Until further notice, the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will be working remotely. For assistance during this time, please complete this contact form, and we will respond as quickly as we can. We appreciate your patience during this time.
On-campus and need to submit documents? Students and parents may drop off mail for the Office of Student Financial Aid at Station B located in Rand Hall. Place your documents in an envelope and address as follows:
Office of Student Financial Aid , PMB 407810
Opening Doors for Future Commodores Through Opportunity Vanderbilt
Providing for college is one of the largest single investments a family will make, and we strongly believe that a Vanderbilt education is well worth the investment. Opportunity Vanderbilt reflects our belief that a world-renowned education should be accessible to all qualified students regardless of their economic circumstances.
We make three important commitments to U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens to ensure that students from many different economic circumstances can enroll at Vanderbilt:
- Since talent and promise recognize no social, cultural, economic, or geographic boundaries, our admissions process is need-blind for U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens.
- Vanderbilt will meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need.
Financial aid awards do not include loans. Instead of offering need-based loans to undergraduate students, Vanderbilt offers additional grant assistance. This does not involve income bands or "cut-offs" that impact or limit eligibility.
Opportunity Vanderbilt's three commitments place Vanderbilt among a small number of U.S. universities to adopt these philosophies and allocate the resources necessary to make a premier college education a reality for students and their families.