AG*IDEA (Agricultural Interactive Distance Education Alliance) is a consortium of distinguished, accredited universities offering fully online education programs in agriculture and related fields. Each university brings a unique strength in faculty and curriculum to these multi-institution programs. Students choose a home university where they apply, are admitted, register for courses, and receive their degree. Online courses are taught by the best faculty in each discipline from several universities. Students pay one common price per credit hour regardless of which university is their degree-granting institution.

The College of Agriculture at Auburn University is member of AG*IDEA, which is an affiliate of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. Great Plains IDEA is a consortium of universities collaborating together to offer interdisciplinary distance education programs to meet the diverse demand for postsecondary education.

Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance
Agricultural and Environmental Law Program


By agreement among the AG*IDEA and Great Plains IDEA institutions, a common price is charged for all courses. This eliminates the question of in-state and out-of-state tuition depending on where the student is located and/or at which university the student is enrolled.

See our Tuition and Fees Page for current academic year prices and visit for more information.

Tuition and Fees

The prices on our Tuition and Fees page includes all instruction and examinations. Books, student travel, and other course materials are not included. Participation in Alliance programs requires that students be admitted to one of the partner universities. Each university has an application fee. No other course fees are assessed.


All students choosing to have Auburn University as their home institution must meet all admission requirements for Auburn’s Graduate School.  For questions and help with the application process, contact our Distance Education Coordinator – Adam McGhee.  Please also contact the AG*IDEA Program Coordinator (Megan Ross) when you have completed the application process.

Once accepted into Auburn University, students will enroll in all courses by registering through AU Access and contacting the AG*IDEA Program Coordinator.

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