College Access and Affordability for Vermonters
If you’re a Vermont student who is passionate about ecological thinking and action, you belong at Sterling College.
From the north slope of Jay Peak to the Taconic Mountains, and from Lake Champlain to the Connecticut River, the Sterling College community knows and loves Vermont. Sterling is an iconic Vermont college, and we are proud to call the Green Mountain state our home.
Our identity as a Work College informs our commitment to provide an affordable and high quality education to Vermonters, including first generation college students and adult learners. The practical and high quality education Vermonters receive at Sterling College is a launchpad to environmental careers here in the Green Mountain State.
Although Sterling students hail from all over the world, many graduates of Sterling College choose to live right here in Vermont. Sterling graduates who live in Vermont are active in the sustainable food movement, advocate for natural resource conservation, and contribute in countless other ways to stewarding the working landscape of the Green Mountain State.
Vermont has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country, but the percentage of Vermonters who pursue higher education after high school is one of the lowest in the New England region.
Sterling College is committed to doing our part to address this disparity by giving Vermonters access to an affordable and highly valuable college education. We do this through dedicated scholarships for Vermonters, personal financial aid counseling, and dual enrollment programs.
Although most Vermont students apply for admission to Sterling College in their senior year of high school, many other Vermonters attend Sterling College as adult learners. The population of Vermont students at Sterling includes student veterans, transfer students, and students who live off campus.
Sterling College participates in Vermont’s dual enrollment program. If you are a Vermont high school student interested in taking a tuition free class at Sterling College, please contact Laura Lea Berry, Assistant Dean of Academics and Registrar.
Students who attend Lamoille Union High School, Northfield High School, or St. Johnsbury Academy may enroll in Sterling College classes that are offered on their high school campus via the Dual Enrollment program. Sterling also hosts Dual Enrollment courses on our campus for students enrolled at Craftsbury Academy.
Sterling College maintains an agreement with Yestermorrow Design / Build School, in Warren, VT.
Sterling College students may participate in the semester exchange program of the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges.
Every Vermont student who attends Sterling College is eligible to receive a Vermont Award of $500 per year. Vermonters also qualify for Vermont state grants via the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. We are committed to affordability for Vermont students; please contact us for a personal financial aid consultation.