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Tuition and Fees

2018-19 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 2018-19 academic year (9 credit hours in fall 2018 and 9 credit hours in spring 2019). 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: $1,828 per credit hour
Activity & Recreation Fees: $478
One-time transcript fee: $100
Total Tuition/Fees for 2018-19: $33,482
 (Based upon full-time enrollment of 9 credit hours in fall and spring) 
   
Indirect Costs  
Books/Supplies:  $1,842
Rent/Utilities:  $11,394
Meals:    $4,316
Personal*:     $5,436
Transportation:   $2,112
Loan Fees**: $185
Total Indirect Costs: $25,285
   
Grand Total: $58,767

* 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 2018, spring 2019, and summer 2019).

Direct Costs  
Tuition: $1,828 per credit hour
Activity & Recreation Fees*: $478
One-time transcript fee: $100
Total Tuition/Fees for 2018-19: $35,310
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