MISSION STATEMENT

The Economic Inclusivity Committee strives to eliminate the stigma associated with socioeconomic status, foster healthy discussion of financial accessibility, and provide equitable opportunities for all students. We also serve as the primary liaison between VSG and Experience Vanderbilt.

 

CURRENT INITIATIVES

  • Hosting various financial inclusivity events
  • Student leadership scholarship
  • Providing free or discounted test preparation

PAST INITIATIVES

  • Premed advising system
  • Faculty Appreciation Week
  • Revampment of VOCIE evaluations

FINANCIAL RESOURCE DOCUMENTS

FEDERAL LOANS: WHY? AND HOW?

The Office of Student Loans provides access to discounted Federal Loans for all undergraduate students, which allows for easier borrowing, lower interest rates, and more forgiving repayment compared to private or bank loans.

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WHERE AND HOW TO FIND SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES.

If you are having trouble locating resources or securing a job opportunity, Tallo is the perfect platform to do so. All college students can make a free account and instantly start making connections with scholarships, internships, and job opportunities.

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MANDATORY INSURANCE REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

International students that initially waived the student health insurance plan must enroll if they are planning on entering the United States at any point during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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HIRE-A-DORE: WHY AND HOW?

HireADore is an online job database for Vanderbilt students to find on campus or close to campus jobs. The job listing will include all information about the job such as location, hours, wage, requirements, and how to apply.

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MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FRESHMEN

Merit scholarships are given out to incoming first-year students despite any needed or lack-of financial assistance. 

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VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM

VUSRP provides 10 weeks of full-time research under the mentorship of any full-time Vanderbilt faculty member (including VUMC). Undergraduate students are eligible for a $5000 stipend with some $6000 Littlejohn and Goldberg Fellow awards distributed. In 2019, 87 students out of 184 applicants (47%) received awards.

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OFF CAMPUS QUARANTINE LIVING

If you are an Opportunity Vanderbilt student on Financial Aid and you need to move out of your off campus residence to quarantine due to exposure or a positive COVID-19 Test, apply to the Student Hardship Fund for assistance!

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THE PRODUCT CATALOG

The Product Catalog is a list of 101 software resources available for free or at a discounted price. This catalog contains software from a variety of vendors including Adobe, Microsoft, and ChemBioDraw, and is accessible to all students with a Vanderbilt username and password.

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2021-2022 FAFSA & CSS PROFILE

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS Profile are both tools in which your institution can assess your financial need. These two documents play a critical role in determining the amount of financial aid that you will receive for the next school year.

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TRAVELING AROUND NASHVILLE

Vanderbilt offers many ways to travel to places around the University and the greater Nashville area for free. Vanderbilt’s partnership with WeGo Public Transit has made the use of WeGo local and regional buses free for Vanderbilt students. This is useful for students who want to visit places like the mall or a hiking trail without having to rely on paying for rideshares like Uber and Lyft.

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STUDENT CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Office of Student Care Coordination is a vital resource for students’ health and well-being, but it might not have exactly what every student is looking for or needs. Sometimes a student may need more intensive care, whose costs can accumulate into burdensome amounts.

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SPRING SEMESTER FINANCIAL AID

Information on the cost of being remote vs. on campus in the Spring 2021 semester.

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EXPERIENCE VANDERBILT FOR FRESHMEN

Experience Vanderbilt (EV) funds students up to $500 to take part in co-curricular programs and organizations across Vanderbilt’s campus. All students on financial aid,  including athletes on scholarships, are eligible to apply.

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Tariq Bolden

Committee Chair

Tariq Bolden

Year: Junior

Favorite Spot On-Campus: Buttrick Hall