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2012-2013 Estimated Freshmen Charges

Summer Session Financial Information

Matriculation Fee ($400) will be credited on the July 1st student account statement of charges.


Fall 2012

Due 8/15/12

Spring 2013

Due 1/3/13

Year Total

 Tuition (12-18 Hours)  $20,544  20,544  $41,088
 New Student Transcript Fee  $30  $0  $30
 Housing  $4,514  $4,514  $9,028
 Activity & Recreation Fees  $515  $515  $1,030
 First-Year Meal Plan1  $2,395  $2,395  $4,790
 First-Year Program/Events Fee  $338  $338  $676
 Engineering Lab Equipment Fee $325 $325 $650
     (All Engineering Students)      
 Health Insurance2  $970  $0  $970
 Optional-Commodore Cash/Debit Spending Account  $750  $750  $1,500
   to $1,000  to $1,000  to $2,000

If applicable, you should deduct the following from your total due: Scholarships, VU Loans, Stafford Loans and PLUS Loans (less lender origination and guarantee fees), grants, and other financial aid such as outside scholarships. Do not deduct work-study payments as these payments will be paid directly to the student as it is earned.

  1. First-year students residing in freshman dormitories are required to participate in the First-Year Meal Plan at a cost of $2,395 per semester. Selections will be charged to your student account. For more information regarding VU Meal Plan options visit:
  2. Health Insurance participation is mandatory unless the student has other comparable coverage. The annual cost of the Vanderbilt Student Health Insurance Plan will be included in the fall semester charges unless the student submits evidence of adequate coverage under another policy. After May 15, students have the option of going online to either the Student Accounts web page which will link them to the VU-sponsored insurance company, or going directly to Gallagher Koster Insurance online to waive their insurance charge. The deadline to waive the VU-sponsored insurance is August 1, 2012. All students must complete an online waiver form at the beginning of each academic year.