Fee Structure for VMCAS 2025
Application fees are calculated based on the number of colleges to which you are applying.
VMCAS charges $234 for the first program you apply to and $128 for each additional program.
What does my fee cover?
Your VMCAS fee covers the following services
- The processing and transmission of your VMCAS Electronic Application
- The processing and transmission of your Letters of Recommendation
- Application verification
- VMCAS Student and Advisor support
NOTE: VMCAS does not provide refunds under any circumstances, including when an applicant accidentally chooses the wrong school.
Fee Assistance Program:
A limited number of VMCAS fee waivers are provided to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until allotted funds are exhausted. Each fee waiver covers only the initial application fee, so if you wish to apply to additional programs, you are responsible for the remaining balance. If you received a fee waiver (fee reimbursement) during a previous cycle, you may still apply for fee assistance in the next cycle. The VMCAS fee assistance program will open in June. For more information see the following fee assistance program information page.
VMCAS Application Payment:
Once you have completely entered your application data, you will be taken through a series of disclaimer statements. When you have completed all required disclaimers, you will be taken to the payment screen.
Credit Card Payment:
To pay the application fee, enter the appropriate information on the payment screen. Make sure you print the resulting receipt when you submit. Our financial processing is secure and easy to use. VMCAS accepts only Visa and MasterCard. VMCAS colleges will not review applications if fees have not been submitted.
Supplemental Applications and Fees
Some participating VMCAS institutions require a supplemental application and/or fee. Supplemental fees should be paid directly to the institution (Do not send your supplemental fees to VMCAS). Please refer to the individual college specification pages to determine if a supplemental fee and/or application is required and the deadline for each school.
Please note: A college’s receipt of your supplemental application or fee may not necessarily indicate that your VMCAS application is complete. The college may have additional requirements that you must fulfill before they consider your application completed. Please refer to the Veterinary Medicine Admission Requirements school directory and the VMCAS application instructions for details.