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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for the MGC Program are approved by the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust in April of each year. Policies related to tuition and fees are located in the VUSM Catalog. These policies include: payment of tuition and fees, refund of tuition, late payment of fees, financial clearance, activities and student services fees, professional liability insurance, disability insurance, student health insurance, student health service fees, verification fees, transcript fees, and financial assistance.

Tuition and fees for the Academic year 2019-2020 total $40,000.

View the 2019-2020 cost of attendance

View the 2020-2021 cost of attendance

Financial Aid

No program scholarship funds are provided to students enrolled in the Vanderbilt University Master of Genetic Counseling program. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine participates in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. Prospective and admitted MGC students may apply for Federal loans to help support their attendance at Vanderbilt University. Information about Federal loans and how to apply for them may be found on the VUSM Office of Student Financial Aid.

Students receiving aid must meet Federal Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.


Vanderbilt University Master of Genetic Counseling Program students are not offered paid employment opportunities as a function of their student enrollment. However, enrolled students have access to resources available through Vanderbilt University Student Employment. More information is available at


There are many websites (such as the Michigan State University Libraries site) that list a variety of scholarships for which you may be eligible.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers additional scholarship opportunities that can be applied to any graduate program. If you wish to investigate this option, please speak with your undergraduate institution to see if you can be nominated for the award.

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