Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) recognizes that paying for a veterinary medical degree can seem like an enormous undertaking for most students. In keeping with a service philosophy, we strive to lessen financial hardship through grants, scholarships, and loans.

Cost of Attendance

Texas A&M is consistently ranked as an affordable university, providing a high level of value at an affordable price. To help anticipate your expected expenses, including tuition, fees, books, room & board, and other miscellaneous costs, we’ve summarized the estimated cost of attendance.

The cost of attendance (COA) estimates the typical student’s cost to attend Texas A&M. Your COA covers both your college tuition and basic living expenses. When comparing financial aid packages from other schools, make sure you compare the total cost of attending that school, not just the total financial aid awarded.

The figures below outline the estimated cost of attendance for Texas A&M veterinary students. Detailed information regarding tuition & fees at Texas A&M is available from Student Business Services. Tuition and fees vary by college and tuition rate code. Federal, state, and institutional aid cannot exceed this cost.

2022–2023 Estimated Cost of Attendance for Veterinary Students

ExpensesResident V1Resident V2Resident V3Resident V4
Tuition & Fees$26,320$26,694$26,068$28,160
Loan Fees$336$336$336$336
Housing & Meals$12,650$12,650$12,650$16,848
Books & Supplies*$1,340$1,340$1,340$1,340
Travel$2,300$2,300$2,300$2,300
Personal Expenses$4,000$4,000$4,000$4,000
Total$46,946$47,320$47,694$53,984

*Includes electronic books (e-books), access to third-party online homework platforms, and other resources.

Financial Aid

FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Veterinary students receive most of their financial aid in the form of loans. Aid from most programs including loans, grants, and scholarships, is awarded based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

To apply for federal, state, and institutional financial aid, you need to complete the FAFSA. It’s free, easy to complete, and gives you access to the largest sources of financial aid to pay for college. Be sure to include the Texas A&M University School Code of 003632, so the financial aid office receives your information.

Financial aid funds are limited, so the earlier you submit your FAFSA, the better. Remember, the FAFSA must be completed each year for you to receive financial aid.

The FAFSA is available each year starting on October 1. In order to ensure your file is ready for awarding, submit your FAFSA by the recommended submission date as listed below.

Application TermFAFSAPriority Date
Fall 20222022–2023January 15, 2022
Spring 20232022–2023October 1, 2022
Summer 20232022–2023January 15, 2023

Scholarships

The VMBS awards numerous scholarships each academic year through the fundraising efforts of the school’s Development Office and the generosity of private donors. Thanks to the support of our alumni, friends, and donors, we awarded scholarships totaling over $2M to 600 students for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Scholarships are awarded based on different criteria, including academic excellence, financial need, leadership, and preferences based on the donors’ interests in animal health, the VMBS, and our students. For example, some donors wish their scholarship awards to go to students who are interested in a particular type of veterinary medicine, such as equine medicine or feline medicine. Other scholarships carry preferences for students from specific cities, counties, or other geographic areas.

The VMBS encourages students to take full advantage of all scholarship opportunities available both internally and externally.

Application Process

Step 1

Submit the VMBS Scholarship Application, which makes you eligible for scholarships offered through the Office of the Dean.

Note: Texas A&M University also offers scholarships through the Financial Aid Office.

Step 2

Complete the FAFSA to be eligible for all need-based scholarships.

Scholarship Timeline

February 1March 1March 15Mid-MayLate June–July
VMBS Scholarship
Application
opens
VMBS Scholarship
Application
closes
Recommended
FAFSA
complete date
VMBS Scholarship
award decisions
are finalized
VMBS Scholarship
notifications
sent to students

The VMBS Scholarship Application will open on February 1, 2023, for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Additional Texas A&M Scholarships & Financial Aid Resources

Contact Us

VMBS Financial Aid & Scholarships

Jamie Kearney | Scholarship Coordinator
Office of the Dean
Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
4461 TAMU | College Station, TX 7783-4461
Tel: 979.845.5054 | Email: jkearney@tamu.edu

Texas A&M Scholarships & Financial Aid

Andrea Patterson & Zachary Smith
Veterinary Student Financial Advisors
Texas A&M Scholarships & Financial Aid
PO Box 30016 | College Station, TX 77842
Tel: 979.458.5348 | Email: hscfinancialaid@tamu.edu