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Development and Alumni Relations
Their mission is to engage graduates, families, friends, corporations, and foundations in the life of the university; to ensure an active and committed alumni community; and to encourage financial investment in Vanderbilt’s programs and scholarship.
Providing for college is one of the largest single investments a family will make, and the university strongly believes that a Vanderbilt education is well worth the investment. Opportunity Vanderbilt reflects the belief that a world-renowned education should be accessible to all qualified students regardless of their economic circumstances.
Vanderbilt makes three important commitments to U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens to ensure that students from many different economic circumstances can enroll:
First: 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.
Second: Vanderbilt will meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need.
Third: 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.