Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Tuition and Fees

The cost for undergraduate students to attend Vanderbilt University for an academic year can be broken down into $50,800 for tuition, $1,270 for fees, $1,294 for books and supplies, $16,910 for room and board and $2,874 for other expenses. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.

Tuition and Fees

Books and supplies$1,294
Room and board$16,910
Other expenses$2,874

Tuition Plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institutionNo
Tuition guaranteed planNo
Prepaid tuition planNo
Tuition payment planNo
Other alternative tuition planNo

Financial Aid

68% of undergradate students at Vanderbilt University received financial aid. The distribution of financial aid types at Vanderbilt University consists of 63% receiving grant or scholarship aid of $44,291 on average, 15% receiving pell grants of $4,697 on average, 62% receiving institutional grants or scholarships of $42,932 on average, and 11% receiving federal student loans of $4,886 on average.

Average Grant/Scholarship Aid


Awarded any Financial Aid

Aid TypeNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Aid Received
Grant or scholarship aid1,01063%$44,291
Pell grants24715%$4,697
Institutional grants or scholarships99062%$42,932
Federal student loans17211%$4,886

Net Price

Average Net Price


Net prices changes by family income and financial need. Net price typically increases with increase in family income because of higher amounts of financial aid available to students belonging to lower income families. Students in the lowest $0 – $30,000 family income bracket paid net price of $3,156 compared to net price of $6,017 in the $30,001 – $48,000 family income bracket, $8,086 in the $48,001 – $75,000 family income bracket, $14,890 in the $75,001 – $110,000 family income bracket and $36,667 in the $110,001 and more family income bracket.

Net Price by Family Income

Family IncomeNet Price Paid
$0 – $30,000$3,156
$30,001 – $48,000$6,017
$48,001 – $75,000$8,086
$75,001 – $110,000$14,890
$110,001 and more$36,667

Net price reflects the actual cost to attend after accounting for finanical aid. Net price includes tuition, books, living costs, and other expenses after subtracting federal financial aid received by students.

Sticker Price

The cost for a 4 year bachelors degree at Vanderbilt University is $311,567. The cost reported is aggregated over 4 years and includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses. The year to year increases in tuition and cost of living are accounted by applying a rate of increase of 4% which is based on the average rate of increase in the last 2 years as reported by Vanderbilt University. The actual net cost paid by students could be lower because financial aid is not accounted for in this cost. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.

4-year Sticker Price

Year Sticker Price