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Costs and Financial Assistance

Legal education is an investment in your future. At Vanderbilt, we are committed to controlling costs and to providing substantial financial assistance to students. Based on ABA data, VLS ranked 27th among ABA-approved law schools on full-time, non-resident tuition while ranking much higher on a variety of indicators including faculty scholarly impact and key employment statistics.

More than 80 percent of Vanderbilt Law students receive merit- or need-based scholarships in varying amounts with a median award of $25,000.00 in 2016/2017. Eligible student borrowers can receive federal student loans to finance the cost of attendance.

Scholarship decisions are made on an ongoing basis beginning in February, and recipients are notified as decisions are made. Financial aid packages may include merit scholarships, need-based scholarships, scholarships based on combined merit and need, or educational loans.


U.S. Military Veterans - Yellow Ribbon Program

Post-9/11 GI Bill eligible Veterans may receive tuition assistance from VLS and the government through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs'

Teach for America Corps Members and Alumni

VLS provides merit-based Vanderbilt Law School Scholarships commending TFA service for up to three qualified TFA alumni in each entering JD class.

Questions? Contact the Admissions Office

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