Policies and General Information
Tuition and Fees for Graduate 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 2011 board meeting please visit the Student Financial Services website.
The application fee is $40 for the on-line applications.
Estimated tuition rates for the 2012-13 academic year are as follows:
For Vermont residents, $556 per credit hour; $6,672 per semester flat rate for twelve credits and $556 per credit in excess of twelve credits. For out-of-state students, $1,403 per credit hour; $16,836 per semester flat rate for twelve credits and $1,403 per credit in excess of twelve credits.
The lower rates for Vermont residents are made possible by a subvention to the university from the state of Vermont.
Continuous Registration Tuition Fee: GRAD 901/902/903
Students who are actively working toward their degree completion and have completed all credits required for the degree, but have not completed all graduation requirements, must enroll each semester for Continuous Registration and pay a fee ranging from $100-$300 for the Continuous Registration fee each semester until all degree requirements are completed, including removing incomplete grades, passing the comprehensive examination, or completing a thesis or dissertation.
Based on the number of credits enrolled per semester, students pay a Comprehensive Fee each semester. The estimated 2012-13 per semester comprehensive fee schedule is as follows: one credit - $10, two credits - $20, three credits - $30, four credits - $40, five credits - $353, six credits - $394, seven credits - $444, eight credits - $492, nine credits and above - $844.
Student Health Fee
A health fee is included in the Comprehensive fee for students enrolled in nine or more credits. The health fee is a required fee for any student enrolled in fewer than nine credits who purchases UVM health insurance. The estimated 2012-13 health fee is $295.00 per semester.
Student Accident and Sickness Insurance
Through an arrangement with a commercial insurance company, students are able to procure health insurance which is designed to provide coverage for services beyond those provided by the Center for Health and Wellbeing. There is an additional charge for this extended coverage beyond the student health fee. The 2012-13 cost for one year's coverage for single students is estimated at $2,396. Married students may obtain coverage for their spouse and children. Further details are available from the Center for Health and Wellbeing. To participate in this insurance, the student health fee must be paid each semester as well as the additional insurance premium.
Credit by Examination
A student may, under certain circumstances, receive credit for a course by taking an examination. A fee of $50 per credit is charged for each examination. Any credit earned by examination applies to the total number of credit hours allowed for validation and transfer. Appropriate forms to initiate the process of credit by examination are available in the registrar's office.
Reactivation following withdrawal without an approved leave of absence requires payment of a $40 reactivation fee.
Tuition refunds for students who drop or withdraw from courses will be handled according to the university's published tuition refund schedule which is available online at the Student Financial Services website.
A student may voluntarily withdraw from the university by notifying the dean of the Graduate College and the registrar. The student will receive a refund in accordance with the bill adjustment policy. Date and time of withdrawal normally will be the date the withdrawal notice is received by the registrar.
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 paid for semester, nor will there be any reduction in amounts due to the university for the semester if the bill has not been fully paid at the time of suspension or dismissal.
In case of death of the student, tuition, room and fees which has been paid for the semester during which the death occurs will be refunded fully.