Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education

Tuition & Scholarships

VCFA is committed to offering convenient and affordable graduate studies in art & design education. Our low residency model allows us to offer two rigorous and creative degree programs for arts educators, while keeping tuition low when compared to many art & design education programs.

VCFA's commitment extends to the service and care each student can expect when working with our staff to make funding their education possible. While all applicable fees and charges are payable in advance of enrollment, and tuition is due prior to each semester, installment payment plans are available upon student request. 

Financial Aid support, counseling, and resources are available to students prior to enrollment and throughout their time at VCFA. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

VCFA is committed to providing a progressive, affordable education in the arts.

Summer/Fall 2018 & Winter/Spring 2019

MAT in Art & Design Education
MA in Art & Design Education

  • Annual tuition: $28,940
  • Semester tuition: $14,470
  • Room and board for summer residency: $2,205
  • Second Year Practicum Fee: $2,205 (MAT only)
  • Graduation Residency Fee: $551

Tuition & Fees 2018-2019

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

Under the federal loan forgiveness program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for the Federal Loan Forgiveness Program on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans.

View MAT/MAADE Scholarships
View Financial Aid


Tuition Policy

Enrollment Deposit Fee

New students are required to pay an enrollment deposit fee (see tuition and fees) prior to their initial residency or registration. The deposit is applied to the matriculated student’s annual tuition and fees.

Withdrawal and Tuition Refund Policy

The withdrawal must be in writing and should be sent directly to either the student’s program office or the Registrar’s Office. The date of withdrawal is the earlier of:

  • Date the student notifies the college; or
  • Ending date of the previous term if the student fails to register for a new term.

It is understood that a student who fails to notify Vermont College of Fine Arts of withdrawal from the program or academic year is obligated for all tuition assessed for the academic year. Students who withdraw prior to the end of the academic year should refer to the current tuition policies statement for information about appropriate tuition refunds. The amount of the refund, if applicable, will be determined by the effective date of the withdrawal and the balance of the student’s account, after financial aid adjustments, as of the withdrawal date.
Financial aid adjustments are based on federal guidelines. Tuition is partially reversed or refunded when students withdraw completely from the program or go on leave after the academic year has begun. The amount of the refund, if applicable, will be determined by the effective date of the withdrawal. Please see the Withdrawal & Refunds section of the Student Handbook for more specific details on the withdrawal and refund schedule.