Tuition & Fees 2018-2019

Estimated Costs of Attendance

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the cost descriptions; payment and refund policies; and the definition of residency for tuition payment purposes as detailed below. In the following cost charts, all charges are based on full-time enrollment (12-19 credits per semester) and are subject to change. Learn more about our discounted tuition programs to see if you might be eligible.

All undergraduate programs except Dental Hygiene, Nursing, & Paramedicine

Vermont Residents

  Term Year
Tuition $6,948 $13,896
Facilities Fee 422 844
Matriculation Fee* 402 402
Student Activity Fee 143 286
Student Security Fee 41 82
Total $7,956 $15,510
Double Room 3,156 6,312
Meal Plan (Gold)** 2,143 4,286
Total with Room and Meals $13,255 $26,108

Non-Vermont Residents

  Term Year
Tuition $13,284 $26,568
Facilities Fee 422 844
Matriculation Fee* 402 402
Student Activity Fee 143 286
Student Security Fee 41 82
Total $14,292 $28,182
Double Room 3,156 6,312
Meal Plan (Gold)** 2,143 4,286
Total with Room and Meals $19,591 $38,780

RSP/NEBHE & Good Neighbor

  Term Year
Tuition $10,422 $20,844
Facilities Fee 422 844
Matriculation Fee* 402 402
Student Activity Fee 143 286
Student Security Fee 41 82
Total $11,430 $22,458
Double Room 3,156 6,312
Meal Plan (Gold)** 2,143 4,286
Total with Room and Meals $16,729 $33,056

*Applies to all new matriculated students
**Meal charges for Randolph Center campus and Gold Plan; no meal plans at Williston campus

Nursing

Practical Nursing (3 Semesters)

Vermont Residents

  Year
Tuition $20,064
Facilities Fee 1,168
Matriculation Fee* 402
Student Activity Fee 394
Graduation/Audit Fee 101
Student Security Fee 123
Total $22,252
Double Room
Meal Plan (Gold)**
13,778
Total with Room and Meals $36,030

Non-Vermont Residents

  Year
Tuition $42,339
Facilities Fee 1,168
Matriculation Fee* 402
Student Activity Fee 394
Graduation/Audit Fee 101
Student Security Fee 123
Total $44,527
Double Room
Meal Plan (Gold)**
13,778
Total with Room and Meals $58,305

RSP/NEBHE & Good Neighbor

  Year
Tuition $30,096
Facilities Fee 1,168
Matriculation Fee* 402
Student Activity Fee 394
Graduation/Audit Fee 101
Student Security Fee 123
Total $32,284
Double Room
Meal Plan (Gold)**
13,778
Total with Room and Meals $46,062

Associate Degree Nursing (2 Semesters)

Vermont Residents

  Year
Tuition $14,592
Facilities Fee 844
Matriculation Fee* 402
Student Activity Fee 286
Graduation/Audit Fee 101
Student Security Fee 82
Total $16,307
Double Room
Meal Plan (Gold)**
10,598
Total with Room and Meals $26,905

Non-Vermont Residents

  Year
Tuition $30,792
Facilities Fee 844
Matriculation Fee* 402
Student Activity Fee 286
Graduation/Audit Fee 101
Student Security Fee 82
Total $32,507
Double Room
Meal Plan (Gold)**
10,598
Total with Room and Meals $43,105

RSP/NEBHE & Good Neighbor

  Year
Tuition $21,888
Facilities Fee 844
Matriculation Fee* 402
Student Activity Fee 286
Graduation/Audit Fee 101
Student Security Fee 82
Total $23,603
Double Room
Meal Plan (Gold)**
10,598
Total with Room and Meals $34,201

For further information concerning estimated costs of attendance for the Nursing programs, contact the Business Office at (802) 728-1301. Program costs are based on annual full-time cost of the program.

*Applies to all new matriculated students
**Meal charges for Randolph Center campus and Gold Plan; no meal plans at Williston campus

Dental Hygiene

Vermont Residents

  Term Year
Tuition $8,700 $17,400
Facilities Fee 422 844
Matriculation Fee* 402 402
Student Activity Fee 143 286
Student Security Fee 41 82
Total $9,708 $19,014
Williston Double Room† 3,156 6,312
Total with Room $12,864 $25,326

Non-Vermont Residents

  Term Year
Tuition $13,608 $27,216
Facilities Fee 422 844
Matriculation Fee* 402 402
Student Activity Fee 143 286
Student Security Fee 41 82
Total $14,616 $28,830
Williston Double Room† 3,156 6,312
Total with Room $17,772 $35,142

RSP/NEBHE & Good Neighbor

  Term Year
Tuition $13,050 $26,100
Facilities Fee 422 844
Matriculation Fee* 402 402
Student Activity Fee 143 286
Student Security Fee 41 82
Total $14,058 $27,714
Williston Double Room† 3,156 6,312
Total with Room $17,214 $34,026

†Williston based on availability; no meal plans available at Williston campus
*Applies to all new matriculated students

International Students
  Undergraduate ADN LPN Dental Hygiene Paramedicine Graduate
Tuition $30,552 $34,776 $47,817 $31,200 $52,164 $28,638
Facilities Fee 844 844 1,168 844 1,266 844
Matriculation Fee* 402 402 402 402 402 402
Student Activity Fee 286 286 394 286 429 286
Student Security Fee 82 82 123 82 123 82
Total $32,166 $36,390 $49,904 $32,814 $54,384 $30,252
Double Room 6,312 6,312 8,206 6,312 8,416 6,312
Meal Plan (Gold)** 4,286 4,286 5,572 -- -- --
Total with Room & Meals $42,764 $46,988 $63,682 $39,126 $62,800 $36,564

*Applies to all new matriculated students
**
Meal charges for Randolph Center campus and Gold Plan; no meal plans at Williston campus

Paramedicine (3 semesters)

Vermont Residents

  Year
Tuition $21,888
Facilities Fee 1,266
Matriculation Fee* 402
Student Activity Fee 429
Student Security Fee 123
Graduation/Audit Fee 101
Total $24,209
Williston Double Room† 8,416
Total with Room $32,625

Non-Vermont Residents

  Year
Tuition $46,188
Facilities Fee 1,266
Matriculation Fee* 402
Student Activity Fee 429
Student Security Fee 123
Graduation/Audit Fee 101
Total $48,509
Williston Double Room† 8,416
Total with Room $56,925

RSP/NEBHE & Good Neighbor

  Year
Tuition $32,832
Facilities Fee 1,266
Matriculation Fee* 402
Student Activity Fee 429
Student Security Fee 123
Graduation/Audit Fee 101
Total $35,153
Williston Double Room† 8,416
Total with Room $43,569

†Williston based on availability; no meal plans available at Williston campus
*Applies to all new matriculated students

Graduate Program (Costs shown at 9 credits)

Vermont Residents

  Term Year
Tuition $6,516 $13,032
Facilities Fee 422 844
Matriculation Fee* 402 402
Student Activity Fee 143 286
Student Security Fee 41 82
Total $7,524 $14,646
Williston Double Room† 3,156 6,312
Total with Room $10,680 $20,958

Non-Vermont Residents

  Term Year
Tuition $12,465 $24,930
Facilities Fee 422 844
Matriculation Fee* 402 402
Student Activity Fee 143 286
Student Security Fee 41 82
Total $13,473 $26,544
Williston Double Room† 3,156 6,312
Total with Room $16,629 $32,856

RSP/NEBHE & Good Neighbor

  Term Year
Tuition $9,774 $19,548
Facilities Fee 422 844
Matriculation Fee* 402 402
Student Activity Fee 143 286
Student Security Fee 41 82
Total $10,782 $21,162
Williston Double Room† 3,156 6,312
Total with Room $13,938 $27,474

†Williston based on availability; no meal plans available at Williston campus
*Applies to all new matriculated students

Online Degree Students
  Vermont Residents Non-Vermont Residents
Tuition (per credit) $579 $579
Online Fee (per semester) 243 243
Matriculation Fee* 402 402
Student Security Fee 21 21

Out-of-state tuition is reduced by a scholarship to net $579/credit rate.
*Applies to all new matriculated students

Professional Pilot Technology Fees

In addition to tuition and other fees, the Professional Pilot Technology program requires flight fees specific to flight courses. Flight fees are applied to individual flight courses and charged for 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 flight time may be required due to a host of variables. Any additional ground or flight instruction required is billed on an hourly basis until successful completion is reached.

Flight Fees

Updated costs for 2018-2019 are TBD

Course Flight Training Flight Fees Flight Hours Credits
AER 1020 Private $12,655 55 2
AER 1120 Instrument 12,334 52 2
AER 2031 Commercial I 17,923 85 2
AER 2032 Commercial II 8,909 35 2
AER 3020 CFI: Airplane 6,723 25 2
AER 4010 Multi-Engine: Land 5,374 10 0.5
AER 4011 Multi-Engine: Sea 4,968 7.5 0.5
AER 4020 CFI: Instrument 4,883 15 1
AER 4030 CFI: Multi-Engine 11,374 25 1

All required courses for the BS degree must use full flight hours.
All courses begin as 141 with an enrollment certificate. If a student receives sufficient training to complete the FAA check-ride with fewer hours, they can drop as 141 students and receive an FAA Part 61 check-ride to complete. Excess funding must be returned to the VA or the student’s account after financial scrutiny of fewer hours flight training.
If a student chooses not to take the two Multi-Engine ratings and the two additional Certified Flight Instructor ratings, they may take an appropriate 3 credit elective to replace those 3 credits.

FAA Medical Examination

A FAA First Class Medical Exam must be completed by an authorized Aviation Medical Examiner and a copy submitted to the aviation program director or the Office of Admissions by June 1 to be admitted to the program. Estimated medical expense is $150. A $50 urine drug screening is also required; students may not need any additional medical during the degree program.

FAA Written Exam Fees

A total of six FAA exams are required for certifications and ratings during the four-year program. Each exam costs $150 and is administered at a Laser Grade Testing Center (as required by the FAA) at the Vermont Flight Academy.

FAA Examiner Fees

FAA certifications and ratings require the successful completion of written and flight exams given by an FAA Designated Pilot 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. Fees vary from $300-680 per check ride depending on the certificate or rating.

Pilot Equipment

Students require headsets; Federal Aviation Regulations; aviation charts; plotters; E6-B flight computers; aircraft syllabus/course books; flight logbook; oral and practical test prep guides; FAA Practical Test Standards for each course; etc. A list of all required materials is 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

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

Appropriate Dress

Students are expected to dress professionally and in accordance with the season at all times.

iPhones and iPads

These devices are recommended along with multiple apps to assist pilots with convenient access to weather, navigation, approach charts, and regulations.

Other Estimated Expenses per Year (All Programs)
Books, transportation, personal needs $4,650
Automotive student tools (first year) 2,400
Dental instruments/lab materials (first three years) 1,400
Dental attire & magnification lenses (first year) 1,400
Dental local anesthesia exam (second year) 150
Dental exams & licensure (third year) 1,600
Equine riding arena costs 2,400
Nursing lab kit (PN only) 115
Nursing laptop computer 1,200
Nursing uniforms 250
Respiratory Therapy scrubs 75
Respiratory Therapy lab kit 70

Optional Room & Board Rates per Semester

Single Room $3,997
Double Room 3,156
Triple Room 2,833
Gold Meal Plan (unlimited with 75 points at snack bar)* 2,143
Base Meal Plan (+150 points at snack bar)* 2,064
8 Meal Plan (+225 points at snack bar)* 1,985
Overnight rooms for emergencies (per night) 37

*Meal charges for Randolph Center campus; no meal plans at Williston campus

Other Fees (All Programs)

Application fee (due when applying for admission) $47
Challenge Exam Fee (per exam) 150
Deferred Payment Fee (per term) 56
Graduation Fee 101
Late Financial Clearance Fee 134
Matriculation Fee 402
Non-degree Student Registration Fee (per semester)* 73
Returned Payment Fee 25
Portfolio Assessment 50
Student Activity Fee (per semester) 143
Student Security Fee (per semester) 41
Transcript Fee (per copy) 6.50

*Applies only to students who have not been accepted into a VTC program

Per Credit Tuition and Fees

Degree-seeking students registered for 12 credit hours or more (except graduate students) are full-time students and expenses are set forth under the cost charts on the preceding pages. Overload status fees apply to class loads of 20 or more credit hours per semester. Overload credit hours are billed at the rates below. Degree-seeking students registered for fewer than 12 credit hours are considered part-time students and are charged on a per credit basis as indicated below. Non-degree-seeking students are charged for all credits.

Tuition

Vermont Resident  $579
Vermont Resident (Nursing & Paramedicine) 608
Vermont Resident (Dental Hygiene) 725
Vermont Resident (Graduate) 724
Non-Vermont Resident 1,107
Non-Vermont Resident (Nursing & Paramedicine) 1,283
Non-Vermont Resident (Dental Hygiene) 1,134
Non-Vermont Resident (Graduate) 1,385
RSP/NEBHE 869
RSP/NEBHE (Nursing & Paramedicine) 912
RSP/NEBHE (Dental Hygiene) 1,088
RSP/NEBHE (Graduate) 1,086
International 1,273
International (Nursing & Paramedicine) 1,449
International (Dental Hygiene) 1,300
International (Graduate) 1,591

(RSP/NEBHE/GN cost shown as money due after NEBHE credit is applied)

Fees

Student Activity Fee* (per credit hour, max. 11 credits) $12
Non-degree Student Registration Fee (per semester) 73
Facilities Fee* (per credit hour, max. 11 credits) 36

*All Matriculated Students

2019 Summer Costs 

Vermont Resident  $579
Vermont Resident (Nursing) 608
Vermont Resident (Dental Hygiene) 725
Vermont Resident (Graduate) 724
Non-Vermont Resident  869
Non-Vermont Resident (Nursing) 912
Non-Vermont Resident (Dental Hygiene) 1,088
Non-Vermont Resident (Graduate) 1,086
RSP/NEBHE 869
RSP/NEBHE (Nursing) 912
RSP/NEBHE(Dental Hygiene) 1,088
RSP/NEBHE(Graduate) 1,086
International 1,273
International (Nursing) 1,449
International(Dental Hygiene) 1,300
International(Graduate) 1,086

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

Senior Citizen Discount

Any student aged 65 years or older may audit one VSC course per enrollment period without tuition charge. Additional courses may be taken without limitation, up to and including completion of a certificate or undergraduate degree, at the rate of 50% of the charged tuition. To be eligible, such persons may not take the place of full tuition-paying students in courses with enrollment limits. Course-specific fees, including Registration fees, shall be the responsibility of the student. All other student fees are waived.

Explanation of Fees

Board

Students on the Randolph Center campus may choose from three meal plans. The Gold Plan offers unlimited meals with $75 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 $225 per year in debit points. Each meal plan also comes with 6 guest meals per semester.

Challenge Exam Fee: $150 per exam

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

College Safety & Security Fee: $41 per semester

This fee is used to enhance safety and security and to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment. The fee is charged to all matriculated students.

Course Fee

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

Deferred Payment Fee: $56 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.) is providing payment directly to Vermont Tech past the normal due date.

Facilities Fee: up to $422 per semester

This fee is charged per semester to all matriculated students. Full-time equivalent students (12 credits or more) are charged 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: $101

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: $2,181 per year

Health insurance is mandatory for all full-time students not otherwise covered. A student (or their parents) must present written proof certifying that they are 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 are automatically enrolled in and billed for the VSC health plan.

Institutional Lab Fee: $66 per lab credit hour

This fee is required to offset the cost of instruction in lab, studio, clinical, activity, and practicum courses.

Late Financial Clearance Fee: $134

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.

Matriculation Fee: $402

This fee applies to all matriculated students. There is a one-time charge for first semester enrolled.

Online Support Fee: $243

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

Portfolio Assessment Fee: $50

This fee is for each portfolio submitted for review.

Registration Fee: $73

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

Returned Payment Fee: $25

There 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.

Student Activity Fee: up to $143 per semester

This fee covers the expense of student clubs, activities, and associated costs. It also covers admission to most campus events such as concerts, dramatic productions, films, lectures, and recreational and social activities.

Transcript Fee: $6.50 per copy

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

Textbooks and Supplies

The college bookstore sells textbooks, supplies, equipment, calculators, and sundries. The cost of required textbooks and supplies varies depending on the program. Typically, these costs amount to approximately $800 per semester. The bookstore accepts credit cards and cash. Upon approval from the Business Office, students who have financial aid to cover college expenses plus books are eligible to charge books to their student accounts 30 days prior to the start of each semester.

Automotive Technology and Construction Management students are required to have their own tools. Contact the directors of these programs for details.

Other Expenses

College students 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 their family. The college estimates these costs at about $1,650 a year.

Payment Authorization

Students can authorize a parent or guardian or anyone else they choose to access, log in, view, and/or make a payment on their account via the web. Students must complete this process, as Student Accounts staff must know who has permission for account reviews when calls or emails are received from people other than the student.

Semester Payment Plans 

Fall plans will be available online beginning June 1 or when billed. Select the VSC Bill Payment for Students and Authorized Users link at the bottom of the page. You must have a login ID, a password, and a billing statement to access this service.

We offer five convenient in-house plans for fall (see Student Accounts for other semester plans):

  • Six payments from June through November
  • Five payments from July through November
  • Four payments from August through November
  • Three payments from September through November
  • Two payments from October through November

There is a $30 enrollment fee and a down-payment required when signing up based on the option chosen. Monthly payments are due on the fifteenth of each month and a $15 late fee is incurred for payments not made by the due date. Semester balances must be paid in full prior to enrolling in future semesters. A new payment plan must be set up each semester.
As a condition of enrollment, students must provide payment in full or proof of how all semester charges will be paid within 30 days of billing. Fall billing begins on June 1.
Veterans who are certified as eligible for the GI Educational Assistance allowance are permitted to register upon signing an approved payment plan with the business office.
Employer payments requiring final grades can be deferred. Please contact the business office for more information and eligibility requirements.

Financial delinquency may serve as a basis for dismissal. Financially delinquent students are denied enrollment for the succeeding semester; issuance of grades or transcripts; or graduation. Reasonable interest and collection costs may be added to delinquent accounts.

Refunds

Tuition, Fees, & Room & Board Reductions for Withdrawal

If students withdraw or are dismissed before the 60% point of the term, they are credited tuition, applicable fees, and room and board on a prorated basis. The date of withdrawal or dismissal is determined by the Office of the Registrar. The prorated calculation uses the number of calendar days completed divided by the number of total calendar days included for the full term.

Financial Aid Refunds

If a student is receiving financial aid and is eligible for credit in accordance with the above paragraph, the credit received is first applied to financial aid sources. Federal regulations are used for return of Title IV funds and individual state, college, or outside scholarship policies for return of non-Title IV funds. Because financial aid funds must be used for educational expenses, when a student who is receiving financial aid for non-institutional costs withdraws from the college, a portion of this aid must be repaid. The order of distribution for the return of Title IV funds is as follows

  1. Unsubsidized FFEL/Direct Stafford Loan
  2. Subsidized FFEL/Direct Stafford Loan
  3. Perkins Loan
  4. FFEL/Direct PLUS Loan
  5. Pell Grant
  6. FSEOG
  7. Other Title IV programs
Other Credits

Board charges are credited for each full week of extended illness or authorized absence. There is no credit of room charges for students suspended or dismissed from on-campus housing.