Actual Costs for Academic Year 2016-2017

The following costs were set by the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees. Use this worksheet to help you estimate your annual expenses and resources related to attending Castleton. Students are charged per semester once registered for classes. Typically the Fall 2016 semester bills will be due mid-August and the Spring 2017 semester bill will be due early January. Students may view their bill and financial aid online through Web Services via the VSC portal. Late charges are assessed for any outstanding balance not paid by the due date.

Undergraduate

Quick Direct Reference

On campus: 16-17 yearly costs including tuition, student association fee, student initiative fee, room and board:

Vermont Resident: $21,302
Vermont Resident, Nursing: $24,374
Non-resident: $36,710
Non-resident, Nursing: $39,782
 

Undergraduate Full Time Tuition

Vermont Resident: $5,124 (per semester) $10,248 (full academic year) $427 (per credit)
Vermont Resident, Nursing: $6,660 (per semester) $13,320 (full academic year) $555 (per credit)
Non-resident: $12,828 (per semester) $25,656 (full academic year) $1,069 (per credit)
Non-resident, Nursing: $14,364 (per semester) $28,728 (full academic year) $1,197 (per credit)
NEBHE/Intl tuition for qualified students: $7,704 (per semester) $15,408 (full academic year) $642 (per credit)
Intl tuition for qualified nursing students $10,008 (per semester) $20,016 (full academic year) $834 (per credit)
 

On campus

Room: $2,974 (per semester) $5,948 (full academic year)
Board (unlimited meal plan) $2,020 (per semester) $4,040 (full academic year)
 

Additional Costs

Student Association Fee: $135 (per semester) $270 (full academic year) $12 (per credit)
Student Resources Fee: $398 (per semester) $796 (full academic year) $34 (per credit)
New Student Registration/Orientation Fee: $115 (per semester) $230 (full academic year)  
*Student Health Insurance: $1,945    
 

*Health Insurance is required for all full-time matriculated undergraduate students and is billed in the Fall for students beginning in the Fall term. If you already have health insurance coverage this charge can be waived by completing and submitting the online Insurance Selection form by the due date. The Financial & Registration Services Office has more information. Coverage for the fall runs from August 15, 2016 - August 14, 2017. For the spring only, coverage begins January 1, 2017 and ends August 14, 2017.

Graduate Full Time Tuition

Vermont Resident: $4,950 (per semester) $9,990 (full academic year) $550 (per credit)
Non-resident: $7,200 (per semester) $14,400 (full academic year) $800 (per credit)
Tech/Resource Fee: $522 (per semester) $1,044 (full academic year) $59 (per credit)
 
 
 The following worksheet can help you plan for your costs:
 
Section A: Annual Direct Costs Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Total
Tuition
     
Room
     
Board
     
Student Association Fee, Registration/Orientation Fee
     
Student Resources Fee/Grad Tech Resource Fee
     
Other: lab fees (costs attached to courses)
     
Student Health Insurance Fee (if applicable)
     
Estimated Total Section A
     

Section B: Financial Aid Resources*
(use your financial aid award to complete)

Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Total
Grants/scholarships
     
Perkins student loan
     
Federal Direct student loan
     
Total Section B
     
Section A - Section B = Estimated total due
     
*Exclude Federal Work-Study, as well as estimated state grants and scholarships that are not directly applied to student account.

Section C: Plan to pay above estimated total due

Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Total
Cash/check and /or credit card
     
Tuition Payment Plan
     
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan (Graduate PLUS for graduate students)
     
Private Educational Loan
     

Estimated Total Section C
(should equal Total Due from Section B)

     

Printable Worksheet


Indirect Costs
Other annual estimated expenses to consider.
Books
$1,000  
Nursing Books
$1,500  
Personal
$   720  
Transportation
$   684 (living on campus)
Transportation
$1,620 (living off campus)

It is recommended that you cover the above indirect costs using personal savings or earnings. If this is not possible you may choose to borrow (Federal Direct PLUS or Private Educational Loans) to cover those expenses.

If living off campus the following allowances are considered part of your cost of attendance.

Living Off Campus

Room

$6,300

Board

$2,880

Commuting from parent’s home

Room/Board

$3,050

Book Charges

All students have the option to charge their books/supplies to their student account during the first two weeks of the semester. These charges will be added to the student’s next billing statement.

Funding Options

Any combination of these funding options listed below can be used in addition to your Federal student aid or other resources.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

Cash/check
Credit card [VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express] which can be made online
Tuition Payment Plan
Federal Direct PLUS Loan (for parents of a dependent student)
Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan (for graduate students)
Private Education Loan

Tuition Payment Plan

Fall Semester: Payment may begin in June, July, August or September, last payment in November.
Spring Semester: Payments may begin in November, December or January, last payment in April.

Federal Direct PLUS Loans for Undergraduate Students

The Federal Direct PLUS Loan is a low-interest loan, the current interest rate is fixed at 6.84% (for loans first disbursed on/after 7/1/15 and before 7/1/16), designed as a long-term financing option to help pay for education beyond high school. The Direct Parent PLUS Loan is available to creditworthy parents or stepparents to help pay for their dependent student’s education. The interest rate will be updated as soon as we get notification from the Department of Education.

Additional information about the PLUS Loan program
Instructions for parents on how to apply for a PLUS Loan

Federal Direct PLUS Loans for Graduate Students

The Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan is a low-interest loan (the current interest rate is fixed at 6.84%, for loans first disbursed on/after 7/1/15 and before 7/1/16), for creditworthy graduate students enrolled at least half time. Graduate students apply for the maximum amount of Federal Stafford Loans first. The interest rate will be updated as soon as we get notification from the Department of Education.

Additional information about the Grad PLUS Loan program
Instructions for parents on how to apply for a Grad PLUS Loan

Private Education Loans

Private education loans are consumer loans made to individuals to help pay for college. You should always use any federal loan eligibility available to you before borrowing a private education loan.

Additional information about Private Education Loans