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Tuition, Fees and Financials

Cost of Attendance

Fees for 2020 – 2021:

Tuition (per credit hour) | $2,087
Activity Fees (fall, spring, summer) | $634
Medical Insurance (12 month coverage) | $3,655
Transcript Fee (one time charge) | $100

A single 12 credit semester would cost 12 tuition credit hours ($25,044) plus activity fees.


A limited number of tuition scholarships will be available for exceptional candidates. The program is committed to having a diverse student body with a variety of backgrounds which will be reflected in scholarship awards.

*NEW* for Fall 2021 applicants

The Vanderbilt Data Science Program has partnered with Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT) to provide a 50% tuition scholarship for a a female WiTT member who wishes to enroll in the MS program.

If you are interested in learning more about WiTT and applying to the scholarship, please visit their website:

Financial Aid

Master’s students who are U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens are eligible for federal financial aid. Find out more on the Graduate School Financial Aid page. Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA)

International students do not qualify for federally funded loan programs unless they are permanent residents of the United States. International students are eligible to apply for a private alternative source of funding, but must have a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as a co-borrower.

Prodigy Finance offers loan options to international students pursuing an MS in data science, and does not require a U.S. co-borrower.