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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees

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Estimated Costs of Attendance


Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the fee descriptions, payment and refund policies. The following schedule lists full-time tuition and basic fees in effect for the 2007-2008 academic year. Tuition, fees, room, and board are subject to change without notice due to reconsideration by the Board of Trustees.


Vermont Residents


Out-of-State Residents


NEBHE Students

  Total   Fall
  Total   Fall
Tuition    $3,528    $3,528    $7,056    $7,620    $7,620    $15,240    $5,292    $5,292    $10,584
Student Activity Fee   94    94    188    94    94    188    94    94    188
Health Insurance*   1,445          1,445    1,445          1,445    1,445          1,445
Sub-Total (Commuter)   $5,067    $3,622    $8,689    $9,159    $7,714    $16,873    $6,831    $5,386    $12,217
Room (Double)   2,150    2,150    4,300    2,150    2,150    4,300    2,150    2,150    4,300
Board (Gold Plan**)   1,460    1,460    2,920    1,460    1,460    2,920    1,460    1,460    2,920
Total (On Campus)   $8,677    $7,232    $15,909    $12,769    $11,324    $24,093    $10,441    $8,996    $19,437

Other Estimated Fees

Application Fee
(due when applying for admission)
   $36      Overload Fee (per credit hour in excess of 18 per semester):

Degree Audit Fee (for Graduation)

  $67   In-State    $294
Late Registration Fee   $44   Out-of-State   $635
Late Financial Clearance Fee   $100   NEBHE   $441
Orientation Fee   $220   Annual Additional Charges for Single Room
(if available)

*Required of all full-time students if not covered by another medical plan.
**Gold Plan includes unlimited number of meals plus $100 per year declining balance plan.

Per Credit Tuition and Fees

Students registered for 12 credit hours or more are full-time students, and current expenses are set forth under “Other Estimated Fees” above. Students registered for fewer than 12 credit hours are considered part-time students and are charged on a per credit basis as follows:

Tuition            Fees    
  In-State    $294    Student Activity Fee    $8
  Out-of-State   $635        
  NEHBE   $441        

Vermont State Colleges In-State Residency Requirement Policy


The following requirements must be met by a student prior to being granted resident status for the purpose of admission, tuition and other VSC charges:

The applicant shall be domiciled in Vermont, said domicile having been continuous for one year immediately prior to the date of application unless the student has been in the Armed Services, Peace Corps, or other recognized national service organization, and has retained Vermont as his/her permanent address during the period of absence, and has returned to Vermont immediately following discharge from these services. Changes in residency status shall become effective for the semester following the date of reclassification. Domicile shall mean a person’s true, fixed and permanent home, to which he intends to return when absent. A residence established for the purpose of attending an educational institution or qualifying for resident status for tuition purposes shall not of itself constitute domicile. Domicile shall not be dependent upon the applicant’s marital status.

A student enrolling at the Vermont State Colleges shall be classified by the college’s Admissions Office as a resident or nonresident for tuition purposes. The decision shall be based upon information furnished by the student and other relevant information.

The burden of proof shall, in all cases, rest upon the student claiming to be a Vermont resident and shall be met upon a presentation of clear and concurring evidence.

The classification of a student as a resident or nonresident may be appealed in writing to the college’s Dean of Administration. The dean is authorized to require such written documents, affidavits, verifications or other evidence as deemed necessary. Further appeal of a student’s residency classification may be made in writing to the Office of the Chancellor. The decision of the Office of the Chancellor shall be final.

Explanation of Fees


Room and Board

Room (housing) is applicable to all full-time, unmarried, non-local, matriculated residents as a condition of admission and enrollment, to the extent that campus housing is available. Students residing on campus are billed for a meal plan and may also purchase additional meal points. After the opening of a semester, any student who moves out of college residential halls without permission of the Director of Residential Life may not be entitled to receive any refund of room charges. Commuters may purchase meal points for use at the snack bar or college dining hall at discounted rates.

Student Activity Fee

Established by vote of the student body, this fee covers the expense of student clubs, activities, and publications. Also covered is admission to most concerts, dramatic productions, films, lectures, and other campus cultural events and recreational/social activities. Student teachers who are assigned to schools more than 40 miles from the LSC campus may request exemption from payment of the student activity fee.

Application Fee

This fee is required when a prospective student applies for admission to the College. Applications that are not accompanied by the fee will not be processed.

Health Insurance Fee

Health insurance is mandatory for all full-time students not otherwise covered. A student (or her/his parents in the case of minors) must present written proof to the Business Office certifying that she/he is covered by insurance to be exempted from the College insurance fee. A waiver card is enclosed with the semester billing.

Late Registration Fee

This fee is an additional charge for students who do not complete their semester’s class registration process by the published deadline.

Orientation Fee

This fee is payable by all new, incoming students, including transfer students, to cover costs associated with registration, orientation, and testing.

Degree Audit Fee

All seniors are charged a degree audit fee prior to graduation to ensure that graduation requirements are met.

Overload Charge

This is charged to students taking more than 18 credits in a semester. The charge is per credit at the rate set forth in the preceding table “Other Fees.”


If you are accepted for admission to the College, you are required to send a $200 deposit by May 1, which is applied toward tuition and fees. After May 1, this deposit is non-refundable. If a student intends to live on campus, a $100 nonrefundable deposit is required by May 1 to reserve a room.

Course Fees

Course fees are charged for select courses, as indicated in the course descriptions. Fees are specified in each semester’s schedule of courses.

Auto and Motorcycle Registration

There is no charge for registration or annual renewal. Fines may be imposed for the violation of campus parking and traffic regulations. Unregistered vehicles are subject to a $5 fine.

Damage Assessment

Students may be required to pay for the replacement or repair of college property damaged through their negligence or carelessness. Note: No waiver of fees or fee regulations may be authorized by an official of the College other than the President or Dean of Administration.

Excess Credit Policy

Supplemental billings for excess tuition and for lab fees are issued at the end of the two-week free add period, at which time students are financially responsible for the total number of credit hours and laboratory courses in which they are then enrolled.

If you believe that there has been an incorrect charge for an overload, you should first try to resolve the problem directly with the Student Services Office and the Business Office. If a satisfactory result is not obtained, a written appeal should be made to: Dean of Administration - for appeals based on incorrect charge of tuition or similar financial reasons; or Dean of Academic and Student Affairs - for appeals based on incorrect recording of class load or similar academic reasons.

Billing for Courses Added or Dropped

During the first two weeks of classes there is no charge for adding or dropping a course. There will be no adjustment of tuition and fees for course(s) dropped after the second week of classes. At the end of the add period, students are financially responsible for the total number of credit hours for which they are then enrolled.

Auditing Courses

Students may audit courses with the approval of the Registrar and the instructor concerned. No credit is received for audited courses, and tuition is charged at 50 percent of the applicable rate. All fees are charged at full cost. After the period to add a course, no change will be made either to allow credit for a course audited, or to change a regular course to the status of an audited course. The remaining tuition may not be reduced by any other tuition waiver.

Tuition Waivers For Senior Citizens

Vermont citizens who are 65 years or older are eligible for a tuition waiver at LSC.  To be eligible, senior citizens must be non-matriculated and may not take the place of a paying student in courses with enrollment limits.  Senior citizens must pay relevant registration and course fees.

Friendly Border Program

Lyndon State College offers a “Friendly Border” tuition program for our Canadian neighbors. Under this program, the college offers full-time matriculated students who are residents of Canada tuition at the non-Vermont rate, but payable in Canadian funds. Eligible students pay their bills on a semester-by-semester basis which is the same payment schedule that applies to all other students. The “Friendly Border” program applies only to tuition [and related fees]. Room and board payments would be payable in full in U.S. funds or their equivalent. The net tuition may not be less than 150% of the Vermont tuition rate.

Payment Policy

As a condition of enrollment, all semester charges are due and payable in full on or before the first day of classes.

The college reserves the right to cancel prior registration and to require you to re-register if tuition and fees are not paid in advance or if classes are not attended in the first week of the semester.

Financial delinquency may serve as a basis for dismissal, and financially delinquent students will be denied enrollment for succeeding semesters, issuance of grades or transcripts, or graduation. Collection costs may be added to delinquent accounts. The college offers a tuition budget plan administered by Tuition Pay; for details please contact the Student Services Office.

A deferred payment plan is also available and is a short-term loan between you and the college whereby you agree to pay a fixed sum to cover part or all of your bill. You must fall into one of the following categories:

  1. be a veteran receiving monthly veteran’s benefits;
  2. be a Social Security recipient receiving monthly benefits;
  3. have financial aid or a Guaranteed Student Loan pending but not received by the college by the first day of school; or
  4. have written proof that some other source of funding is pending and will be available before the middle of the semester (examples would be work-study jobs or a scholarship from a hometown organization).

Remember, some type of written proof that one of the above sources of funding is available is necessary to receive this general payment deferral, which is available up to a maximum of $1000. The term of a deferred payment contract cannot extend beyond the 12th week of the semester for which it is granted.

A deferred payment contract requires added administrative costs and results in the loss of interest income, therefore, each deferred payment plan will require a fixed service charge of up to three percent to cover these administrative costs. Payments not received by the due date are subject to a $15 late payment fee.

Late Payment/Financial Clearance Fee

Late payment fees are charged if clearance from Student Services/Business Office is not received by the end of the add/drop period. After the end of the third week of classes, a $100 late fee may be assessed to all students who have still failed to obtain clearance. Financial clearance means that all semester charges and any previously due balances are:

  1. paid in full,
  2. covered by financial aid grants and loans,
  3. deferred for payment covering any unpaid portion of the bill,
  4. covered by confirmation of participation in the Tuition Pay monthly payment plan for tuition and fees sufficient to cover both fall and spring semester charges, or
  5. covered by any combination of the above.