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 Financial aid may be the difference between success in school and struggling financially to stay in school. DVM scholarships help us compete for the brightest veterinary students, raising our level of excellence.

DVM Student Financial Education, Advising, and Planning

Financial planning is important to the long-term success of your chosen profession. In recognition of this, DVM Student Services offers an Accredited Financial Counselor® to advise current DVM students. Upon request, you may set up confidential meetings to review your individual financial circumstances to help guide you, financially, through and beyond the DVM Program. These meetings, along with group sessions and classes, can cover a wide range of financial topics including budgeting, student debt counseling, loan repayment, savings, retirement planning and more. ​


​The cost of education can be overwhelming, especially when you are pursuing your Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. The exact cost of your tuition will depend upon your Tuition Classification and Residency. Once you know your classification, you can take a look at CSU's tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

​Sixty-three percent of CSU students receive some type of financial assistance. The CSU Office of Admissions can help you assess options to pay for your education. To learn more about need-based aid and merit-based scholarships, visit CSU's Student Financial Services website.

CSU Student Financial Services
Located in Centennial Hall on the Main CSU Campus
(970) 491-6321
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CVMBS Scholarships and Awards

​The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences offers over a million dollars in scholarships each year. Students pursuing their DVM are the primary recipients of these awards, but all CVMBS students meeting the application requirements are considered for awards.

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DVM Emergency Loans

DVM emergency loans are a non-profit emergency loan fund for students pursuing their DVM. This type of loan should only be used for serious financial emergencies. You may apply for a short-term (90-day) loan of a maximum of $1,000 if you meet the criteria and complete the application (below). You may be eligible, in extreme circumstances, to extend this loan up to 90 additional days by filling out the Application for a Loan Extension.

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Support for Off-Campus Activities

Some support is available for off-campus student activities to those who meet qualifications:


Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program

The Colorado Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program site is now live, with information on the program, and an online application form. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine school in 2017 or later, and currently live in Colorado or, at some point, have lived in Colorado for at least three years.
The Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program paves the way for veterinarians to work in rural communities where large and small animals – and their owners – need professional services. It was signed into law by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 5, 2017.
Each year, the program council, appointed by the governor, will select up to four veterinary applicants who qualify for a maximum of $70,000 in loan repayment over a four-year commitment. Detailed information for applicants is available at

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