Vanderbilt to use $2.8 million in federal coronavirus relief to support students

Vanderbilt continues to support students who have demonstrated need and are facing significant financial challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In alignment with Department of Education recommendations, the university is using the $2.8 million it has received as part of the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act to provide funds to enrolled federal aid applicants with the greatest identified need, i.e. those with a federal expected family contribution of $11,225 or less. In addition, each undergraduate recipient must have received financial aid for the spring 2021 semester, and each graduate or professional school recipient must have received student loans in spring 2021.

Some 21 percent of Vanderbilt’s students—split near-evenly among undergraduates, graduate and professional students—will receive the funds. Vanderbilt will send notifications to qualifying students starting Wednesday, March 24. The university expects these funds will be disbursed to student accounts by Friday, March 26.

Students who have questions should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at