Students may pay by check, cash, money order, cashier's check, credit card (online only—Please see Accessing Your Online Account; MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express only) or wire transfers (Please contact the Business Office for instructions). Students' account numbers and/or names must appear on all checks and money orders to ensure they are credited to the appropriate accounts. Checks should be made payable and mailed to:
Vermont Law School
Attn: Business Office
PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068
If payments (checks, online) are returned by a students' bank, the payments are considered not made. If the students' payments are returned for any reason (e.g. insufficient funds, stop payment order, closed account, etc.) Vermont Law School will charge a $25.00 returned payment fee to their account. Notification of the returned item will be e-mailed to the student via their Vermont Law School email address and a copy of the notification will be placed in their Chase Center Student box, if applicable.
Personal checks may not be used for repayment of a returned check or fee; only cash, money orders, cashier's checks are accepted.
Vermont Law School automatically submits all paper/physical checks twice for payment if the check was returned for any reason.
Vermont Law School offers payment plans, which allow a student to spread his/her tuition payments over a 4 month period each semester. Payment plans are currently offered to on campus/residential students only.
Payment plans are for the Fall and Spring Semesters only. Payments are due the 10th of each month, and late payments are subject to a $25.00 late charge on the 15th of each month.
Fall semester payment plan schedule is August 10th, September 10th, October 10th and November 10th.
Spring semester payment plan schedule is January 10th, February 10th, March 10th and April 10th.
Payment plans that are in arrears for one month will be automatically terminated and the balance due on the account will become due immediately. Interest will begin to accrue on the balance from the date the plan was terminated at 12% per annum. Students who have had their payment plan agreements terminated will not be permitted to participate in the program in the future.
Any student who wishes to pay tuition from personal funds may enroll in this payment plan program. In other words, tuition that is not covered by financial aid may be paid over the period of four months each semester.
In order to participate in a payment plan, students must contact Accounts Receivable either in person or via email, prior to the first day of classes obtain a payment plan application. A $75.00 non-refundable processing fee is required with each application per academic year. Payment plans may be for one or both semesters in an academic year. Applications must be re-submitted, with the non-refundable processing fee, for each academic year.
What happens if I receive financial aid after I enroll in a payment plan?
If you receive financial aid after you have enrolled in this program, you will need to adjust your payment plan contract amount to a lower figure that reflects the aid you are to receive. It may be necessary to end your contract if the financial aid you receive pays the balance on your tuition account. To do this you will need to contact the Student Accounts Office at 802-831-1000, ext. 1271.
May I include living expenses?
No. This payment plan is for tuition only. It is important to note here that all financial aid will be applied to a student's tuition balance first.
What if I decide to cancel my payment plan?
Payment plans may be canceled at any time by notifying the Accounts Receivable Office of the cancellation (in writing). Canceling a payment plan means that the balance due on the student account will become due and payable immediately.
How will I know how much money to budget on my payment plan?
Basically, you should budget all tuition and related fees that are not covered by each semester's financial aid. Included in fees are SBA fees, graduation fee, student admin fee, and insurance fees. Please remember that student loan funds received are often less than the amount borrowed because of various fees taken out of the gross amount. The net amount of loan funds received and credited to your account will vary depending on your lender.
As stated previously, our payment plan is based on 4 payments each semester (separate contract for each semester). The fall semester is August-November. The spring semester is January-April.
If you have decided to apply for a payment plan, you will need to 1) determine how much money you wish to budget for each semester and 2) complete TWO of the enrollment form [one for fall semester (four payments) and one for spring semester (four payments)] and send it to:
Vermont Law School
PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068
Please submit a $75.00 non-refundable check payable to Vermont Law School with your paperwork. Your application will be processed and you will be notified as soon as it has been approved. Once approved, you will receive an acceptance letter with applicable clip-off coupons attached, which you will submit each month with your payment to VLS.