Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Commission of Higher Education should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
3 Burlington Woods Drive
Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Phone: 781-425-7700

In addition, the programs in Graphic Design, Visual Art, and Art & Design Education are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). NASAD is a specialized accrediting agency for programs in art and design and is recognized by the US Department of Education.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: 703-437-0700

Disclosures & Policies

Vermont College of Fine Arts is committed to compliance with all required federal laws and statutes to maintain a safe, tolerant, and secure campus and learning atmosphere.

Notice of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex

Vermont College of Fine Arts complies with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, which states:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

In accordance with Title IX requirements, VCFA prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all educational programs, activities, or employment practices. This includes but is not limited to: admissions, academic programs, recruiting, financial aid, recreation, housing, and employment. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sex-based discrimination, sexual violence, and sexual misconduct as described in this policy. Title IX protects all people from sex discrimination regardless of their gender.


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Student Bill of Rights Learn More
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Title IX Discrimination & Harassment Policy Learn More
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Withdrawal and Refund Policy Learn More


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College Catalog Learn More
Student Handbook (MFA Programs) Learn More
Student Handbook (Art & Design Education) Learn More
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Art & Design Education Faculty Handbook Learn More
Film Faculty Handbook Learn More
Graphic Design Faculty Handbook Learn More
Music Composition Faculty Handbook Learn More
Visual Art Faculty Handbook Learn More
Writing/WCYA Faculty Handbook Learn More


Forms & Worksheets

Consent to Release Student Records Learn More
Faculty Semester Change Form (.xls) Learn More
Tuition Waiver Request Form – Faculty Learn More