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Tuition & Fees


Vet Prep Program

Basic Sciences*
Basic Sciences*
Clinical Sciences*****



Semester 1

Semester 2-7/per semester

Semesters 8-10/per semester

Tuition per semester





Education Resource Fee ****





Student Government Association Fee per semester





Health Insurance Fee per semester
Price includes an administration charge






On-Campus Housing

Damage Deposit***

Pet Deposit - Per Pet***





Vet Prep Program & Semester 1
Basic Science students only –
based upon availability

Efficiency, Single Occupant



Two Bedroom, Double Occupant



Two Bedroom, As a Couple



Three Bedroom, Triple Occupant


Total Charges

$2,934 - $6,292


Rates effective September 2017. Please see the Student Handbook for tuition and refund policies. Students must pay for all courses taken.

*Please note that students that are repeating basic sciences coursework may be subject to tuition rates different than those listed above; Students repeating 1-4 credits
pay 50% of the tuition listed and students repeating 5-8 credits pay 75% of tuition listed above.
**Damage Deposit Fees less any damages incurred are refundable; see the Campus Living Handbook for additional information.
*** Pet Deposit is a non-refundable, one-time fee and will cover one pet up to 35 lbs.; see the Campus Living Handbook for additional information.
****Education Resource Fee is a mandatory, one-time fee and is for the RUSVM PawPad initiative.
*****The rates represented above represents a full-time, 15 week/credit schedule each semester. Tuition will be prorated per clinical at a rate of $1,532.40 per credit/week. Health Insurance is billed on a periodic basis in September, January and May regardless of schedule and is not subject to proration
******Students in their first semester or those attending the Vet Prep Program are assessed a one-time visa processing fee of $150.


Application & Deposit Fees

Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $100 is payable with the submission of the application.

Deposit Fees: Deposit fees are required to guarantee a place in the class.

  • Initial Deposit ($500): A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 is required to reserve a place in the class. It is required two weeks after the date of acceptance.
  • Final Deposit ($500): A non-refundable final deposit of $500 is required to guarantee a place in the class. It is required 4 months prior to enrollment.

All fees are listed in US currency and must be paid in US dollars. All checks must be drawn from US banks.  

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Tuition Policies

Tuition Policy on Failed Courses

Students failing any course in any semester will be required to repeat that course and will be charged for it. A tuition waiver has been extended for students who are currently in a remedial semester and are required to repeat courses that they have passed previously up to a maximum of 50% of the cost of tuition. Questions relating to this policy should be directed to the Office of Student Finance.

Tuition Refund Policy for Withdrawals

A withdrawal occurs when a student's enrollment is permanently discontinued or, in some cases, even temporarily interrupted (see Note below). A withdrawal may be official (when the student notifies the dean in writing) or unofficial (without written notification). The effective date of withdrawal is normally the student's last date of attendance.

If a student withdraws, Ross Vet's handling of tuition and charges corresponds with federal loan eligibility regulations, which are based on the period attended:

If a new student withdraws prior to the start of the first semester, no tuition charges are due.

If a continuing student withdraws prior to the start of a semester, no tuition/charges are due.

If a student withdraws during the first 60% of a semester, tuition/charges are directly prorated based on the portion of the semester that has elapsed. (As semesters are normally 15 weeks in length, tuition is prorated for withdrawals during weeks 1 through 9.)

If a student withdraws after the first 60% (i.e., after completing the 9th week) of a semester, full tuition/charges remain due.

For withdrawal during the first 60% of a semester, student loan eligibility is recalculated, and RUSVM and the student are each proportionally responsible for returning "unearned" Federal Direct loans to lenders. In addition to the lender returns required by federal regulations, with the student's authorization, RUSVM returns any remaining credit balance to lenders, which decreases the student's loan debt for that semester.

Note: Although a leave of absence may be authorized in limited circumstances, failure to return to the University from a leave of absence is considered a withdrawal as of the last date of attendance. Please note that a leave of absence and an academic leave of absence are two different statuses. (For an explanation of an academic leave of absence, refer to the section on Academic Policies in the Student Handbook).

Important Dates

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June 25 Mid-Semester Break
August 16 Summer Semester Ends
September 03 Fall Semester Starts