Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Vermont Technical College tuition is $13,512 per year for in-state residents. This is 91% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 53% cheaper than the average Vermont tuition of $28,526 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 4th in Vermont amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 13th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $25,824 which represents a 91% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,178 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $14,690.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,290 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Randolph Center should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $1,650 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $1,650 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Vermont residents to go to Vermont Tech is $27,630 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Vermont residence can expect a one year cost of $39,942.

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

Costs and Tuition for Vermont Technical College
Estimated Budgets
Vermont Resident Total Budget $27,630
   In-State Tuition$13,512
   Other Fees$1,178
   Room and Board$10,290
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,650
   Books and Supplies$1,000
Non-Resident Total Budget $39,942
   Out-of-State Tuition$25,824
   Other Fees$1,178
   Room and Board$10,290
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,650
   Books and Supplies$1,000


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 $27,630 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 Vermont Tech net price for in-state students is $18,069* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

69% of Vermont Technical College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,413. 39 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 $4,143. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Vermont Technical College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Vermont Technical College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$18,069*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid69%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,413
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants39%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,143

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$15,069
$30,001 to $48,000$17,049
$48,001 to $75,000$19,699
$75,001 to $110,000$22,312

Average Financial Aid Mix - $27,630 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $27,630. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 21% - $5,413

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

Federal Loans

 22% - $5,647

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

Out of Pocket

 57% -  $14,920

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.

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 Vermont Technical College.

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 Vermont Tech is $110,520 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 $15,739 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $62,956**

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 $138,150 or $78,695 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 Vermont Technical College.

Vermont Resident Tuition Per Semester$6,756
Vermont Resident Total Cost Per Semester$13,815
Non-Vermont Resident Tuition Per Semester$12,912
Non-Vermont Resident Total Cost Per Semester$19,971

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 Vermont Technical College 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 Vermont Technical College
Price per credit hour for Vermont residents$563
Cost for one class for Vermont residents (3 credit hours)$1,689
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$1,076
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$3,228
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$4,304


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. 69% of Vermont Technical College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,647. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $22,380.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Vermont Technical College? 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 $62,956, 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 $78,113.96. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Vermont Technical College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 69% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $15,739. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Vermont Technical College 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.

Vermont Technical College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$650.95
Amount Borrowed$62,956.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$15,157.96
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$78,113.96

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Vermont Tech? 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 Vermont Technical College, 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 $78,113.96 would be needed to afford a $650.95 monthly payment in the example $62,956.00 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 Vermont Technical College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $11,088 to $13,512. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.4%. 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 $110,520.00. 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 Vermont Technical College.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$37,998$151,991
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$48,496$193,983
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $61,894$247,577
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $71,650$286,601

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Vermont Technical College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 120 98% costlier
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 25 90% costlier
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 21 81% costlier
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 20 101% costlier
Dairy Husbandry and Production Associate's Degree 19 65% costlier
Architectural Engineering Associate's Degree 18 17% costlier
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree 17 17% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 16 104% costlier
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other Associate's Degree 15 109% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 14 119% costlier
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant Associate's Degree 10 96% costlier
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other Associate's Degree 10 78% costlier
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 99% costlier
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 9 92% costlier
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Associate's Degree 9 95% costlier
Information Technology Associate's Degree 7 107% costlier
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 84% costlier
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 121% costlier
Equestrian/Equine Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 2% costlier
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 4 7% costlier
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Associate's Degree 3 125% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 3 99% costlier


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

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About Vermont Technical College

Vermont Technical College is a four year public college located in Randolph Center, Vermont.  Full time enrollment is 1,023 and part time is 622.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Vermont Technical College
1 Main Street
Randolph Center, Vermont

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Vermont Technical College 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.

Vermont Technical College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231165 IPEDS survey data.