Tuition & Fees 2019-2020

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. Non-degree seeking students are charged for all credits and are not eligible for RSP/NEBHE per-credit rates.

All undergraduate programs except Dental Hygiene, Nursing, & Paramedicine

Vermont Resident

  Term Year
Tuition $7,152 $14,304
Facilities Fee 435 870
Matriculation Fee* 415 415
Student Activity Fee 148 296
Student Security Fee 43 86
Total $8,193 $15,971
Double Room 3,252 6,504
Meal Plan (Gold)** 2,208 4,416
Total with Room and Meals $13,653 $26,891

Non-Vermont Resident

  Term Year
Tuition $13,668 $27,336
Facilities Fee 435 870
Matriculation Fee* 415 415
Student Activity Fee 148 296
Student Security Fee 43 86
Total $14,709 $29,003
Double Room 3,252 6,504
Meal Plan (Gold)** 2,208 4,416
Total with Room and Meals $20,169 $39,923

RSP/NEBHE & Good Neighbor

  Term Year
Tuition $10,728 $21,456
Facilities Fee 435 870
Matriculation Fee* 415 415
Student Activity Fee 148 296
Student Security Fee 43 86
Total $11,769 $23,123
Double Room 3,252 6,504
Meal Plan (Gold)** 2,208 4,416
Total with Room and Meals $17,229 $34,043

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

Dental Hygiene

Vermont Resident

  Term Year
Tuition $8,952 $17,904
Facilities Fee 435 870
Matriculation Fee* 415 415
Student Activity Fee 148 296
Student Security Fee 43 86
Total $9,993 $19,571
Williston Double Room† 3,252 6,504
Total with Room $13,245 $26,075

Non-Vermont Resident

  Term Year
Tuition $14,004 $28,008
Facilities Fee 435 870
Matriculation Fee* 415 415
Student Activity Fee 148 296
Student Security Fee 43 86
Total $15,045 $29,675
Williston Double Room† 3,252 6,504
Total with Room $18,297 $36,179

RSP/NEBHE & Good Neighbor

  Term Year
Tuition $13,428 $26,856
Facilities Fee 435 870
Matriculation Fee* 415 415
Student Activity Fee 148 296
Student Security Fee 43 86
Total $14,469 $28,523
Williston Double Room† 3,252 6,504
Total with Room $17,721 $35,027

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

Nursing

Practical Nursing (3 Semesters)

Vermont Residents

  Year
Tuition $20,625
Facilities Fee 1,203
Matriculation Fee* 415
Student Activity Fee 413
Graduation/Audit Fee 104
Student Security Fee 129
Total $22,889
Double Room
Meal Plan (Gold)**
14,197
Total with Room and Meals $37,086

Non-Vermont Residents

  Year
Tuition $43,560
Facilities Fee 1,203
Matriculation Fee* 415
Student Activity Fee 413
Graduation/Audit Fee 104
Student Security Fee 129
Total $45,824
Double Room
Meal Plan (Gold)**
14,197
Total with Room and Meals $60,021

RSP/NEBHE & Good Neighbor

  Year
Tuition $30,954
Facilities Fee 1,203
Matriculation Fee* 415
Student Activity Fee 413
Graduation/Audit Fee 104
Student Security Fee 129
Total $33,218
Double Room
Meal Plan (Gold)**
14,197
Total with Room and Meals $47,415

Associate Degree Nursing (2 Semesters)

Vermont Residents

  Year
Tuition $15,000
Facilities Fee 870
Matriculation Fee* 415
Student Activity Fee 296
Graduation/Audit Fee 104
Student Security Fee 86
Total $16,771
Double Room
Meal Plan (Gold)**
10,920
Total with Room and Meals $27,691

Non-Vermont Residents

  Year
Tuition $31,680
Facilities Fee 870
Matriculation Fee* 415
Student Activity Fee 296
Graduation/Audit Fee 104
Student Security Fee 86
Total $33,451
Double Room
Meal Plan (Gold)**
10,920
Total with Room and Meals $44,371

RSP/NEBHE & Good Neighbor

  Year
Tuition $22,512
Facilities Fee 870
Matriculation Fee* 415
Student Activity Fee 296
Graduation/Audit Fee 104
Student Security Fee 86
Total $24,283
Double Room
Meal Plan (Gold)**
10,920
Total with Room and Meals $35,203

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

Paramedicine 

Vermont Resident

  Year
Tuition (3 semesters) $22,500
Facilities Fee 1,305
Matriculation Fee* 415
Student Activity Fee 444
Student Security Fee 129
Graduation/Audit Fee 104
Total $24,897
Williston Double Room† 8,672
Total with Room $33,569

Non-Vermont Resident

  Year
Tuition (3 semesters) $47,520
Facilities Fee 1,305
Matriculation Fee* 415
Student Activity Fee 444
Student Security Fee 129
Graduation/Audit Fee 104
Total $49,917
Williston Double Room† 8,672
Total with Room $58,589

RSP/NEBHE & Good Neighbor

  Year
Tuition (3 semesters) $33,768
Facilities Fee 1,305
Matriculation Fee* 415
Student Activity Fee 444
Student Security Fee 129
Graduation/Audit Fee 104
Total $36,165
Williston Double Room† 8,672
Total with Room $44,837

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

International
  Undergraduate ADN LPN Dental Hygiene Paramedicine Graduate
Tuition $31,440 $35,784 $49,203 $32,112 $53,676 $29,466
Facilities Fee 870 870 1,203 870 1,305 870
Matriculation Fee* 415 415 415 415 415 415
Student Activity Fee 296 296 413 296 444 296
Student Security Fee 86 86 129 86 129 86
Total $33,107 $37,451 $51,363 $33,779 $55,969 $31,133
Double Room 6,504 6,504 8,456 6,504 8,672 6,504
Meal Plan (Gold)** 4,416 4,416 5,741 -- -- --
Total with Room & Meals $44,027 $48,371 $65,560 $40,283 $64,641 $37,637

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

Graduate

Vermont Resident

  Term Year
Tuition (at 9 credits) $6,705 $13,410
Facilities Fee 435 870
Matriculation Fee* 415 415
Student Activity Fee 148 296
Student Security Fee 43 86
Total $7,746 $15,077
Williston Double Room† 3,252 6,504
Total with Room $10,998 $21,581

Non-Vermont Resident

  Term Year
Tuition (at 9 credits) $12,825 $25,650
Facilities Fee 435 870
Matriculation Fee* 415 415
Student Activity Fee 148 296
Student Security Fee 43 86
Total $13,866 $27,317
Williston Double Room† 3,252 6,504
Total with Room $17,118 $33,821

RSP/NEBHE & Good Neighbor

  Term Year
Tuition (at 9 credits) $10,056 $20,112
Facilities Fee 435 870
Matriculation Fee* 415 415
Student Activity Fee 148 296
Student Security Fee 43 86
Total $11,097 $21,779
Williston Double Room† 3,252 6,504
Total with Room $14,349 $28,283

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

Online 
  Vermont Residents Non-Vermont Residents
Tuition (per credit) $596 $596
Online Fee (per semester) 251 251
Matriculation Fee* 415 415
Student Security Fee 22 22

Out-of-state tuition is reduced by a scholarship to net $596/credit rate.
*Applies to all new matriculated students

Professional Pilot Technology Fees

Flight Fees

In addition to tuition and other fees, the Professional Pilot Technology program requires flight fees. Flight fees are applied to individual flight courses in the semester that they're 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. Any additional ground or flight instruction required is billed on an hourly basis until successful completion is reached.

Updated costs for 2019-2020 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 degree must use full flight hours.
 

All flight 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.

FAA First Class Medical Examination

This must be completed by an authorized aviation medical examiner and a copy submitted to the Program Director or Admissions by June 1. Estimated 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 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

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

A list of all required materials is handed out and posted on the website. Textbooks for non-flight aviation courses aren't included. Estimated cost for the 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)
Books, transportation, personal needs $4,650
Automotive Technology student tools (first year) 2,400
Dental Hygiene instruments/lab materials (first three years) 1,400
Dental Hygiene attire & magnification lenses (first year) 1,400
Dental Hygiene local anesthesia exam (second year) 150
Dental Hygiene exams & licensure (third year) 1,750
Equine Studies riding arena costs 2,400
LPN lab kit 150
Nursing laptop computer 1,200
Nursing uniforms 250
Respiratory Therapy scrubs 75
Respiratory Therapy lab kit 70

Room & Board Rates (per semester)

Single Room $4,119
Double Room 3,252
Triple Room 2,920
Gold Meal Plan (unlimited with $123 declining balance at snack bar)* 2,208
Base Meal Plan (12 meals per week + $198 declining balance at snack bar)* 2,127
8 Meal Plan (8 meanls per week + $273 declining balance at snack bar)* 2,045
Overnight rooms for emergencies (per night) 49

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

Other Fees (all programs)

Application fee  $50
Challenge Exam Fee 155
Deferred Payment Fee 58
Graduation Fee 104
Late Financial Clearance Fee 139
Matriculation Fee 415
Registration Fee* 76
Returned Payment Fee 25
Portfolio Assessment 50
Security Fee 43
Student Activity Fee 148
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 and are not eligible for RSP/NEBHE per-credit rates.

Tuition

Vermont Resident  $596
Vermont Resident (Nursing & Paramedicine) 625
Vermont Resident (Dental Hygiene) 746
Vermont Resident (Graduate) 745
Non-Vermont Resident 1,139
Non-Vermont Resident (Nursing & Paramedicine) 1,320
Non-Vermont Resident (Dental Hygiene) 1,167
Non-Vermont Resident (Graduate) 1,425
RSP/NEBHE 894
RSP/NEBHE (Nursing & Paramedicine) 938
RSP/NEBHE (Dental Hygiene) 1,119
RSP/NEBHE (Graduate) 838
International 1,310
International (Nursing & Paramedicine) 1,491
International (Dental Hygiene) 1,338
International (Graduate) 1,637

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

Fees

Student Activity Fee* (per credit hour, max. 11 credits) $13
Non-degree Student Registration Fee (per semester) 76
Facilities Fee* (per credit hour, max. 11 credits) 37

*All Matriculated Students

2020 Summer Costs 

Vermont Resident  $596
Vermont Resident (Nursing) 625
Vermont Resident (Dental Hygiene) 746
Vermont Resident (Graduate) 745
Non-Vermont Resident  894
Non-Vermont Resident (Nursing) 938
Non-Vermont Resident (Dental Hygiene) 1,119
Non-Vermont Resident (Graduate) 838
RSP/NEBHE 894
RSP/NEBHE (Nursing) 938
RSP/NEBHE(Dental Hygiene) 1,119
RSP/NEBHE(Graduate) 838
International 1,310
International (Nursing) 1,491
International(Dental Hygiene) 1,338
International(Graduate) 838

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

Randolph Center students may choose from three meal plans. The Gold Plan offers unlimited meals with $123 per semester in debit points for the snack bar. The Base Plan offers 12 meals per week with $198 per semester in debit points. The 8 Meal Plan offers 8 meals per week with $273 per semester in debit points. Each meal plan also comes with 6 guest meals per semester.

Challenge Exam Fee: $155 per exam

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

College Safety & Security Fee: $43 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: $58 per semester

This fee is charged to students who request that payment of semester charges be deferred because an outside source is providing payment directly to VTC past the normal due date.

Facilities Fee: up to $435 per semester

This fee is charged per semester to all matriculated students. 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: $104

This fee is charged prior to graduation and all graduating students must pay whether or not they're participating in the ceremony.

Health Insurance Fee: TBD

Health insurance is mandatory for all full-time students not otherwise covered. To earn exemption from the insurance fee, a student or their parents must present written proof that they're covered. The Student Waiver form for the VSC Student Health Insurance Plan must be completed in Web Services by all full-time students. Students failing to return the form by the published deadline are automatically enrolled in and billed for the VSC health plan.

Institutional Lab Fee: $80 per lab credit hour

This fee is required to offset the cost of instruction in labs, studios, clinicals, activities, and practica.

Late Financial Clearance Fee: $139

This fee is charged to students who haven't paid or provided proof of how their current semester bill will be paid. Financial holds are activated approximately 30 days into each semester and this fee charged.

Matriculation Fee: $415

This fee applies to all matriculated students. It's a one-time charge in the first enrolled semester.

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: $76

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

Returned Payment Fee: $25

There's a service charge on any payment that's returned to the Student Accounts Office by the banking institution for insufficient funds, invalid accounts, etc. For returned checks that were received for cash, we won't accept subsequent checks.

Safety & Security Fee: $43 per semester

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

Student Activity Fee: up to $148 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. Other fees may apply.

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 but typically 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 these departments for details.

Other Expenses

College students incur a variety of other expenses (travel, social activities, laundry, etc.) These costs are difficult to judge and can best be determined by each student and their family. The college estimates these cost about $1,650 per year.

Payment Authorization

Students can authorize anyone 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.

Semester Payment Plans 

Fall plans are available online on Portal 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's 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 subsequent semesters; issuance of grades or transcripts; or graduation. Reasonable interest and collection costs may be added to delinquent accounts.

Tuition, Fees, & Room & Board Reductions for Withdrawal

If a student withdraws or is dismissed before the 60% point of the term, they're 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's 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's no credit of room charges for students suspended or dismissed from on-campus housing.