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Costs for 2018-2019

The estimated costs for full-time undergraduate students attending Vanderbilt University for academic year 2018-2019 are as follows:

Tuition $48,600
Residence Hall $10,620
Meals $5,614
Books and Supplies $1,294
Student Activities and Recreation Fees $1,216
Personal Expenses $2,802
Transportation Varies



First Year Experience Fee $800
Transcript Fee (one-time payment) $100
Laboratory Fee & Laptop Allowance (Engineering Freshmen only) $2,400
Laboratory Fee (Engineering Upperclass only) $800

Modest annual increases can be expected. Students should also allow for travel expenses and health insurance. Participation in the Vanderbilt-sponsored health insurance plan is mandatory unless the online insurance waiver is submitted by August 1. International students may not waive with alternative coverage. The 2018-2019 health insurance cost for domestic students is $2,496 and for international students is $3,162. More information about the health insurance can be found at