We are your Vermont State Colleges.
We are Castleton University, the Community College of Vermont, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College. We exist for the benefit of Vermont and this year, we’ve teamed up with the state to offer Vermonters attending our institutions millions of dollars in scholarships, free tuition, and other financial aid opportunities.
Are you transferring to a Vermont State College this fall?
- We’d like to offer you a Welcome Home Scholarship!
- Eligible students are Vermonters transferring to a Vermont State Colleges institution from an out-of-state school OR Vermonters who left college between March 1, 2020 and May 1, 2021.
- Scholarships are available for full-time and part-time students. We can provide you with a scholarship of up to $5000 (up to $3000 for part-time students) next year to help you work toward completing your degree at one of the Vermont State Colleges. Terms and conditions may apply. Learn more by contacting our colleges' admissions offices.
Do you have some college credits but no degree?
- We’re offering Degree Completion Scholarships in 2022-2023 for Vermonters to get you closer to achieving a college credential or degree.
- You must have been out of school for at least two years (prior to May 2019), you must have at least 40 college credits already, and you must be a Vermont resident.
- You can get free tuition for up to 30 credits in the 2022-2023 Academic Year.
- Income Limits: 300% of the federal poverty line by household size.
- It’s not too late to go to college this fall. Contact our colleges' admissions offices to learn more about scholarship eligibility and how you can apply to a Vermont State College school today!
Free Courses for Vermonters Whose Jobs Have been Impacted by COVID-19
Coming soon for 2022-2023!
Can we offer you FREE TUITION in 2022-2023?
- We’re offering FREE TUITION to Vermont students enrolled in certain certificate and degree programs next year. Depending on the program, students must have a family income below $150,000 OR be below 300% of the federal poverty line by household size. Students cannot have received a prior bachelor's degree.
- Tuition is “last-dollar,” meaning it’s applied after state and federal gift aid, such as the Vermont Grant and the Federal Pell Grant.
Students NEW for this coming 2022-2023 academic year must complete a FAFSA and deposit at your Vermont State Colleges institution of choice by July 1 to receive priority funding.
Students RETURNING to the Vermont State Colleges institution of your choice must complete a FAFSA by July 1 to receive priority funding.
Funds may be available after July 1 and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis as funding allows.
Any graduate level programs may be subject to different priority funding dates. than the ones above.
Free Tuition is available for students enrolled in the following programs:
Terms and conditions may apply. To learn more about your eligibility, click on the links for each of the colleges to reach their admissions offices.
Community College of Vermont
- $150,000 income limit:
- 300% of the federal poverty line income limit:
Vermont Technical College
- $150,000 income limit:
- 300% of the federal poverty line limit:
There is also a tuition-free opportunity available for CCV students through the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)!
- 802 Opportunity Grants make it possible for any degree-seeking adult or traditional student with a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $75,000 or less to attend the Community College of Vermont tuition-free. Learn more at VSAC.org.
While you’re here … did you know that exciting plans are on the horizon for our schools and our students?
In 2023, Castleton University, Northern Vermont University (at Johnson and Lyndon), and Vermont Technical College will unify under one accreditation to form a single university across our current campus locations. This university, along with the Community College of Vermont, will provide the added benefits of:
- Any Vermonter, regardless of zip code, will have access to a quality, comprehensive education at the Vermont State Colleges.
- Our future students will have greater access to a broader and deeper range of courses, faculty, and extended activities.
- Our graduates will gain an even larger alumni network to tap into for inspiration and career success.
Learn more at www.vsc.edu/transformation.
For more resources, check out MyFutureVT.
MyFutureVT is Vermont’s free online resource providing the information you need to make the best decisions about your career and education options. The site showcases Vermont’s most promising careers and the in-state education and training programs to get into these jobs. Plus, MyFutureVT connects you with valuable resources and support services to help you along in your career and education journey.