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Payment Options

Option 1: Direct Payment

Pay tuition, fees, and all other charges directly to the University as stated on the bill you will receive prior to the beginning of each semester. Payment for the fall semester will be due August 14, 2013. Payment for the spring semester will be due by January 2, 2014. In addition to traditional payment options, you may also pay electronically.  You may use either a checking/savings account ($1 processing fee) or credit card (2.65% processing fee). Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

As a reminder, the Sallie Mae online payment system is down for maintenance at 6 p.m. CST the last day of each month and will then reopen at 6 a.m. the next business day.

Option 2: VANDY Plan available through Sallie Mae

Now is the time to re-enroll in the VANDY Plan (interest-free monthly payment option) for the 2013/14 academic year. Respond today and you can choose to spread your expenses over 10 interest-free monthly payments.

If you would like to pay your education expenses monthly, use the VANDY Plan (interest-free monthly payment option) offered by our partner, Sallie Mae. The payment plan is available for a small enrollment fee and includes personal account service, automated account information 24 hours a day, and access to your account through their web site. In addition to traditional methods of payment, we now offer the option to pay these monthly payments by credit card. Credit card payments will be charged a processing fee (2-3%). The deadline to enroll in the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option is July 15, 2013 (payments begin May 15th).

  • Ten equal monthly payments made directly to Sallie Mae
  • No finance or interest charge
  • $100.00 non-refundable enrollment fee to Sallie Mae
  • Sallie Mae accepts checks, money orders, e-checks, credit cards(3% fee), automatic bank drafts, automatic credit card payments (3% fee), payment by phone using e-check ($7.50 fee) or credit card (3% fee).
  • Sallie Mae offers automatic life insurance (at no extra cost)

Click here for interest-free monthly payment plan information

Financial Aid

Some families may need more help in meeting their education expenses. For those needing additional assistance, please contact the Vanderbilt University Office of Student Financial Aid at 1-800-288-0204. Counselors have been specially trained to address your needs with various grants, loans (student or parent) and work programs.


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