The costs associated with the Doctor of Audiology degree include ongoing fees and one-time time fees. A window to the university "Cost of Attendance" webpage is shown below and indicates the current tuition as well as other fees such as student health insurance, late fees, malpractice insurance, etc.
In addition to tuition, the audiology program has a $60 per credit professional fee. One-time fees are related to clinician credentialling and include background check, immunizations, CPR/AED certification, patient contact hour program registration, etc.
The audiology program at ISU is a member of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) which allows students one of 15 western states to attend ISU at resident tuition rates instead of non-resident tuition rates. For more information you can access http://wiche.edu/wrgp regarding eligibility and the application process.
Course and Professional Fee Allocation
The strategic plan focuses upon meeting the mission of the
university, particularly as it relates to providing highly trained
professionals for Idaho. A major emphasis of the has been to increase
its ability to meet the needs of rural Idaho. In order to meet the
needs of the state and of the profession nationally the Department has
developed numerous programs that allow students to gain access to
instruction from remote sites via internet and live, interactive
distance learning. Support for these and the traditional classroom
functions comes from a mix of state appropriated funds and fees
generated through other sources. Below is a listing of the fees, as
well as the current allocation of these resources.
Only undergraduate courses are subject to course fees. These funds
are restricted in their use to the specific class for which they are
assessed, so that 100% of each course fee goes to support of the
individual course. Examples of the fund usage includes software and
equipment for phonetic transcription instruction and purchase and
maintenance of cadaver specimens.
Professional fees have a broader purpose, in that they support the
entire program function as opposed to individual courses. There are 3
professional fees assessed within CSED: Graduate Professional Fees,
Online Preprofessional Fees, and Online Speech-Language Pathology Fees.
The use of each of these is discussed below.
Graduate professional fees:
Graduate students in Audiology (Aud) pay a $60 per credit hour fee
that has replaced all course fees. This fee serves to support the
graduate programs through clinical faculty salary (55%), clinical and
instructional equipment maintenance and renewal (22%), clinic supplies
and materials (16%), faculty professional development (15%), faculty
and staff intercampus and professional travel (22%), and materials and
Online Preprofessional Fees:
The Online Preprofessional Program (OPP) was conceived to meet the
needs of rural communities that sought to “grow their own”
Speech-Language Pathologists by supporting re-training of teachers and
other public school professionals. This program received seed money
from the Idaho State Board of Education (ISBOE) for development of the
curriculum, but all instruction must be paid through self-generated
funds. A fee of $185 per credit hour is paid by students in the
program, which provides payment for faculty salaries for instruction
(72%), graduate student worker support (7%), technology repair,
maintenance and replacement (8%), materials and supplies (10%), and
intercampus network support (4%). This program is entirely
These are not fees per se, but rather represent another source of
student support in the department. Clinic revenues arise from services
rendered by students supervised by clinical faculty on the Pocatello
and Meridian clinic sites for Speech-language Pathology and Audiology.
Revenues support 1.0 FTE Administrative Assistant (40%), .4 FTE
academic faculty (24%), audiology and speech-language pathology
equipment (12%), clinic supplies and therapy tests and materials (8%),
and communications (8%).
Malepeai, B. & Seikel, J. A. (2007). Crisis in Idaho: Addressing the Shortage of Speech-Language Pathologists in Idaho’s Schools. Poster presented at annual convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Boston, MA.