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Cost of Veterinary School

The estimated cost of attendance is outlined below. These budgets are based as the expenses of a typical student.  Your individual spending habits will determine your actual expenses. You will notice that the estimated cost of attendance is higher for third year students because of the continuous year of clinical training. Students attend nine semesters during the four-year DVM program.  The most current rates for tuition and fees can be found on the UGA Bursar & Treasury Services website.

Estimates for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year

RESIDENT & CONTRACT

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3*

Year 4

Tuition

17,170

17,170

25,755

17,170

Fees

2,278

2,278

3,150

2,278

Room

8,000

8,000

11,200

8,000

Board

3,956

3,956

5,538

3,956

Books & Supplies

1,400

1,400

2,100

1,400

Transportation

1,170

1,170

1,638

1,170

Miscellaneous Living Expenses

2,910

2,910

4,074

2,910

TOTAL

36,884

36,884

53,455

36,884

*3 rd year students attend courses/rotations in the fall, spring, and summer (3 semesters)

OUT-OF-STATE

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3*

Year 4

Tuition

46,250

46,250

54,835

46,250

Fees

2,278

2,278

3,150

2,278

Room

8,000

8,000

11,200

8,000

Board

3,956

3,956

5,538

3,956

Books & Supplies

1,400

1,400

2,100

1,400

Transportation

1,880

1,880

2,348

1,800

Miscellaneous Living Expenses

2,910

2,910

4,074

2,910

TOTAL

66,674

66,674

83,245

66,674

*3 rd year students attend courses/rotations in the fall, spring, and summer (3 semesters)

 

Financial Aid

All students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to be eligible for federal loans. The UGA Federal school code is 001598.  For questions relating to financial aid, students should visit the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid website of call them directly at 706-542-6147 or by emailing osfaprof@uga.edu.

CVM Scholarships

The College of Veterinary Medicine awards scholarship and awards annually to veterinary students based on a variety of criteria including academic achievement, financial need, clinical proficiency, leadership, community involvement, and leadership.

Current veterinary students are asked to complete an online application each January to be eligible for these scholarships.  The CVM Awards committee determines the recipients based on the criteria for each scholarship.  There is an annual Honors and Awards banquet each April were scholarships and awards are announced.

A list of external scholarships available to UGA veterinary students can be found here.

Single Semester Short Term Loans

Short term loans up to $1,000 are available to students that may experience a financial hardship during their time in the DVM program. These loans have a 6 month repayment deadline.  If you would like to apply for a single semester short term loan, complete the Single Semester Short Term Loan Application and bring it to Student Account Services – Loan Servicing, Business Services Building, room 110, 424 East Broad Street.

Financial Resources

AAVMC Cost Comparison Tool

AVMA Personal Financial Planning Tool  

Repaying your Federal Student Loans  

Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP)

Georgia Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program  

VIN Student Debt Center

UGA Aspire Clinic  

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