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, the university has estimated the cost of attendance (COA).

For the COA, including the estimated cost of tuition and fees, books and supplies, housing, etc., visit the professional students page on the Aggie One Stop website and select “Veterinary Students.”

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 listed below.

Application TermFAFSAPriority Date
Spring 20242023–2024Oct. 1, 2023
Summer 20242023–2024Jan. 15, 2024
Fall 20242023–2024March 15, 2024
Spring 20252023–2024Oct. 1, 2024
Summer 20252023–2024Jan. 15, 2025


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.

Current Students

The 2024–2025 school year application for current students is open through March 1, 2024, at midnight.

Incoming Students

The 2024–2025 school year application for incoming students is open through April 16, 2024, at midnight.

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
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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 Veterinary Medicine
& Biomedical Sciences
4461 TAMU | College Station, TX 7783-4461
Tel: 979.845.5054 | Email:

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: