In an effort to reduce Vermont’s recidivism rate and support workforce development, CCV is partnering with the Vermont Department of Corrections to deliver the Corrections Post-Secondary Education Initiative. Supported by the federal grant from the Department of Justice, the program provides tuition-free college courses to Department of Corrections staff and Vermonters who are incarcerated.

  • Will be open to VDOC staff at all six of Vermont’s correctional facilities, including the state’s women’s prison
  • All VDOC residents will have access to CCV courses by the fall of 2025
  • Classes are offered in flexible formats, so students can learn at their own pace
  • CCV faculty and staff provide personalized support, academic advising, and career coaching
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The Staff Voucher Program

Vermont Department of Corrections (VDOC) staff are currently eligible to take two free courses each semester at CCV, including textbooks and fees. Staff may choose from the full listing of courses. Once enrolled in classes, VDOC staff must submit a voucher request for payment to be applied to their account.

Starting in the summer 2024 semester, VDOC staff may request funding for up to an additional two courses for their spouses and dependent children. These two classes are in addition to the classes they may take themselves. Family vouchers are limited to two per VDOC employee per semester.

Steps to Getting Started

New Students

Complete the application for admission and select “yes” when you reach the question regarding VDOC. Contact your nearest CCV center to make an appointment with an advisor, and complete the voucher request after registering for courses.

Returning Students

If you’re a returning CCV student, please contact your advisor to register for courses. Once you’re enrolled, please complete your voucher request (log in required).

Family Voucher Request

VDOC employees may request funding for spouses or dependent children. The link below requires a VDOC log-in. Please fill out the family voucher request form. 

Contact Us

Are you looking for more information about the program? Our CPSEI program staff are here to help with questions or registration. Fill out our contact form and we’ll be in touch.

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Ready to get started?

Apply today or contact us with any questions.