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

All Undergraduate (except DHY, NUR, PMD, & RAD)
  Vermont Residents Non-VT Residents RSP/NEBHE/GN
Tuition $14,304 $27,336 $21,456
Facilities Fee 870 870 870
Matriculation Fee 415 415 415
Student Activity Fee 296 296 296
Security Fee 86 86 86
Total $15,971 $29,003 $23,123
Double Room & Meal Plan* 11,020 11,020 11,020
Total with Room & Meals $26,991 $40,023 $34,143
Dental Hygiene
  Vermont Resident Non-VT Resident RSP/NEBHE/GN
Tuition $17,904 $28,008 $26,856
Facilities Fee 870 870 870
Matriculation Fee 415 415 415
Student Activity Fee 296 296 296
Security Fee 86 86 86
Total $19,571 $29,675 $28,523
Williston Double Room 6,604 6,604 6,604
Total with Room $26,175 $36,279 $35,127
Instruments & lab materials (first three years) $1,400
Attire & magnification lenses (first year) 1,400
Local anesthesia exam (second year) 150
Exams & licensure (third year) 1,600
Nursing

Practical Nursing

  Vermont Resident Non-VT Resident RSP/NEBHE/GN
Tuition (3 terms) $20,625 $43,560 $30,954
Facilities Fee 1,203 1,203 1,203
Matriculation Fee 415 415 415
Student Activity Fee 413 413 413
Graduation/Audit Fee 104 104 104
Student Security Fee 129 129 129
Total $22,889 $45,824 $33,218
Double Room & Meal Plan* 14,326 14,326 14,326
Total with Room & Meals $37,215 $60,150 $47,544
Lab kit $150
Laptop computer 1,200
Uniforms 250

ADN Nursing 

  Vermont Residents Non-VT Residents RSP/NEBHE/GN
Tuition $15,000 $31,680 $22,512
Facilities Fee 870 870 870
Matriculation Fee 415 415 415
Student Activity Fee 296 296 296
Graduation/Audit Fee 104 104 104
Security Fee 86 86 86
Total $16,771 $33,451 $24,283
Double Room & Meal Plan* 11,020 11,020 11,020
Total with Room & Meals $27,791 $44,471 $35,303
Laptop computer $1,200
Uniforms 250
Paramedicine 
  Vermont Residents Non-VT Residents RSP/NEBHE/GN
Tuition (3 terms) $22,500 $47,520 $33,768
Facilities Fee 1,305 1,305 1,305
Matriculation Fee 415 415 415
Student Activity Fee 444 444 444
Security Fee 129 129 129
Graduation/Audit Fee 104 104 104
Total $24,897 $49,917 $36,165
Williston Double Room 8,805 8,805 8,805
Total with Room $33,702 $58,722 $44,970
Radiologic Science

Vermont Resident

  Fall Spring Summer First Year Second Year
Tuition (3 terms for 1st year students only) $9,648 $9,648 $6,432 $25,728 19,296
Facilities Fee 435 435 296 1,166 870
Matriculation Fee 415     415 415
Student Activity Fee 148 148 104 400 296
Student Security Fee 43 43 43 129 86
Total $10,689 $10,274 $6,875 $27,838 $20,963
Williston Double Room† 3,302 3,302 2,201 8,805 6,604
Total with Room $13,991 $13,576 $9,076 $36,643 $27,567

Non-Vermont Resident

  Term Spring Summer First Year Second Year
Tuition (3 terms for 1st year students only) $19,296 $19,296 $12,864 $51,456 $38,592
Facilities Fee 435 435 296 1,166 870
Matriculation Fee 415     415 415
Student Activity Fee 148 148 104 400 296
Student Security Fee 43 43 43 129 86
Total $20,337 $19,922 $13,307 $53,566 $40,259
Williston Double Room 3,302 3,302 2,201 8,805 6,604
Total with Room $23,639 $23,224 $15,508 $62,371 $46,863

RSP/NEBHE/GN

  Term Spring Summer First Year Second Year
Tuition (3 terms for 1st year students only) $14,472 $14,472 $9,648 $38,592 $28,944
Facilities Fee 435 435 296 1,166 870
Matriculation Fee 415     415 415
Student Activity Fee 148 148 104 400 296
Student Security Fee 43 43 43 129 86
Total $15,513 $15,098 $10,091 $40,702 $30,611
Williston Double Room 3,302 3,302 2,201 8,805 6,604
Total with Room $18,815 $18,400 $12,292 $49,507 $37,215
International
  Undergrad DHY PN ADN PMD RAD
Tuition $31,440 $32,112 $49,203 $35,784 $53,676 $58,112
Facilities Fee 870 870 1,203 870 1,305 $1,166
Matriculation Fee 415 415 415 415 415 415
Student Activity Fee 296 296 413 296 444 400
Security Fee 86 86 129 86 129 129
Total $33,107 $33,779 $51,363 $37,451 $55,969 $60,222
Double Room 6,604 6,604 8,585 6,604 8,805 8,805
Meal Plan* 4,416 -- 5,741 4,416 -- --
Total with Room & Meals $44,127 $40,383 $65,689 $48,471 $64,744 $69,027
Graduate
  Vermont Residents Non-VT Residents RSP/NEBHE/GN International
Tuition (per credit) $745 $1,425 $1,118 $1,637
Facilities Fee 37 37 37 37
Matriculation Fee 415 415 415 415
Student Activity Fee (per credit) 13 13 13 13
Security Fee (per term) 43 43 43 43
Online 
  Vermont Residents Non-Vermont Residents
Tuition (per credit) $596 $596
Online Support Fee (per term) 251 251
Matriculation Fee 415 415
Security Fee 22 22

*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 $2,400.

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

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.

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 $596 $1,139 $894 $1,310
Dental Hygiene 746 1,167 1,119 1,338
Nursing 625 1,320 938 1,491
Paramedicine 625 1,320 938 1,491
Radiologic Science 804 1,608 1,206 1,816
Graduate 745 1,425 1,118 1,637

(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) 76
Facilities Fee (all matriculated students, per credit, maximum 11 credits) 37

2020 SUMMER TUITION

Vermont Residents Non-VT Residents RSP/NEBHE/GN International
Undergraduate $596 $894 $894 $1,310
Dental Hygiene 746 1,119 1,119 1,338
Nursing 625 938 938 1,491
Paramedicine 625 938 938 1,491
Radiologic Science 804 1,608 1,206 1,816
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 $4,169 $4,169
Double Room 3,302 3,302
Triple Room 2,970 2,970
Overnight rooms for emergencies (per night) 49 49
Gold Meal Plan (unlimited with 246 debit points and 6 guest meals per term) 2,208 --
Base Meal Plan (12 meals per week with 396 debit points and 6 guest meals per term) 2,127 --
8 Meal Plan (8 meals per week with 273 points at snack bar and 6 guest meals per term) 2,045 --
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: $50

Challenge Exam Fee: $155 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: $58 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 $435 per semester

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: $104 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: $1,977 per year

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: $80 per lab credit hour

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

Late Financial Clearance Fee: $139

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: $415

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

Online Support Fee: $251

To provide support infrastructure for students in online programs.

Portfolio Assessment Fee: $50 per portfolio

Registration Fee: $76 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: $43 per term

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

Student Activity Fee: up to $148 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.