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Program Costs

The costs associated with the Doctor of Audiology and the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology programs include tuition, ongoing fees and one-time fees. Program specific professional fees are listed below. Please visit the Financial Services website for additional tuition information.

In addition to tuition, the Doctor of Audiology and the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology programs have a $5 per semester fee for malpractice insurance. Some clinical practicum sites may have additional requirements that would be paid by the student, such as drug testing or additional insurance.

In order for students at Idaho State University to participate in clinical education experiences, to qualify for professional credentials, and for the safety of our clients, it is required that all students undergo a criminal background check. There is a small one-time fee associated with the background check. This will be completed prior to your first clinical experience.

The Doctor of Audiology and the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology programs are members of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) which allows students from 15 western states to attend Idaho State University at resident tuition rates.

Idaho State University also participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), for undergraduate academic or applied technology students. 

There is a one-time $100 undergraduate new student orientation fee. For more information regarding this fee, please contact Financial Services at or 208-282-2900

Course Fees:

Only the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders undergraduate courses are subject to course fees. These funds are restricted in their use to the specific class for which they are assessed. Course fees are posted on the ISU Class Schedule each semester.

Professional Program Fees for Fall 2021 - Summer 2022:

Professional program fees have a broader purpose, in that they support the entire program function, as opposed to individual courses. The online program fees are substantially higher than on campus, due to new financial support necessary to develop and continue these high demand programs. There are 4 professional program fees assessed in our department, as listed below:

Doctor of Audiology: $88 per credit hour

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology campus program: $85 per credit hour

Online Preprofessional program and online undergraduate courses: $276 per credit hour

Online Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program: $499 per credit hour


Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Tuition, Financial Aid, Scholarships