The Program

This fall, Vermonters who are new to CCV are eligible for a 50% tuition discount in certain degree and certificate programs. With generous support from Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Legislature, the Vermont Tuition Advantage program is designed to help students access education and training for careers in high-demand fields like healthcare, early childhood education, IT, business, and more.

CCV offers small classes, flexible scheduling options, and personalized support from faculty and staff. Whether you’re already working toward a degree or are considering going back to school, now is the time to take advantage of the lowest cost per credit in Vermont.

vermont map showing CCV locations


What is the Vermont Tuition Advantage?

During the 2024 legislative session, Governor Phil Scott proposed, and the legislature funded, a program to reduce CCV’s tuition by 50% in certain degree and certificate programs. The program is designed to provide more Vermonters with education and training for high-demand jobs.

Who is eligible for the Vermont Tuition Advantage?

In order to utilize the Vermont Tuition Advantage, you must:

  • Be a Vermont resident as determined by VSC Policy 301, AND
  • Be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program, AND
  • Meet one of the following criteria:
    • Be a new CCV student for summer 2024 or fall 2024 (some new spring 2024 students may also qualify), OR
    • Be class of 2024 high school graduate
I don’t have in-state status, but I believe I qualify. What should I do?

You should apply for in-state status at

What academic programs are eligible?

Eligible programs include:

Associate Degree ProgramsCertificate Programs
Accounting (A.S.)+Afterschool & Youth Work +
Behavioral Science (A.S.)+Allied Health Preparation +
Business (A.S.)+Bookkeeping +
Early Childhood Education (A.A.)+Childcare +
Health Science (A.S.)+Clinical Medical Assisting
Information Technology (A.S.)+Cloud Computing +
STEM Studies (A.S.)+Community Health +
Cybersecurity & Networking +
NEW! Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) +
Early Childhood Education Administrator +
Human Services +
IT Support +
NEW! Manufacturing
Medical Billing & Coding +
Pharmacy Technician
STEM Studies +
Programs marked with “+” can be completed fully online
What do I need to do to enroll?

If you are new to CCV or are returning after not attending for the last 4 semesters, you can complete an admissions application and contact your local CCV center to schedule a new student advising appointment. If you are a returning CCV student who qualified (see eligibility requirements) you can simply register for courses.

I’m a current CCV student but not in one of the approved academic programs. Can I request to change my program?

Yes. To request a change, log in and submit a Change of Program Form. We strongly encourage you to meet with your academic advisor before making any changes to your academic program as this may impact which and how many courses you need to finish your degree.

NOTE: You must also meet all other eligibility requirements.

What is the deadline?

Student tuition is reduced by 50% on a first come, first-served basis. As long as funds remain available, students in an eligible academic program will automatically receive a 50% tuition discount upon registration. We expect that funds will run out before the start of the fall 2024 semester.

What semesters are eligible for the Vermont Tuition Advantage?

Currently, only fall 2024 semester courses are eligible.

Do I need to apply for federal or state financial aid to receive the tuition reduction?

No. BUT, you are strongly encouraged to apply for any federal or state financial aid in order to determine your eligibility for grants, scholarships, or loans that may cover your tuition. Students with a family income of $75,000 or less are also eligible for the 802 Opportunity Grant through Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), which provides free tuition to Vermont students.

What if I am currently not enrolled and do not plan to enroll in an eligible program?

CCV is still the most affordable option to further your education and career in Vermont. We have a number of ways to pay for your education. Students with a family income of $75,000 or less are also eligible for the 802 Opportunity Grant through Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, which provides free tuition to Vermont students. Students that are non-degree, or continuing education, can apply for a Vermont Advancement Grant through VSAC to determine your eligibility.

What costs are covered?

The Vermont Tuition Advantage reduces the cost of tuition only. CCV’s administrative and other fees remain the same.

What kinds of resources and supports are available at CCV?

All CCV students are paired with an academic advisor who helps you meet your educational goals. Your advisor will help you plan for graduation and transfer, explore career options, set goals, choose and register for classes, address any academic or other concerns or issues, and connect you with other College or external resources that can help you succeed in school.

All CCV students are also assigned a financial aid counselor who can help you apply for and receive financial aid and guide you in paying for your education.

In addition, all CCV students have access to 24/7 online tutoring, extensive academic resources through the VSCS Libraries, student governance and leadership opportunities, an online writing center, comprehensive career services, and a wide range of external resources that can support you with transportation, child care, food, and more.

Do CCV credits transfer to bachelor’s degree programs?

Yes! It’s easy to transfer your credits to bachelor’s degree programs, and completing your first two years at CCV is a great way to save money on a four-year degree. CCV has agreements with four-year colleges and universities across Vermont and New England. Learn more about all of your options at

Ready to get started?

Apply today or contact us with any questions.