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Budget for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

 

   2020/2021

• All budgets are estimated costs and subject to change.

 • The budget is for the student and educational expenses during the period of enrollment only.

 

2020/2021

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

First Year

10 Months

Second Year

10 Months

Third Year

10 Months

Fourth Year

A & B Starts

12 Months

Fourth Year

C & D Starts

11 Months

           
Tuition & Fees          
Tuition 55,535 55,535 55,535 55,535 55,535
Student Body Fees 40 40 40 40 40
Graduation fees 0 0 0 350 350
SAVMA (covers all 4 years) 120 N/A N/A N/A N/A
SEP/Medical Equipment 332 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Fees 56,027 55,575 55,575 55,925 55,925
Budget Items/Estimated Costs          
Books & Supplies 620 0 0 0 0
Living Expenses (R&B/Personal) 18,603 18,603 18,603 22,323 20,467
Transportation 2,875 2,875 6,801 8,428 7,738
Vet Med National Boards N/A N/A N/A 1,000 1,000
Membership Dues N/A N/A N/A 100 100
Background Check & Finger Printing N/A N/A N/A 100 100
Total Budget Components 22,098 21,478 25,404 31,951 29,405
Loan Fees          
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Fees 452 452 452 499 476
Grad PLUS Loan Fees 1,519 1,473 1,640 1,746 1,731
Total Loan Fees 1,971 1,925 2,092 2,245 2,207
           
Total Budget 80,096 78,978 83,071 90,121 87,537
           

The average indebtedness for the WesternU Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program for the last 4 years:

2016 Graduates $258,953
2017 Graduates $270,164
2018 Graduates $265,558
2019 Graduates $259,225

This was based on graduates that had WesternU debt.

The Veterinary Medicine program has two disbursements per academic year.  One in the fall before school starts and one in the spring.  Please go to Student YOU Portal for your actual disbursement date information for your program.

To see a sample of what your loan repayment schedule may look like, please visit the Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator Calculator.