Tuition and Financing

An investment worth making.

The MS Finance degree will give you a distinct advantage in this competitive field and will improve your earning potential. MS Finance students are prized by recruiters, who seek candidates with the depth of financial knowledge that the degree provides.


The MS Finance program cost for the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • Tuition – $51,900
  • Books and Supplies – $1,842
  • Rent/Utilities – $10,504 ($1,167 monthly over 9 months)
  • Meals – $4,158
  • Personal Expenses – $2,838
  • Health Insurance- $2,484
  • Student Fees- $438
  • Transportation – $1,994
  • Loan Fees– $1,272
  • Total – $77,430

Additional Fee: Orientation- $350

All Owen students live off campus. There are several residential buildings within one mile of Owen and several more that are within walking distance. Our students typically publish an overview of housing options in March and post it to the Admitted Applicants website. You may also visit the Off-Campus Referral Service website provided by the Vanderbilt University Office of Housing and Residential Education. 

Health Insurance
Health insurance is required for all students. The university offers a health insurance plan for students and their families. You may view a copy of the Graduate/Professional & International Brochure on health insurance by visiting our Student Health Center website. Learn more.


Merit-Based Awards

All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Selection criteria include academic and personal achievements, GPA, GMAT scores, letters of recommendation, essay and interview.

The MS Finance merit-based scholarship is very competitive and awarded to a few select students. It typically covers only partial tuition costs. We encourage you to apply as early as possible for merit-based scholarships as priority is given to early applicants.

Do you have these questions?

  • What is the cost of a Vanderbilt MSF education?
  • How do I apply for scholarships? What are the selection criteria?

These answers and more in our FAQs. Click here.