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  • Fall 08/28-12/18
  • Spring 01/18-05/13

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
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Campus Diversity
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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Johnson State College is a fully-accredited liberal arts college serving approximately 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 24) 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. In addition, 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, a grocery store, and the famous Johnson Woolen Mills and outlet store. And in addition to regular cultural exhibits and performances on campus, the Vermont Studio Center, an artists’ residency, invites the public to attend weekly art exhibits and readings given by nationally and internationally known writers and artists in all media.

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 nation’s first accredited colleges to offer a science-based undergraduate degree program in wellness and alternative medicine (WAM).
  • Outdoor Education - This is a major where “hands on learning” is an understatement. Virtually everything you’ll learn, you’ll learn by doing — in such places at JSC’s own Babcock Nature Preserve and rock-climbing wall, along the Long Trail and on the rivers and lakes of Vermont’s Green Mountains, on nearby peaks and faraway canyons — even the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho in the winter or the peaks of Peru, shown here as JSC students prepare for their final ascent during their Adventure Leadership training.
  • Psychology - B.A. in Psychology, Heath & Sport Psychology track
  • 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.
  • Music - B.A. in Music, Creative Pathways track Interested in a path not offered at JSC? We’ll help you design a program to meet your needs – in music therapy, publishing, management, professional conducting or another area of interest.

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, Sports Behavior

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

Education: Childhood Studies, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education

English: Creative Writing, English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources

General 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: 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

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 7/16/2015.
  • Estimated cost: $5,622.
  • 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 ($416 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 18 ($416 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/16/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Activity Fee: $131 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $1,940 Year Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee: $75 Year Plan A & B Optional
Campus Fee: $386 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $2038 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 7/16/2015.
  • 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: $2,887
  • 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.
  • $1961 declining balance plan.
  • $1888 per semester for 12 meals per week.
  • $1815 per semester for 8 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Each plan includes declining balance dollars and block meal plans are also available. More information here

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