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Students receiving financial aid may need to make adjustments to the August 1 invoice (December 1 for spring semester) if the actual financial aid award has changed since the date of the invoice. If your award was made after the August 1 (December 1) invoice date, please contact the Office of Student Accounts to obtain financial clearance to attend classes.

Title IV funds (Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, PLUS (Parent) Loans, Pell Grants and Supplemental Grants) can be applied only to tuition, fees and contracted room and board, unless you have authorized applying these funds to your discretionary charges.  Students may complete this authorization on the YES land page:

  • Log in to the Yes Landing Page
  • Click "Student Accounts"
  • Under Campus Finances click "View Student Permissions:
  • Click the green box reading "Grant Permissions"
  • Click "Title_IV_1 button"
  • Click "Next"
  • Click "Agree to terms" button
  • Click "submit"

If you do not give permission to apply financial aid to discretionary charges, payment of these charges is due prior to the beginning of the semester.

Once authorization is given, it will remain in effect for all periods of enrollment at Vanderbilt, but it can be rescinded by sending an email to the Office of Student Accounts.

 NOTE: Please be advised that aid will not be officially credited to your student account until you have completed the verification process and have signed your award letter, any applicable promissory note(s), and required loan paperwork. If your financial aid has not been credited or is not reflected as anticipated financial aid on your invoice, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

University Tuition Scholarships are service-free awards that pay all or part of tuition costs. The following graduate awards are normally supplemented by a full University Tuition Scholarship, which usually includes student health insurance coverage: University Fellowships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Research Assistantships, Traineeships, and Teacher Training Awards.