100% of our students receive financial aid90% of our students receive $20,000, or more, in aid.
A First in Sustainability education at an affordable cost
You’re looking for an excellent education—and one you can afford. If you have your heart set on attending Green Mountain College (GMC), we will do our best to make it affordable for you. We offer a wide range of financial aid programs and unique affordability guarantees. We work directly with every student and family to answer all questions and to craft a customized financial aid package that explores every available financial aid option.
The net cost to attend GMC is often lower than other private and even many public colleges and universities.
When considering the costs to attend college, it is important to understand the difference between “listed cost” and “net cost.” The “listed cost” is the stated tuition, room, board and other fees/costs listed by a college. The “net cost” is the cost the student will actually pay, after all financial aid is awarded. While GMC’s listed cost may be higher than some other colleges, the net cost, after financial aid, is often lower, and potentially much lower.
Through our many affordability programs, each year Green Mountain College awards scholarships/grants of over $10 million dollars. All accepted students for Fall 2018 receive a minimum of $8,000 in merit scholarship aid, and can earn up to $20,000 in merit scholarship aid!
Green Mountain College financial support includes unique affordability guarantees, merit-based scholarships, need-based awards, and application-based and non application-based scholarships. Click on these links to learn more. Our team is here to help guide through the entire process of understanding and applying for financial aid. We encourage you to email or call them: firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-776-6675.
Campus employment is also available through work study opportunities. Opportunities are provided to students based on need. Estimated earnings are $1,700 ($850 per semester). To apply, a FAFSA must be filed. During the Winter term Co-Ops, students enrolled in the Killington School of Resort Management (KSRM) program earn an average $5,400, which they can use to offset tuition. For more information on work study options, contact Ashley Lamb at email@example.com or 802-287-8210.
Federal and State Financial Aid Programs
Several loans and grants are available. To learn more, click the following links, and also feel free to contact the financial aid office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-776-6675 for more information.
Federal Pell Grants. U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) pursuing a first bachelor’s degree, admitted academic year (and subsequently enrolled), must demonstrate high financial need for this grant as determined by the FAFSA. The award amount varies from up to $5,730. The FAFSA must be filed to be considered for a Pell Grant.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants. U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) pursuing a first bachelor’s degree, admitted academic year (and subsequently enrolled), must demonstrate high financial need for this grant as determined by the FAFSA. Award amounts vary depending on the level of financial need and funding availability. The FAFSA must be filed.
Federal Stafford Loans. For U.S. Citizens (or permanent resident) admitted (and subsequently enrolled), subsidized loans are determined by FAFSA results and financial need; unsubsidized loans are available when need is not demonstrated. The first year award is: $5,500, for sophomores: $6,500, and for juniors/seniors: $7,500.
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS). The loan is available to the parent of a dependent student who is enrolled at least half time. Parents may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other financial aid. To apply, obtain PLUS application from the GMC Office of Financial Services. The FAFSA must be filed.
STATE FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS
Refer to the education office within your home state to determine grant availability and eligibility.
Payment through Tuition Management Systems (afford.com)
Available for all enrolled students, this program is interest-free with a participation fee; amounts may vary and are budgeted over 10 months. Brochures are available from the GMC Office of Student Financial Services.