The Vanderbilt MS Finance program has consistently shown strong employment outcomes year after year. The average employment rate within 90 days of graduation is 98%. For more information, view our Employment Report.
The MS Finance program cost for the 2023-2024 academic year:
|Books & Supplies
|Health Insurance (can be waived if proof of comparable coverage elsewhere)
|Student Health Fee
|Student Services Fee
Average Living Expenses:
All Owen students live off campus. There are several residential buildings within one mile of Owen and several more within walking distance. Our students typically publish an overview of housing options in March and post it to the Admitted Applicants website. You may also visit the Off-Campus Referral Service website provided by the Vanderbilt University Office of Housing and Residential Education.
Health insurance is required for all students. The university offers a health insurance plan for students and their families. You may view a copy of the Graduate/Professional & International Brochure on health insurance by visiting our Student Health Center website.
Vanderbilt MS Finance Merit-Based Scholarships
All MS Finance applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships. There is no separate scholarship application. Selection criteria include academic background, professional experiences, GPA, GMAT scores, letters of recommendation, essay, and interview. Scholarships cover partial tuition, and candidates will be notified of an award when given an offer of admission.
Diversity Scholarship—Women in Finance
These scholarships are awarded based on the degree to which an individual demonstrates how he or she has supported the academic, personal or professional advancement of women. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to women and girls via personal mentorship or community involvement.
Diversity Scholarship—Underrepresented Students in Finance
These scholarships are awarded based on the degree to which an individual demonstrates how he or she has supported the academic, personal or professional advancement of underrepresented students (individuals who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and are of African American, Native American, Hispanic American, or Pacific Island American descent).
Vanderbilt Accelerator® Alumni Scholarship
Each year, the Vanderbilt MSF program awards up to $5,000 in scholarship funding to participants of Vanderbilt's Accelerator® Summer Business Immersion.
Federal Financial Aid
Loans are dispersed through the central Office of Student Financial Aid. Visit Vanderbilt University’s financial aid website for details about loan options.
International students do not qualify for federally funded loan programs unless they are permanent residents of the U.S. However, an international student may apply for a private alternative source of funding, but a U.S. citizen or permanent resident is required as a co-borrower.
Partnerships with International Loan-Scholarship Institutions:
We partner with the following institutions to offer guaranteed scholarship to admitted candidates who receive a loan-scholarship through one of the institutions:
Guatemala: GUATEFUTURO provides a minimum of 15% tuition scholarship for up to 2 MSF candidates per year.
Mexico: FUNED provides a minimum of $10,000 per year for up to 5 MSF candidates per year.
Honduras: HONDUFUTURO provides a minimum of 30% tuition scholarship for MSF candidates.
In addition to federal loans, scholarships, and employment, students should consider personal savings; family funds; sponsorship by their company or government; and other outside loans, grants, and scholarships. Sallie Mae—a government-sponsored organization—provides the largest secondary market in the student loan business. You can find financial aid information, loan calculators, and a free scholarship search at Sallie Mae.
Several resources exist for international students seeking financial aid to study in the U.S. Some banks will authorize loans, provided that the student has a bona fide U.S. co-signer to guarantee the loan.
Additional reference sources:
- The International Student’s Guide to Studying and Living in the USA
- The College Board Online
- National Science Foundation
- MacArthur Foundation
- Canadian Higher Education Loan Program (for Canadian citizens only)
For International Students
International students may apply for a private alternative educational loan, with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as a co-signer, for an amount up to the total cost of education. Please contact the Vanderbilt Office of Student Financial Aid for additional information. Or they may apply directly to Prodigy Finance, which does not require a co-signer. Click here to learn more.