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Financial Aid


Providing for college is one of the largest single investments a family will make, and we strongly believe that a Vanderbilt education is well worth the investment. Opportunity Vanderbilt reflects our belief that a world-renowned education should be accessible to all qualified students regardless of their economic circumstances.

We make three important commitments to U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens to ensure that students from many different economic circumstances can enroll at Vanderbilt.

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.




Visit the links below for information regarding cost of attendance, how to apply for financial aid, merit-based scholarships, financial aid for international students and more.