Budget for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

  2022/2023

• All budgets are estimated costs and subject to change.

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

 

2022/2023

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

First Year

10 Months  

Second Year

10 Months

Third Year

10 Months  

 

Fourth Year

     12 Months

 

         
Tuition & Fees        
Tuition 57,604 57,604 57,604 57,604
Student Body Fees 40 40 40 40
Graduation fees 0 0 0 350
SAVMA (covers all 4 years) 12 12 N/A N/A
SEP/Medical Equipment (cost is subject to change) 381 N/A N/A N/A
Scrub Set 36 N/A N/A N/A
Total Fees 58,073 57,656 57,644 57,994
Budget Items/Estimated Costs        
Books & Supplies 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Required Equipment N/A 250 250 250
Living Expenses (R&B/Personal) 20,163 20,163 20,163 24,195
Transportation 2,925 2,925 7,120 8,394
Vet Med National Boards N/A N/A N/A 1,050
Membership Dues N/A N/A N/A 100
Background Check & Finger Printing N/A N/A N/A 100
Total Budget Components 24,588 24,838 29,033 35,589
Loan Fees        
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Fees 452 452 452 499
Grad PLUS Loan Fees 1,708 1,701 1,878 1,984
Total Loan Fees 2,160 2,153 2,330  
         
Total Budget 84,821 84,647 89,007 96,066
         

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

2017 Graduates $270,164
2018 Graduates $265,558
2019 Graduates $259,225
2020 Graduates $267,879

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.