Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Vermont tuition is $15,936 per year for in-state residents. This is 121% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 45% cheaper than the average Vermont tuition of $28,895 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 5th in Vermont amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 12th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $40,176 which represents a 152% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,340 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $18,276.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $12,492 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Burlington should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,242 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,658 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Vermont residents to go to UVM is $34,210 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Vermont residence can expect a one year cost of $58,450.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for University of Vermont and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Vermont
Estimated Budgets
Vermont Resident Total Budget $34,210
   In-State Tuition$15,936
   Other Fees$2,340
   Room and Board$12,492
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,242
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Non-Resident Total Budget $58,450
   Out-of-State Tuition$40,176
   Other Fees$2,340
   Room and Board$12,492
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,242
   Books and Supplies$1,200


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $34,210 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported UVM net price for in-state students is $19,815* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

93% of University of Vermont students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $16,347. 15 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,242. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Vermont, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Vermont
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$19,815*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid93%
Average Total Grant Aid$16,347
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants15%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,242

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$12,418
$30,001 to $48,000$13,261
$48,001 to $75,000$15,079
$75,001 to $110,000$21,429

Average Financial Aid Mix - $34,210 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $34,210. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 51% - $16,347

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Vermont or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 16% - $5,183

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 33% -  $10,438

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if UVM is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 75/100 for University of Vermont. Considering an average net price paid of $13,864, this leads to an overall value ranking of 73/100. This places the school 78th on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Vermont
SUNY at Albany56.9% less expensive
University of Massachusetts Amherst3.3% less expensive
SUNY College at Oneonta56.9% less expensive
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry56.9% less expensive
Maine Maritime Academy34.4% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Vermont.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at UVM is $136,840 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $13,864 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $55,456**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $171,050 or $69,320 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of Vermont.

Vermont Resident Tuition Per Semester$7,968
Vermont Resident Total Cost Per Semester$17,105
Non-Vermont Resident Tuition Per Semester$20,088
Non-Vermont Resident Total Cost Per Semester$29,225

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Vermont are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Vermont
Price per credit hour for Vermont residents$664
Cost for one class for Vermont residents (3 credit hours)$1,992
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$1,674
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$5,022
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$6,696


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 53% of University of Vermont students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,183.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Vermont? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $55,456, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $68,808.18. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Vermont. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 93% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $13,864. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Vermont student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Vermont Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$573.40
Amount Borrowed$55,456.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$13,352.18
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$68,808.18

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UVM? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Vermont, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $68,808.18 would be needed to afford a $573.40 monthly payment in the example $55,456.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Vermont in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $13,344 to $15,936. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.9%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $136,840.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Vermont.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$47,047$188,187
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$60,045$240,179
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $76,634$306,537
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $88,714$354,855


Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for University of Vermont or model a student loan.

College Savings Calculator

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Estimate Loan Payments

Modify the loan assumptions to fit your financial situation and likely tuition price. Then calculate your payoff and loan payments for a University of Vermont student loan.

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About University of Vermont

University of Vermont is a four year public college located in Burlington, Vermont.  Full time enrollment is 11,941 and part time is 1,454. Learn more about getting accepted at University of Vermont at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

University of Vermont
85 S Prospect St
Burlington, Vermont

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Vermont is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

University of Vermont cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231174 IPEDS survey data.