Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

The student expenses outlined in the following paragraphs are anticipated charges for the 2021-2022 academic year. Changing costs may require adjustment of these estimated charges. To view charges approved by the Board of Trustees after the May 2021 board meeting please visit the Student Financial Services costs of attending page.

Acceptance Fee

To guarantee enrollment, admitted students must submit a non-refundable acceptance fee of $495 using the application status page online (preferred method), or by mail by sending 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). See more information 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 Expenses

Estimated costs are subject to change until approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2020.

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 $16,392 $41,280
Average Housing and Meals $13,324 $13,324
Comprehensive Student Fee $2,610 $2,610
Inter-Residence Association Fee $30 $30
Textbooks and Supplies (Estimated) $1,200 $1,200
Personal/Misc. Expenses $2,328 $2,728
Optional Student Health Insurance Plan (academic year 2020-21 cost) $2,6941 $2,6941


Estimated costs are subject to change until approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2021.

In-State Students:

$683 per credit through 11.5 credits. From 12-19 credits — $8,196 per semester plus $683 per credit for each credit in excess of 19 credits.

Out-of-State Students:

$1,720 per credit through 11.5 credits. From 12-19 credits — $20,640 per semester plus $1,720 per credit for each credit in excess of 19 credits.

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

Housing Charges

Housing and Meals

All housing agreements include both housing and meals and are legally binding for the 9-month academic year. Each occupant is responsible for the yearly rent, one half to be paid each semester.

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

Comprehensive Student Fee

The mandatory comprehensive fee is is paid by all students in support of programs and services that support student success and strengthen the University community. More information about the mandatory comprehensive fee can be found on Student Financial Services Undergraduate Tuition and Fees page.

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 (CHWB).

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.

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 $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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Part-Time Student Fees

Estimated costs are subject to change until approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2020.

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.

A comprehensive fee is 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 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 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).

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 non-refundable fee.

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).