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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Senior Class Fund?

The Senior Class Fund is a Vanderbilt tradition that encourages all seniors to make a gift of any size to their favorite area at Vanderbilt.

Why should I give?

Your Vanderbilt tuition only pays for about 70 percent of the cost of an undergraduate education. The remaining amount comes from gifts made by alumni, parents and friends. The gifts we make as seniors this year—and as alumni in the years to come—help make it possible for future students to enjoy the great Vanderbilt experiences we've had.

What if I can only give a little?

That's okay. Every gift counts—it's your participation that matters most. Collectively, lots of smaller gifts add up to make a big impact.

How much should I give?

You can make a gift of any amount. Giving $20.20 is one way to commemorate your graduation. We encourage you to make a gift that is meaningful to you.

Where does my gift go?

Your gift goes wherever you'd like. You can designate your gift to any area of Vanderbilt that has been meaningful to you, such as:

  • Your college
  • Your department
  • The library
  • Athletics (the National Commodore Club)
  • Your favorite student organization
  • Your fraternity or sorority

How do I make a gift?

You can make your gift online, over the phone at (866) 882-FUND (3863), or you can make a gift using your Commodore Card or cash at the Sarratt Box Office. During Senior Class Fund events, you can make a gift using cash, credit card, Apple Pay or your Commodore Card. Please email with any questions.