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Tuition and Financial Aid

At the University of Vermont, we understand that choosing to start a new career or take on more responsibility is a big decision, both personally and financially.  We’re here to help you make an informed decision and equip you with the financial information, support, and resources you need during that process.  Our program is certified for VA benefits and can be eligible for State Department of Labor grant funding.

Tuition & Payments

Payment for the certificate program happens on a course-by-course basis.  Each course costs $1495, and payment in full is due two weeks before the start of the course(s) you are registered for. Course enrollments are limited. To reserve your seat, you may pay a $500 deposit, or pay in full by credit card or check when you register. You will receive email reminders if you have a balance due.


Certificate Program (3 courses plus Capstone) $4485
Stand-Alone Course $1495

Financial Aid

We understand that financing your education is a big decision. In addition to seeking personal loans, you may find the following options helpful in assisting you with your ability to cover the cost of the Business of Craft Beer professional program.

Veterans Benefits

The University of Vermont is able to certify VA benefits for the Business of Craft Beer Professional Certificate program. If you intend to use VA benefits for this program, please apply to the program and contact UVM’s Veterans Affairs Coordinator, David Carlson, via email at or by phone at (802) 656-0581, and Program Coordinator, Nichole Hathaway at or by phone at (802) 656-4682, to inform the university of these intentions.

Department of Labor Grants

For individuals outside of Vermont, consult your State Department of Labor to determine if there are training grants available to support non-credit certificates aimed at career change.

UVM Employees

This is a Non-Credit program therefore tuition remission is unavailable for UVM employees. UVM employees may select the 20% discount option available during registration. You can contact the customer service team at to receive codes.

For Vermont Residents

Vermont’s Department of Labor has approved this program for grants to cover a portion of the program fees. The Vermont Legislature designates a certain amount of grant money every year for Vermont residents who want to pursue education or training beyond high school. These grants are administered through VSAC.

Certificate Alumni Discount

If you have received your Business of Craft Beer Professional Certificate, than you qualify for the alumni discount. This is a 20% discount making each course cost $1,196.