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Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

The student expenses outlined in the following paragraphs are anticipated charges for the 2015-2016 academic year. Changing costs may require adjustment of these charges before the beginning of the fall semester. To view charges approved by the Board of Trustees after the May 2015 board meeting please visit the Student Financial Services website.

Acceptance Fee

To reserve a space in the class or semester admitted, students must submit an acceptance fee of $475 using the Student/Faculty Information System online (preferred payment method), or send a check, payable to the University of Vermont, to the Office of Admissions. See the Paying Your Acceptance Fee at UVM website for more information. Payment of the acceptance fee is required prior to the start of the semester of enrollment, and no later than the first day of classes of the semester of enrollment.

Acceptance fee refunds will be returned by May 1 to students admitted for the fall semester, but who decide not to enroll. Transfer students and students admitted for spring semester may receive a refund up to the payment deadline noted in the letter of admission.

Estimated Yearly Expenses

Estimated costs are subject to change until approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2015.

Listed below are estimated expenses (excluding transportation, laundry, and spending money) based on the tuition for full-time undergraduate students, followed by an explanation of these charges.

  Resident Nonresident
Tuition $14,664$37,056
Housing/Average Room and Meal$11,150$11,150
Comprehensive Student Fee$1,900$1,900
Inter-Residence Association Fee$30$30
Student Government Association Fee$174$174
Textbooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200$1,200
Optional Student Health Insurance Plan ('14 - '15 cost)$2,5901$2,5901

This reflects the UVM Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2014-2015 school year.  For 2015-2016 premium information, visit the Health Fee, Insurance and Billing website.


Estimated costs are subject to change until approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2015.

In-State Students: $611 per credit through 11.5 credits. From twelve-eighteen credits — $7,332 per semester plus $611 per credit for each credit in excess of eighteen credits.

Out-of-State Students: $1,544 per credit through 11.5 credits. From twelve-eighteen credits — $18,528 per semester plus $1,544 per credit for each credit in excess of eighteen credits.

Note: Courses taken for audit are also included in determining the number of credits for which a student is billed.

Housing Charges

Room and Board: All housing agreements include both room and board and are legally binding for the nine-month academic year. Each occupant is responsible for the yearly rent, one half to be paid each semester.

For information related to housing, visit the ResLife website.

For information related to meal plans, visit the University Dining Services website.

Comprehensive Student Fee

This fee is used to cover the operating, capital costs, and improvements of the Library, Student Center, Athletic Complex, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Campus Transportation Services, Instructional Technology, and other Student Services.

Health Insurance

Students enrolled in nine or more credits are required to have health insurance. These students must purchase the UVM Student Health Insurance or provide verification of comparable other coverage.

For additional information please visit Health Fee, Insurance and Billing website.

Inter-Residence Association Fee

A per semester fee is charged to each resident to be used for activities within the residence hall system. For more specific information related to fee amount, please refer to the ResLife website.

Student Government Association Fee

Undergraduate degree students enrolled in four or more credits are charged the Student Government Fee each semester. This fee is allocated by the Student Government Association toward the support of student organizations and student activities. For students enrolled in twelve or more credits in a semester, this fee is included in the Comprehensive Student Fee. For additional information on specific fee amounts, please visit the Tuition and Fees website for Student Financial Services .

Books and Supplies

The estimated yearly cost of books and supplies at $1,200 is a low average. Some particular curricula may require one time purchases that will change this amount.

Physical Therapy students will be responsible for the cost of medically-required vaccinations, transportation, and living expenses (including room and board) during clinical affiliation periods. All Physical Therapy students are required to carry professional liability insurance prior to enrolling in the clinical experience.

Nuclear Medicine Technology and Radiation Therapy students are responsible for lab coats and other related expenses.

Professional Nursing students are responsible for the cost of clinical attire, vaccinations, CPR certification, and other related expenses prior to the clinical experience.

Students enrolled in art courses should expect to incur a lab or materials cost roughly equivalent to the cost of books in other courses. In certain courses, instructional materials are purchased in bulk by the department and costs are prorated among students at a far lower rate than if they were purchased individually.