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Tuition/Fees/Financial Aid

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine accepts 112 students each year, 88 from Florida and 24 for the Non-Sponsored program (typically out-of-state applicants). More than 90% of these students will require some form of financial aid during the course of their education. This website contains information and links that should help you understand the basic concepts regarding the cost of attending the UFCVM and what types of financial aid are available to prospective students.

The first step to applying for financial aid is completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Federal Student Aid has created a series of YouTube videos to assist students with completing the FAFSA: FAFSA: Apply for Aid

The FAFSA is available each year on Oct. 1 for the following academic year. For example, the 2017-2018 FAFSA opened on Oct. 1, 2016. UF’s “on time” deadline to receive the results of your FAFSA from the federal processor is Dec. 15 each year. You should apply well before Dec. 15 to ensure that the federal processor has time to analyze and send the results of your FAFSA to UF.

Tuition and Fees

Florida Resident Tuition and Fees – $28,787 total per year, paid bi-annually in the fall and spring semesters of each academic year ($14,393 per semester). Florida resident tuition and fees are subject to change each year.

Non-Sponsored Tuition and Fees – $45,500 per year, paid bi-annually in the fall and spring semesters of each academic year ($22,750 per semester). Non-Sponsored tuition and fees is fixed for all four years of your UFCVM education regardless of any increases in tuition or changes in applicant residency status. At this time, only Out-of-state students are eligible for the UFCVM Non-Sponsored program.

Types of Financial Aid

  • Unsubsidized Direct Loan

    • Eligible to borrow up to $40,500 total for fall and spring for 1st and 4th years
    • Eligible for $47,167 total for fall, spring, and summer of 2nd and 3rd years
  • Direct PLUS Loan

    • Requires a separate application
    • Eligibility depends on the formula:¬†Total Cost of Attendance (minus) current outstanding financial aid from the current academic year
    • Information on how to apply for a PLUS loan is available in this how-to video from the UF Office for Student Financial Affairs.
  • Health Professions Student Loan

    • Typically awarded to Non-Sponsored students (awards vary, but typically range from $3,000-$6,000 annually).
    • Applicants must include their parent’s information on the FAFSA to have a chance at being eligible
    • This loan is awarded through the University Bursar – if eligible, paperwork will be mailed to your mailing address on file
  • Scholarships/Grants

    • UFCVM Scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria including financial need as determined by your FAFSA, academic success, and faculty nomination by representatives of the UFCVM Awards and Scholarship Committee.
      • Very few UFCVM Scholarships require an application.
      • The UFCVM does offer scholarships to qualified Non-Sponsored candidates based on recommendations by the¬†Scholarship Committee.
      • Florida residents will not typically receive scholarships until after they are enrolled.
      • The UFCVM awarded over $689,000 in scholarships to students in 2014-2015.
    • The UF Office for Student Financial Affairs will occasionally have grants available that will be awarded to enrolled veterinary students that are eligible (as determined by the Student Financial Affairs)
    • You can see a full list of UF Foundation scholarships listed by college at https://www.uff.ufl.edu/Scholarships/ScholarshipListing.asp.

Outside Scholarships

We encourage students to seek outside scholarships to help fund themselves while in the DVM program.

Zoetis/AAVMC Veterinary Student Scholarship Program

  • For 2nd and 3rd year students
  • Scholarships awarded based on the following criteria: academic excellence; financial need; diversity, sustainability; leadership; career interest (all fields eligible).
  • Applications closed – were due on Nov. 30, 2016

American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Scholarship Program

  • DVM students are eligible for the Margaret A. Haines Telephony Scholarship (under the “Career Path Scholarships” heading)
  • For 3rd year students who meet the following criteria:
    • An AQHA member for 1 year or more
    • Focus on equine medicine and/or surgery
    • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Applications closed – were due on Dec. 1, 2016. 2017 information will be available in August.

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Scholarships

  • Merck Animal Health/AAEP Foundation Scholarship

    • For 2nd and 3rd year students
    • Must be a student member of AAEP and be active in UF’s chapter
    • Applications CURRENTLY OPEN – due at midnight on Dec. 31, 2016
  • Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarship
    • For 4th year students
    • Must be a student member of AAEP and be active in UF’s chapter
    • Applications CURRENTLY OPEN – due at midnight on Dec. 31, 2016
  • Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarship
    • For 3rd year students
    • Must be a student member of AAEP and be active in UF’s chapter
    • Applications CURRENTLY OPEN – due at midnight on Feb. 1, 2017
  • AAEP/Race for Education Winner’s Circle Scholarship
    • Application available on the Race for Education website (be sure to click the link “AAEP Winner’s Circle Scholarship)
    • For 2nd and 3rd year students to use in their 3rd or 4th years of study
      • Must be a student member of AAEP and be active in UF’s chapter
      • Must intend to enter equine veterinary medicine
    • Applications CURRENTLY OPEN – due on Dec. 31, 2016

American Veterinary Medicine Foundation (AVMF) Scholarships

USDA/Saul T. Wilson Internship Program

This program is open to U.S. citizens who have completed no more than 1 full year of veterinary medicine studies and are in good academic standing.

  • This program has a service obligation. Students must work for the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) during summer and school breaks. This work is paid. Interns will also receive up to $15,000 per year for tuition, fees, and other school expenses.
  • After graduation, students must become full-time agency employees for at least 1 calendar year (12 months) for each school year (2 semesters, 3 quarters, or the equivalent) that the student was covered by the internship. Failure to fulfill this obligation incurs repayment of assistance received.
  • Applications are generally open for 2 weeks in the spring each year.

Oxbow Animal Health Scholarship Program

  • Open to all currently enrolled veterinary medicine students
  • Must have an interest in small and exotic animal medicine
  • Applications CURRENTLY OPEN – due March 2, 2017

AHVMF Scholarships

  • Open to all veterinary medicine students
  • Must have an interest in holistic/integrative medicine
  • Please note: Some of the scholarships are solely for funding to attend the AHVMF Conference. If you want funding for school, be sure to apply for the appropriate program.
  • Applications due March 15, 2017 (tentative)

American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Scholarships

  • Amstutz Scholarship
    • For 2nd year students (must graduate in 2019)
    • Must be a student member of AABP (membership information available here)
    • Interest in bovine medicine and involvement in bovine-related activities will be considered in applicant selection
    • Applications currently closed – will open on or around Apr. 8, 2017, and close on or around Jun. 1, 2017 (dates tentative)
  • AABP Foundation – Zoetis Scholarship Program
    • For 4th year students (must graduate in 2018)
    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must be a member of AABP and the UF Food Animal Club
    • Applications currently closed – will open on or around Apr. 15, 2017, and close on or around Jun. 8, 2017 (dates tentative)

AKC Humane Fund John D. Spurling Scholarship

  • Open to all veterinary medicine students
    • Must be enrolled full time
    • Must have an excellent academic record
  • Applications due July 1 each year

SAVMA Awards/Scholarships

*Must log in with SAVMA membership credentials to view scholarship information

Loan Repayment and Forgiveness

Student loan repayment video presented by Doctors Without Quarters (students: log in with your Gatorlink credentials)

The University of Florida Office for Student Financial Affairs

All financial aid at the UFCVM is processed by staff located in the UF Office for SFA. If you have any questions regarding federal student aid or the status of your FAFSA, you can contact the UFCVM representative, Angela Moore, at AMoore@dental.ufl.edu

 

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