Tuition fees cover the standard two-unit course load at each campus. Students taking a third unit of credit will be charged an additional one-half of the standard tuition fee. Students taking one unit and living off campus in Vermont will be charged only one half of the standard tuition fee. Link to dates and fees for this summer.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans. Grants do not need to be repaid. Aid is awarded on the basis of financial need and scholastic achievement on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also on-campus student jobs available in Vermont. Learn more about financial aid.

Enrollment Deposit

In order to be officially enrolled in the Bread Loaf program, students must pay a nonrefundable $400 deposit, which will be applied to the total bill. The deposit is due by the date indicated in your acceptance letter. Do not send a deposit until receipt of your acceptance letter.

The deposit may be temporarily waived if a student is applying for financial aid, in which case the deposit will be due within two weeks of receiving a financial aid decision.


All student account statements are delivered electronically. In mid-April, all deposited students will receive an email with instructions for accessing their bills online. You will be able to view and download your bill, or pay it online. Bills must be paid no later than May 25. Students accepted after May 1 must pay the final bill upon notification.

Late Fees and Penalty Fees

A late fee will be charged for bills not paid by May 25, except for students admitted after May 1.

Students who intend to live off-campus must notify the Bread Loaf office no later than May 1. Students who move off campus after May 1 will incur a penalty fee of $300.

Third Course or Independent Work

An additional fee of one-half of the full tuition will be charged when students take a third course.


Students who withdraw for medical reasons or serious emergencies forfeit the enrollment deposit but may receive refunds for any additional amounts paid as follows:

  • Before the end of the first sixth of the session = 60 percent of tuition and 60 percent of board
  • Before the end of the first third of the session = 20 percent of tuition plus 20 percent of board
  • No refunds after the end of the first third of the session