Student fees support selected student activities and recreational programs as well as personnel and facilities of the Department of Student Athletics. All students who are registered in academic classes are assessed these fees. Mandatory fees are necessary to provide a complete range of student’s services. Fee recommendations must be approved annually by the Chancellor and the Vanderbilt Board of Trust. Activity and Recreation fees appear as a combined charge on University statements: Act/Rec Fees.
Some students receive scholarships or awards that pay all or a portion of their tuition and fees. The terms and conditions of these awards may vary, and it is each student’s responsibility to understand these awards regarding the costs that are covered and the costs that are not covered. Any portion of tuition and fees that is not covered by an award remains the student’s financial responsibility.
Student fees for 2015-2016 are:
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Student Activity Fee 2015-2016
The Activity Fee supports student co-curricular interests and events and assists the Graduate Student Council. Portions of the fee are allocated to Vanderbilt Student Communications, Inc., and its divisions; programs of the Office of Dean of Students, Student Athletics, as well as a variety of student organizations.
For the fall and spring semesters, all undergraduate students must pay an activity fee of $283.00 each semester.
The Activity Fee for undergraduates covers: Issues of Versus, The Vanderbilt Review, and other VSC, Inc., publications (excluding the Vanderbilt Hustler, which receives no activity fees); Admission to Office of Dean of Students programs at special student rates, and use of Sarratt facilities; admission on a seat-available basis to home football and basketball games and to other varsity athletic events; and admission, subject to space availability, to programs or events sponsored by student organizations that are funded by student activities fees, a complete list of which is maintained by the Office of Student Activities.
Graduate and Professional School Students:
For the fall and spring semesters, all graduate and professional school students must pay an activity fee of $80.00 each semester.
The Activity Fee for graduate and professional students covers: admission to all programs sponsored by the Office of Dean of Students, at special student rates, and use of Sarratt facilities; a copy of all issues of Versus and The Vanderbilt Review; admission, subject to space availability, to programs sponsored by student organizations that are funded by student activity fees, a complete list of which is maintained by the Office of Deans of Students. In addition, graduate students support the Graduate Student Council through the Activity Fee.
Activities Fee Committee
The Student Activities Fee Committee is a representative student group, appointed by Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG), through an application process. On an annual basis, the AcFee Committee allocates to student organizations a portion of the funds collected as student activities fees. Organizations applying for funding are assigned to one of six categories as follows: Arts, Cultural, Programming, Religious, Service, and Special Interest.
The sub committees of the AcFee Committee considers applications from organizations in one of the six categories, and makes recommendations to the AcFee Committee. Each subcommittee comprises VSG and/or at-large co-chairs, at least 4 students-at-large selected through the application process, a graduate/professional student selected through the application process, and one or more Dean of Students representatives who serve in an ex officio, advisory capacity. The co-chairs of the sub committees serve on the decision-making AcFee Committee, which is chaired by a student selected through an application process. The AcFee Committee makes allocation decisions in the spring semester prior to the academic year for which the funding is allocated.
Student Recreation Fee 2015-2016
The Student Recreation Fee supports Vanderbilt’s recreational programs administered through the Office of Campus Recreation (OCR). Funds are also allocated for the operation of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and the University’s recreational playing fields.
For the fall and spring, all undergraduate students must pay a recreation fee of $263.00 each semester.
Upon presentation of the ID card, each undergraduate is entitled (1) to unlimited use of all facilities of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, including the recreation fields, subject to space availability, posted hours and special requirements announced by the Office of Campus Recreation. There will be charges for use of equipment purchased at the Pro Shop, rental of outdoor recreation equipment, food and certain special classes and workshops; (2) to participate in the intramural programs, subject to space availability, required team deposits and regulations set down by the Office of Campus Recreation’s Recreation Handbook; (3) to join and participate in sport clubs, subject to conditions noted in the O.C.R.’s Sport Clubs Handbook; (4) to enroll in classes and workshops offered by Campus Recreation, subject to space availability; and (5) to participate in the outdoor recreational and wellness activities, subject to space availability and charges.
Graduate and Professional Students:
For the fall and spring, graduate and professional students must pay a recreation fee of $135.00 each semester.
Upon presentation of the ID card, this fee entitles each graduate and professional student (1) use of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, subject to space availability, posted hours and special requirements announced by the Office of Campus Recreation. There will be charges for use of equipment purchased at the Pro Shop, rental of outdoor recreation equipment, food and certain special classes and workshops. (2) to unlimited use of the recreation fields, subject to space availability, posted hours and special requirements; and to the following items described in the undergraduate section: 2, 3, 4 and 5.
University’s Withdrawal Refund Policy
University policy for the refund of tuition and room charges provides a percentage refund based on the dates of withdrawal and check-out from the residence. Students who withdraw officially or who are dismissed from the University for any reason may be entitled to a partial refund in accordance with the established schedule.
For the Schedule of Refunds of Tuition and Room Charges, please click here.
Withdrawal or dismissal from the University does not entitle a student to a refund of student fees. After the first week of classes fees are not refundable.