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Financial Aid

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.

Teaching Assistantships

Starting Fall 2022, teaching assistants will be paid $19,278 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 $4,000.00, bringing the total support for the year to at least $24,278.

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 $4,984.00 per semester.

Moscow, Idaho is often cited as one of the best places to live in the USA.

Living costs in Moscow, Idaho are low relative to the rest of this USA. The average rent for a 2-Bedroom Apartment is approximately $925/month, for the USA it is $1,663/month. Utilities consisting of electricity, heating, cooling, water and garbage for the average apartment are $91/month and for the USA they are $180/month. These costs are obtained at

Public Transportation is free with the routes shown here:

There are several bicycle paths for recreation and transportation including the 37 miles of the Latah and Palouse trails.

Recreation: There are numerous outdoor activities available in the Moscow, Idaho area along with the U of I Recreation CenterMoscow Mt MTB TrailsMoscow Mt HikingSkiing - CampingFishing


Department of Chemistry

Physical Address:
Renfrew Hall 116

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr, MS 2343
Moscow, ID 83844-2343

Phone: 208-885-6552

Fax: 208-885-6173


Web: Department of Chemistry