Costs | Residential Life | The University of Vermont(title)

Students living on campus are billed each semester for a room, meal plan, and Inter-Residence Association fee. Semester bills are payable to UVM Student Financial Services in August and January.

Room Rates by Tier



Cottages, Christie/Wright/Patterson, Coolidge, Converse, Jeanne Mance, Marsh/Austin/Tupper, McAuley, Mercy, Redstone, Slade, Wing/Davis/Wilks

Room TypeAcademic Year CostSemester Cost
Traditional Single 



Traditional Double



Traditional Triple



Traditional Quad



Suite Single

$10, 814.00


Suite Double



Suite Triple






Harris/Millis, Hunt, McCann, Mason/Simpson/Hamilton, Living/Learning, Ready, Richardson, Sichel

Room Type

Academic Year Cost

Semester Cost

Traditional Single



Traditional Double



Traditional Triple



Traditional Quad



Suite Single 



Suite Double



Suite Triple






Central Campus Residence Hall, University Heights North/South

Room Type

Academic Year Cost

Semester Cost

Private Single 





Private Double




Private Triple



Traditional Single 



Traditional Double



Traditional Triple

These buildings do not house any rooms of this type.

Suite Single



Suite Double 



Suite Triple




About Tiered Housing


We offer three (3) tiers of structured room rates:

Basic: Standard rate for traditional, hall-style accommodation 

Enhanced: Spaces with increased conveniences like in-residence dining halls, or suite-style living

Premium: Rooms in our newest halls with amenities, such as private bathrooms, climate control, in-building fitness centers, and more.

For more information about Room Styles and Types, see our Room Rate FAQ (PDF) and Hall Information.

Other Costs

Meal Plans

We work closely with Dining and the Meal Plan Office to offer a variety of meal plan options for on and off-campus students. Please visit UVM Dining for up to date information about meal plans.

Academic Break Room Rates


Fall Break$161 for the week
Winter Break$161 per week
$535 for all four weeks
Spring Break$161 for the week

Residents who choose to remain on campus during academic breaks will see an additional charge on their student account after the break. Meal plans are not available during academic breaks.

More About Academic Break Housing

Inter-Residence Association Fee

A non-refundable Inter-Residence Association (IRA)  fee of $30, $15 billed each semester  is charged to each student to fund events, leadership development opportunities, and other campus-based initiatives as determined by residence hall councils. IRA is a campus student government organization made up of elected executive leadership and student representatives from residential complexes. 

More about IRA

Keys, Damage, and Health and Safety

Besides the expected room and meal plan charges that occur twice a year, students may sometimes see other charges on their account.

Key Charges:

  • Fourth lockout: $25
  • Unreturned bike room key: $25
  • Unreturned room key: $55
  • Unreturned elevator key: $500

Health & Safety Infractions:

  • Possession of University property (including Exit Signs): $500
  • Covered smoke detector: $500
  • Empty alcohol container, smoking/smoke: $150-$250
  • Drug paraphernalia: $150-$250

End of Year Charges:

  • After May move-out, all student rooms are inspected by our staff, and residents may be charged for damaged/missing items, extra cleaning, or late/improper checkout.
  • Charges are billed in mid-June and appear as assigned damage on the account.
  • Assigned damage charges may be appealed.
  • We email students in mid-June with directions on how to do that.
  • Damage appeal deadline is June 30. 
Offset Cost Assistance

To allow all residents the opportunity to fully participate in all themed housing choices  regardless of their financial status, we offer a discretionary housing fund to offset a portion of the higher room rates in some Learning Communities (such as University Heights and Living/Learning).  Financial aid packages are based on the cost of a traditional double room,  but  we also house students in double, triple, or single rooms arranged in private, suite, or traditional-style rooms. Students who receive need-based assistance and are members of these programs may request  offset cost assistance  if:

  • They are assigned to a qualifying room that is more expensive than the standard room rate and Student Financial Services determines the extra cost to be a financial hardship.
  • The offset cost assistance request form is in the housing portal, visible during specific times of the year only to residents of qualified rooms.
  • The deadline to request is the last day of add/drop each semester.
  • We're happy to offer this opportunity to our residents. For any questions, please contact us at or (802) 656-3434