Tuition & Financing for Online Undergraduate Programs

Tuition and Financing at Champlain College Online

Starting in Fall 2018, Champlain College Online undergraduate standard tuition is being reduced by 50% - to only $318 a credit! Learn more about this decision, and how we're hoping it will help our students accomplish anything, here.

Tuition for our undergraduate degree and certificate programs varies based on the number of transfer credits you are bringing in. Below we've outlined our tuition to help you determine your costs each semester.
If you are an active duty military service member, spouse or adult dependent click here to find out about our special tuition rate for you.

Tuition Rates (Academic Year Fall 2018 - Summer 2019)

Per CreditPer CoursePer Semester
Per Credit$318 Per Course$954* Per SemesterVaries by number of credits taken

Tuition Rates (Academic Year Fall 2017 - Summer 2018)

Tuition LevelPer CreditPer Course
Part-time Tuition
(Less than 12 credits/semester)
Per Credit$640 Per Course$1,920
Full-time Tuition
(12 or more credits/semester)
Per Credit$7,680**
Overload Tuition (Spring/Fall)
(>33 credits/Spring & Fall semesters)**
Per Credit$7,680 + $641/credit for 33+ credits
Overload Tuition (Summer)
(>18 credits/semester)**<
Per Credit$7,680 plus $641/credit for 18+ credits

*Based on a 3-credit course; cost will vary if course is a different number of credits

**If a student changes to part-time status (less than 12 credits) once the semester begins, there will not be a reduction in the tuition and fees outlined above.

Course Load and Credit Policy

Students enrolled in a Champlain College Online program who wish to take more than 9 credits in an accelerated 7-week term (or 18 credits in a semester), must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and contact their academic advisor for permission.


Many of our courses use articles, journals and free ebooks for required reading instead of textbooks; instructors utilize Champlain College's free digital library to hold books and articles for students to access. Some of our courses do, however, require you to purchase books. To find out if your course has books you need to purchase, simply enter your course information (course and section number) into the campus bookstore website to see if there are any books listed. Remember, if you are receiving financial aid you may use your aid toward the purchase of books.


One-Time Graduation Fee*
$150 applied in your last term prior to graduation

*For those graduating with an Associate, Bachelor's or Master's degree

Cost of Attendance

Review the cost of attendance which represents an estimate of the total costs associated with attending Champlain College for three semesters.   

Financing Your Education

Whether your are paying for college on your own, using financial aid or military benefits, or have an opportunity to use employer reimbursement, you'll want to explore the following pages to learn more:

Paying for College

Financial Aid

Refund Policy