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Veterinary Medicine Students


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  • Also includes information for UNL students


  • Students should submit the FAFSA in order to be considered for financial aid
    • If the student completes a renewal FAFSA, they should review all directions, as some data may need to be updated based on their graduate/professional student status.
    • The student should submit the FAFSA after January 1 annually. The priority submission date for consideration of the HPSL is March 1 annually.
    • On the FAFSA, the Vet Med student should answer "yes" to the question "Will you be working on a degree beyond a bachelor's degree?"
    • Students interested in a low-interest Health Professions loan must complete the optional parental information section (Part 4 on the FAFSA) and have their FAFSA submitted prior to March 1
    • Iowa State University's Federal School Code is 001869
  • All students are encouraged to get a copy of their credit report prior to coming to Iowa State, as some loans require that you have good credit. A copy of your credit report can be obtained by one of the following methods:
    • Calling Equifax — (800) 685-1111
    • Calling Trans Union Corporation — (800) 916-8800
    • Calling Experian — (800) 682-7654
    • Visiting

Tuition & Fees

Visit the cost of attendance page to see the estimated university expenses for a Veterinary Medicine student.

Scholarship & Loan Information

Scholarships & Loans greatly benefit Veterinary medicine students by providing additional financial resources.
Learn more about Scholarships & Loans that are available.

Facts & Statistics

  • The majority of financial aid for Veterinary Medicine students is in the form of loans
  • Veterinary Medicine graduates had the following average indebtedness for those who borrowed after 4 years of Veterinary Medicine education
    • $134,572 – Average indebtedness of graduates in 2010-2011
    • $134,193 – Average indebtedness of graduates in 2011-2012
    • $134,830 – Average indebtedness of graduates in 2012-2013

Loan Deferment

Veterinary Medicine students may wish to defer payments on previously received Student Loans.
More information about Loan Deferment

Incoming Freshmen

It is important for incoming freshmen to be prepared for the financial responsibilites of attending the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Learn more about financial issues facing incoming freshmen

Summer Before Senior Year

The summer before a Veterinary Medicine student's senior year is one that involves important financial decisions.
More information about the summer before senior year