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As an online learner at Vanderbilt, you have access to a curated set of student services provided by our on-campus partners, re-imagined to fit your needs. Our goal is to provide you with the support to belong, succeed, thrive, and grow. For details regarding student support services for international students, please visit the International Applicants page.

Career Services

Whether you are upskilling, reskilling, or growing your social capital our career services team is committed to supporting your growth as a professional. From virtual coaching to professional development workshops and access to alumni networks, we can help you gain clarity about your future.

Library Services

Online learners have access to Alyne Queener Massey Law Library services and expertise while working towards completion of their degree. Access e-journals, e-books, and legal research databases, chat with a librarian, or request materials to be mailed directly to you.

Writing Studio

Students in the MLS program have access to one-on-one writing support available at no cost through the Vanderbilt Writing Studio, which offers both in-person and online appointments you can reserve through our website up to seven days in advance. Vanderbilt’s free and confidential writing services can provide you with constructive feedback on drafts, help you develop strategies for a variety of assignments, and provide valuable perspective on the expectations around writing in graduate courses.

Visit the Writing Studio website for more details.

Student Access & Accommodations

Student access determines accommodations for students with disabilities at Vanderbilt University. Using the Commodore Access Portal, students can connect with our office and request accommodations.

Student Care Network

As a Vanderbilt student, you have access to a variety of health and wellness resources that form a network of care. From mental, physical, cultural, or financial wellness and everything in between, our teams are here to support you where you are and when you need it. The Student Care Network’s primary offices include Student Care Coordination, the University Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, and the Center for Student Wellbeing.

Learn more about our holistic network of services and resources.

Project Safe

Project Safe serves as a central resource for Vanderbilt students who may be impacted by sexual and intimate partner violence. With a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual appointments, and safety planning, our team can identify resources wherever you are.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Vanderbilt strongly believes in promoting environments that are affirming, welcoming, equitable, inclusive, and diverse. We encourage you to explore our identity centers, attend virtual events, and access resources that allow you to bring your true self to the learning space.

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Financial Aid

Vanderbilt welcomes students who can benefit from and contribute to the community, regardless of their financial situation. Questions about your financial aid package? Contact us at finaid@vanderbilt.edu or 800-288-0204 (toll-free).

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