The following fee ESTIMATES are subject to change without advance notice. (See "Policy Statement Concerning Graduate Catalog Contents" on the title page of this catalog.)
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 8credit 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.
1995-96 Fees and Tuition (This catalog was published prior to Idaho Board of Education approval of fees and tuition for 1996-97)
Per Semester Per Year
Resident $1199.50 $2399
*Non-Resident $3914.50 $7829
*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 theregistration fee charged residents of theState 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 theIdaho Code apply. Direct questions concerning residency to the ISU Admissions Office, Campus Box 8270.
Room & Board Expenses
Double Room with Meal Plan A $ 3280
Double Room with Meal Plan B $ 3100
Double Room with Meal Plan C $ 2980
Efficiency Apartments One Person Occupancy $230/month
Large One Bedroom Apartments, Family Housing, Graduate and Non-Traditional Students $305/month
Small One Bedroom Apartments, Graduate and Non-Traditional $280/month
Two Bedroom Apartments, Family Housing w/2 children, Maximum 4-person Occupancy $360/month
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 1995/1996 and are subject to change. Please contact the ISU Housing Office for more information, Campus Box 8083, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83209, or (208)236-2120.
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, geology, etc.
This fee is collected from each applicant for a certificate or for a master's or doctorate degree.
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.
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 $101.50 per credit hour
Non-Resident $180.00 per credit hour
Age 60 years or olderproper identification required indicating date of birth. Fee reduction does not apply to non-resident fees or special class fees.
Transcript Fee $2
General Fee Refunds:
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 followingbasis:
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.
First time students at ISU who receive Federal Financial Aid may have their refund determined on a pro-rated basis per Federal Guidelines
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:
1. The State Board of Education authorized reduced fee charges. (Examples include but are not limited to faculty/staff reduced fee, senior citizen reduced fee, education contract classes, etc.)
2. Late processing charges
3. Any amounts paid to satisfy fees/charges due from previous terms.
4. Amounts paid for student health insurance and student malpractice insurance.
Refunds For Exceptional
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.
1. Induction of the student into the U.S. armed forces.
2. Incapacitating illness or injury which prevents the student from returning to school for the remainder of the term. A medical withdrawal must be processed through the University Student Health Center.
3. Death of a student.
4. Death of spouse, child, parent, or legal guardian of student.
Deductions from Calculated/Authorized Refund:
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:
1. Agency authorizations for payment of actual fees.
2. University authorizations specifically for the payment of fees (i.e., graduate teaching assistant, athletics, etc.)
3. Federal aid programs (see Financial Aids Handbook for priority).
4. Miscellaneous outstanding balances due the University.
5. University loan programs.
6. University and donor scholarship programs.
7. Balance to student.
Payment of Refund to Student:
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.
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, contact the Financial Aid Office, Room 337, Museum Building, Campus Box 8077, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83209-8077, (208)236-2756. Students with great financial need may not be able to meet all educational and living costs with funds available through the university.
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 assistantship 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.
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, department chair or academic dean of a specific academic unit. 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 ensure consideration, a request for such financial support should be made to the academic unit 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 nine or more than 12 credits may be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research upon written 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 written recommendation of the student's advisor or program director.
Stipends for full-time graduate assistants and fellows range from $6696 (masters level) to $8804 (doctoral fellow) 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 in-state student fees and non-resident tuition.
There are about 100 GAs available for the entire university; almost all of these 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 chair or graduate program directors for application materials.
Graduate assistants who are international students, 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 Office of Graduate Studies and Research.
Normally, graduate assistants are involved in classroom instruction, supervision of laboratory sections, grading papers and/or examinations, assisting faculty members in research activities, or other equivalent duties.
There are about 20 RAs available throughout the university. These are made available through grant monies or other external sources. Conditions of employment and amounts of compensation vary. Questions about such sources of support should be directed to the academic departments or colleges.
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.
|Biological Sciences||Life Sciences Bldg.||236-3765|
|English||Liberal Arts Bldg.||236-2478|
|Mathematics||Physical Sciences Bldg.||236-3350|
|Political Science||Business Admin. Bldg.||236-2211|
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.
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 station during registration week to make payment for in-state enrollment fees.
There are several categories of non-resident tuition waivers. In each case a different contact person or procedure must be followed in applying for these. It is important to note that these waivers do not cover the required in-state enrollment fees, but only the non-resident tuition. Unless other scholarships are awarded, the student must pay the in-state enrollment fees each semester or term.
These are distributed on a competitive basis by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. Students should apply using the form supplied by the Graduate Studies office. Application must be received by April 1st for Fall Semester consideration and by November 1st for Spring Semester. The non-resident tuition waiver may be granted for the academic year or for one semester only.
All assistants and fellows approved by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research are granted a non-resident tuition scholarship each semester. This is not the same as the in-state enrollment fee award, although both may be offered in one letter by the department.
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. Occasionally a department may have a special NRTW. Contact and application may be made to the offices listed below.
|Category of NRTW||Contact||Location||Phone|
|Financial need||Financial Aid Office||Rm 337, Museum Bldg||236-2756|
|International Students||Office of Student Affairs||Rm 384, Hypostyle||236-3315|
|Utah and Washington Residents||Registrar||Rm 319, Museum Bldg||236-2661|
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, Room 337, Museum Building, Campus Box 8077, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83209-8077, (208) 236-2756.
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 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. The Call for Proposals is sent out the first Monday in February for the following Fall Semester, and the last Monday in September for Spring Semester awards.
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.
Scholarships are available to graduate students in some instances. Announcements of scholarships currently available are posted on the scholarship bulletin board 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' employers, fraternal organizations, churches or businesses, or national foundations. These sources may be discovered by a systematic and careful search by the student.
A small number of ASISU scholarships, which are derived from student fee payments are available to graduate students. These are awarded on a competitive basis. Application materials can be obtained from the offices of college deans or the Office of Graduate Studies and Research near 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 Studies and Research to be considered for a graduate student ASISU Scholarship.
Revised: May 1, 1996