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Explanation of Fees

Application Fee: $46
This fee is required when a prospective student applies for admission to the college. 

Students may choose from four meal plans. The Gold Plan offers unlimited meals with $100 per year in debit points for the snack bar. The Base Plan offers 12 meals per week with $150 per year in debit points. The 8 Meal Plan offers 8 meals per week with $220 per year in debit points. The 150 Block Meal Plan offers 150 meals for the semester with $150 per year in debit points. Each meal plan also comes with 6 guest meals per semester.

Challenge Exam Fee: $100
This fee is required when students take challenge exams for college credit or advanced standing.

Course Fee
This fee is required to offset the cost of special projects or equipment for specific courses.

Course Change Fee: $21 per change
This charge is for students who alter their schedules after the second week of classes.

Deferred Payment Fee: $50 per semester
This fee is charged to students who request that payment of semester charges be deferred because an outside source (employer, VA benefits, etc.) will be providing payment past the normal due date.

Facilities Fee: up to $364 per semester
This fee is charged per semester to all matriculated students. 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. Funds raised by the fee support the development of new facilities on the Randolph Center and Williston campuses. In billing, the fee is referred to as VTC Facilities Fee

Graduation Fee: $86
All graduating students are charged a fee prior to graduation and must pay the fee whether they are participating in the ceremony or not. The fee is charged per degree.

Health Insurance Fee: $2,133 per year or $1,403 for spring semester
Health insurance is mandatory for all full-time students not otherwise covered. A student (or his/her parents) must present written proof certifying that s/he is covered to be exempted from the college insurance fee. An online Student Waiver form for the VSC Student Health Insurance Plan must be completed by all full-time students. This form can be found on the student menu in Web Services. Students failing to return the form by the published deadline will automatically be enrolled in and billed for the VSC Health Plan.

Late Financial Clearance Fee: $100
This fee is charged to students who have not paid or provided proof of how their current semester bill will be paid. Financial holds will be activated approximately 30 days into each semester and this fee charged.

Late Registration Fee: $56
This fee is an additional charge for students who do not complete the semesterís class registration process by the published deadline.

Matriculation Fee: $330
This fee applies to all matriculated students. For new students only, the incoming rate is $330. There is a one-time charge for first semester enrolled.

Online Support Fee: $199
This fee is to provide support infrastructure for students in the collegeís online programs.

Portfolio Assessment Fee: $50
This fee is for each portfolio submitted for review.

Registration Fee: $50
This fee is required of each non-degree student who enrolls in one or more courses during a semester.

Returned Payment Fee
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 semester 
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, and lectures, as well as recreational and social activities.

Transcript Evaluation Fee: $50
This fee covers the cost of evaluating and processing transfer credit and advanced standing (waived for transcripts from VSC institutions).

Transcript Fee: $5 per copy
This fee covers the cost of processing transcripts after the initial free copy.

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