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 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 Academic Year.
- 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!
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Can we offer you FREE TUITION in 2021-2022?
- We’re offering FREE TUITION to Vermont students enrolled in certain certificate and degree programs next year. See July 15 update for eligible programs.
- Tuition is “last-dollar,” meaning it’s applied after state and federal gift aid, such as the Vermont Grant and the Federal Pell Grant.
July 15, 2021 update: Due to outstanding demand and limited program funds, awarding for this program is paused at Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College, with the exception of Vermont Technical College’s paramedicine program. Students admitted prior to this date will be awarded with existing funds. The financial aid offices are keeping a wait list of applications received after July 15, 2021 and will award any additional funds on a first come, first served basis.
The Community College of Vermont is still offering the Critical Occupations Free Tuition Program. Students at all institutions can still take advantage of the opportunities offered with the Green Mountain Grad program, the Welcome Home Scholarship, and the Degree Completion Scholarship. Students at CCV can also take advantage of the 802 Opportunity program. We encourage Vermonters to apply to their VSCS school of choice to take advantage of other existing institutional scholarships and financial aid. There is still time to enroll this fall!
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
- Certificates: (Still Awarding)
- Associates: (Still Awarding)
Vermont Technical College
- Continuing Education and Workforce Development Apprenticeships:
- ALL Nursing Programs:
There are also tuition-free opportunities available at our schools through the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)!
- Learn more about a tuition-free class with the GREEN MOUNTAIN GRAD Gift for 2020 and 2021 Vermont high school grads!
- 802 Opportunity Grants make it possible for any degree-seeking adult or traditional student with a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $50,000 or less to attend the Community College of Vermont tuition-free, beginning September 1, 2021. Contact VSAC to learn more!
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.