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2012-2013 Catalogue

Policies and General Information

Tuition and Fees for Undergraduate Students

The student expenses outlined in the following paragraphs are anticipated charges for the 2012-2013 academic year. Changing costs may require adjustment of these charges before the beginning of the fall semester. To view charges approved by the Board of Trustees after the May 2012 board meeting please visit the Student Financial Services Link out of catalogue site. website.

Application Fee

A nonrefundable application fee of $55 is charged for each application for admission to a university degree program.

Acceptance Payment

To reserve a space in the class or semester admitted, students must submit an acceptance fee of $450 online (preferred) at the Admissions Login Link out of catalogue site. website or send a check, payable to the admissions office at the University of Vermont. See the Paying Your Acceptance Fee at UVM Link out of catalogue site. website for more information. Payment of the acceptance fee is required prior to the start of the semester of enrollment, and no later than the first day of classes of the semester of enrollment.

Acceptance fee refunds will be returned until May 1 for students admitted for the fall semester, but who decide not to enroll. Transfer students and students admitted for spring semester may receive a refund up to the payment deadline noted in the letter of admission.

Estimated Yearly Expenses

(Estimated costs are subject to change until approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2012.)

Listed below are estimated expenses (excluding transportation, laundry, and spending money) based on the tuition for full-time undergraduate students, followed by an explanation of these charges.

Resident Nonresident
Tuition $13,344 $33,672
Housing/Average Room and Meal $10,064 $10,064
Comprehensive Student Fee $1,910 $1,910
Inter-Residence Association Fee $30 $30
Student Government Association Fee $168 $168
Textbooks and Supplies (Estimated) $1,200 $1,200
Optional Student Health Insurance Plan
      (2011-12 Cost)
$2,178* $2,178*

*This reflects the UVM Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2011-2012 school year. For 2012-2013 premium information, visit the Center for Health and Wellbeing Health Insurance and Health Fees Link out of catalogue site. website.

Tuition

(Estimated costs are subject to change until approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2012.)

In-State Students: $556 per credit through 11.5 credits. From twelve-eighteen credits — $6,672 per semester plus $556 per credit for each credit in excess of eighteen credits.

Out-of-State Students: $1,403 per credit through 11.5 credits. From twelve-eighteen credits — $16,836 per semester plus $1,403 per credit for each credit in excess of eighteen credits.

Note: Courses taken for audit are also included in determining the number of credits for which a student is billed.

Housing Charges

Room and Board: All housing agreements include both room and board and are legally binding for the nine-month academic year. Each occupant is liable for the yearly rent, one half to be paid each semester.

For information related to housing, please visit the ResLife Link out of catalogue site. website. For information related to meal plans, please visit: University Dining Link out of catalogue site..

Comprehensive Student Fee

This fee is used to cover the operating, capital costs, and improvements of the Library, Student Center, Athletic Complex, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Campus Transportation services, Instructional Technology, and other Student Services.

Inter-Residence Association Fee

A per semester fee is charged to each resident to be used for activities within the residence hall system. For more specific information related to fee amount, please visit the Inter-Residence Association Fee Link out of catalogue site. website.

Health Insurance

Students enrolled in nine or more credits are required to have health insurance. These students must purchase the UVM Student Health Insurance or provide verification of comparable other coverage.

For additional information please visit the Center for Health and Wellbeing Health Insurance and Health Fees Link out of catalogue site. website.

Student Government Association Fee

Undergraduate degree students enrolled in four or more credits are charged the Student Government Fee each semester. This fee is allocated by the Student Government Association toward the support of student organizations and student activities. For students enrolled in twelve or more credits in a semester, this fee is included in the Comprehensive Student Fee. For additional information on specific fee amounts, please visit the Student Financial Services Tuition and Fees Link out of catalogue site. website.

Fees for Part-Time Students

(Estimated costs are subject to change until approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2012.)

Students enrolled in one to four credits in a semester will be charged $10 per credit to offset costs associated with registration.

A comprehensive fee is charged to all part-time students enrolled in at least five but less than twelve credits in a semester, as follows:

Credits Enrolled Per Semester Fee
5 $371
6 $413
7 $466
8 $517
9 to 11.5 $566

Books And Supplies

The estimated yearly cost of books and supplies at $1,200 is a low average. Some particular curricula may require one time purchases that will change this amount.

Physical Therapy students will be responsible for the cost of medically-required vaccinations, transportation, and living expenses (including room and board) during clinical affiliation periods. All Physical Therapy students are required to carry professional liability insurance prior to enrolling in the clinical experience.

Nuclear Medicine Technology and Radiation Therapy students are responsible for lab coats and other related expenses.

Professional Nursing students are responsible for the cost of clinical attire, vaccinations, CPR certification, and other related expenses prior to the clinical experience.

Students enrolled in art courses should expect to incur a lab or materials cost roughly equivalent to the cost of books in other courses. In certain courses, instructional materials are purchased in bulk by the department and costs are prorated among students at a far lower rate than if they were purchased individually.

Optional and Unique Fees for Undergraduate Students

Locker-Towel Fee

All students enrolled in physical education activity courses and others who wish to have an assigned locker must pay a locker-towel fee each year or any portion thereof. This fee provides a locker and a clean towel after each use of the gymnasium facility.

The School of Business Administration

All new first-year and transfer students entering programs in the school are required to purchase a microcomputer. Details on the cost and the machine specifications are provided to the student at the time of admission.

Credit by Exam

A fee will be charged for administration of special tests in areas for which academic credit may be received. This fee must be paid in advance.

Fees for Courses in Music Performance Study

Private applied lessons in most instruments and voice are available each semester, for academic credit, to qualified students. Private lessons meet for 14 weeks during the semester. Both one-half hour (one academic credit) or one hour (two academic credits) lessons may be taken, depending on the recommendation of the faculty. To review the detailed fees associated with music lessons, visit the Department of Music Link out of catalogue site. website and click on “Lessons”.

Any student enrolled in excess of eighteen credits because of Private Applied Lessons will be charged only the additional Private Lesson Fee, and not the supplemental tuition charges for taking more than the permitted eighteen credits. However, permission from the respective dean’s office to exceed eighteen academic credits in a semester must still be obtained.

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Summer Field Courses

Students majoring in Forestry or Wildlife Biology are required to take summer field courses. Forestry majors must take FOR 122 and Wildlife Biology majors must take WFB 131 and WFB 150.

The tuition for the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Summer Field Courses will be at the Summer Session credit rate. In addition, there may be charges for field expenses.

Department of Nursing

A fee of approximately $40 annually (estimated) will be charged each student for membership in the National Student Nurse Association and a fee of approximately $30 a year (estimated) for professional liability insurance will be billed to juniors and seniors. ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute) testing fees will be billed to seniors, approximately $83. These fees are included with the usual tuition bills.

Additional Fees for Special Courses

Occasionally, a special fee will be charged in addition to the fee for tuition to cover long distance travel expenses, special equipment, arrangements or skilled consultants. Students will be notified of this fee through the registration process.

Study Abroad

A $500 administrative fee will be assessed for students participating in a semester or year-long study abroad program and $250 for summer programs.

Diagnostic Evaluation

In certain instances, students may be assessed a fee for diagnostic testing. Additional information can be obtained from the Office of Specialized Student Services.

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