University of Vermont

Official 2009-2010 Catalogue Site

2009-10 Online Catalogue

Academic Policies and General Information

Refund and Bill Adjustment Policies

Please see the Refund and Bill Adjustment Policy at this address.

With the current level of education costs, we are concerned for students who may have to leave the University before the semester is completed under these circumstances, which in all cases are unpredictable. Therefore, the University of Vermont has arranged with A.W.G. Dewar, Inc., to offer the Tuition Refund Plan to our students and parents to minimize the financial portion of the loss in such cases. This elective program provides coverage for tuition, required fees, and room and board charges. Please contact DEWAR directly at trp@, or (617) 774-1555 if you have any questions regarding the Tuition Refund Plan.

Acceptance fee and Advance Tuition Payment for New Students

A newly admitted undergraduate student for fall semester who decides not to attend the University may request a full refund of the acceptance fee by submitting a written request to the Admissions Office postmarked on or before May 1. After May 1, the acceptance fee is non-refundable.

Transfer students and students admitted for spring semester whose plans to enroll change before the payment deadline noted on the enrollment card, may request a full refund of the acceptance fee. Requests should be made in writing to the Admissions Office.

Cancellation and Withdrawal

A student who cancels or withdraws for personal or medical reasons, will receive an adjustment of charges in accordance with the following schedule. Medical withdrawals require approval of the University Student Health Center.

  • 100% tuition, fees, room and board credit adjustment prior to the end of the first ten instruction days.
  • 50% tuition, fees, room and board credit adjustment through the third week of the semester.
  • 25% tuition, fees, room and board credit adjustment through the fourth week of the semester.
  • No adjustment after the fourth week of the semester.

In the case of suspension or dismissal from the University for disciplinary reasons, there will be no refund of tuition, room, meal plan, or comprehensive fees for the semester, nor will there be any reduction in amounts due to the University for the semester if the bill has not been paid fully at the time of suspension or dismissal.

Note: The effective date of any cancellation or withdrawal is the date the student initiates the withdrawal process either in writing, in person or over the phone. In no case will an adjustment be made after the first day of classes of the following semester.

Changes in Credit Hour Load

A student who adds courses during the semester will be billed additional tuition and fees applicable to the adjusted credit hour load. A student who drops courses during the semester will receive a tuition credit based upon the effective date as described above. However, the course will remain on the student's record.


In the case of a student's death, tuition, room, and fees will be fully refunded for the semester during which the death occurs. Unused meal points will be refunded.