Financial Support and Costs

Merit scholarships will be available for qualified USPP students, however USPP students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid awards. Eligibility for merit scholarships is determined at the end of the fall and spring coursework.

At UVM, the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) is the organization that helps students with financing their education. Please see a list of scholarships available to U.S.-Sino Pathway Program students on the SFS website.

GPA Scholarship Table
GPA 3.75-4.0 Presidential International Scholarship $6,000
GPA 3.25-3.74 Trustees International Scholarship $4,000
GPA 2.75-3.24 USPP Scholarship $2,000

Scholarship recipients will receive their letters in China mid-May.

Paying Your UVM Summer Bridge Bill Program


Tuition - $6,344
Acceptance Fee - $450
Housing - $1,985
Meals - $1,932
Gym Fee - $150
Health Fee and Insurance - $440
Program Fee - $2,070
Miscellaneous - $58
Books - $400 (estimate)
Personal Expenses - $600 (estimate)
Comprehensive Fee - $120
Total Bridge Cost = $14,549* (*Costs shown on I-20 may differ slightly. Please see your official UVM bill for final payment requirements.)

Payment Schedule:

Students will be billed for the summer bridge program according to the University of Vermont's summer billing schedule. Your UVM bill will be sent to you electronically on May 12, 2010 and your payment for the Summer Bridge program will be due on June 4, 2010.

You will be notified via your UVM e-mail address whenever you have a new bill. To view your bill online, log into the UVM Student Information System and navigate to "Student Financial Services" followed by "Account & Billing Information."

Billing information is sent only to the student and any authorized payer(s) they have established. An authorized payer can be a parent or anyone else who you want to have access to view and pay your bill online. Authorized payers also are notified by email when a new bill is available. You may add authorized payers to your account while viewing your bill online.

Payment Methods:

Learn about payment options.