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
Office hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:00am to 4:30pm CST


Important Dates 

  • It's FAFSA time! Complete at FAFSA.gov and use school code 003535.
  • March 3 @ 2pm, LH 407 A-C - Valuable financial planning session for 4th yr. MD students.  
  • March 4 @ 2pm, LH 214 - Mandatory debt management session for exiting MD federal loan borrowers. Please complete the online exit counseling module prior to this session.

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

Direct Loan Borrowers - Loans disbursed July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016  have the following fixed interest rates:  Direct Unsubsidized 5.84%; Direct Graduate PLUS 6.84%