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Tuition and Financial Assistance

Application Fee

A $35 nonrefundable application fee is due at the time of application for any of SAVY’s summer sessions or SAVY’s fall and spring session. The application fee is nonrefundable regardless of a child’s placement or admittance in a course. This may be paid by credit or debit card as part of the online application, or with a check or money order made payable to Vanderbilt University – PTY. A tuition statement will be sent if your student is admitted into the program.

Tuition

Fall or Spring SAVY: $425

Summer SAVY: $550 per session

Tuition for Fall 2017 is due Friday, September 1, 2017
Tuition for Spring 2018 is due Friday, December 8, 2017

Program tuition may be paid online or via check or money order. Please mail checks or money orders payable to Vanderbilt University – PTY to:

Programs for Talented Youth
PMB 0506
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203

Payments should be postmarked by the due date listed above.

Credit card payments can be made online via our application portal. To pay online, login to your student’s account (https://vupace.vanderbilt.edu/portal/logon.do?method=load) and proceed to My Invoices. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

Credit card payments may also be completed over the phone. However, a $25 administrative processing fee applies to all credit card transactions made via this method. Contact PTY at 615-322-8261 or pty.peabody@vanderbilt.edu if you would like to may a payment over the phone.

Financial Assistance

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth is committed to making programs available to academically gifted students regardless of a family’s ability to pay the full tuition. Therefore, need-based financial aid is available based on income. The SAVY application review process is need-blind and does not consider financial status.

If you plan to apply for financial aid, please indicate this on your application. After indicating your intent, you will receive an email with a link to the financial aid application. You may also access the financial aid application online or through a paper application. You may apply for financial aid at any point in the application process. The financial aid application, along with a copy of your household’s most recent tax return, may be submitted via fax, mail, or email. Your student may be offered admission before receiving a financial aid quote. You are not obligated to officially enroll your student until you receive a financial aid quote. When your financial aid quote is received, you may accept or decline the amount and placement in a course.

Partial tuition scholarships and payment plans are available. Please contact PTY at 615-322-8261 or pty.peabody@vanderbilt.edu, if you have additional questions about financial aid or setting up a payment plan.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made before the tuition due date will be eligible for a 100% tuition refund. Cancellations made after the tuition due date and before the refund deadline will be eligible for a 50% refund. See the timeline on the General Information page for specific session due dates. After the refund deadline, no tuition refunds will be awarded. The application fee will not be refunded for any reason.

Inclement Weather Policy

Weather cancellations are unfortunate for all involved, but the safety of our students and families is top priority. Should it be in the best interest of our students and families that we delay or cancel a program due to inclement weather, we will issue a timely statement to our participants via email and also on our website. SAVY is unable to offer refunds for weather cancellations and/or if students are unable to attend the make up dates, if applicable. As is our policy, the application fee is nonrefundable. No matter the official program decision, it is always most important that each family make the safest travel decisions in regard to their own situation and program attendance.