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Timeline

 

October 1

All Students – The Free Application for Federal Student Aid becomes available for students interested in federal funding for the next year. Students are encouraged to go to fafsa.gov to complete the form.

Incoming MD Students  – The CSS Profile becomes available for students interested in institutional need-based funding for the next year. Students that do not receive a merit scholarship are encouraged to go to https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/ to complete the form.

November 1

Incoming MD  Students – MD students must apply to Vanderbilt through AMCAS by this date to be considered for admission and scholarships for the 20-21 year.

Mid-December

Incoming MD Students – The first wave of scholarship offers will be communicated via phone call and email.

Early January

Current MD Students –  The second half of all loans are disbursed.

All School of Medicine programs but MD – Spring loans are disbursed to student accounts.

Mid-February

Incoming MD Students – The second wave of scholarship offers will be communicated via phone call and email.

Early April

Incoming MD Students – Financial Aid award letters will be sent and available on the portal to admitted students. The award letter will identify all programs for which the student is eligible.

Late May

Returning MD Students – Financial Aid award letters will be emailed and available at yes.vanderbilt.edu.

June

All School of Medicine programs but MD – Financial Aid award letters will be sent to new and returning students on a rolling basis as departmental scholarships are confirmed and FAFSA information is received.  Summer loans are disbursed.

All Incoming Students – Students accepting federal loans should complete the necessary requirements that can be found on the yes.vanderbilt.edu checklist.

Early July

Returning MD Students – aid will be disbursed to student accounts.

Mid-July

Incoming MD Students – aid will be disbursed to student accounts.

Late August

All School of Medicine programs but MD – Fall aid will be disbursed to student accounts.