Financial Information

Financial Aid - Undergraduate

Vanderbilt is committed to accessibility and affordability for all admitted and enrolled students. Grants, scholarships, and work opportunities are available to eligible students who apply for assistance and have demonstrated financial need. Beginning in the fall of 2009, financial aid packages offered to incoming and current undergraduate students no longer included need-based loans. While continuing to meet the full demonstrated need of all eligible students, this expanded aid initiative, Opportunity Vanderbilt, announced in October 2008 provides increased amounts of need-based grants and/or scholarships (gift assistance) to replace need-based loans that would have otherwise been offered to meet a student’s demonstrated financial need.

Demonstrated financial need is the difference between the cost of attending Vanderbilt and the amount that students and their families are expected to contribute toward that cost. The amount of aid to fully meet each student’s demonstrated financial need is determined annually on the basis of current Undergraduate Catalog/ Financial information.

Financial Aid - Graduate and Professional

Graduate and Professional students are awarded all merit-based aid (including, but not limited to, scholarships, grants, and graduate research and teaching assistantships) from their academic department. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships awards all forms of federal aid, which include, but are not limited to Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Perkins loans, Federal Work-Study, as well as alternative loans. Questions regarding the awarding and disbursement of merit-based aid should be directed to academic departments while other aid questions should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Financial Holds

Service IndicatorImpactDetails
Financial Enrollment Hold
Drops permitted, Adds not allowed

Please contact Student Accounts for information concerning this hold at 615-322-6693 or 800-288-1144.
Financial Enrollment Hold
Drops permitted, Adds not allowed
Please contact Student Accounts for information concerning this hold at 615-322-6693 or 800-288-1144.