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Printing and Binding Process

The Thesis and Dissertation Office assists graduate students with the binding of their thesis or dissertation. A bound copy is required by most departments and students may also order additional bound copies for personal use.

After the thesis or dissertation has been approved by the Dean for the Graduate College, students will receive an email with additional information to order the bound copies. This email will contain the information necessary to proceed with placing the order.

The Graduate College, through a partnership with the Albertsons Library, offers a reduced rate for students ordering their bound thesis or dissertation copies. We are excited to extend substantial savings to our students, both in time and expense. Each hard bound copy is professionally printed using 25% cotton bond paper, using the final version of the thesis or dissertation approved by the Dean of the Graduate College. Students are able to order their bound thesis/dissertation copies online, pick them up in person for no additional charge, or shipped for a standard shipping rate.

Delivery of bound copies is about two months from the end of the graduating semester.  If you have questions, please contact the Thesis and Dissertation Office (208-426-3604,

Boise State Printing and Binding Prices

The total cost for each bound copy includes the following:

  • .13 per page (black & white)
  • .25 per page (color)
  • $15.70 binding
  • $6.00 handling (administrative costs and credit card fees)
  • 6% sales tax
  • $13.65 domestic shipping (optional)
  • $66.25 international shipping (optional)
  • free in office pick up

Compare Prices

Click here to compare the cost of printing only through Kinkos; select Executive and Specialty Paper and Single-Sided for accurate comparison.

Click here to compare the cost of printing and binding through the vendor we use, without the price savings we receive through our partnership with Albertsons Library.