The MLI program extends tuition benefits to students who are currently Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees for up to thirty-six semester hours of credit. For these students, a majority of their academic tuition and fees will be covered by the program. The School of Medicine will contribute 80% of the tuition due each semester. Students will be responsible for contributing 10% of the tuition costs per semester. Additionally, students’ supporting laboratories will be also be responsible for contributing 10% of the tuition costs per semester. MLI students typically enroll for 12 semester hours of credit each calendar year over the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
For 2011-2012, the standard graduate student tuition rate is $1,242 per credit hour. At the current rate, MLI students will be charged approximately $124 per credit hour. For example, students who take a typical load of 12 hours will be contributing approximately $1500 ( $1,242 X 12 hours X 10%) to their tuition bill for the entire 2011-2012 year.