Cost of Attendance & Funding Options 2017-2018

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 University. Students are charged per semester once registered for classes. Typically the Fall 17 semester bills will be due mid-August and the Spring 18 semester bill will be due early January. Students may view their bill and financial aid online through Web Services via the Castleton website. Late charges are assessed for any outstanding balance not paid by the due date.


Quick Direct Reference

On campus: 17-18 yearly costs including tuition, student association fee, student resources fee, room and board:

Vermont Resident: $22,260
Vermont Resident, Nursing: $25,596
Non-resident: $37,812
Non-resident, Nursing: $37,812

Undergraduate Full Time Tuition

Vermont Resident: $5,436 (per semester) $10,872 (full academic year) $453 (per credit)
Vermont Resident, Nursing: $7,104 (per semester) $14,208 (full academic year) $592 (per credit)
Non-resident: $13,212 (per semester) $26,424 (full academic year) $1,101 (per credit)
Non-resident, Nursing: $13,212 (per semester) $26,424 (full academic year) $1,101 (per credit)
NEBHE tuition for qualified students: $8,154 (per semester) $16,308 (full academic year) $680 (per credit)

On campus

Room: $3,064 (per semester) $6,128 (full academic year)
Board (unlimited meal plan): $2,081 (per semester) $4,162 (full academic year)

Additional Costs

Student Association Fee: $139 (per semester) $278 (full academic year) $12 (per credit)
Student Resources Fee: $410 (per semester) $820 (full academic year) $35 (per credit)
New Student Registration/Orientation Fee: $115 (per semester) $230 (full academic year)  
*Student Health Insurance: $1,449 (Spring only) $2,328 (full academic year)  

*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, 2017 - August 14, 2018. For the spring only, coverage begins January 1, 2018 and ends August 14, 2018. 

Graduate Full Time Tuition

Graduate Full Time Tuition (9-12 credits) $7,200 (per semester) $14,400 (full academic year) $800 (per credit)
Tech/Resource Fee: $549 (per semester) $1,098 (full academic year) $61 (per credit)
 The following worksheet can help you plan for your costs:
Section A: Annual Direct Costs Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Total
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 2017 Spring 2018 Total
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 2017 Spring 2018 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.
Nursing Books
$   720  
$   684 (living on campus)
$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





Commuting from parent’s home



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

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 6.31% (for loans first disbursed on/after 7/1/16 and before 7/1/17), 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.

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 6.31%, for loans first disbursed on/after 7/1/16 and before 7/1/17), for creditworthy graduate students enrolled at least half-time. Graduate students apply for the maximum amount of Federal Stafford Loans first.

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