Supporters of three private Idaho higher education institutions will be able to visually show their pride and at the same time help raise funds for their favorite schools by purchasing the newest version of Idaho’s of collegiate license plates.
The new collegiate plates feature logos from Albertson College of Idaho (Caldwell), Brigham Young University-Idaho (Rexburg) and Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa). The decal is added to the left side of Idaho’s standard red and blue mountain license plate, and the institution is identified by name across the bottom of the plate.
The presidents of NNU and ACI will formally unveil the three new plates Monday at a 3:30 p.m. news conference on the NNU campus in Nampa. Sample plates will be attached to sporty vehicles during the ceremony in the circle drive.
“Demand for special interest plates has been growing steadily,” said ITD’s Vehicle Services Manager Amy Smith. Through legislative approval, Idaho offers 34 special interest plates.
The initial cost for specialized plates is $35. The price
drops to $25 when plates are renewed. The three institutions will receive
$25 for each new plate and $15 from annual renewals. Plates can be personalized
for an additional $25 the first year and $15 for annual renewals. Sample
plates are available
Idaho’s public universities and colleges have participated in the specialized plate program for seven years. Last year, 2,509 collegiate license plates were issued, generating more than $46,000 for those schools. This is the first year the program will include private institutions.
“For now, at Albertson College, these plates are less about raising money and more about giving alumni and friends a chance to show pride for the school,” said Beth Zborowski, associate director of communications.