What is the difference between out-of-district and in-district tuition?
Students who reside in Idaho and are in-district residents (per Idaho Statute 33-2110B) of Ada, Canyon, Twin Falls, Jerome, Bonneville, and Kootenai counties are considered in-district students. The community colleges in Idaho receive funding from these counties through property taxes and its residents receive the in-district rate.
Students who reside in Idaho but are NOT in-district residents (per Idaho Statute 33-2110B) of Ada, Canyon, Twin Falls, Jerome, Bonneville, and Kootenai counties, are considered out-of-district students. These students are charged the out-of-district rate, which is the in-district rate, plus $50 per credit, up to $500 per semester. Students can seek assistance from their county to pay the out-of-district portion of their tuition.
In order for the county to determine if you qualify for funding you must:
- Complete the Idaho Counties - Certificate of Residency Form.
- Attach proof of residency to the form.
- Submit the form to your County Clerk’s Office by the due date.