Cost of Attendance & Funding Options: 2020-2021

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 20 semester bills will be due mid-August and the Spring 21 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: 2020-2021 yearly costs including tuition, student association fee, student resources fee, room and board:

Vermont resident $24,738 (estimated)
Vermont resident (nursing)    $28,362 (estimated)
Non-resident  $41,706 (estimated)
Non-resident (nursing)  $41,706 (estimated)

Undergraduate full-time tuition

  Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Total  
Vermont Resident $  5,916 $  5,916 $ 11,832 ($493 per credit)
Vermont Resident - Nursing $  7,728 $  7,728 $ 15,456 ($644 per credit)
Non-Resident $14,400 $14,400 $ 28,800 ($1,200 per credit)
Non-Resident - Nursing $14,400 $14,400 $ 28,800 ($1,200 per credit)
NEBHE Tuition for qualified students $ 8,880 $  8,880 $ 17,760 ($740 per credit)
Room (estimated) $ 3,550 $ 3,550 $   7,100  
Board $ 2,297 $ 2,297 $   4,594  
Additional Costs (per year)        
Student Association fee $ 154 $ 154 $    308 ($13 per credit)
Student resource fee $ 452 $ 452 $    904 ($38 per credit)
New student registration/orientation fee     $    240  
*Student health insurance Cost TBD   $ $

 *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, 2020 - August 14, 2021. For the spring only, coverage begins January 1, 2021 and ends August 14, 2021. 

School of Resort and Hospitality Management at Killington

Costs for course delivery and living arrangements for the School of Resort and Hospitality Management at Killington are different from campus-based programs. The room and board rate is unique to this program due to the extended school year under the trimester structure. The per credit tuition rate and student fee assessment are consistent with other Castleton programs.

Vermont Resident $11,832
Non-resident $28,800

Winter Trimester Fee

Vermont Resident $2,600
Non-resident $2,600

Room/Board (estimated)

Vermont Resident $15,867
Non-resident $15,867

Activity/Resource Fee

Vermont Resident $1,212
Non-resident $1,212

Total Direct Cost of Attendance (estimated)

Vermont Resident $31,529
Non-resident $48,497

Graduate Full-time Tuition

Graduate Full Time Tuition $ 662 (per credit)
Graduate Tech/Resource Fee $ 17 (per credit)

The following worksheet can help you plan for your costs:
Section A: Annual Direct Costs Fall 2020 Spring 2021 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 2020 Spring 2021 Total
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 2020 Spring 2021 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

Printable Worksheet - Killington

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.

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 on-line
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.
Details can be found on the Financial & Registration Services office webpage.

Federal Direct PLUS Loans for Undergraduate Students
The Federal Direct PLUS Loan is a low-interest loan, the current interest rate is fixed at 7.08% (for loans first disbursed on/after 7/1/19 and before 7/1/20), 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 can be found on Castleton’s financial aid website, parents apply online at

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 7.08%, for loans first disbursed on/after 7/1/19 and before 7/1/20), for creditworthy graduate students enrolled at least halftime. Graduate students apply for the maximum amount of Federal Stafford Loans first. Additional information about the Graduate PLUS Loan program can be found on Castleton’s financial aid website, graduate students apply online at

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 Student Loans can be found on Castleton’s financial aid website.