Policies and General Information
Financial Aid Programs for Graduate Students
Federal Loan Programs
The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan programs are the primary source of financial assistance for graduate students. Admitted students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be reviewed for loan eligibility. The financial aid award provided by Student Financial Services will indicate loan eligibility and provide information on loan application procedures. Learn more about federal financial aid for graduate students at UVM’s Student Financial Services website.
The university provides support and information to any veteran or dependent eligible for benefits under Federal Law, Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, or 106. Students eligible for these benefits should contact the registrar's office at least one month prior to registration each semester. Students wishing to register for benefits should be prepared to present their certificates of eligibility. For general information regarding application for and use of GI Bill benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, please visit the Information for Veterans website.
Students involved in the Veterans Program should contact the university in the event of any change in credit load, dependency status, address, or major. The phone number is (802) 656-2045.
New England Regional Student Program
The New England Regional Student Program is an opportunity for qualified legal residents of New England states to enroll at reduced rates for some programs that are not offered by the home state university but are offered in another New England state. A list of the available graduate programs is listed in the "Apple Book" and may be examined in the Graduate College Admissions office or obtained from the New England Board of Higher Education, 45 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111 or online at the NEBHE website.
Applicants must indicate clearly, both in their initial inquiries and on their application forms, that they are seeking admission under the terms of the New England Regional Student Program. In cases where the program of study is clearly unique or distinctive to the out-of-state institution, the UVM Graduate College dean's office will certify directly the applicant's eligibility to apply under the New England Regional Student Program. In cases where an apparently similar program of study is available at both institutions involved, the graduate deans of the two institutions will determine whether regional student status is appropriate.