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Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

The student expenses outlined in the following paragraphs are anticipated charges for the 2017-2018 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 2017 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 $495 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 2017.

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 $15,504 $39,120
Average Housing and Meals $12,022 $12,022
Comprehensive Student Fee $2,032 $2,032
Inter-Residence Association Fee $30 $30
Student Government Association Fee $204 $204
Textbooks and Supplies (Estimated) $1,200 $1,200
Optional Student Health Insurance Plan ('16 - '17 cost) $3,2301 $3,2301

This reflects the UVM Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2016-2017 school year.  For 2017-2018 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 2017.

In-State Students: $646 per credit through 11.5 credits. From twelve-eighteen credits — $7,752 per semester plus $646 per credit for each credit in excess of eighteen credits.

Out-of-State Students: $1,630 per credit through 11.5 credits. From twelve-eighteen credits — $19,560 per semester plus $1,630 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

Housing and Meals: All housing agreements include both housing and meals 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 UVM 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 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees page on the Student Financial Services website.

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.

Optional and Unique Fees

Course Specific Fees

Certain courses will have course specific fees associated with them that will be charged in addition to the fee for tuition to cover long distance travel expenses, special equipment, arrangements, or skilled consultants. Students will be notified of this fee through the registration process.

Credit by Exam

A fee will be charged for administration of special tests in areas for which academic credit may be received. This fee must be paid in advance.

Department of Nursing

A fee of approximately $20 annually (estimated) will be charged to each student for membership in the National Student Nurse Association and a fee of approximately $25 a year (estimated) for professional liability insurance will be billed to juniors and seniors. ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute) testing fees will be billed to seniors, at approximately $375. These fees are included with the usual tuition bills.

Fees for Courses in Music Performance Study

Private applied lessons in most instruments and voice are available each semester, for academic credit, to qualified students. Private lessons meet for 14 weeks during the semester. Both one-half hour (one academic credit) or one hour (two academic credits) lessons may be taken, depending on the recommendation of the faculty. To review the detailed fees associated with music lessons, visit the Department of Music website and click on “Lessons”.

Any student enrolled in excess of eighteen credits because of private applied lessons will be charged only the additional Private Lesson fee, and not the supplemental tuition charges for taking more than the permitted eighteen credits. However, permission from the respective dean’s office to exceed eighteen academic credits in a semester must still be obtained.

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Summer Field Courses

Students majoring in Forestry or Wildlife Biology are required to take summer field courses. Forestry majors must take FOR 122 and Wildlife Biology majors must take WFB 131 and WFB 150.

The tuition for the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Summer Field Courses will be at the Summer Session credit rate. In addition, there may be charges for field expenses.

Grossman School of Business

All new first-year and transfer students entering programs in the school are required to purchase a microcomputer. Details on the cost and the machine specifications are provided to the student at the time of admission. All Grossman School of Business graduate students, and undergraduate major and minors (except those studying abroad), will be charged a software licensing fee of $75 per semester which covers software upgrades and support. 

Study Abroad

A $500 administrative fee will be assessed for students participating in a semester or year-long study abroad program and $250 for summer programs.

TK20 Data Management Program

Students in selected programs within The College of Education and Social Services are assessed a one-time fee of $110.00 to participate in Tk20.  Tk20 is an electronic system that allows students to develop and submit key assignments, track field placements, build portfolios for licensure, and access content after graduation. Tk20 accounts are accessible for 7 years after the purchase date.

Part-Time Student Fees

Estimated costs are subject to change until approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2017.

Students enrolled in one to four credits in a semester will be charged $10 per credit to offset costs associated with registration. Visit the Undergraduate Tuition and Fees page on the Student Financial Services website for more information on part-time student fees.

A comprehensive fee is charged to all part-time students enrolled in at least five but less than twelve credits in a semester, as follows:

Credits Enrolled/Semester: 5                Fee: $423
Credits Enrolled/Semester: 6                Fee: $472
Credits Enrolled/Semester: 7                Fee: $531
Credits Enrolled/Semester: 8                Fee: $590
Credits Enrolled/Semester 9 to 11.5     Fee: $647


By registering for courses, students are entering into a financial arrangement with UVM and accept responsibility for charges billed to their UVM account. This legal responsibility of the student is regardless of whether a third party is assisting with payment of their UVM expense. The online registration system will generate charges based on enrolled credits. Students who enroll in advance for courses will receive notification at their university email address when itemized billing statements of applicable charges are ready to view online. The billing statement will include instructions to settle in full by a specific date. Advance payments are accepted; checks should be made payable to the University of Vermont. Any checks or payments received by the university may be applied to outstanding balances.

Students who cannot meet their financial obligations because of unusual circumstances should contact the Office of Student Financial Services as soon as possible before the payment due date.

Students who have not satisfactorily completed financial arrangements by the announced due date will be assessed a late payment fee and a hold of $250 preventing access to registration, grades, and transcripts. They are also subject to potential cancellation of their enrollment. Dis-enrollment will automatically place a registration hold on a student’s account that will prevent re-enrolling until the student has contacted Student Financial Services to discuss the account.

The university reserves the right to withhold registration material, the diploma, degree, and all information regarding the record, including transcript, of any student who is in arrears in the payment of tuition, fees, or other charges, including, but not limited to, student loans, dining and housing charges, and parking fines.

Seriously delinquent accounts may be placed with an outside collection agency and/or reported to the national credit bureau system. Students are responsible for all late payment fees, collection charges, attorney fees, interest and any other costs and charges necessary for the collection of amounts not paid when due.

International student delinquencies are not reported on the individual’s credit history unless the individual has obtained a social security number. They may be placed with a collection agency if the University can identify a collection agency willing to pursue collections in the student’s home country. Since international student visas require students to supply proof of ability to pay, if it is determined that they no longer have the ability to meet their financial obligations they may have their immigration records terminated and the student will be required to leave the United States.

Accounts with problematic history of payment may be required to pre-pay for the semester or year depending upon case by case assessment by the Director of Student Financial Services.

Budgeted Payment

The university offers a Monthly Payment Plan to parents who desire to budget annual costs in monthly installments. Specific information is mailed to parents of incoming and returning students in the spring and can also be found on the Student Financial Services website.

Late Payment Fee

Students who do not settle their accounts by the due date will be charged a $250 late payment fee. Please refer to Billing and Payment Information on the Student Financial Services website.

Refund and Bill Adjustment Policies

Refunding Acceptance Fee and Advance Payments for New Students

A newly admitted undergraduate student for fall semester who decides not to attend the university may request a full refund of the acceptance fee by submitting a written request to the Office of Admissions postmarked on or before May 1. After May 1, the acceptance fee is non-refundable.

Transfer students and students admitted for spring semester whose plans to enroll change before the payment deadline noted on the enrollment card, may request a full refund of the acceptance fee. Requests should be made in writing to the Office of Admissions.

Refunding in the Event of Cancellation, Withdrawal, Credit Load Changes, Death

For information about refunds and bill adjustments due to cancellation, withdrawal, changes in credit load, or death of a student, please refer to the university’s Refund and Bill Adjustment Policy web page.