Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

The student expenses outlined in the following sections are anticipated charges for the 2022-2023 academic year. To view charges approved by the Board of Trustees after the May 2022 board meeting please visit the Student Financial Services costs of attending page.

Acceptance Fee

To guarantee enrollment, admitted students may pay their $495 non-refundable acceptance fee online through the application status page (encouraged method), or by mail with a check, made payable to: Office of Admissions, University of Vermont, 194 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401-3596 (include the student's date of birth on the check). Learn more about paying your acceptance fee at UVM. Payment of the acceptance fee must be received by the date specified in the acceptance letter.

Estimated Yearly Cost of Attendance

Estimated costs are subject to change until approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2022.

Listed below is the estimated cost of attendance based on tuition for full-time undergraduate students, followed by an explanation of these charges. Cost of attendance (COA) is the total cost for a student to attend UVM each year, before financial aid. COA includes the following billable costs: tuition and fees, housing and a meal plan. It also includes the following indirect costs: books and supplies and supplies and personal/miscellaneous amounts which are estimated in order to be able to determine financial aid eligibility. A students actual expenses will vary.

  Resident Nonresident
Tuition $16,280 $41,280
Comprehensive Fee $2,610 $2,610
Average Housing and Meals $13,324 $13,324
Inter-Residence Association (IRA) Fee $30 $30
Estimated Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200
Estimated Personal/Misc. Expenses $2,362 $2,688
Optional UVM Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) (academic year 2021-22 cost) $2,7461 $2,7461


Vermont Residents:

$678 per credit under 12 credits. From 12-19 credits — $8,140 per semester plus $678 per credit for each credit above 19 credits.

Out-of-State Residents:

$1,720 per credit under 12 credits. From 12-19 credits — $20,640 per semester plus $1,720 per credit for each credit above 19 credits.

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

Comprehensive Student Fee

The comprehensive fee is a fee paid by all students in support of programs and services that support student success and strengthen the University community. The comprehensive fee supports a wide range of services, including those that students have access to whether taking their courses on-campus or through remote/online options. The comprehensive fee supports the University's maintenance of critical academic, athletic, health, technology, and community infrastructure, as well as library resources, academic support services, online learning platforms, career counseling, student organizations, and more.

Housing and meal Charges

All housing agreements include both housing and meals and are legally binding for the 9-month academic year. Students living on-campus are billed each semester for room, meal plan, and inter-residence association (IRA) fee.

Find more information on costs and fees related to housing and meal plans or information on meal plan options through Residential Life.

Inter-Residence Association Fee

A per semester fee is charged to each on-campus resident to be used for activities within the residence hall system. More specific information on the inter-residence association fee can be found through Residential Life.

Student Government Association Fee

Undergraduate degree students enrolled in 4 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 12 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.

Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for undergraduate students enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Each year students must either elect to purchase the UVM Student Health Insurance Plan (UVM SHIP), or waive UVM SHIP by providing information about their current non-UVM insurance policy. More details about UVM SHIP are available on  The Center for Health & Wellbeing Website.

Optional and Unique Fees

The following list reflects fee and supply expenses that are unique to a student's course of study. Students may be subject to additional unique fees that are not listed below.

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.

Arts and Sciences - 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. Review detailed fees associated with music lessons on the Lessons page through the Department of Music website.

Education and Social Services - Tk20 Assessment System Fee

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.

Grossman School of Business - Technology Fee

The Grossman School of Business charges a $75 Technology Fee per semester to all business majors, minors, and graduate students (Sustainable Innovation MBA and Master of Accountancy programs). The GSB Technology Fee covers terminals, monitors, servers and computer lab systems (Ex: A/V hardware and hookups), and software related to instruction (Bloomberg terminals, research databases for instructional purposes, online poll service for classroom response system, and other). The fee also covers associated digital displays within the GSB Study Rooms. Students who pay the fee get printing access for a limited amount of copies (180 per month). The fee also covers maintenance for printers, paper and print management system.

Nursing and Health Sciences - Department of Nursing

A fee of approximately $40 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 $325. These fees are included with the usual tuition bills.

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.

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.

Study Abroad

A $500 study abroad fee will be charged for a semester or full-year program and $250 for summer programs not run by UVM. The fee primarily covers the expenses associated with having personnel available to provide study abroad advising services up to and beyond the point of departure. Learn more about the Study Abroad Fee on the Office of International Education website.

Part-Time Student Fees

Estimated costs are subject to change until approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2022.

Students enrolled in 1 to 4 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.

Comprehensive fees are charged to all part-time students enrolled in at least 5 but less than 12 credits in a semester, as follows:

Credits Enrolled/Semester: 5                Fee: $530
Credits Enrolled/Semester: 6                Fee: $590
Credits Enrolled/Semester: 7                Fee: $665
Credits Enrolled/Semester: 8                Fee: $739
Credits Enrolled/Semester 9 to 11.5   Fee: $809


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.

The university reserves the right to withhold registration, 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. The student may also be subject to dis-enrollment.

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 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 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 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). The plan is available for a fee of $60 per semester.

Late Payment Fee

Students who have not satisfactorily completed financial arrangements by the announced due date will be assessed a late payment fee of $250 and a hold preventing access to add courses, view grades, or get 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. Learn more about reviewing and responding to your bill to avoid a late payment fee.

Refund and Bill Adjustment Policies

Acceptance Fee

The acceptance fee is a $495 non-refundable fee. The acceptance fee is a one-time fee which is separate from tuition.

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 (PDF).