Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is committed to enrolling a diverse student body. The School of Medicine offers a full range of scholarships and loans to students of all income levels.

The Office of Student Financial Services provides assistance to students who seek financial aid to cover the expenses involved in attending the School of Medicine. We educate and counsel students on the financial aid process, provide information about the availability and terms/conditions of federal and institutional funding, and serve as point of contact for student account-related questions, including health insurance. Federal loan counseling is also available to residents employed by the Medical Center. Students, parents and residents are invited to call, email, or visit the office at any time.

For the most commonly asked questions, visit our FAQ page.

Contact Us

Office of Student Financial Services
Sherry Stuart, Assistant Director
303 Light Hall, Nashville, TN 37232-0740
(615) 322-2145 | (615) 343-2312 Fax medfinaid@vanderbilt.edu
Office hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:00am to 4:30pm CST


Important Dates 

  • Jan 3, 2017 - Second-half disbursements for MDs
  • Jan 3, 2017 - Spring tuition & fees due for Med Masters & Other Doctoral students
  • Jan 9, 2017 - Spring disbursements for Med Masters & Other Doctoral students
  • Jan 31, 2017 - MD tuition & fees due for second term

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Direct Loan Borrowers - UPDATE! Loans disbursed July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017 have lower fixed interest rates:  Direct Unsubsidized 5.31%; Direct Graduate PLUS 6.31%

For the period 10/01/2016 - 9/30/2017, federal loan fees are: Direct Unsubsidized 1.069%; Direct Graduate PLUS 4.276%