TUITION
AND BEYOND

The MS Finance program cost for the 2019-2020 academic year:

Tuition$58,400
Books & Supplies$500
Health Insurance (can be waived if proof of comparable coverage elsewhere)$3,650
Student Fees$500
Loan Fees$1,383
Additional Fee: Orientation$350

Average Living Expenses (Monthly):

Rent and Utilities ($1,240 monthly over nine months)$11,808
Meals$5,868
Personal Expenses$1,876
Transportation$1,484

Housing

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

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

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.

The Commodore Award

This award pays partial tuition to graduates of Vanderbilt University who return to pursue their MSF at Owen. Commodore award recipients have displayed exceptional academic abilities while completing their undergraduate degree, have strong professional experience, and excellent interpersonal skills. We seek candidates who will help foster and spread community within Owen.

Diversity Scholarship—Eastman

The Eastman Masters of Finance (MSF) Diversity Scholarship is available for underrepresented minority and female students who have demonstrated enthusiasm and a natural aptitude in finance and leadership. For this scholarship, Eastman is seeking candidates who can lead successfully through exciting and motivating others. > Opportunities and Scholarship Information

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 Minorities 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 minorities (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).

Diversity Scholarship—Canadian Citizenship

These scholarships are awarded to citizens of Canada based on the degree to which the individual demonstrates how he or she can enhance the learning experience of other students in the Vanderbilt MSF program.

Diversity Scholarship—European Citizenship

These scholarships are awarded to citizens of European countries based on the degree to which the individual demonstrates how he or she can enhance the learning experience of other students in the Vanderbilt MSF program.

Diversity Scholarship—Latin American Citizenship

These scholarships are awarded to citizens of Latin American countries based on the degree to which the individual demonstrates how he or she can enhance the learning experience of other students in the Vanderbilt MSF program.

Diversity Scholarship—Indian Citizenship

These scholarships are awarded to citizens of India based on the degree to which the individual demonstrates how he or she can enhance the learning experience of other students in the Vanderbilt MSF program.

Diversity Scholarship—Chinese Citizenship

These scholarships are awarded to citizens of China based on the degree to which the individual demonstrates how he or she can enhance the learning experience of other students in the Vanderbilt MSF program.

Diversity Scholarship—African Citizenship

These scholarships are awarded to citizens of countries in Africa based on the degree to which the individual demonstrates how he or she can enhance the learning experience of other students in the Vanderbilt MSF program.

Accelerator Alumni Scholarships

We offer one $5,000 scholarship to be awarded to graduates of Owen’s Accelerator program.

LOANS AND OTHER RESOURCES

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 two MSF candidates per year.

Mexico: FUNED  provides a minimum of $10,000 per year to five MSF candidates per year.

Honduras: HONDUFUTURO  provides a minimum of 30% tuition scholarship for MSF candidates.

Other Resources

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:

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.