Tuition & Fees 2015-2016

Vermont Tech offers a unique applied-learning education at a manageable price, whether you are in-state or out. Our affordability helps us remain both diverse and accessible.

Please be sure to review the information below the chart regarding specific programs, room and board charges, and additional fees.

2015-2016 Tuition (for all programs except Nursing, Paramedicine, and Dental Hygiene)

Vermont Residents

  Term Year
Tuition $6,228 $12,456
Double Room 2,887 5,774
Meal Plan (Randolph Center Only, Gold Plan) 1,961 3,922
Student Activity Fee 131 262
Facilities Fee 386 772
Matriculation Fee* 360 360
Health Insurance   1,940
Total (with room and board) $11,953 $25,486

Out-of-State Residents

  Term Year
Tuition $11,916 $23,832
Double Room 2,887 5,774
Meal Plan (Randolph Center Only, Gold Plan) 1,961 3,922
Student Activity Fee 131 262
Facilities Fee 386 772
Matriculation Fee* 360 360
Health Insurance   1,940
Total (with room and board) $17,641 $36,862

Regional Student (RSP/NEBHE) & Good Neighbor Programs

For an explanation of the Regional Student (RSP/NEBHE) & Good Neighbor Programs and eligibility information, see the drop-down below.

  Term Year
Tuition $9,336 $18,672
Double Room 2,887 5,774
Meal Plan (Randolph Center Only, Gold Plan) 1,961 3,922
Student Activity Fee 131 262
Facilities Fee 386 772
Matriculation Fee* 360 360
Health Insurance   1,940
Total (with room and board) $15,061 $31,702

International Residents

  Term Year
Tuition $13,766 $27,532
Double Room 2,887 5,774
Meal Plan (Randolph Center Only, Gold Plan) 1,961 3,922
Student Activity Fee 131 262
Facilities Fee 386 772
Matriculation Fee* 360 360
Health Insurance   1,940
Total (with room and board) $21,431 $40,562

* The matriculation fee is a one-time charge for incoming new students enrolling in their first semester.

Nursing Programs - Associate Degree (ADN)

Vermont Residents

  Term Year
Tuition $6,540 $13,080
Student Activity Fee 131 262
Facilities Fee 386 772
Matriculation Fee* 360 360
Health Insurance   1,940
Total Off-Campus $7,417 $16,414
Room/Board (double room; Gold meal plan**) 4,848 9,696
Total (on campus, with room and board) $12,265 $26,110

Out-of-State Residents

  Term Year
Tuition $12,204 $24,408
Student Activity Fee 131 262
Facilities Fee 386 772
Matriculation Fee* 360 360
Health Insurance   1,940
Total Off-Campus $13,081 $27,742
Room/Board (double room; Gold meal plan**) 4,848 9,696
Total (on campus, with room and board) $17,929 $37,438

Regional Student (RSP/NEBHE) & Good Neighbor Programs

  Term Year
Tuition $9,660 $19,320
Student Activity Fee 131 262
Facilities Fee 386 772
Matriculation Fee* 360 360
Health Insurance   1,940
Total Off-Campus $10,537 $22,654
Room/Board (double room; Gold meal plan**) 4,848 9,696
Total (on campus, with room and board) $15,385 $32,350

* The matriculation fee is a one-time charge for incoming new students enrolling in their first semester.
** Meal plans only available in Randolph Center.

Please be sure to review the separate information regarding room and board charges and additional fees.

Nursing – Practical Nursing Certificate

Vermont Residents

  Fall Winter Spring Year
Tuition $6,540 $6,540 $4,905 $17,985
Student Activity Fee 131 131 99 361
Facilities Fee 386 386 288 1,060
Matriculation Fee* 360     360
Health Insurance 1,940     1,940
Total Off-Campus $9,357 $7,057 $5,292 $21,706
Room/Board (double room; Gold meal plan**) 4,848 4,848 1,940 11,636
Total  (on campus, with room and board) $14,205 $11,905 $7,232 $33,342

Non-VT Residents

Tuition is based on three semester attendance.

  Fall Winter Spring Year
Tuition $12,204 $12,204 $9,153 $33,561
Student Activity Fee 131 131 99 361
Facilities Fee 386 386 288 1,060
Matriculation Fee* 360     360
Health Insurance 1,940     1,940
Total Off-Campus $15,021 $12,721 $9,540 $37,282
Room/Board (double room; Gold meal plan**) 4,848 4,848 1,940 11,636
Total (on campus, with room and board) $19,869 $17,569 $11,480 $48,918

Regional Student (RSP/NEBHE) & Good Neighbor Programs

Tuition is based on three semester attendance.

  Fall Winter Spring Year
Tuition $9,660 $9,660 $7,245 $26,565
Student Activity Fee 131 131 99 361
Facilities Fee 386 386 288 1,060
Matriculation Fee* 360     360
Health Insurance 1,940     1,940
Total Off-Campus $12,477 $10,177 $7,632 $30,286
Room/Board (double room; Gold meal plan**) 4,848 4,848 1,940 11,636
Total  (on campus, with room and board) $17,325 $15,025 $9,572 $41,922

* The matriculation fee is a one-time charge for incoming new students enrolling in their first semester.
** Meal plans only available in Randolph Center.

Please be sure to review the separate information regarding room and board charges and additional fees.

Paramedicine

Vermont Residents

  Fall Spring Summer Year
Tuition $6,540 $6,540 $6,540 $19,620
Student Activity Fee 131 131 131 393
Facilities Fee 386 386 386 1,158
Matriculation Fee* 360     360
Health Insurance 1,940     1,940
Total Off-Campus $9,357 $7,057 $7,057 $23,471
Room (double room**) 2,887 2,887 2,310 8,084
Total (on campus, with room) $12,244 $9,944 $9,367 $31,555

Non-VT Residents

Tuition is based on three semester attendance.

  Fall Spring Summer Year
Tuition $12,204 $12,204 $12,204 $36,612
Student Activity Fee 131 131 131 393
Facilities Fee 386 386 386 1,158
Matriculation Fee* 360     360
Health Insurance 1,940     1,940
Total Off-Campus $15,021 $12,721 $12,721 $40,463
Room (double room**) 2,887 2,887 2,310 8,084
Total (on campus, with room) $17,908 $15,608 $15,031 $48,547

Regional Student (RSP/NEBHE) & Good Neighbor Programs

Tuition is based on three semester attendance.

  Fall Spring Summer Year
Tuition $9,660 $9,660 $9,660 $28,980
Student Activity Fee 131 131 131 393
Facilities Fee 386 386 386 1,158
Matriculation Fee* 360     360
Health Insurance 1,940     1,940
Total Off-Campus $12,477 $10,177 $10,177 $32,831
Room/Board (double room**) 2,887 2,887 2,310 8,084
Total (on campus, with room) $15,364 $13,064 $12,487 $40,915

* The matriculation fee is a one-time charge for incoming new students enrolling in their first semester.
** Rooms only available in Williston.

Please be sure to review the separate information regarding room charges and additional fees.

Dental Hygiene

Vermont Residents

  Term Year
Tuition $7,800 $15,600
Williston room (if available) 2,887 5,774
Student Activity Fee 131 262
Facilities Fee 386 772
Matriculation Fee* 360 360
Health Insurance   1,940
     
Total $11,564 $24,708

Out-of-State Residents

  Term Year
Tuition $12,204 $24,408
Williston room (if available) 2,887 5,774
Student Activity Fee 131 262
Facilities Fee 386 772
Matriculation Fee* 360 360
Health Insurance   1,940
     
Total $15,968 $33,516

Regional Student (RSP/NEBHE) & Good Neighbor Programs

  Term Year
Tuition $9,660 $19,320
Williston room (if available) 2,887 5,774
Student Activity Fee 131 262
Facilities Fee 386 772
Matriculation Fee* 360 360
Health Insurance   1,940
     
Total $13,424 $28,428

* The matriculation fee is a one-time charge for incoming new students enrolling in their first semester.

Please be sure to review the separate information regarding room and board charges and additional fees.

Online Programs

Tuition costs for online degree-completion programs in Nursing (BSN), Dental Hygiene (BS) and Applied Business Management (BS).

  Cost
Tuition $519/credit
Online fee (per semester) $218
Matriculation Fee* $360

* The matriculation fee is a one-time charge for incoming new students enrolling in their first semester.

Regional Student Program (RSP)

The RSP is a program through the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) that allows eligible students from other New England states to pay 150% of Vermont’s in-state tuition instead of a full out-of-state tuition. Students are eligible for RSP when they enroll in an approved major that is not offered by the public colleges and universities in their home state.

The charts below indicate which programs and home states are eligible. Please contact Admissions for more information. This list is subject to chnage without notice.

RSP-Approved* Programs:

Associate Degree Programs CT MA ME NH RI
Agribusiness Management    X    X    X      X
Architectural & Building Engineering Technology      X        X
Automotive Technology            X
Business Technology & Management    X    X      X  
Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology            X
Computer Engineering Technology        X    
Computer Information Technology                X
Computer Software Engineering      X    X    X    X
Construction Management    X    X        X
Dairy Farm Management      X    X      X
Diesel Power Technology    X          X
Electrical Engineering Technology    X      X      X
Equine Studies          X      X
Fire Science    X        
Landscape Design & Sustainable Horticulture        X      X
Mechanical Engineering Technology        X    
Veterinary Technology            X
Bachelor's Degree Programs CT MA ME NH RI
Architectural Engineering Technology    X      X    X    X
Aviation: Professional Pilot Technology    X        X   X
Business Technology & Management         X    X  
Computer Engineering Technology          X      X
Computer Software Engineering        X        
Construction Management      X      X    X
Dental Hygiene    X    X      X  
Diversified Agriculture      X    X      X
Electrical Engineering Technology    X        X    X
Electromechanical Engineering Technology    X    X    X    X    X
Manufacturing Engineering Technology          X    X
Renewable Energy    X    X    X    X    X

Good Neighbor Policy:

Reduced tuition rates are available to residents of the following neighbor counties:

  • MA counties: Berkshire; Franklin
  • NH counties: Cheshire; Coos; Grafton; Sullivan
  • NY counties: Clinton; Essex; Rensselaer; Washington

See the tuition charts for these reduced rates and contact Admissions if you have questions regarding your eligibility.

Professional Pilot Technology

In addition to tuition and other fees, the Professional Pilot Technology program requires Flight Fees specific to mandated flight time in the aircraft and flight simulator for each of the FAA certificates and ratings.

Flight fees are applied to individual flight courses and are charged prior to the semester that each flight course is taken. The fees outlined below are based on the number of hours the average student takes to complete each course. Additional ground or flight instruction may be required and will be billed on an hourly basis.

Flight fees (subject to change):

  Cost
Private $11,308 (fall term, 1st year)
Instrument $12,046 (spring term, 1st year)
Commercial I $19,323 (fall term, 2nd year)
Commercial II $7,200 (spring term, 2nd year)
CFI: Airplane $6,293 (spring term, 3rd year)
CFI: Instrument $4,503 (fall term, 4th year)
CFI: Multi-Engine $11,127 (fall term, 4th year)
Multi-Engine Land $5,195 (fall term, 4th year)
Multi-Engine Sea $4,863 (fall term, 4th year)

Please be sure to review the separate information regarding room and board charges and additional fees.

Other estimated program expenses:

FAA Medical Examination: $145

A FAA 1st Class Medical Exam must be completed by an authorized Aviation Medical Examiner prior to a student’s first flight training. Estimated medical expense is presently $145; students may not need any additional medical during the degree program.

Drug & Alcohol Screening: $110 or more

A mandatory drug and alcohol screening is required of all aviation enterprises and airlines. Students must complete a screening prior to commencing flight training and if/when randomly chosen at any time during the four-year program. Estimated expenses are $110 for initial screening. If chosen for a random test, each will be between $40-70.

FAA Written Exam Fees: $900 over four years

A total of six FAA exams are required for certifications and ratings during the four-year program. Each exam costs $150 and is taken at a CATS Testing Center, as required by the FAA. Vermont Flight Academy operates a full CATS Testing Center at the airport.

FAA Examiner Fees: $300-550 per check ride

FAA certifications and ratings require the successful completion of written and flight exams. The flight exams must be given by an FAA Flight Examiner. Before each flight, FAA Examiner Fees are paid directly to the examiner at the time of their Oral and Flight Test for each certificate and rating. The present fee is $300-550 per check ride depending on the certificate or rating.

Pilot Equipment: $1,700-2,000 over four years

Students will require: headsets, Federal Aviation Regulations, aviation charts, plotters, E6-B flight computers, aircraft syllabus/course books, flight logbook, oral & practical test prep guides, FAA Practical Test Standards for each course, etc. A list of all required materials will be handed out and posted on the website. Textbooks for non-flight aviation courses are not included. Estimated cost for the four-year program is $1,700 - 2,000.

Insurance: $314 each year
Vermont Flight Academy carries liability and physical damage (hull) insurance. VFA extends limited liability coverage to students. However, students are responsible for the insurance deductible (in the event of a loss). It is mandatory for each student to purchase an individual non-owner policy for $314 per year. This provides student liability protection for legal defense; deductible and loss of use; and subrogation.

Printable 2015-2016 Flight Fees document

VAST

  • Tuition only is free for Vermont residents for two semesters. 
  • Students enrolling in programs with additional costs (Dental Hygiene, Nursing, and Professional Pilot Technology) are required to pay additional fees. Please refer to detailed tuition and fee information for those programs above. 
  • All VAST students are required to pay for fees and books as well as room and board, if applicable. 
  • Because they have not graduated from high school, VAST students are not eligible for Federal Student Aid. However, students should complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application, and those who qualify will have some or all of their VTC student fees waived.
  • Some institutional financial aid is available for students with demonstrated financial need. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information about institutional financial assistance.
  • VAST students from outside of Vermont are charged the same tuition rate as first-year students at the college. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information about institutional financial assistance.

Room & Board

Room & board rates per semester

Student housing is available at our Randolph Center and Williston Campuses.

  Cost
Double Room $2,887/ semester
Single Room 3,657/ semester
Triple Room 2,592/ semester
Gold Meal Plan 1,961 (unlimited; 75 points at snack bar)/ semester
12 Meal Plan 1,888 (+150 points at snack bar)/ semester
8 Meal Plan 1,815 (+225 points at snack bar)/ semester
Overnight rooms for emergencies (per night) 35

For new students who intend to live on campus, a $100 room deposit must be sent by May 1 (or within two weeks if accepted after May 1) and must accompany an applicant’s completed Room and Board Contract. For returning students, the $100 room deposit is due in early April. Deposits are nonrefundable except that a returning student’s room deposit may be refunded if a refund is requested prior to May 1.

Meal plans:

Students at Randolph Center may choose from three meal plans. The Gold Plan offers unlimited meals with $150 per year in debit points for the snack bar. The Base Plan offers 12 meals per week with $300 per year in debit points. The 8 Meal Plan offers 8 meals per week with $450 per year in debit points. Each meal plan also includes 6 guest meals per semester.

Fees – All programs

In addition to tuition and (if applicable) room and board, Vermont Tech students are responsible for the following fees and expenses:

Application Fee: $40

Required when a prospective student applies for admission to the college.

Facilities Fee: up to $386 per semester

This fee is charged per semester to all matriculated students. Full-time equivalent students (12 credits or more) are charged $386 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: $92

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: $1,940 per year or $1,203 for spring semester

Health insurance is mandatory for all full-time students who are not otherwise covered. Only full-time students are eligible for this plan. The one-semester rate of $1,203 applies to spring semester incoming students only. The annual rate for all fall semester students is $1,940.

To be exempt from the college’s health insurance, a student (or his/her parents) must present written proof certifying that s/he is covered. You must also complete a Student Waiver form for the VSC Student Health Insurance Plan. 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.

Matriculation Fee: $360

This fee applies to all matriculated students. For new students only, the incoming rate is $360. There is a one-time charge for first semester enrolled.

Student Activity Fee: up to $131 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.

Textbooks, transportation, and personal needs: $2,325 per semester

This is an estimated cost ($2,325/semester, $4,650/year) and the amount will vary by student and program.

The college bookstore sells textbooks, supplies, equipment, calculators, and sundries. The cost of required textbooks and supplies varies depending on the program. The bookstore accepts credit cards and cash. Upon approval from the Business Office, students who have financial aid to cover college expenses plus books will be eligible to charge books to their student accounts 30 days prior to the start of each semester.

College students generally incur a variety of other expenses such as the costs of travel, social activities, and laundry. The total of these expenses is difficult to judge and can probably best be determined by each student and his or her family.

Specific program costs and fees:

Automotive Technology:  $2,200 (estimated) for student tools, a one-time expense

Civil and Environmental Engineering:  $99/year for Carlson Civil Suite software

Dental Hygiene

Dental instruments and lab materials:  $1,200
Clinic attire, uniforms, shoes, etc.:  $1,000
Third-year exams & licensure:  $1,750

Equine Studies

Riding arena costs: $2,400 per year
Riding gear and clothing: Cost will vary depending on what you already own

Nursing programs

Uniforms: $250 per year
Lab kit (Practical Nursing students only): $115 (estimated)

Additional fees that may apply:

Challenge Exam Fee: charged 1 credit (depending on residency and program)

This fee is required when students take challenge exams for college credit or advanced standing.

Course Fee: varies

This fee offsets the cost of special projects or equipment for specific courses.

Course Change Fee: $23 per change

This fees is required for students who alter their schedules after the second week of classes.

Deferred Payment Fee: $50 per semester

This fee is for 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.

Institutional Lab Fee:  $60 per lab credit hour

The Institutional Lab Fee is required to offset the cost of instruction in lab and studio courses.

Late Financial Clearance Fee: $120

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: $60

This fee is charged to students who do not complete the semester’s class registration process by the published deadline.

Online Support Fee: $218

This fee provides support infrastructure for students in the college’s online programs.

Parking Sticker, fall: $75

Parking Sticker, spring: $50

Portfolio Assessment Fee: $50

This fee is for each portfolio submitted for review.

Registration Fee: $65

This fee is required of a non-degree student who enrolls in one or more courses during a semester.

Returned Payment Fee: $25

This is a 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.

Transcript Fee: $5 per copy

This fee covers the cost of processing transcripts after the initial free copy.

Per-credit costs (including summer)

  • Non-degree-seeking students are charged per credit for all credits (please see the chart below).
  • Senior Citizen Discount: Non-degree-seeking Vermont citizens age 65 and over will attend tuition-free. Associated fees are the responsibility of the student.
  • Degree-seeking students registered for fewer than 12 credit hours are considered part-time students and are also charged on a per credit basis.
  • Degree-seeking students registered for 20 or more credit hours per semester are subject to overload status fees. Overload credit hours are charged on a per credit basis.

Vermont Resident

  Cost
Nursing programs $545
Dental Hygiene $650
All other programs $519

Out-of-State Residents

  Cost
Nursing programs $1,017
Dental Hygiene $1,017
All other programs $993

RSP/Good Neighbor

  Cost
Nursing programs $805
Dental Hygiene $805
All other programs $778

*RSP/Good Neighbor cost shown as money due after NEBHE credit is applied.

Additional fees

  Cost
Student Activity Fee: $11 per credit hour, max. 11 credits
Non-degree Student Registration Fee: $65 per semester
Facilities Fee*: $32 (per credit hour, max. 11 credits)

*All Matriculated Students

Summer 2016 per-credit costs

Vermont Residents

  Cost
Nursing programs $545
Dental Hygiene $650
All other programs $519

Out-of-State Residents

  Cost
Nursing programs $805
Dental Hygiene $805
All other programs $778

RSP/Good Neighbor

  Cost
Nursing programs $805
Dental Hygiene $805
All other programs $778

*RSP/Good Neighbor cost shown as money due after NEBHE credit is applied.

Please note: There is no financial aid for summer term; payment in full is expected by the start of summer classes.