By registering for courses, enrolling in the student health plan, entering into a housing and meal plan contract, and otherwise utilizing university facilities, 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 expenses. The online registration system will generate charges based on enrolled credits as well as health, housing, parking, and meal plan selections. Students 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. 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 with UVM in writing by the announced due date will be assessed a late payment fee and a financial hold preventing access to add courses. Depending on the circumstances and subject to applicable law, UVM may also withhold student's transcripts in certain cases. 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 and entered into an appropriate payment plan.

The university reserves the right to withhold registration material, the diploma, degree, and all information regarding the record, including possibly the transcript, of any student who is in arrears in the payment of tuition, fees, or other charges, including, but not limited to, student loans, meal and housing charges, and parking fines where the student has not entered into an appropriate written payment plan.

Delinquent accounts may be placed with an outside collection agency and/or reported to the national credit bureau system. Students shall be 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 accounts 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 may be required to leave the United States as a result.

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 that allows payment of tuition and fees, as well as university billed housing and meals, over a 5-month period (July 1 to November 1 and December 1 to April 1).

Late Payment Fee

Students who have not satisfactorily completed written financial arrangements by the announced due date will be assessed a late payment fee of $250 and a financial hold. Learn more about reviewing and responding to the bill to avoid a late payment fee.