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Financing Your Education

Peabody offers multiple ways to meet the cost of your education. Below is information regarding scholarship opportunities for Peabody on-campus graduate and professional students.  The Vanderbilt Office of Student Financial Aid can provide additional information regarding federal financial assistance.

Aid for graduate (Ph.D.) students

All Peabody graduate (Ph.D.) students receive full tuition funding through a combination of University Tuition Scholarships and/or merit awards. University Tuition Scholarships are service-free awards that pay all or part of tuition costs. The following graduate awards are normally supplemented by a full University Tuition Scholarship, which usually includes student health insurance coverage: University Fellowships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Research Assistantships, Traineeships, and Teacher Training Awards.

Stipend and salary award amounts vary by program and major professor. For more information, contact the appropriate graduate admissions coordinator for your department of interest.
 

Aid for professional (M.Ed., M.P.P., Ed.D.) students

Every on-campus professional student applicant is considered for merit aid (information is listed below). There is no separate application to complete and students will be notified in their admissions letter if they have been awarded merit aid.

Peabody College also provides awards from the Dean’s Endowed and Special Award Funds. These funds are awarded based on demonstrated eligibility and may require a separate application. 

In addition, there are a variety of awards and assistantships available to Peabody students. A full description of these can be found via the links on the left-hand side of this page. Please note that none of our professional programs guarantee an assistantship, but many Peabody students secure positions across Peabody and Vanderbilt University.

Types of Merit Aid

Every on-campus professional student applicant is considered for merit aid. There is no separate application to complete and students will be notified in their admissions letter if they have been awarded merit aid.

Note: The scholarships and amounts listed below are for students entering in Summer 2017 or later. If you entered prior to Summer 2017 your scholarship details are indicated in your admissions letter. 

Peabody Honors Scholarship (PHS)
The Peabody Honors Scholarship (PHS) is the most competitive and prestigious award a student can receive from Peabody College. It covers 75% of a student’s tuition for up to three years,depending on the requirements of the program, and provides exclusive access to specialized lectures and social events with faculty and academic deans. A recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student for each semester unless it is her/his final semester. A student must maintain a minimum 3.75 GPA in all coursework to retain the scholarship.

Dean's Tuition Scholarship (DTS)
The Dean's Tuition Scholarship (DTS) is a competitive scholarship that recognizes high-achieving students who will greatly contribute to their program of study. This award covers 50% of a student’s tuition for up to three years, depending on the length of the program. Recipients may enroll as full or part time students. However, since there is a time limitation on the award, students will want to complete their program of study before the three year award expires. Continuous enrollment and good academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA) are required for renewal of this award.

Scholastic Achievement Scholarship (SAS)
The Scholastic Achievement Scholarship (SAS) is a competitive scholarship that recognizes high-achieving students who will greatly contribute to their program of study. This award covers 25% of a student’s tuition for up to three years,depending on the length of the program. Recipients may enroll as full or part time students. However, since there is a time limitation on the award, students will want to complete their program of study before the three year award expires. Continuous enrollment and good academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA) are required for renewal of this award.

Iris Scholarship
The Iris Scholarship is a competitive  one-year award only that recognizes academic achievement.  This award varies from $1,000 to $4,000 and is equally distributed between the fall and spring semesters of the first year only. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be obtained in the fall semester for this award to continue in the spring semester. This award is not renewable.

Virginia Haynes Redfield Scholarship
The Virginia Haynes Redfield Scholarship is a competitive one-year award only that recognizes academic achievement of underrepresented students.  This award varies from $1,000 to $4,000 and is equally distributed between the fall and spring semesters of the first year only. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be obtained in the fall semester for this award to continue in the spring semester. This award is not renewable.

Federal Aid and Other Financial Aid Options

More information on federal aid and other financial aid options can be found here

 

 


 
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