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About Our Office

Vanderbilt is committed to enrolling talented, motivated students from diverse backgrounds. Over 60 percent of Vanderbilt students receive some type of aid. The University offers a full range of merit-based scholarships, need-based financial assistance, and financing/payment options to families of all income levels.

The average years of experience shared by the Office of Financial Aid's counseling and administrative staff (21) is greater than the time normally spent from starting kindergarten to completing an undergraduate degree.

We individually review 100% of the need-based financial aid applications from students and commit to meeting 100% of each admitted student’s demonstrated financial need.

Our Mission

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships is responsible for providing financial assistance to students whose economic circumstances are such that they could not otherwise afford to attend. In addition, we provide limited merit-based assistance to select undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment and intellectual promise.

Vanderbilt welcomes students who can benefit from and contribute to the community, regardless of their financial situation. The University is committed to reviewing applicants for admission without regard to their financial need, then assistance is awarded to any student who establishes eligibility for such need-based assistance on the basis of family financial criteria.

Financial Aid Office Code of Conduct