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Tuition and Fees

2016-17 Cost of Attendance

*Please note that the tuition rate for the 2017-18 academic year will not be known until May 2017*

The cost of attendance (COA) is established each year by the Office of Student Financial Aid. It includes direct costs such as tuition and fees plus indirect costs a student may incur while attending Vanderbilt University. Your indirect costs may be more or less than the average calculated amounts. Your COA can be affected by your enrollment status.  

Master's Students

Full-time enrollment is defined as 9 credit hours per semester in the fall and spring semesters. The cost of attendance below is factored for full-time enrollment for the 2016-17 academic year (fall 2016 and spring 2017). Students who take more than 9 credit hours a semester will have additional tuition charges. Students who take courses in the summer will have additional direct and indirect costs.

Direct Costs  
Tuition: $1,596 per credit hour
Activity & Recreation Fees: $438
One-time transcript fee: $30
Total Tuition/Fees for 2016-17: $29,196
 (Based upon full-time enrollment of 9 credit hours in fall and spring) 
   
Indirect Costs  
Books/Supplies:  $1,842
Rent/Utilities:  $10,504
Meals:    $4,158
Personal*:     $5,322
Transportation:   $1,994
Loan Fees**: $238
Total Indirect Costs: $24,058
   
Grand Total: $53,254

* Includes projected allowances for the University Health Insurance ($276/month)
** Average loan fees incurred by similarly classified borrowers during the previous academic year.


Ed.D. Students

Ed.D. students enroll in 6 credit hours each fall, spring, and summer semester. The cost of attendance below is factored for the full calendar year (fall 2016, spring 2017, and summer 2017).

Direct Costs  
Tuition: $1,596 per credit hour
Activity & Recreation Fees*: $514 
One-time transcript fee: $30
Total Tuition/Fees for 2016-17: $29,272
Indirect Costs
Due to the structure of the Ed.D. program, indirect costs are highly variable based upon the student’s personal situation. Students need to be prepared for costs that include books, transportation, accommodation, meals and personal expenses. Please consult with the Ed.D. program if you have any questions.

* Ed.D. students who live more than 60 miles away can request a waiver for the activity and recreation fees for the fall and spring semesters. The activity and recreation fees are mandatory for all students in the summer semester. 


 Information on Student Accounts and Payment Plans 

Current Students: Information on Course Withdrawal and Tuition Refund Policies