Frequently Asked Questions
Accommodations and Travel
On-campus housing is available for an additional fee of $50/night with shared access to bathrooms and $60/night with a private bathroom. Please note that Sterling College offers rustic/vintage/farmhouse style accommodations that are clean and safe but not luxurious. Availability is limited and room requests are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please follow this link to reserve a room. If you prefer to stay off-campus please see our accommodations page for local recommendations. Unfortunately we do not allow on-campus camping at this point in time.
If I am an international student, do I need a visa to attend a class?
A student visa is not required for non-degree coursework.
Lunch is included with all workshops and courses that run while the Dunbar Dining Hall is operational (closed May 6-12, May 26-28 and July 2-6, 2018). If the Dining Hall is not open while your class is in session please plan to pack a lunch and snacks for yourself. Breakfast and dinner are available for all guests staying on campus at no extra charge. If you are staying off-campus and would like to purchases meals you will have an opportunity to do so.
Airport shuttle transportation is available for students staying on-campus with prior request. The shuttle fee is $50 each way to and from the Burlington International Airport (BTV). Pick up is scheduled for 3:30pm the day before your class begins and will allow you to arrive on campus in time for dinner. Drop off leaves Sterling College at 9:00am for an 11:45am drop off the day following the last day of class. For more information or to reserve a shuttle ride, please complete the shuttle request form.
Shuttles associated with class field trips are provided to all students at no extra cost
When should I expect to receive my bill?
Ideally a bill will be ready within 7 business days of receipt of your initial deposit. Unless given other instructions your bill will be sent to you at the email address you provided when you registered.
How do I pay my bill?
Your final payment by check or by credit or debit card by calling the Business Office at (802) 586-7711 x 135 or by mail at the address below. Please make sure to allow enough time so payment is received two weeks prior to the start date of class.
Sterling College | Business Office | P.O. Box 72 | Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
The most common ways to access financial aid as a continuing education student is by using AmeriCorps funding, using VA Benefits or your 529 Education Plan Savings. In Vermont, the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. may be able to offer you a non-degree grant.
Course Cancellation Policy
In the event that someone has made a deposit and can no longer attend the class the following options are available:
For Deposits Under $500
Your deposit is fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations after 30 days and before 7 days prior to class start date will be charged a $50 processing fee. Cancellations within 7 days of class start date will not be allowed a refund. Students can however use their non-refundable deposits towards another class in the future, valid through the following year’s calendar programming.
For Initial Deposits of $500 or more
Your initial $500 deposit is fully refundable up to 60 days prior to the course start date. All full course payments should be made, in full, two-weeks prior to course start date. Cancellations made after 60 days and before 14 days prior to class start date will be allowed a refund minus a $500 cancellation fee. Cancellations of fully paid students within 7 days of class start date will not be allowed a refund. Students can however use all non-refundable deposits towards another class in the future, valid through the following year’s calendar programming.