the department.
Other Non-Resident Tuition Waivers (NRTW)
Additional waivers beyond those listed above may be available and require application to the appropriate office. Most of these are awarded on a competitive basis. Contact and application may be made to the offices listed below.
Category of NRTW Contact Location Phone Academic merit Registrar Museum 236-2661 Financial need Financial Aid Office Museum 236-2756 Foreign students Office of Hypostyle 236-3315 (continuing) Student Affairs New students Enrollment Admin. 236-2123 (general) Management Bldg. Office, Director Utah and Registrar Museum 236-2661Washington Residents
Loans may be available to graduate students as well as undergraduates. However, not all categories of loans are available to graduate students. To be certain about application and eligibility requirements contact the Financial Aid Office, Museum Building, 236-2756; or for continuing foreign students, Office of Student Affairs, Hypostyle, 236-3315.
Below are categories of loans that may be available to graduate students if sufficient need exists.
Category Contact Stafford Financial Aid Office Perkins (previously NDSL) Financial Aid Office Short-term Financial Aid Office Supplemental Loan for Students Financial Aid Office
All of the above programs require citizenship or eligible non-citizens. International students on student visas are not eligible for assistance through the Financial Aid Office.
Foreign Students Office of Student (continuing) Affairs
Federal grant programs administered by the Financial Aid Office are not available to graduate students. Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and State Student Incentive Grant Programs are only available to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree. Special non-resident waivers administered by the Financial Aid Office are available to graduate students who are citizens or eligible non-citizens and meet other financial need criteria.
A small fund has been created to make a few hundred dollars available to graduate students on a competitive basis to conduct their thesis or dissertation research. Research proposals with budgets must be submitted to the Graduate School Office by deadlines established by the Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Committee. This committee awards grants both fall and spring semester. Guidelines for proposal preparation are available in the Graduate School Office and from representatives on the committee.
Expenses for thesis and dissertation research are often paid by research grants obtained by faculty or departments. In addition students may be employed with such funds at the discretion of the principal investigator (see Employment below).
NAACP-College Exchange Program
In order to enhance campus diversity, the Faculty Senate and the local NAACP Branch sponsor and mentor minority faculty from traditionally African-American universityies who seek masters or doctoral degrees. Individualized assistance packages are developed based on the applicant's qualifications and interests. These faculty use sabbatiocal or leave time to acquire additional graduate training at ISU, then return to their home institutions. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Jack Owens, local NAACP representative, at 208-236-3232 (History Department).
Scholarships are available to graduate students in some instances. Announcements of scholarships currently available are posted on the scholarship bulletin board which is located outside the Scholarship Office (Museum Building 327). Not all scholarships are available to graduate students, however. Please note that some scholarship categories are discontinued at times and new ones are created. Therefore a regular check at the Scholarship Office may be useful to interested students. In addition there may be off-campus scholarship sources such as parents or spouses, employees, fraternal organizations, churches or businesses, or national foundations. These sources may be discovered by a systematic and careful search by the student.
Category Contact Location Phone Academic Scholarship Scholarships Office Museum 327 236-3315 Academic Graduate School Fine Arts 236-2150 Departments General Office of Hypostyle 236-3315 Information Student Affairs
ASISU Scholarships See below
A small number of the ASISU scholarships are available to graduate students. These monies are derived from student fee payments. These are awarded on a competitive basis. Application materials can be obtained from the office of the college deans or the Graduate School Office around the middle of each semester. The Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Committee recommends awardees to the Office of Student Affairs and the ASISU Senate. Graduate student applications for consideration of ASISU scholarships must be returned to the Office of Graduate Studied and Research
A student with a graduate assistantship or fellowship may be employed by the university for compensation in addition to the awarded stipend. This employment may only occur with permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and usually must be limited to 10 hours per week. Requests for permission for such employment must be sent in writing by the Department Chairman or Graduate Program Director to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.
Other graduate students may find employment on campus or off-campus by applying at the appropriate office below.
Category Contact Location Phone Foreign Student Office of Hypostyle 236-2315 (off campus) Student Affairs
Foreign Student Department and (on campus) other offices
On campus Financial Aid Museum 236-2756 (part-time) Office; Depart- mental and other offices
Off campus (part- Student Employ- Student 236-2778 time or temporary) ment Office Union
College Work Study Financial Aid Museum 236-2756 Office
Graduate students may request aid for travel expenses to present papers on their thesis or dissertation research at regional or national meetings. Such requests should be presented only after a paper has been accepted by the official sponsoring organization of the discipline. Funds for such purposes are very limited, and only modest requests are likely to be funded. Funds for such purposes should be requested sequentially from the following contact points:
Dean of the College
Graduate students may request funds to meet publication costs of a paper accepted for publication up to $50 from the Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Committee (GSRSC) in the form of dissemination grants. Requests should be in the form required by the GSRSC and submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, Fine Arts Building, Room 205.
Thesis and Dissertation Research Costs
Academic departments ordinarily are expected to meet at least some of the costs of thesis and dissertation research. In some instances such costs may be met by extramural funds obtained by faculty and/or departments. With the exception of the small research grant program listed above, the Graduate School does not provide funds for such purposes and will refer students to the department chairperson or dean of the college when such requests occur. Publication costs of theses and dissertations are met by the student unless a faculty member or department chooses to pay such costs with funds available to them.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
To retain financial support as a graduate student, almost all sources of funds require that the student must maintain satisfactory academic progress. For graduate assistantships and fellowships, students ordinarily must earn nine credit hours or more each semester and maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Some departments may require additional evidence of satisfactory progress for a student to remain eligible to receive assistant or fellowship support. Students who receive financial aid through the Financial Aid Office must meet the criteria established by that office for satisfactory progress to remain eligible for further aid.