The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau requires Northern Vermont University to obtain documentation from prospective international students demonstrating their ability to cover the cost of their NVU education. The cost of education includes tuition and fees, living expenses and miscellaneous expenses such as books, supplies, health insurance and other incidentals.

International students must demonstrate that they can meet these costs for the first year of study and, barring unforeseen circumstances, for subsequent years.

Demonstrating Your Ability to Pay for Northern Vermont University

  • If you will be supported by your government or a sponsoring agency, you may submit an official copy of your sponsorship award letter.
  • If you will be supported by a private benefactor (such as a relative or a business person), your sponsor must submit supporting documents demonstrating that sufficient funds are available to cover your educational expenses. Documents must bear an official seal or be printed on official letterhead. Examples of appropriate documents include:
    • A certified letter from a bank stating available funds
    • Official bank statements
    • Official tax documents
    • Official proof of personal or family savings

If support is to come from a sponsor within the United States, the sponsor should complete INS form I-134 (Affidavit of Support). You can find this form by going to www.uscis.gov/i-134.

Determining Your Ability to Pay

Use the following table to determine the amount for which you must demonstrate the ability to pay.

2018-19 Costs for Canadian & Other International Students

  Canada* International
Tuition $17, 764 $24,264
Mandatory Fees** $1,130 $1,130
Living Expenses $10,598 $10,598
Health Insurance*** $2,140 $2,140
Books, Supplies $2,950 $2,950
Subtotal $34,582 $41,082

*Tuition for Canadian students is reduced through the “Good Neighbor” award program.

**Not included in mandatory fees: $360 orientation fee (called a matriculation fee at Lyndon), a one-time fee paid during first semester at NVU. $2,140 health insurance fee (for current year - projected, not finalized), mandatory for full-time undergraduate students without coverage.

***All students at Northern Vermont University are required to have health insurance. If you can show proof of other health insurance, the cost of NVU insurance will be waived. This price is the cost for one year of health insurance during the academic year. It does not include coverage for dependents.

Outside Sources of Funding

Northern Vermont University encourages its international students to seek financial assistance through outside sources and sponsors. For more detailed information on the availability of financial aid for foreign students, we encourage you to visit the following websites: