Skip to main content
Vermont Law School has resumed on-campus classes for the fall. Masks are currently required for all community members. For information on campus access, health and safety protocols, and testing requirements please visit vermontlaw.edu/covid19.

Cost of Attendance - Residential Students

Layout Builder

Here at Vermont Law School, we want to make sure students have access to all of the resources they will need to be successful and live comfortably while completing their degree with us. We also want to ensure students are not incurring more student loan debt than necessary.

Here is an example of our 'thrifty' budget that would allow a student to live comfortably in South Royalton, VT, so long as they are resourceful and avoid unnecessary spending:

Thrifty Budget Monthly Annual
(9 months)
Annual
(12 months)
Rent $700 $6,300 $8,400
Transportation $300 $2,700 $3,600
Books/Supplies - $1,500 $1,500
Food $250 $2,250 $3,000
Utilities $300 $2,780 $3,600
Other/Personal $200 $1,800 $2,400
Health Insurance - - -
Total Living Expenses $1,750 $17,330 $22,500

 

While students are allowed to borrow between $21,000 and $28,000 towards cost of living expenses annually, our students borrow an average of just $20,700 towards cost of living expenses each year*. Our full student expense budget for 2017/2018 can be found here.

For more information about student loans and how to minimize student loan debt, please contact the VLS Financial Aid Office.

*based on 2016/2017 borrower data; excludes data for students who borrowed no cost of living funds for the 16/17 academic year

Tuition and Financial Aid at Vermont Law School
Tuition and Financial Aid
We are here to help navigate the process and help you achieve your educational goals.
Tuition and Fees at Vermont Law School
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees for attendance at Vermont Law School.
Applying for Financial Aid
Applying for Financial Aid
Find out how you can apply for federal and institutional financial aid.
Cost of Attendance Online, Vermont Law School
Cost of Attendance Online
Learn more about the cost of online attendance at Vermont Law School.
Loan Repayments Assistance Program at Vermont Law School
Loan Repayments Assistance
Vermont Law School is dedicated to making public interest law an affordable option for students looking to pursue their passion in this rewarding, but often low-paying career path.
Fellowship Opportunities at Vermont Law School
Fellowships at VLS
Fellowships at VLS provide opportunities to pursue a degree while gaining practical experience in the field of study.
Scholarships and Grant Aid, Vermont Law School
Scholarships and Grant Aid
Learn about our Merit Scholarship Programs and what grant aid is available to VLS students.
Scholarships for Returning Students at Vermont Law School
Scholarships for Returning Students
Scholarships are available for matriculating students at Vermont Law School.
Scholarships for New Students at Vermont Law School
Scholarships for New Students
Merit-based, need-based, and opportunity-based scholarships for new students at VLS.
Financial Aid Policy at Vermont Law School
Financial Aid Policy
The VLS Financial Aid Office is ready to assist you in whatever way we can.
Veterans Benefits at Vermont Law School
Veterans Benefits
Veterans Education Benefits can pay for some or all of your educational expenses.

Next Steps

Apply »

Apply now to a VLS program.

Admissions Events »

Important admissions events and deadlines.

Visit Us »

Explore VLS virtually or in person.

EXPLORE
VLS View Book