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Additional Educational and Living Expenses

For tuition and fee charges, please see Graduate Student Tuition and Fees per Semester. The lower rates for Vermont residents are made possible by a subvention to the University from the State of Vermont.

Graduate Student Fees

Application Fee

All applications for admission must be accompanied by a $40 on-line application fee. This fee is nonrefundable.

Please note that beginning July 1, 2007 all applicants for graduate study at The University of Vermont are required to submit their applications on the web. Paper applications are no longer accepted except in extenuating circumstances. (Please contact the Graduate College at the address below in such situations; the paper application fee is $55.) The change to electronic submission has been made to allow for more timely processing of applications and to better serve our applicants.

Graduate College Admissions Office
The University of Vermont
330 Waterman Building
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0160

Telephone: (802) 656-2699
Fax: (802) 656-0519
Our e-mail address is:
Continuous Registration Fee

GRAD 900. A fee of $100 per semester is charged each graduate student who has enrolled for all credits required in the degree program but who has not completed all degree requirements (e.g. comprehensive examination, thesis defense) in order to maintain continuous enrollment. Students who have not cleared grades of I or XC, but who have enrolled for all required course work must pay this fee.

Comprehensive Fee

Students pay a Comprehensive Fee each semester according to the following schedule:

0.5 credits (including Continuous Registration): No Fee  
1 credit:  $10.00 6 credits: $406.00
2 credits: $20.00 7 credits: $458.00
3 credits: $30.00 8 credits: $508.00
4 credits: $40.00 9 - 11 credits: $556.00
5 credits: $364.00 12 or more credits: $861.00 (includes health fee)

Transportation Fee: A transportation fee is included in the full-time Comprehensive Fee.

Student Health Fee

A health fee is included in the full-time Comprehensive Fee. Students enrolled for fewer than 12 credit hours are eligible for University Health Services by paying a health fee of $285.00 per semester.

Student Accident and Sickness Insurance

Through an arrangement with a commercial insurance company, students are able to procure health insurance that provides coverage for services beyond those offered by the Student Health Center. There is an additional charge for this extended coverage beyond the student health fee.

The 2011-2012 cost for one year's coverage for single students is $2,178. Married students may obtain coverage for their spouse and children at additional cost. Further details are available from Student Health Services. To participate in this insurance, the student health fee must be paid each semester as well as the annual insurance premium.

Reactivation Fee

Reactivation following withdrawal or deactivation requires payment of a $40 reactivation fee.

Advanced Degree Fee

The fee charged to each advanced degree recipient is as follows:

This fee may be paid at any time but must be paid prior to the deadline established for submission of doctoral dissertations or master's theses for each of the three graduation periods.

It is the responsibility of the degree candidate to pay the appropriate advanced degree fee at the Graduate College Office, 330 Waterman, in order to have a degree awarded.

Housing and Living Expenses

A limited number of University-owned apartments are available for married and graduate students. The apartments are located at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester on a bus route five miles from the main campus. There is also dormitory-style housing adjacent to campus. For detailed information about either housing option, contact Residential Life, Robinson Hall, phone (802)656-3434, fax (802)656-1142, email: If considering University housing, contact the Housing Office as soon as possible.

Graduate students may participate in a variety of meal plans from Marriott Food Services and take their meals at a number of locations around campus.

Rents in the Burlington area vary from approximately $125 per week for a single furnished room to upwards of $1,200 per month for a two-bedroom apartment. A single student must expect minimum over all living expenses of approximately $1,000 per month.

Bill Adjustment

At the end of the semester, an audit will be made of each student's record. If the audit reveals that total credit hour enrollment is greater than at the end of the specified drop period, the student will be financially liable for the total enrollment. Students will be charged for all hours as specified in policy statements regarding tuition.


A student may voluntarily withdraw from the University by notifying the Graduate Dean 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.


If a student is suspended or dismissed, a refund will be processed according to the bill adjustment schedule.


In case of death of the student, tuition which has been paid for the semester during which the death occurs will be fully refunded.