Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $2,281 per credit. The M.S. in computer science program consists of 30 credits, so you can expect to pay at least $68,430 in total tuition.*
*Note that tuition and fees are subject to change each year and moderate increases are to be expected.
Students may be eligible for a Vanderbilt University program scholarship of up to $25,000.
Students are required to attend one convening on Vanderbilt's campus in Nashville, TN, during the fall semester of their first year in the program. Students will be responsible for a program fee ($800 for 2023), which will be billed by the university and eligible for financial aid. Associated travel and accommodation expenses are not included in this fee.
Additional fees include:
*The Vanderbilt Online Student Services & Student Health Fees was effective beginning the academic year 2022-2023 (August 2022). All students registered in an online degree program are assessed the Online Student Services & Student Health Fees, which are set by the Vanderbilt Board of Trust and billed through the Office of Student Accounts. These fees are mandatory and cannot be removed or waived. The Online Student Services & Student Health Fees provide financial support, based on the University’s needs, for student co-curricular interests, programs, and student support services and resources, including the expansion of resources and services in support of student health and wellbeing.
**The student health insurance fee may be waived with proof of coverage. The rate currently shown is for 2022-2023, the 2023-2024 rate will be updated soon.
There are a number of ways you may consider funding your Vanderbilt Engineering Online graduate degree program. These may include employer tuition assistance or reimbursement, scholarships, federal student aid or private student loans.
You may be eligible to apply for the following student loans:
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans: Most graduate-level students are potentially eligible to receive up to $20,500 per academic year. This federal loan does not require you to demonstrate financial need and is not income-based.
Federal Direct PLUS Loan: Graduate students can apply for this credit-based federal loan in addition to the Direct Unsubsidized Loan. If approved, the Graduate PLUS Loan can be used to cover additional education expenses up to the cost-of-attendance budget determined by the school.
Private Loans: Students who require additional assistance may apply for education loans through private lenders.
Applying for Federal Financial Aid
If you plan to fund your education through federal student aid, you should complete the federal aid application while applying for admission to the program. To apply, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Vanderbilt University’s school code is 003535.
If you have questions about tuition and financial aid options, do not hesitate to contact Vanderbilt’s Financial Aid Office.