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Tuition & Fees 2018 - 2019

For students starting Vet Prep or Semester 1 in September 2018 or later


  • Vet Prep Program

    Effective September 2018

    (subject to change without notice)

    • Tuition per semester: $18,859
    • Education Resource Fee4: $0
    • Student Government Association6: $24
    • Student AVMA Fee per semester7: $0
    • Health Insurance Fee per Semester: $766
      Price includes an administration charge.
      Health Insurance is billed on a periodic basis in September, January and May regardless of schedule and is not subject to proration.
    • Student Visa Processing Fee5 (one-time): $150

    On-Campus Housing

    (Vet Prep Program & Semester 1 Pre Clinical students only – based upon availability)

    • Damage Deposit2 : $250
    • Pet Deposit - Per Pet3 :$250
    • Dorm Facilities Fee: $110
    • Efficiency, Single Occupant: $4,235
    • Two Bedroom, Double Occupant: $3,203
    • Two Bedroom, As a Couple: $6,292
    • Three Bedroom, Triple Occupant: $2,934

    Total Charges: $3,044 - $6,402

  • DVM PROGRAM (PRE-CLINICAL/CLINICAL SCIENCES)

    Effective September 2018

    (subject to change without notice)

     

    • Tuition per semester: $20,304
    • Education Resource Fee4 : $780
    • Student Government Association6: $24
    • Student AVMA Fee per semester7: $16
    • Health Insurance Fee per semester: $766
      Price includes an administration charge.
      Health Insurance is billed on a periodic basis in September, January and May regardless of schedule and is not subject to proration.
    • Student Visa Processing Fee5 (one-time): $150

For students who started in Semester 1 prior to September 2018


  • Vet Prep Program

    Effective September 2018

    (subject to change without notice)

    • Tuition per semester: $18,859
    • Education Resource Fee4 : $0
    • Student Government Association Fee per semester: $24
    • Health Insurance Fee per semester: $766
      Price includes an administration charge.
      Health Insurance is billed on a periodic basis in September, January and May regardless of schedule and is not subject to proration.

     

  • DVM PROGRAM (PRE-CLINICAL/CLINICAL SCIENCES)

    Effective September 2018

    (subject to change without notice)

    • Tuition per semester: $23,676
    • Education Resource Fee4 : $0
    • Student Government Association Fee per semester: $0
    • Health Insurance Fee per semester: $766
      Price includes an administration charge.
      Health Insurance is billed on a periodic basis in September, January and May regardless of schedule and is not subject to proration.

1 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 5–7 credits pay 75% of tuition listed above. Please note that if you need to remediate any clinical coursework, you may be subject to additional fees charged by the clinical affiliate.

 

2 Damage Deposit Fees less any damages incurred are refundable; see the Campus Living Handbook for additional information.

3 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.

4 Education Resource Fee is a mandatory, one-time fee assessed in Semester 1 and is for the RUSVM PawPad initiative.

5Students entering their first semester or those attending the Vet Prep Program are assessed a one-time student visa processing fee of $150.

6 Student Government Fee is applicable during the Vet Prep Program and Semesters 1-7 (pre-clinical).

7 Student AVMA fee is applicable during Semesters 1-7 (pre-clinical).

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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December 13 Fall Semester Ends
January 01 Spring Clinical Term Begins
January 07 Spring Semester Starts