Student Debt Resources

Student Loan DebtDo you need help with finances, loans and student debt?

MVMA is committed to helping actively find multiple ways in which all components of veterinary medicine can make changes to achieve the goal of reducing the debt-to-income ratio for new graduates.

As we begin work in this area, we created this page which has links to important tools that already exist. This will save you from having to track down each of these resources individually. 

VIN Foundation

The VIN Foundation has shared a wide variety of information including a Cost of Education map that provides current data on costs for tuition and living expenses for each of the US and Caribbean veterinary schools. The Student Loan Repayment Simulator also provides a customized repayment plan based on your anticipated income, lifestyle and total loan amount.

Climbing Mt. Debt Presentation

Navigating federal income-driven repayment programs to repay your vet school loans. Presented by Dr. Anthony Bartels at the VBMA Fall Summit Purdue 2016.

American Veterinary Medical Association

AVMA’s resource page assists you in financing your veterinary medical education with links to awards/scholarships, creating a budget, knowing where and how much money to borrow, repaying/deferring your debt, loan repayment/forgiveness programs, and avoiding default.


"Cover Your Assets" shows veterinary students how to protect their reputations and careers with the right coverage. Having the right coverage is crucial at every point in a veterinarian's career. There's no better time to Cover Your Assets than right now.

American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges

AAVMC’s resource page contains general information on paying for your veterinary medical education, as well as information on loan forgiveness, repayment options, and scholarship options.

American Animal Hospital Association

AAHA has created a resource page to assist with overall financial planning which includes budgeting resources and templates, loan calculators, a monthly payment calculator, and a loan amortization table.

Michigan State University Office of Financial Aid

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

If we are missing an important resource, please let us know by contacting us at

Michigan Veterinary Medical Association

2144 Commons Parkway
Okemos, MI 48864-3986



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