AAVMC Cost Comparison Tool
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges has developed this Cost Comparison Tool to help prospective students further develop a financial plan for veterinary school. As concerns continue to grow about the increasing educational debt held by recent veterinary school graduates, it is imperative that prospective students take time to consider and plan for the costs associated with becoming a veterinarian.
Cost Comparison Tool below presents several key pieces of financial data that
should be considered when applying to veterinary school. The map tab provides
data for all 30 colleges in the United States; the map includes resident and
non-resident total tuition (adjusted for colleges where residency may be
established after the first year) charged to the class of 2016, the average
annual increase in tuition, the amount of institutional scholarship aid
awarded, the percentage of students to whom it was awarded and the average
amount of loan debt accrued while enrolled in veterinary school.
Tool does not include data about the cost of living for each of the colleges;
prospective students should research each location to learn about the cost of
living in order to build a modest budget to cover personal expenses while in