In order to be considered a professional student for federal loan purposes, the student must have completed a bachelor’s degree or have completed the equivalent of three academic year of full-time study prior to entering the DVM program.
To be considered for federal financial aid, students must electronically submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code for Virginia Tech and the DVM program is 003754.
Financial Aid Eligibility
The maximum amount a student can receive each academic year (Fall/Spring/Summer terms) is $40,500. The loan will be offered to you and you can choose to accept the full amount, a partial amount, or decline the loan through the Hokie SPA.
- Students in the DVM program are considered professional students and as such, are independent for financial aid purposes.
- Even though DVM students are considered independent on the FAFSA, the Department of Health and Human Services requires parent information be listed on the FAFSA for each academic year to be considered for the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) program.