Tuition and Fees

The student expenses outlined in the following paragraphs are charges for the 2024-2025 academic year for graduate students enrolled in most on-campus degree programs. View graduate college tuition and fees to find charges approved by the UVM Board of Trustees after the February 2024 board meeting.

Application Fee

The application fee is $65.


Tuition rates for the 2024-25 academic year are as follows:

For Vermont residents, $678 per credit hour. For out-of-state residents, $1,780 per credit hour. Some graduate programs have alternate out-of-state tuition rates, and the information on the graduate college tuition and fees page should be referred to for details.

The lower rates for Vermont residents are made possible by a subsidy to the university from the state of Vermont.

Note: Tuition and fee charges are the same whether a course is taken as audit or for credit.

Continuous Registration Tuition Fee: GRAD 9010/9020/9030

Continuous Registration status is for graduate students who have completed all credits required of their program, but are still working on their thesis. Students pay a continuous registration fee ranging from $100-$300 each semester until all degree requirements are completed, including removing incomplete grades, passing the comprehensive examination, or completing a thesis or dissertation. For students enrolled in Continuous Registration, the estimated UVM Health Fee of $431.50 will be billed as a separate charge if the UVM Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is purchased.

Comprehensive Fee

Estimated 2024-25 per semester comprehensive fee schedule:

Credits Enrolled/Semester Fee
1 $10
2 $20
3 $30
4 $40
5 $447
6 $499
7 $561
8 $624
9 and above $1,086

Graduate Student Senate Fee

Graduate students enrolled below 5 credits, are charged $7 for the Graduate Student Senate Fee each semester, and students enrolled in 5 or more credits are charged $10.  The Graduate Student Senate allocates this fee toward the support of student organizations and student activities. Students enrolled in Continuous Registration must also pay this fee.

Student Health Fee

A health fee is included in the comprehensive fee for students enrolled in 9 or more credits. The health fee is a required fee for any student enrolled in fewer than 9 credits who purchases the UVM Student Health Insurance Plan (UVM SHIP). The health fee for 2024-25 is estimated at $431.50 per semester, and is subject to change. Visit graduate college tuition and fees (mandatory student fees) for updated cost information.

UVM Student Health Insurance Plan (UVM SHIP)

Through an arrangement with a commercial insurance company, students are able to procure health insurance that is designed to provide coverage for services beyond those provided by the Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHWB). There is an additional charge for this extended coverage beyond the student health fee. The 2023-24 cost for one year's coverage for single students is $3,814 and is subject to change for 2024-25. Married students may obtain coverage for their spouse and children. Health insurance information is available from the Center for Health and Wellbeing. To participate in this insurance, the student health fee must be paid each semester as well as the additional insurance premium.

Credit by Examination

Under certain circumstances, a student may receive credit for a course by taking and passing an examination. A fee of $50 per credit is charged for each examination. Any credit earned by examination applies to the total number of credits allowed for validation and transfer. Students initiate the process by completing the Credit by Examination Form (PDF) available through the Registrar.

Reactivation Fee

Reactivation following withdrawal without an approved leave of absence for longer than two consecutive semesters requires the Reactivation Form (PDF) to be completed along with payment of a $40 reactivation fee.

Bill Adjustment

Tuition refunds for students who drop or withdraw from courses will be handled according to the university's published tuition refund schedule.


A student may voluntarily withdraw from the university by notifying the Dean of the Graduate College and the registrar. The student will receive a refund in accordance with the Bill Adjustment Policy (PDF). Date and time of withdrawal normally will be the date the withdrawal notice is received by the registrar.


In the case of suspension or dismissal from the University for disciplinary reasons, the student will receive a refund in accordance with the Bill Adjustment Policy (PDF).


In case of the death of a student, tuition, room and fees that have been paid for the semester during which the death occurs will be refunded fully.