Tuition Expenses and Fees AY21

Academic Year 2020–2021 Fall Spring Total
Tuition (Billed)

$28,940

$28,940

$57,880

*Room/Board (Billed)

$8,315

$8,315

$16,630

Activity Fee (Billed)

$218

$218

$436

Books/Supplies

$500

$500

$1,000

Personal Expenses

$500

$500

$1,000

Travel

varies

varies

varies

*If living on campus. There will be no reduction in tuition or mandatory fees for 2020–21. This is for two reasons. First, we will continue to deliver the high-quality academic programs and services that our students and their families expect from a Middlebury education. The faculty and staff at Middlebury will continue to devote their resources to delivering excellence in course instruction, student services, and extracurricular activities. Our students will continue to have access to the many services and elements that make Middlebury an outstanding education and experience. The faculty and administration are deeply committed to enriching in-person, virtual, and hybrid instruction so that students receive the benefits accruing from a rigorous academic experience complemented by a compelling community experience.

Second, Middlebury’s costs are not going down. The costs of providing a Middlebury-quality educational experience have increased, not diminished, in light of the pandemic. Nor does our model of instruction this year seek to reduce costs; to the contrary, we are using technology to enhance the Middlebury experience and provide as much individual engagement with students as possible. Moreover, we expect that our students will continue to experience significant benefits from all that they will learn at Middlebury and the networks that they will establish as Middlebury students. Students who participate in the 2020–21 academic year remotely but full time will be required to pay full-time tuition, although they of course will not be billed for room and board. In addition, students studying remotely will not be charged a student activities fee.

More detailed information about tuition and other fees, including for students considering remote learning, can be found on the Student Financial Services webpage.

Financial Aid

Middlebury remains committed to our long-term practice of meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted undergraduates. This commitment is expected to cost more for Middlebury in 2020–21 as the economic toll of the pandemic reduces the abilities of some students to finance their Middlebury education, but it is no less central to our mission. Accordingly, Middlebury’s admissions decisions are need-blind for domestic students, including DACA and undocumented students, and we will meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students in 2020–21.

Students whose ability to fund their education has changed as a result of the pandemic are encouraged to write to the Student Financial Services Office at sfs@middlebury.edu to communicate changes in their financial situation.

Students who participate in the 2020–21 year fully remotely will not have the cost of room and board calculated into their cost of attendance, and financial aid awards will be reduced accordingly. Students who elect to take a personal leave of absence and have already taken out loans as part of their financial aid award are reminded that most loans require the borrower to begin repayment six months after they were last enrolled. Students with questions about student loan repayment should contact Student Financial Services directly.

Withdrawal Refunds

The fall 2020 semester withdrawal refund policy available here follows the general schedule for withdrawal refunds. The refund schedule for spring 2021 will be posted at a later time during fall semester.

Student Account Credits and Refunds

There will be no credit of tuition in the event that Middlebury determines that all courses must move to a virtual format. In the event that students are required by the College to permanently vacate their on-campus housing before November 20, Middlebury will prorate the room and board charge only and apply credits to the student accounts. Students can request refunds for credit balances on their accounts. Students who are approved to remain on campus despite the closure because of an inability to depart will be responsible for the room and board charge for the duration of their stay.

Student Activities Fee

The student activities fee will not be charged to students who enroll as remote learners, as they will not be eligible to participate in on-campus activities.

Agreement

By registering at Middlebury College, students acknowledge and agree that Middlebury College reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify its educational, extracurricular, and other programs for its students at any time, including without limitation, its right to provide any of the educational and extracurricular programs remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction or programs occur remotely for any part of the academic year for any reason.