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Vanderbilt University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$58,442 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,928 tuition
$14,094 on campus room & board
$1,370 books
$1,050 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$58,442 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,928 tuition
$14,094 on campus room & board
$1,370 books
$1,050 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$38,268 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
65% of students receive aid
13% get federal aid ($5,124 avg)
9% get state aid ($5,477 avg)
60% get institn'l aid ($38,268 avg)
11% get loans ($8,172 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.48% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.48% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

$38,945,367
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $39,339 62%
Federal Grant Aid $5,124 13%
Pell Grants $4,185 13%
Other Federal Grants $4,000 3%
Institution Grant Aid $38,268 60%
State Grant Aid $5,477 9%
Student Loans $8,172 11%
Federal Loans $5,309 10%
Other Loans $28,280 1%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$10,000 Y N N N
- Y N N N
- Y N N N
- Y Y N N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Vanderbilt University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2101 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240
(615) 322-2561
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/financialaid/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,747
Out of State $1,747

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Miaya from Simpsonville, SC
  • Apr-10-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I would not be able to attend Vandy this fall if I wasn't awarded such a generous financial aid packet. They really do do what's best for each student.

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  • 5
  • A from Vandy
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a past student here

    I mean just saying you go to Vanderbilt will give you high accolades around the Nashville area. Most things are within a 15-minute-walk walking distance around the campus. There are 10 various libraries to choose to study from. Many research opportunities that I cannot stress enough, and just the cultural influence and push from those around you.

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  • 5
  • Justin from Smyrna, TN
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Yes, it is expensive. However, VU is one of the top 50 schools in the world and currently ranked #17 in the nation. The program I'm in is ranked in the top 10 in the nation. It goes without saying that this private school is by far one of the best not only in the south, but in the country.

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  • 4
  • Savannah from Smyrna, TN
  • Dec-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Vanderbilt students love complaining about the ridiculous price of our education, but honestly, we get a lot for our money. The food is pretty good, housing is tolerable, the student rec center is awesome and newly-expanded, and admission to all home sports games is free. We have our own police department that patrols campus, and the Vandy Vans that will give you a ride around campus between 5 PM and 5 AM. On top of all that, the city of Nashville is a ton of fun and just the right size. Most importantly though, you are not only paying for a great experience, but ultimately you are paying for job security- a Vanderbilt degree means something to prospective employers.

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