COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

For Current Updates on COVID-19:

For information on the CARES Act

Fall 2020 Planning for Middlebury Undergraduates

President Patton's Initial Decision letter

Fall 2020 Planning FAQ

If you are considering taking a leave of absence, deferring admission to the spring term, or taking a gap year you will need to declare your intention no later than July 6th.

For planning purposes, it is essential that students notify their dean by July 6 if they intend to withdraw for the fall 2020 semester. New students should notify the Office of Admissions by July 6 if they intend to defer admission.

Returning students considering taking a leave of absence should contact their deans with any questions, or to officially declare their intention to take a leave:

  • Atwater: Dean Scott Barnicle
  • Brainerd: Dean AJ Place
  • Cook: Michelle Audette, Assistant Director of Student Success
  • Ross: Dean Emily Van Mistri
  • Wonnacott: Dean Matt Longman

Incoming new students with questions about taking a gap year or deferring for a semester, or about the financial aid implications of those decisions, should contact the Admissions Office at

For incoming new students who have other questions about what to expect at Middlebury this fall, connect with a dean according to your last name in the list below. Note that the people listed below will not necessarily be your dean during the academic year, but they are your best point of contact at this time:

 Last name starts with                             Contact

  • A–Farr                                             Dean Scott Barnicle
  • Fat–Lap                                           Michelle Audette, Assistant Director of Student Success
  • Lav–Rob                                          Dean Emily Van Mistri
  • Roch–Z                                            Dean Matt Longman

Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services is your one stop shop for Financial Aid, Education Financing, Student Accounts and Cashiering.  Our responsibilities include the areas of financial aid counseling and awarding, student account and education financing issues, payment plans, and loan repayment.

We serve all student populations on campus (including first-year and transfer applicants and returning undergraduates) and attending the Summer Language Schools, the C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad, the Bread Loaf School of English, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the School of the Environment.

The Cost of a Middlebury Education

We understand that a Middlebury education represents a significant investment for any family. We base financial aid decisions on the total cost of that education, broken down as follows for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Living On Campus
Tuition (Billed)$28,940$28,940$57,880
Room/Board (Billed)$8,315$8,315$16,630
Activity Fee (Billed)$218$218$436
Personal Expenses$500$500$1,000
Remote (Domestic) Fall / On Campus Spring
Tuition (Billed)$28,940$28,940$57,880
Room/Board$3,630 (Fall Not Billed)
$8,315 (Spring Billed)$11,945
Activity Fee (Billed)$0$218$218
Personal Expenses$500$500$1,000
Remote (Internationl) Fall / On Campus SpringFallSpringTotal
Tuition (Billed)$28,940$28,940$57,880
Room/BoardTBD (Fall Not Billed)
$8,315 (Spring Billed)$8,315
Activity Fee (Billed)$0$218$218
Personal ExpensesTBD$500$500

Books:  $1,000 - This is an estimate of your expenses for textbooks and supplies for the academic year. Your actual costs may differ depending on the courses you take and the availability of used books. You will need to bring money with you for your books when you first arrive at Middlebury.

Personal:  $1,000 - This is an estimate of expenses for personal items, entertainment and clothing for the academic year. It is a conservative estimate, which will require careful budgeting on your part. Most students choose to use the income from their campus jobs to provide these funds.

Travel:  Variable - This figure represents our recognition that you will incur costs to get here for the Fall and to get back again for the Spring.  Students generally use a portion of their summer earnings to pay this expense.

Student Financial Services

Service Building
84 South Service Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
P: 802.443.5158
F: 802.443.2065