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Tuition and Fees

2017-18 Cost of Attendance

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 2017-18 academic year (fall 2017 and spring 2018). 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: $1,708 per credit hour
Activity & Recreation Fees: $457
One-time transcript fee: $30
Total Tuition/Fees for 2017-18: $31,231
 (Based upon full-time enrollment of 9 credit hours in fall and spring) 
   
Indirect Costs  
Books/Supplies:  $1,842
Rent/Utilities:  $11,160
Meals:    $4,248
Personal*:     $5,436
Transportation:   $2,070
Loan Fees**: $183
Total Indirect Costs: $24,939
   
Grand Total: $56,170

* Includes allowances for the average ACA health insurance costs ($282/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 2017, spring 2018, and summer 2018).

Direct Costs  
Tuition: $1,708 per credit hour
Activity & Recreation Fees*: $533
One-time transcript fee: $30
Total Tuition/Fees for 2016-17: $31,307
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