Free Tuition Scholarship

Update: July 16, 2021 Due to response volume paired with limited funds, the Critical Occupations Free Tuition Program awarding is paused for Vermont Tech, Castleton University, and Northern Vermont University, with the exception of our Paramedicine Certificate. Students admitted prior to this date are being awarded with existing funds. Your […]

Update: July 16, 2021

Due to response volume paired with limited funds, the Critical Occupations Free Tuition Program awarding is paused for Vermont Tech, Castleton University, and Northern Vermont University, with the exception of our Paramedicine Certificate. Students admitted prior to this date are being awarded with existing funds. Your continued interest is encouraged, as we work to secure additional funding. Please stay tuned. The Community College of Vermont is still offering the Critical Occupations Free Tuition Program. Students at all institutions can still take advantage of the opportunities offered with the Green Mountain Grad program, the 802 Opportunity Program, the Welcome Home Scholarship, and the Degree Completion Scholarship.

State Funded Scholarships

This scholarship is designed as free tuition for specific programs identified as “Critical Occupations” by the Vermont State Legislature. The list includes programs on the McClure Foundation’s “Best Bet” list and others identified as essential to the state’s future workforce needs. For Vermont Tech, the list of covered programs includes:

In addition, programs offered by Continuing Education and Workforce Development are included in this scholarship initiative for the Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeships.

This scholarship is part of the state-funded Critical Occupations Scholarships and covers last-dollar tuition, meaning any remaining tuition owed after institutional, state and federal gift aid is applied. Combined aid may not exceed the student’s total cost of tuition, fees, institutional room and board (or budgeted living allowance if living off campus), and an allowance for books.

Degree Completion Scholarship

This scholarship is designed for Vermonters who have a gap in attendance of at least two years, and those with at least 40 existing college credits. This scholarship is for up to 30 credits in the 2021-2022 academic year for all undergraduate degree and certificate programs. Students who wish to […]

This scholarship is designed for Vermonters who have a gap in attendance of at least two years, and those with at least 40 existing college credits. This scholarship is for up to 30 credits in the 2021-2022 academic year for all undergraduate degree and certificate programs. Students who wish to take less than 30 credits are also eligible.

This scholarship is part of the state-funded Critical Occupations Scholarships and covers last-dollar tuition, meaning any remaining tuition owed after institutional, state and federal gift aid is applied. Combined aid may not exceed the student’s total cost of tuition, fees, institutional room and board (or budgeted living allowance if living off campus), and an allowance for books.

Welcome Home / Transfer Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to support Vermonters transferring to Vermont Tech from an out-of-state institution, or those returning to Vermont Tech after exiting the college in 2020-2021. This program’s mission is to help students come “home” to Vermont or to complete their degree if they left college without finishing it […]

This scholarship is designed to support Vermonters transferring to Vermont Tech from an out-of-state institution, or those returning to Vermont Tech after exiting the college in 2020-2021. This program’s mission is to help students come “home” to Vermont or to complete their degree if they left college without finishing it in the last year. This scholarship is for the 2021-2022 academic year for all undergraduate degree and certificate programs.

This scholarship is part of the state-funded Critical Occupations Scholarships and is applied after institutional, state and federal gift aid is applied. Combined aid may not exceed the student’s total cost of tuition, fees, institutional room and board (or budgeted living allowance if living off campus), and an allowance for books.

Farms 2 + 2 Program

The scholarship is designed to support Vermont Tech students who will carry forward their education to the UVM Dairy Program. The Vermont Legislature, through the Vermont Department of Agriculture, with generous support from the Vermont Farm Show, provides half-tuition scholarships for Vermont residents who begin the program at Vermont Tech […]

The scholarship is designed to support Vermont Tech students who will carry forward their education to the UVM Dairy Program. The Vermont Legislature, through the Vermont Department of Agriculture, with generous support from the Vermont Farm Show, provides half-tuition scholarships for Vermont residents who begin the program at Vermont Tech and maintain at least a B grade average each year of their college career.  Students eligible for merit and need-based scholarships, including full and half tuition waivers, are ineligible to receive more than one institutional scholarship. Please contact the Financial Aid office with any questions.