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Scholarships and Financial Aid Q&A – Get Your Questions Answered

Nov. 27, 2018—Do you have questions about scholarships and financial aid? Which forms you need to complete? What scholarships are available? How do you use the Net Price Calculator? Vanderbilt financial aid officers are standing by with answers! The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships is offering extended hours so that you have extra opportunity to speak to a...

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What you need to know: Financial Aid Deadlines and Process

Oct. 29, 2018—You may know Vanderbilt for its stellar academics, its hometown of Nashville, or the many ways VU students balance work and fun. Did you know that Vanderbilt also has one of the best financial aid programs in the country? In fact, Princeton Review has ranked Vanderbilt #1 for Great Financial Aid this year. If you want...

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Vanderbilt’s Net Price Calculator

Oct. 12, 2017—During your college search process, the question of how much will it cost is sure to come up. Well, you don’t have to wonder about college costs, because we have a tool to help:  the net price calculator. This tool allows you to input information about yourself and your family’s finances to find out an...

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Merit Scholarship Deadlines Approach

Dec. 8, 2014—The deadline to apply for merit scholarships is December 15, 2014, and in this post we've got the scholarship details and application to-do list to help you finish by the deadline.

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Application FAQs

Jan. 10, 2014—Carolyn answers the questions our admissions counselors have been hearing most frequently over the last several days.

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Vanderbilt and QuestBridge: A Perfect Match

Sep. 3, 2013—Many talented students aren't even applying to top colleges nationally, but Vanderbilt and QuestBridge are working to reverse this trend.

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Upcoming Deadlines: Admissions, Merit Scholarships, & Financial Aid

Oct. 24, 2011—With November just around the corner there are many deadlines approaching in the world of college admissions. As a senior in high school, there are A LOT of dates to remember so I definitely recommend organizing yourself with a calendar/planner/smart phone application.   Sometimes a deadline is hard and fast – as in if you...

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Understanding the Mid-50%

Dec. 9, 2010—As a counselor at a highly selective college I frequently field questions about standardized testing.  I noticed in recent months, though, that many students I work with don’t apply testing statistics to their college search process appropriately. Numbers aren’t helpful if you don’t understand their reference.  Here I break down testing statistics: questions to ask...

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Why You Should Care About Net Price

Sep. 24, 2010—Here's why you should start caring about getting versed in the ways of net price, because starting next Fall, every college in the nation will be required to feature a net price calculator on their websites.

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Service Work at Vanderbilt

Feb. 16, 2010—During high school I was president of a service organization. As a RA in college I was required to coordinate monthly service projects that the women on my floor would find engaging. Service work was a fairly regular part of life. However, when I started graduate studies I found myself repeatedly finding reasons why I...

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What's in a name? – post-ED1 musings

Dec. 19, 2008—Q&A Time: Q – How do I check the completeness of my application (i.e., do you have my stuff)?  A – Call 800-288-0432 between 8am-5pm CST or email us at admissions@vanderbilt.edu.  We started running double shifts with our processing staff a couple weeks ago to be able to handle the mountain of paper (remember last...

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