-- printer friendly --
On Campus:33%
  • Fall 08/22-12/16
  • Spring 01/16-05/12

Tuition & Payments
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office

Johnson State College is a fully-accredited liberal arts college serving approx. 1800 students from Vermont, the Northeast, and a number of countries, studying in 29 academic majors and participating in over 50 clubs and organizations as well as 12 men's and women's varsity sports. The College strives to maintain small classes (average class size is 19) characterized by active student learning, careful attention to writing and other forms of expression, and close relationships with the faculty. The College's buildings include a Center for the Performing Arts, which features one of northern Vermont's largest stages and seating for 550, a brand new Visual Arts Center, an athletic/health facility, a Library Learning Center which provides students with significantly expanded library facilities, and a brand new state of the art Mac lab. JSC Students have access to the 1000-acre Babcock Nature Preserve, located in nearby Eden, Vermont, and is managed by JSC.

Campus Location - A short walk down the hill to Johnson yields a number of places to eat and shop, including a cozy coffee shop, a bookstore, an art store, a grocery store, and the famous Johnson Woolen Mills and outlet store.In addition to regular cultural exhibits and performances on campus, the Vermont Studio Center, an artistsí residency, invites the public to attend weekly art exhibits and readings given by nationally and internationally known writers and artists in all media. Johnson is a great place to get outdoors, the Lamoille Vally Rail Trail running through the town, as well as easy access to the renowned Vermont Long Trail. In the winter months, be prepared to play in the snow, as we are a short drive away from three major ski resorts.

Notable Academic Programs
  • Art
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Wellness and Alternative Medicine
  • Elementary Education

Unique Academic Programs

  • Wellness and Alternative Medicine - Johnson State College is among the nationís first accredited colleges to offer a science-based undergraduate degree program in wellness and alternative medicine (WAM).
  • Outdoor Education - This is a major where ďhands on learningĒ is an understatement. Virtually everything youíll learn, youíll learn by doing. ó in places at JSCís own Babcock Nature Preserve and rock-climbing wall, along the Long Trail and on the rivers and lakes of Vermontís Green Mountains, or by traveling elsewhere- While working towards earning their Adventure Leadership training.
  • Studio Art - JSC offers a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts in collaboration with the Vermont Studio Center as well as two degree tracks and two minors for Fine Art undergraduates: the B.A. in Art, the B.F.A in Studio Arts, the Art History minor and the Studio Arts minor.

Special Options
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Media Arts, Studio Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Field Biology

Business: Accounting, Business, Management, Marketing

Communications: Communication, Electronic Media, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Magazine Journalism, Newspapers, Photo Journalism

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Education: Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education

English: Creative Writing, English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Science, Wellness and Alternative Medicine

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Technical Theater, Theater Arts/Drama

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Outdoor Education, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 9/28/2016.
  • Estimated cost: $5,645.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18 ($426 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 18 ($426 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 9/28/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Activity Fee: $135 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Health Insurance: $1,945 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $75 Year Plan A & B Optional
Campus Fee: $398 Semester Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: Health Insurance may be waived with proof of alternate insurance.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1945 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003688

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 9/28/2016.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $2,974
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Notes About Housing
Students who are Junior standing or higher, or are 21+ years of age, are not required to live on campus.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2020 declining balance plan.
  • $1945 per semester for 12 meals per week.
  • $1870 per semester for 8 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Student's are encouraged to purchase the unlimited meal plan, with a declining "flex point" balance of 75$ for the semester. For more information on other meal plans, visit

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.