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Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

Fees Waiver Request

All registered students are assessed activity and recreation fees. Mandatory fees are set by the Vanderbilt Board of Trust and are billed through the Office of Student Accounts. Activity and Recreation fees are mandatory fees that are a part of registration. You will be granted a waiver of your Spring fees only if: (1) you are a part-time student enrolled for four or fewer credit hours (including audit credit), (2) you are a student residing outside a circle of approximately sixty miles from the Vanderbilt campus as determined by zip codes, or (3) you have an extenuating medical situation. The Recreation and Wellness Center has partnered with Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services Department to review and best accommodate all medical waiver requests.

Graduate students carrying thesis or dissertation hours are considered full-time students and are therefore not eligible for a waiver of fees based on part-time status. ALL students (including Grad Students) who want to obtain a waiver for distance, must petition the Student Fees Waiver Committee in writing each semester to receive consideration for a waiver of these fees.


All recreation fee waiver requests must be submitted by January 3, 2017 for the 2017 spring semester. No waivers will be granted unless requests are received by this date. Waiver requests for prior semesters will not be granted. If you have any questions about the waiver process, call (615) 322-3963 between 9 AM and 4 PM or email waiverscommittee@vanderbilt.edu.

Approved waivers may not be reflected as a credit on your student account until the second billing. To keep from having a hold put on your account, ALL FEES MUST BE PAID. Then once the waiver hits your account, request a refund.

Please do not duplicate waiver requests. Requesting a waiver does not mean your account will not be charged. Activity and recreation fees are mandatory fees that are part of your registration. Part-time students taking 4 hours or less are given an automatic waiver of their activity and recreation fees. Part-time students do not have to fill out a waiver request.

2017 Spring Student Fees Waiver Request Form

Deadline to request a waiver is January 3, 2017. To keep from having a hold put on your account, ALL FEES MUST BE PAID. Then once the waiver is applied to your account, request a refund.

Student Fees Waiver Request Form