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For financial aid purposes, you are considered to be an international student if you do not meet the eligibility criteria to receive federal student financial assistance. To qualify for federal assistance, students must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Vanderbilt University will offer renewable need-based financial aid to a limited number of international freshman undergraduate applicants. International students should be prepared to finance, either privately or through a sponsor, the full cost of their Vanderbilt education. A student requesting consideration for need-based financial aid is required to submit the College Board Financial Aid PROFILE showing their sources of financial support. At the time of submission, the only document we require is the PROFILE. We reserve the right to ask for additional documentation to verify information submitted on the PROFILE. Please know that by requesting consideration for need-based aid, admission to Vanderbilt is then "need aware." Those international students who demonstrate they can afford the cost of attending Vanderbilt will be given preferential treatment in the admission process. International citizens who apply through Regular Decision and request need-based aid will be reviewed as a separate group. Based upon an evaluation of academic qualities, financial need, and availability of resources, an international student may be considered for financial assistance.
The priority date to submit the PROFILE application for international students is January 5.
International freshmen applicants are eligible to apply for all Vanderbilt merit-based scholarships offered at Vanderbilt. To be considered for merit-based scholarships, students must complete the appropriate forms from the Application Packet for Merit-Based Scholarshipsor complete the appropriate applications online. Students should be aware that merit-based scholarships are awarded only to a select few of our most exceptional applicants each year.
Additional information regarding International Students at Vanderbilt may be found here: