Tuition and Scholarships

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Annual Tuition and Fees

Executive MBA and Americas MBA students pay tuition and fees. Tuition for the academic year 2017-2018 is $53,990. Additional fees for the academic year 2017-2018 are $6,140. Tuition and all additional fees are payable according to the following schedule.

Year 1 Payment Schedule

Payment Due Amount
October 40%
February 40%
June 20%

Year 2 Payment Schedule

Payment Due Amount
October 50%
February 50%

The additional fees cover books and printed course materials; parking permit;most meals while classes and residencies are in session; lodging for all residencies; special events and receptions; library and database access; academic services, and graduation expenses. All students are responsible for travel and lodging (if necessary) to all biweekly Saturday class weekends in Nashville; in addition, students cover the costs of round-trip airfare (as required) to residency locations including: Week-in-residence (both Executive MBA and Americas MBA students), the International Residency (Executive MBA students only) or four Americas residencies (Americas MBA students only).

Financing Your Executive MBA or Americas MBA

Company Sponsorship

Many executive students receive some level of financial support from their employers. Sponsoring organizations enjoy many benefits from this investment. However, typically about one-third of students are fully self-funded.

How Your Organization Benefits from Your Executive MBA or Americas MBA Studies
Almost from day one, Vanderbilt Executive MBA and Americas MBA students apply classroom and project learning to solve problems back at work. Their heightened knowledge and skills make them more valuable, versatile managers—blending quantitative and financial acumen, leadership and strategic planning to support organizational challenges. Executive perspective is enhanced to support organization-wide goals.

Companies that sponsor all or part of their executive students' tuition also gain ROI in the form of long-term loyalty. While one-third of students may be fully sponsored another one-third receive at least some tuition reimbursement; 80 percent of Vanderbilt Executive MBAs remain with their employers. Vanderbilt Executive MBAs bring value and tend to get rewarded in return, so they enjoy career stability.

Click here for a sample PDF sponsorship letter from Vanderbilt's Executive MBA Executive Director. We would be happy to customize this letter for your employer; just contact us.


Executive MBA and Americas MBA students may apply for U.S. government loans as full-time students via the Vanderbilt Financial Aid Office.

To learn more about your loan options, visit the following websites: Prodigy Finance, Vanderbilt Financial Aid and

Because students are working executives capable of funding education through corporate sponsorships, loans and cash flow, scholarships for the program are not available, with a few exceptions:

Scholarship Deadlines

Scholarship Deadline
Nonprofit Managment Scholarship March 31, 2017
Ingram Scholar Award Scholarship May 31, 2017
Forte Fellowship for Women May 31, 2017
Americas MBA Scholarship May 31, 2017

Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program

Vanderbilt University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. At Vanderbilt, all students who qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program are entitled to receive a Yellow Ribbon award.

The POE must be 100% for the student to be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Dependents (spouse or children) receiving the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry scholarship are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Service members and their spouses are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program if the service member is on active duty. Children of a service member who is on active duty are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

The Owen Graduate School of Management awards up to $10,000 in Yellow Ribbon funds based on the unmet need of a student. 

Yellow Ribbon funds are distributed after the national cap for the Post-9/11 GI Bill has been expended. Yellow Ribbon funds are awarded for each semester or session in which the student has requested certification provided that the student has unmet need. Yellow Ribbon awards may reduce, or be reduced by, other institutional aid awarded. The university will review its Yellow Ribbon commitment each year. Participation levels may vary in future years.

Further information regarding the use of veterans' educational benefits at Vanderbilt University may be found at: and

Questions regarding VA educational benefits should be directed to the VA School Certifying Official in the Office of the University Registrar at:

Nonprofit Sponsorship

The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management salute the vital role of nonprofit leaders. In 2005, an annual tuition sponsorship was established to recognize one Middle Tennessee nonprofit executive making significant contributions to the community. For more about the Nonprofit Sponsorship click here.

The Nonprofit Sponsorship is only applicable to the Executive MBA program and not available for Americas MBA students.