Tuition & Fees 2020-2021

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 term) and are subject to change. Learn more about our discounted tuition programs to see if you might be eligible. 

All costs subject to change without notice.

All Undergraduate (except DHY, NUR, PMD, & RAD)
  Vermont Residents Non-VT Residents RSP/NEBHE/GN
Tuition $14,712 $28,128 $22,068
Facilities Fee 904 904 904
Matriculation Fee 427 427 427
Student Activity Fee 308 308 308
Security Fee 120 120 120
Total $16,471 $29,887 $23,827
Double Room & Meal Plan* 11,694 11,694 11,694
Total with Room & Meals $28,165 $41,581 $35,521
Dental Hygiene
  Vermont Resident Non-VT Resident RSP/NEBHE/GN
Tuition $18,432 $28,824 $27,648
Facilities Fee 904 904 904
Matriculation Fee 427 427 427
Student Activity Fee 308 308 308
Security Fee 120 120 120
Total $20,191 $30,583 $29,407
Williston Double Room 7,100 7,100 7,100
Total with Room $27,291 $37,683 $36,507
Attire & magnification lenses (first year) $1,800
Exams & licensure (third year) 1,800
Instruments & lab materials (first three years) 1,500
Online support fee (fourth year) 258
Local anesthesia exam (second year) 140
Nursing

Practical Nursing

  Vermont Resident Non-VT Resident RSP/NEBHE/GN
Tuition (3 terms) $21,219 $44,814 $31,833
Facilities Fee 1,246 1,246 1,246
Matriculation Fee 427 427 427
Student Activity Fee 425 425 425
Graduation/Audit Fee 125 125 125
Student Security Fee 152 152 152
Total $23,594 $47,189 $34,208
Double Room & Meal Plan* 13,825 13,825 13,825
Total with Room & Meals $37,419 $61,014 $48,033
Lab kit $150
Laptop computer 1,200
Uniforms 250

ADN Nursing 

  Vermont Residents Non-VT Residents RSP/NEBHE/GN
Tuition $15,432 $32,592 $23,148
Facilities Fee 904 904 904
Matriculation Fee 427 427 427
Student Activity Fee 308 308 308
Graduation/Audit Fee 125 125 125
Security Fee 120 120 120
Total $17,316 $34,476 $25,032
Double Room & Meal Plan* 11,694 11,694 11,694
Total with Room & Meals $29,010 $46,170 $36,726
Laptop computer $1,200
Uniforms 250
Paramedicine 
  Vermont Residents Non-VT Residents RSP/NEBHE/GN
Tuition (3 terms) $23,148 $48,888 $34,722
Facilities Fee 1,356 1,356 1,356
Matriculation Fee 427 427 427
Student Activity Fee 462 462 462
Security Fee 180 180 180
Graduation/Audit Fee 125 125 125
Total $25,698 $51,438 $37,272
Williston Double Room 9,467 9,467 9,467
Total with Room $35,165 $60,905 $46,739
Radiologic Science

First Year

  VT Residents  Non-VT Residents GN 
Tuition (3 terms) $26,464 $52,960 $39,712
Facilities Fee 1,208 1,208 1,208
Matriculation Fee 427 427 427
Student Activity Fee 412 412 412
Security Fee 152 152 152
       
Total $28,663 $55,159 $41,911
Williston Double Room 9,467 9,467 9,467
Total with Room $38,130 $64,626 $51,378
Uniforms $300

Second Year

  VT Residents Non-VT Residents GN
Tuition (2 terms) $19,848 $39,720 $29,784
Facilities Fee 904 904 904
Matriculation Fee 427 427 427
Student Activity Fee 308 308 308
Security Fee 120 120 120
Graduation/Audit Fee 125 125 125
Total $21,732 $41,604 $31,668
Williston Double Room 7,100 7,100 7,100
Total with Room $28,832 $48,704 $38,768
Examination/Licensure $200
International
  Undergrad DHY PN ADN PMD RAD (Y1)
Tuition $32,352 $33,048 $50,622 $36,816 $55,224 $59,808
Facilities Fee 904 904 1,246 904 1,356 1,208
Matriculation Fee 427 427 427 427 427 427
Student Activity Fee 308 308 425 308 462 412
Security Fee 120 120 152 120 180 152
Total $34,111 $34,807 $52,872 $38,575 $57,649 $62,007
Double Room 7,100 7,100 9,230 7,100 9,467 9,467
Meal Plan* 4,594 -- 4,595 4,594 -- --
Total with Room & Meals $45,805 $41,907 $66,697 $50,269 $67,116 $71,474
Graduate
  Vermont Residents Non-VT Residents RSP/NEBHE/GN International
Tuition (per credit) $745 $1,425 $1,118 $1,637
Facilities Fee (per credit) 38 38 38 38
Matriculation Fee 427 427 427 427
Student Activity Fee (per credit) 13 13 13 13
Security Fee (per term) 60 60 60 60
Online 
  Vermont Residents Non-Vermont Residents
Tuition (per credit) $613 $613
Online Support Fee (per term) 258 258
Matriculation Fee 427 427
Security Fee 32 32

*Gold Plan for Randolph Center campus; no meal plans at Williston campus

Program-Specific Fees

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

The student must possess a set of hand tools for use in the lab and for the summer internship program which requires a one-time, first-year expense of around $5,000.

PROFESSIONAL PILOT TECHNOLOGY

Course Flight Fees Flight Hours Credits
AER 1021 $12,655 30 1
AER 1120 12,334 52 2
AER 2031 14,954 78 2
AER 2032 11,878 35 2
AER 3020 4,375 15 2
AER 4010 5,374 10 1
AER 4020 5,013 15 1
AER 4030 6,704 15 1

Fees shown are for 2019-2020 and will be updated when new costs are available for 2020-2021.

These fees are based on the average number of hours to complete a course. Additional hours may be required and are billed on an hourly basis until successful completion. All required courses must use full flight hours. 

Some 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 flight hours.

FAA First Class Medical Examination & Drug Screening: $200

Completed by an authorized aviation medical examiner and a copy submitted to the Program Director or Admissions by June 1.

FAA Written Exam Fees: $165 per exam

Six exams required during the program.

FAA Examiner Fees: $300-700 per check ride

Paid directly to the examiner before each oral and flight test for each certificate and rating.

Pilot Equipment: $1,700-2,000

Insurance: $314 per year

VFA carries liability and hull insurance and 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 to cover student liability protection for legal defense; deductible and loss of use; and subrogation.

Respiratory Therapy

Laptop computer $1,200
Clinical Report System License 150
Stethoscope 100
Scrubs 80
Lab kit 80
BLS/ACLS certification fee 75
Per Credit Tuition & Fees

Degree-seeking undergraduate students registered for 12-19 credit hours are considered full-time. Overload fees apply to class loads of 20+ credit hours and are billed at the rates below.

Degree-seeking students registered for fewer than 12 credit hours are considered part-time and are charged on a per credit basis at the rates below.

Non-degree students are charged for all credits.

TUITION Vermont Residents Non-VT Residents RSP/NEBHE/GN International
Undergraduate $613 $920 $920 $1,348
Dental Hygiene 768 1,152 1,152 1,377
Nursing & Paramedicine 643 965 965 1,534
Radiologic Science 827 1,655 1,241 1,869
Graduate 745 1,118 1,118 1,118

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

FEES  
Student Activity Fee (all matriculated students, per credit, maximum 11 credits) $13
Non-degree Student Registration Fee (per term) 78
Facilities Fee (all matriculated students, per credit, maximum 11 credits) 38

2021 SUMMER TUITION

Vermont Residents Non-VT Residents RSP/NEBHE/GN International
Undergraduate $613 $920 $920 $1,348
Dental Hygiene 768 1,152 1,152 1,377
Nursing 643 965 965 1,534
Graduate 745 1,118 1,118 1,118

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

ROOM & BOARD RATES (per term) Randolph Center Williston
Single Room $4,480 $4,480
Double Room 3,550 3,550
Triple Room 2,800 2,800
Overnight rooms for emergencies (per night) 50 50
Gold Meal Plan (unlimited with 246 debit points and 6 guest meals per term) 2,297 --
Base Meal Plan (12 meals per week with 396 debit points and 6 guest meals per term) 2,213 --
8 Meal Plan (8 meals per week with 273 points at snack bar and 6 guest meals per term) 2,126 --
Senior Citizen Discount

Any student aged 65 or older may audit one VSCS 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. These students may not take the place of tuition-paying students in courses with enrollment limits. All applicable fees are the responsibility of the student.

Fee Descriptions

Application Fee: $55

Challenge Exam Fee: $159 per exam

Required when students take challenge exams for college credit or advanced standing.

Course Fee

Offsets the cost of special projects or equipment for specific courses.

Deferred Payment Fee: $60 per term

Charged when term charges are deferred because an outside source is providing direct payment past the normal due date.

Facilities Fee: up to $452 per term

Charged to all matriculated students and prorated per credit hour for part-time students; supports development of new facilities on the residential campuses.

Graduation Fee: $125 per degree

Charged for each degree a student receives regardless of whether they participate in a graduation ceremony. Typically charged when they submit a graduation application, but can be charged after the ceremony. A student who doesn't meet graduation participation requirements will be removed from the list and the graduation fee removed.

Health Insurance Fee

Mandatory for all full-time students not otherwise covered. For exemption, present written proof of coverage and complete the Student Waiver for the VSCS Student Health Insurance Plan in Web Services. Students failing to submit the online form by the published deadline are automatically enrolled in and billed for the VSCS health plan.

Institutional Lab Fee: $82 per lab credit hour

Required to offset the cost of instruction in labs, studios, clinicals, activities, and practica.

Late Financial Clearance Fee: $143

Charged to students who haven't paid or provided proof of future payment. Financial holds and this fee activate approximately 30 days into each term.

Matriculation Fee: $427

A one-time charge to all matriculated students in the first enrolled term.

Online Support Fee: $258

To provide support infrastructure for students in online programs.

Portfolio Assessment Fee: $50 per portfolio

Registration Fee: $78 per term

For non-degree students.

Returned Payment Fee: $25

For 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 any subsequent checks.

Safety & Security Fee: $60 per term

Charged to all matriculated students to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment.

Student Activity Fee: up to $154 per term

Covers the expense of student clubs, activities, and admission to most campus events such as concerts, dramatic productions, films, lectures, and recreational and social activities.

Transcript Fee: $6.50 per copy

Textbooks, Supplies, & Other Expenses

The cost of textbooks and supplies varies by program, but is typically around $800 per term. Upon approval, students who have financial aid to cover expenses plus books can charge books to their student accounts 30 days prior to the start of each term.

College students incur a variety of other expenses (travel, social activities, laundry, etc.) 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.

Payment Plans

Fall plans are available online through Self Service beginning June 1 or when billed. 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. Term balances must be paid in full prior to enrolling in future terms. A new payment plan must be set up each term.

As a condition of enrollment, students must provide payment in full or proof of how all term charges will be paid within 30 days of billing. Fall billing begins on or around June 1.

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 terms; issuance of grades or transcripts; or graduation. Reasonable interest and collection costs may be added to delinquent accounts.

Reductions for Withdrawal & Financial Aid Refunds

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.
If a student receives financial aid, 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.