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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 Aid 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.

Learn more about Financial Aid for Prospective M.D. Students

Learn more about Financial Aid for Prospective Non- M.D. students

Contact Us

Office of Student Financial Aid
Eskind Biomedical Library and Learning Center
2209 Garland Avenue, Suite 226, Nashville, TN 37232-0740
(615) 322-2145 | (615) 343-2312 Fax
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT


Important Dates 

  • August 21 – Federal disbursement* for non-MD students
  • August 31 – Tuition and fees due for all students

*Note regarding disbursement dates: Vanderbilt University will receives funds on the above date as long as all requirements are completed.  Student refund checks will process automatically beginning Thursday, August 22, 2019.  An EFT deposit or check will process the next business day. 

It’s not too late to file the FAFSA for 19-20!  Use your 2017 tax records.

Is it a hassle to find time to deposit your refund check? Sign up now for Direct Deposit through YES.

Direct Loan Borrowers – Interest rates for loans disbursed July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. Direct Unsubsidized 6.08%; Direct Graduate PLUS 7.08%

Federal Loan Fees: For the period 10/01/2018-9/30/2019: Direct Unsubsidized 1.062%; Direct Graduate PLUS 4.248%