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Paying for your education

Paying for Your Education


You’re in!  

The moment you hoped for, and worked so hard toward, has finally arrived.  You’ve been accepted to Penn Vet!  You’re on your way to becoming a veterinarian, and it’s thrilling.  

But before too long, a certain anxiety may take over.  About finances.  Of course.  A veterinary education represents a large financial commitment — at Penn Vet, as at every other school.

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When deciding whether Penn Vet is the right next step for you, we encourage you to carefully consider costs and financial options.  And remember that, as always, we’re here to help you through the process.

In this section, you can learn about:


Cost of Attendance

The total cost of attending Penn Vet includes tuition, fees, and estimated expenses for books, supplies, and room and board.  There are also miscellaneous costs for such things as personal items, loan origination fees, and health insurance premiums.  (Health insurance is mandatory for all Penn Vet students.) It's critically important that you understand, and adequately budget for your time at Penn Vet.


Financial Assistance

We at Penn Vet understand that affording your education can seem daunting.  We are committed to helping you every step of the way — through budget plans, loan applications, the latest scholarship information, and more. 


Staying Organized

Financial planning is demanding, time consuming, and involves many details. It's critical to stay organized, and for that purpose, we recommend you consult early and often the publication Financing a Penn Veterinary Medicine Education. For example, when you construct a budget, it should include the direct educational costs of your program and other anticipated living expenses you may incur as a student. Make sure to align your budget with loan and award regulations stated by both private lenders and federal entities.