Financial Aid

This page is to help prospective students understand finances, tuition and the financial aid process! 

Tuition and Cost of Attendance

State-Sponsored – $28,790 total per year. State-sponsored tuition and fees are subject to change each year. Self-Funded – $45,500 per year. Tuition and fees is fixed for all four years of your DVM education regardless of any increases in tuition or changes in applicant residency status. Please note: Self-Funded students cannot become a State-Sponsored student after one-year of residency.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Your initial residency classification is determined by the Office of Admissions when you apply to the university. Failure to provide all relevant information and required documentation in the residency section of the admission application could result in a Non-Florida or Out-of-State resident classification for tuition purposes. Such a classification will result in a higher tuition charge.


The FAFSA is the first step for financial aid. All students are required to have a FAFSA on file to borrow federal loans and to be considered for grants. The FAFSA is highly recommended for scholarship consideration. Please note: You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen to file a FAFSA. Visit for more info.

Federal Loans

Loans are considered self-help aid as loans must be repaid. UF primarily offers student loans through the Federal Direct Loan Program. You can find out more about the three most popular loans (Unsubsidized Direct Loan Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, Health Professions Student Loan) by clicking the link below.

UF CVM Scholarships

UF CVM scholarships are awarded to current DVM students based on a number of factors (e.g. financial need, academic success/merit; nominations from members of our Awards and Scholarship Committee.) The College awarded over $900,000 in scholarships to students in 2020-2021.

External Scholarships

There are thousands of scholarship programs available, many of which do not require enrollment in a specific major or program. You are encouraged to expand your scholarship search beyond UF CVM scholarships. The UF CVM cannot provide assistance with external scholarships.

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Financial Literacy

Get out that budget and start thinking about paying for your profession! Our former financial aid advisor Lana Marshall speaks with us about the difference between loans and scholarships, how to plan for vet school and general advice on managing your money!

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