Graduate Tuition & Aid

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for Federal Financial Aid. Due to the Budget Control Act of 2011, graduate students are eligible for unsubsidized Federal Direct loan funds and depending on funding may be eligible for Federal Work-Study. Federal loans, administered by the Castleton Financial Aid staff, are intended to assist qualified students who are unable to meet their entire Castleton graduate education expenses with their own resources. Your enrollment status must be at least half-time (3 credits) each semester/term.

Graduate students may be eligible to borrow up to $20,500 in an unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan. The aggregate loan limit, which includes loans borrowed as an undergraduate student, is $138,500, of which no more than $65,500 may be subsidized. Students may be required to complete the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Direct Loan entrance counseling.

Students accepted into a Castleton graduate program and who plan on enrolling in summer classes must complete the Castleton Summer Financial Aid application and have a valid FAFSA. More information about summer aid is found on Castleton’s Financial Aid webpage.

Per federal regulations, we are required to monitor a student’s academic progress. To satisfactorily meet academic progress, graduate students are expected to complete their degree within five academic years from the date of enrollment. Students who have reached the maximum time frame will not be eligible for federal financial aid, there is no warning period. Also, graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Please visit the Financial Aid page for additional information.


Graduate Tuition & Fees

On February 14, 2018, Castleton announced new graduate tuition rates, which are reflected below.

All Castleton graduates are eligible for a one-time $500 scholarship when they matriculate into the graduate program of their choice. 

Per Credit Rates 

Tuition per credit $625
Graduate Tech/Resource Fee per credit $15
TOTAL PER CREDIT $640
*Health Insurance, per semester $2,181/academic year
$1,350/spring semester only

*Health insurance is required for all students enrolled in 9 or more credits per semester. The annual amount is billed to your fall semester bill; then the annual policy renews each fall semester. Insurance must be accepted or declined by the student, online only.

Payment Options

  • Personal Payment: Cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • Financial Aid: Loans, grants, scholarships, military benefits, federal or state benefits
  • Monthly Payment Plan: Single semester contracts of 6, 5, 4 or 3 payments (available online only)
  • Third-Party Payment: If your employer is paying, a purchase order must be submitted with registration

Contact the Financial & Registration Services Office for more information at (802) 468-6070.

Additional Fees

  • To add or drop a class after the first two weeks: $26 (X and Y classes: after one week) Dropping classes at this point will not adjust or credit your tuition bill.
  • Late degree application fee: $20 (application deadline is May 1 or December 1 of the year prior to graduation)
  • Graduation fee: $101 (charged to all graduating students, whether or not they attend commencement)
  • Transcripts: $7.50 each
  • Late registration fee: $66