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.

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


Important Dates 

  • July 5 - Federal and VMS disbursements for returning MD students
  • July 24 - Federal and VMS disbursements for incoming MD students
  • August 1 - Must waive student health insurance coverage by this date at www.Gallagherstudent.com and provide proof of alternative coverage.
  • August 23 - Federal disbursement for non-MD students
  • August 31 - Due date for tuition and fees

Note regarding disbursement dates: School receives funds on above dates and refunds will deposit to your bank account 24-36 hours later.

NEW for the 2017-18 FAFSA cycle:  Complete the FAFSA using your 2015 tax records. No more having to wait until you file your taxes before submitting the FAFSA!

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

Direct Loan Borrowers - UPDATE! Interest rates are increasing for loans disbursed July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. Direct Unsubsidized 6%; Direct Graduate PLUS 7%

UPDATE! For the period 10/01/2017 - 9/30/2018, federal loan fees are: Direct Unsubsidized 1.066%; Direct Graduate PLUS 4.264%