2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Tuition and Fees



Vermont State is committed to providing accessible and affordable education - for everyone. We’ll help you get here, excel here, and afford your Vermont State experience.

In-State Tuition

Vermont State’s affordable in-state tuition costs help ensure college is within reach for Vermonters. For determination of in-state residency for tuition purposes, see VSC (VT State Colleges) Policy 301

Full Time Annual General Tuition Program Tuition Tuition Total
Standard Programs $9,984 $0 $9,984
Engineering and Technology
Programs Include:

Architectural & Building Engineering Technology
Architectural Engineering Technology
Automotive Technology
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
Computer Engineering Technology A.E. & B.S.
Computer Information Systems A.S. & B.S.
Construction Management A.A.S. & B.S.
Diesel Power Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology A.E. & B.S.
Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Forestry
Information Technology A.S. & B.S.
Landscape Contracting
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Professional Pilot Technology
Renewable Energy
Software Engineering A.S. & B.S.
Veterinary Technology
$9,984 $3,696 $13,680
Nursing
Programs Include:
Nursing A.S.
Nursing B.S.N.
$9,984 $4,368 $14,352
Dental and Radiologic
Programs Include:
Dental Hygiene
Radiologic Science
$9,984 $6,768 $16,752
Practical Nursing Certificate
Includes required 3rd term
$13,728 $6,006 $19,734
Paramedicine Certificate
Includes required 3rd term
$13,728 $9,306 $23,034

Out-of-State Tuition

Students joining us from out of state will find Vermont State’s affordable tuition rates are competitive with many colleges across the country.

Full Time Annual General Tuition Program Tuition Tuition Total
Standard Programs $19,992 $0 $19,992
Engineering and Technology
Programs Include:

Architectural & Building Engineering Technology
Architectural Engineering Technology
Automotive Technology
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
Computer Engineering Technology A.E. & B.S.
Computer Information Systems A.S. & B.S.
Construction Management A.A.S. & B.S.
Diesel Power Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology A.E. & B.S.
Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Forestry
Information Technology A.S. & B.S.
Landscape Contracting
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Professional Pilot Technology
Renewable Energy
Software Engineering A.S. & B.S.
Veterinary Technology
$19,992 $5,376 $24,696
Nursing
Programs Include:
Nursing A.S.
Nursing B.S.N.
$19,992 $5,376 $25,368
Dental and Radiologic
Programs Include:
Dental Hygiene
Radiologic Science
$19,992 $7,776 $27,768
Practical Nursing Certificate
Includes required 3rd term
$27,489 $7,392 $34,881
Paramedicine Certificate
Includes required 3rd term
$27,489 $10,692 $38,181

Discounted Tuition

Select programs of study qualify for the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) tuition break program. Students majoring in eligible programs benefit from a more affordable tuition rate, 150% of in-state tuition cost. More information can be found on NEBHE’s Vermont State University page.

Online-Only Tuition

Both Vermonters and out-of-state students pay the same affordable per-credit rate for VTSU Online-Only programs.

Online-Only Programs Expand
Programs Include:
Business Administration A.S. & B.S.
Criminal Justice
Dental Hygiene Online Degree Completion
Education: Early Childhood Education
General Studies
Holistic Health
Interdisciplinary Studies
Nursing B.S.N. Online
Psychological Science
General Tuition
$375 /credit
Program Tuition
$0 /credit
Tuition Total
$375 /credit

Housing and Food

Vermont State offers accessible and comfortable living options and varied dining experiences.

Standard Room
Standard Food Plan
Killington Campus Housing and Food
Per Semester
$3,915
$2,534
$5,834 Per Trimester
Full Time (Annual)
$7,830
$5,068
$17,502

Mandatory Fees

Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
Undergraduate (Online Programs)
Killington Trimester Fee
Per Credit
$59 / credit
$28 / credit
         
Full Time (Annual)
$1,416
        
$2,600

Cost of Attendance

What you need to know about your Financial Aid Budget

Your financial aid budget is a total of direct and indirect costs at Vermont State University, based on residency and housing. It is not tailored to individual living expenses or choices. You can receive financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, work study, etc.) up to the full cost of attendance.

What does Cost of Attendance really mean?

Cost of attendance (COA) is the total cost for you to attend Vermont State University each year, before financial aid. COA includes the following billable costs:  general tuition, program tuition and fees, housing and a food plan. It also includes the following indirect costs: books and supplies, personal and travel. The Books & Supplies and Personal/Miscellaneous amounts in the table are estimates used in determining financial aid eligibility. Your actual expenses will vary.

Indirect Costs On-Campus Off-Campus Off-Campus (with Parents)
Estimated Housing $7,830 $9,328 $3,620
Estimated Food $5,068 $3,998 $3,620
Estimated Books and Supplies $1,000 - $1,500
Estimated Personal $1,800
Estimated Transportation $2,074 $2,766 $2,766
Average Direct Loan Fees $50
Health Insurance
Health Insurance is required for full-time matriculated students and is billed in the fall and covers the full academic year. If you already have health insurance coverage, this charge can be waived by completing and submitting the online insurance selection form by the due date.
$2,013*

*Health insurance for spring 2024 semester only: $1,248

Other allowances that can be added to the Cost of Attendance include course fees related to specific courses, student health insurance, computer allowance, cost of obtaining licensure, study abroad expenses, dependent care expenses, disability related expenses, cooperative education cost. Allowances may be pro-rated based on enrollment.

The Average Direct Loan Fee is a fee charged on all Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans by the Federal government as a percentage of the loan amount proportionately deducted from each loan disbursement.

A Supplemental Budget form is available to students to indicate the need for additional allowances. In most cases a student will need to use private loan funds to meet indirect costs.

Program-Specific Fees

Professional Pilot

Section Number Course Title Flight Fee Hours Credits
AER 1021           Private Pilot: Flight I $14,395 30 1
AER 1022   Private Pilot: Flight II $0 25 1
AER 1120   Pilot Instrument Rating: Flight $13,307 50 2
AER 2031   Commercial Pilot: Flight I $18,493 80 2
AER 2032   Commerical Pilot: Flight II $9,465 40 2
AER 3020   Certified Flight Instructor: Flight $6,260 18 2
AER 4010   Multi-Engine Land: Ground & Flight $4,858 10 1
AER 4020   Certified Flight Instructor: Instrument Ground & Flight $3,350 10 1
AER 4030   Certified Flight Instructor: Multi-Engine Ground & Flight $7,108 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: $200 (approximately)

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

FAA Written Exam Fees: $165 per exam

Five 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.