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Costs: On-Campus or Off-Campus (Not With Parent(s))

           Remote Education Only (With Parent(s))          

The estimated costs for full-time undergraduate students attending Vanderbilt University for academic year 2020-2021 are as follows:

On-Campus or

Off-Campus (Not With Parent(s))

Tuition $52,780
Housing $11,640
Meals $5,961
Books and Supplies $1,194
Student Services Fee $1,377
Personal Expenses $3,022
Transportation Varies



First Year Fee $874
Transcript Fee (one-time payment) $100
Engineering Fee & Laptop Allowance (Engineering Freshmen only) $2,600
Engineering Fee (Engineering Upperclass only) $1,000
Residential College Fee (Upperclass: Warren and Moore, E. Bronson Ingram, Zeppos Hall) $736

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 2020-2021 health insurance cost for domestic students is $2,355 and for international students is $3,655. More information about the health insurance can be found at

Students who are living off-campus will need to complete a form attesting that you are not living with parent(s).  Falsifying the form will be considered a student conduct issue that could lead to suspension or expulsion.

*For Opportunity Vanderbilt recipients, we will provide $310 for food and housing costs for the last 2 weeks of remote instruction for the fall semester. These funds will disburse to your student account on November 9.