|Semester Expenses||Annual Expenses|
|One Standard VU course per semester*|
|Other inclusive class workshop offerings|
|Extra-Curricular Art and Dance Classes (optional)|
|Student Recreation Center access|
|Course materials (excluding books)|
Fees are payable on a semester basis and cover all educational aspects of Next Steps at Vanderbilt. Meal plan fees and purchasing parking permits are paid separately.
The majority of students pay for tuition with the help of their families. However, some families have successfully reached out to local agencies and civic groups for scholarships. Vocational Rehabilitation Departments in many areas of the country are supporting postsecondary education programs with funding.
Next Steps at Vanderbilt is a federally approved Comprehensive Transition Program. This status enables eligible students to apply for Federal Financial Aid. The Federal Student Aid website has added a page explaining financial aid for students with ID; following this link provides further assistance.
The Vanderbilt Office of Financial Aid is also a resource. Contact the people below for assistance.
For families with last names starting with the letters A through L:
Melinda Nixon, Student Financial Aid Officer
For families with last names starting with the letters M through Z
Lea Voigt, Student Financial Aid Officer
The phone numbers to reach either of them are 1-800-288-0204 (toll free) or 615-322-3591 (local).