A college education, especially one designed to realize your dreams of practicing healthcare, is one of the most important investments you can make. The university seeks to help. The Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program is a certificate program at UVM, with tuition charged on a per credit basis up to 12 credits, which is full time. The maximum number of credits allowed for certificate students is 15 per term, and there is no additional tuition charged beyond 12 credits up to 15 during the fall and spring terms. In summer term, tuition is per credit only. UVM is a public institution and so UVM is a public institution with differential tuition for residents and non-residents.
Note From Your Advisor
There are often better ways to finance your professional program than your Post-Bac preparation for it. Federal loans are limited to a one year window and a cap of $12,500. UVM offers a Summer Loan for Post-Bac Premed students for up to 3 credits at a 5% interest rate. Beyond these resources, students need to turn to alternative student loans and scholarships.
It is important to think through your financial planning in order to keep your debt as low as possible. Those who take 6 credits or more can defer their federal undergraduate or graduate loans. Start early by completing the FAFSA form (see below) and consider your living costs as well.
Tuition and Fees
Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program students may be eligible for federal financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford and/or Federal PLUS Loans, as well as alternative (private) student loans. To apply for federal financial aid, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), be enrolling in a minimum of 6 credit hours, and complete an “Intent to Enroll” form with their advisor. For more detailed information on the application process for federal aid and alternative student loans please visit the Student Financial Services financial aid website.
Scholarships Offered through UVM’s Continuing Education:
Post-Bac Premed Program ‘Course Scholarships’ for Summer 2013
The University of Vermont Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is pleased to offer a one-course scholarship for the first twenty-five admitted students who start the program with summer term 2013. To receive the scholarship, enrollment in, and completion of, two or more summer courses (3 or 4 credits each) will be required. Students must be among the first 25 summer admits to return their decision form and register for two summer courses of at least three credits each. The scholarship will be the amount of the tuition for one course, whether you are a Vermont resident or a non-resident.
No application beyond the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program application is required!
Further reasons for a summer start:
Hillman Scholarship: Through the generous support of the Hillman Foundation, a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is available for a student enrolled in UVM’s Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program. Candidates will be considered based on academic strength, demonstrated service to community, and need. Complete the online application by July 1st and the FAFSA by June 1st. Call Continuing Education at 800-639-3210 or (802) 656-2085 or by e-mail if you have questions.
Lufuno Tshikororo Scholarship: This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Lufuno Tshikororo, who during her eight years as a student and administrator at UVM, touched the lives of numerous students and colleagues. The scholarship is available to non-traditional, continuing education, non-degree students who are ready to accept a new challenge toward self-improvement and to make a difference in the lives of others. Service to others is an important factor. Students must be planning to enroll in three credits or more. One $1000 scholarship is available annually. Complete the online application by July 1st and the FAFSA by June 1st. For more information call Continuing Education at 800-639-3210 or 656-2085 or by e-mail.