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Vanderbilt University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$61,866 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,496 tuition
$14,962 on campus room & board
$1,294 books and supplies
$1,114 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$61,866 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,496 tuition
$14,962 on campus room & board
$1,294 books and supplies
$1,114 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$39,106 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
68% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($5,658 avg)
9% get state aid ($5,192 avg)
63% get institn'l aid ($39,106 avg)
14% get loans ($7,901 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.00% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.00% 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

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $40,382 64%
Federal Grant Aid $5,658 14%
Pell Grants $4,471 14%
Other Federal Grants $4,000 4%
Institution Grant Aid $39,106 63%
State Grant Aid $5,192 9%
Student Loans $7,901 14%
Federal Loans $4,899 13%
Other Loans $25,202 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$8,000 - $68,000 Y N N N
- Y N N N
- Y N N N
- Y Y N N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Vanderbilt University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2305 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203-1725
(615) 322-2561
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,854
Out of State $1,854


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Reilly from Deland, FL
  • Apr-17-2018 I am a current student here

    Vanderbilt is basically an Ivy, so you're getting an incredible degree that people put a lot of stock in.

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  • 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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