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The MLI program offers tuition assistance to students who are currently Vanderbilt University (VU) or Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees for up to thirty-six semester hours of credit, regardless of whether enrolled in full-time or part-time study. For these students, a majority of their academic tuition and fees will be covered by the program. Generally the program contributes 75% of the tuition due each semester. Students’ supporting laboratories are responsible for contributing 10% of the tuition costs per semester. Finally, students are responsible for contributing 15% of the tuition costs per semester.

For 2019-2020 academic year, the standard graduate student tuition rate is $1,598 per credit hour, so MLI students are charged approximately $239.70 per credit hour. As an example, a student who takes a typical load of 12 hours will be contribute approximately $2,876.40 ($1,598 X 12 hours X 15%) to their tuition bill for the entire 2019-2020 year.

Students who qualify for employer tuition benefits through Vanderbilt University or Vanderbilt University Medical Center may choose to claim those benefits to off-set their out-of-pocket costs. Prospective and current students should contact their employer’s benefits office to obtain information about eligibility for benefits, benefit levels and the process to file for benefits.

Student Activity and Recreation Fees (split up into 3 payments for each semester)- $561