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Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$61,502
Tuition and Fees
$43,368
Room and Board
$14,094
Books and Supplies
$1,370
Other Expenses
$2,670
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan, prepayment discount, deferred payment, external finance company

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailfinaid@vanderbilt.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlineFebruary 5
Award NotificationOn or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003535
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile$25 for first college, $16 each additional

PROFILE OF 2012-13 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants975 (60.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need824 (84.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid821 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met821 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Award$44,416
Need-Based Gift
Received by 729 (88.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $39,892
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 315 (38.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,370
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 429 (52.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift126 (7.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,968
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants3,631 (53.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need3,231 (48.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid3,227 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met3,227 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Award$43,794
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,991 (92.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $38,577
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,600 (49.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,780
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,330 (41.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift653 (9.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,788
Borrowing
2012 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
34%
Average Indebtedness of
2012 Graduates
$17,349
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
5.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans 
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, State scholarships, ROTC scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Leadership, Community Service
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Members of Minorities, Local/State Students
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$2,342
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.78 4.21 683 668 674 31
Low 2.00 2.18 360 420 410 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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