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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.

Federal Aid and Other Financial Aid Options

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