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The Vanderbilt Advantage

Vanderbilt Business wants you! We are committed to helping you transition to business school and have dedicated resources available only to military candidates. Our team will guide you through the entire admissions process and even waive the application fee. Students who are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program will receive additional funding up to the maximum approved by the Veterans Administration (VA) based on unmet need. As a Vanderbilt Business student, you will have access to customized executive coaching and tools typically reserved for executives at Fortune 500 companies through our Leadership Development Program. Learn more about the strong return on investment from a Vanderbilt MBA by exploring our most recent employment report.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Once your eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon Program has been confirmed, if your tuition charges exceed the amount of the national cap, the Yellow Ribbon Program provides additional funding up to the maximum approved by the VA based on unmet need. At the present time, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management will award up to 50% of the unmet need in Yellow Ribbon funds, to be matched by the Veterans Administration.  For additional information regarding veterans’ educational benefits at Vanderbilt University, please contact Vanderbilt’s VA school certifying officials at VASCO@vanderbilt.edu.

Details on Vanderbilt University's Yellow Ribbon Program benefits and military benefits are available through the Office of the University Registrar. A full description of the Yellow Ribbon program can be found on the Veterans Benefits Administration website.

Additional Support for Military Candidates

Scholarship Opportunities

Vanderbilt Business has multiple scholarship opportunities exclusively for military candidates:

  • Bass Military Scholars Program
  • Cracker Barrel Military Scholarship
  • Carter-Owen Military Scholarship
  • Taylor Force Memorial Scholarship

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High-Touch Admissions Process

At Vanderbilt Business, our “high-touch” admissions process includes waiving the application fee for military candidates and working around your schedule and needs to make the admissions process as easy as possible. At Vanderbilt, you will also have a dedicated financial aid officer who is familiar with your benefit opportunities to assist you with the transition to business school.

Contact our Military Recruiter

Military-Friendly Community

We are committed to welcoming you and your family into the Owen family. Even before coming to campus, you will be connected with current and former students. You can also join one of our many clubs, including the Owen Armed Forces Club and Owen Partners Association.

Learn more about our commitment to your family

By the numbers

51

The number of current or former military service men and women enrolled in our programs at this time.

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What Our Military Students Say

Having transitioned directly from active duty in the Marines, Vanderbilt has been a pillar of support for my family and me, enabling me to identify and pursue my next mission with confidence and resolve.

Jameson Norton,
served as Captain
United States Marine Corps

My experience in going through the admissions process was incredible. If you asked, it was provided. The admissions staff were absolutely amazing in seeing that no questions were left unanswered. Their attentiveness was off the charts in comparison to any other school I considered.

Kimberly Barboza,
served as Lieutenant commander
United States Navy

The Leadership Development Program here is something that’s really unique. I had lots of leadership experience from the military…but here I learned how to build consensus and get buy-in.

John Robella,
served as Captain
United States Army