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Definition of Fees

COURSE CHANGE FEE: $21 / per instance
This fee is charged for any student adding or dropping a course after the first two-weeks of a semester. Within the first two weeks of classes, you have an add/drop period where no fee is charged.
CHALLENGE EXAM FEE: $100 per course
This fee is required when students take challenge exams for college credit or advanced standing.

COURSE FEES: varying costs
This fee is required to offset the cost of special projects or equipment for specific courses. Costs vary upon individual courses and you should contact the course instructor for specific costs associated with the course.

All graduating students are charged a fee prior to graduation and the fee is not optional. Each graduating student is required to pay this fee whether or not they are attending graduation. This fee is charged after the 1st of March on students accounts.

FACILITIES FEE: up to $364 / per term
The fee is charged each semester to all matriculated students attending Vermont Technical College. Full-time equivalent students (12 credits or more) are charged $364 per semester. The fee is pro-rated per credit hour for part-time students. ($30.00 per credit) Funds raised by the fee support the development of the new facilities on Vermont Tech campuses. 
HEALTH INSURANCE FEE: $2,133/year or $1,403 for spring entering students
Health insurance is MANDATORY for all full-time (12 or more credits) students not otherwise covered. A student (or his/her parents) MUST complete the on-line waiver indicating that he/she is covered by insurance to be exempted from the college insurance fee. A Student Waiver (Selection) Card for the Vermont State Colleges (VSC) Student Health Insurance Plan must be completed by all full-time students and is found on-line in Web Services. Please see the Health Insurance section for web directions to the on-line form. Students failing to complete this card by the published deadline will automatically be enrolled and billed for the VSC Health Plan. 
**This form is different from the Health Insurance Form you complete where you list your examination/immunization information.**

This fee is an additional charge for students who do not complete their semesterís class registration process by the published deadline.

This fee is charged to students that have not paid or provided proof of how their current semester bill will be paid by the published semester due date under Billing Due Dates section. Financial holds will also be activated to unpaid accounts at the time of billing the late fee. 
This fee is payable by all new, incoming students, including transfer students, to cover costs associated with registration, orientation and testing.

PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT FEE: $50 per submission
This fee is for each portfolio submitted for review.

REGISTRATION FEE: $50 / per term
This fee is required of each non-degree student who enrolls in one or more courses during a semester. 
RETURNED PAYMENT FEE: $25 / per returned payment
There is a $25 service charge on any payment that is returned to the Student Accounts Office by the banking institution for insufficient funds, invalid accounts etc. For checks that were received for cash, no future checks will be accepted.

STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE: up to $123 / per term
Established by vote of the student body, this fee covers the expense of student clubs, activities, and publications. It also covers admission to most campus events, such as concerts, dramatic productions, films, lectures, as well as recreational and social activities. ($123 per semester for full-time or $10 per credit for part-time students.)

This fee covers the cost of evaluating and processing transfer credit, advanced standing, and portfolio assessment (waived for transcripts from other Vermont State College institutions).

TRANSCRIPT FEE: $5 / per copy
This fee covers the cost of processing transcripts requested after the initial free copy.

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