Vanderbilt to use $7.3 million in federal coronavirus relief to support students

Vanderbilt University 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 $7.3 million it has received as part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act to provide funds to students who were enrolled in the spring 2021 term with the greatest identified need, i.e. those with a federal expected family contribution of $25,000 or less. In addition, each student recipient must have received financial aid for the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters.

Some 32 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 on Tuesday, June 1. The university expects these funds will be disbursed to student accounts by Friday, June 4.

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