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Tuition and Fees


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UNDERSTANDING YOUR COST

This is an investment toward your future in veterinary medicine—from the moment you step foot on St. Kitts, to everything you aspire to do after. 

View our  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program and Vet Prep program tuition and fees to learn more.

DVM PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES

We recognize that Ross Vet is a great place and offers a tuition rate that is mid-range among U.S. private and out-of-state public veterinary school tuition rates. Our 3.25 years, 10 semester continuous DVM program provides the necessary structure and breaks to help our veterinarian students to earn salaries sooner than their peers. 

Ross Vet’s tuition and fees vary based on your academic program and where you are at in the curriculum. Below you will find breakdown of total costs for US students for 2021-2022. Please note that vet school tuition and fees are subject to change.

Our students typically finance the cost of their veterinary school education by combining family resources, student loans from governmental and other agencies, and private sources.  Visit our Financial Aid page to better understand your options.

For more information on our programs and pricing contact admissions.

DVM Dual Rate For students enrolled before September 2018 Flat rate for students enrolled September 2018 or later
Pre-Clinical (7 semesters) $20,066 $21,603
Clinical Sciences (3 semesters) $25,190 $21,603
Total Tuition $216,030 $216,030
Seat Deposit (put towards tuition if student attends) $1,000 $1,000
Application Fee $100 $100
Student Visa Processing Fee1 $150 $150
Student Government Association Fee per semester2 $24 $24
Student AVMA Fee per semester -  
Education Resource Fee3 (DVM First semester only) - $780
Health Insurance Fee per semester $938.34 $938.34
Books and Supplies
Semesters 1–7 $590

Fees listed are approximate per semester. Students are responsible for purchasing required supplies, equipment and required clinical clothing.

Semesters 8–10 $512
ON-CAMPUS HOUSING
Housing Security Deposit4 $500 Semester 1 Pre-Clinical and Vet Prep Program students only based upon availability
Pet Fee5 $300
Campus Living Facilities Fee6 $110
Efficiency, Single Occupant7 $4,235
Two Bedroom, Double Occupant7 $3,203
Three Bedroom, Triple Occupant7 $2,934

The above tuition and fee rates are effective commencing September 2021, and are subject to change without notice. Note that the 2020-2021 tuition and fee rates will no longer be in effect.

1. Students entering their first semester or those attending the Vet Prep Program are assessed a one-time student visa processing fee of $150.
2. Student Government Fee is applicable during the Vet Prep Program and Semesters 1–7 (pre-clinical).
3. Education Resource Fee is a mandatory, one-time fee assessed in Semester 1 and is for the RUSVM PawPad initiative.
4. Housing Security Deposit less any damages incurred are refundable; see the Campus Living Handbook for additional information.
5. The Pet Fee is a non-refundable, one-time fee and will cover one pet up to 35 lbs.; see the Campus Living Handbook for additional information.
6. Campus Living Facilities fee covers laundry facilities allowance. If maximum usage is reached, student will be responsible for additional fees.
7. The costs per occupant for one semester.

Ross Vet’s tuition and fees vary based on your academic program and where you are at in the curriculum. Below you will find breakdown of total vet school costs for non-US students for 2021-2022. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change.

Our students typically finance the cost of their veterinary school education by combining family resources, student loans from governmental and other agencies, and private sources.  Visit our Financial Aid page to better understand your options.

Canadian students may be eligible for tuition loans. You can review our Financial Planning Guide for Canadian Students to learn more. 

For more information on our Canadian and International pricing please contact admissions or email Jeanne DiPretoro, Assistant Director of Admissions at jdipretoro@rossu.edu.

DVM Program INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PRICING
Semesters 1-3 $21,603
Semesters 4-10 $16,172
Seat Deposit (put towards tuition if student attends) $1,000
Application Fee $100
Student Visa Processing Fee1 $150
Student Government Association Fee per semester2 $24
Student AVMA Fee per semester $19.20
Education Resource Fee3 (DVM First semester only) $780
Health Insurance Fee per semester as applicable $938
Books and Supplies
Semesters 1–7 $590 Fees listed are approximate per semester. Students are responsible for purchasing required supplies, equipment and required clinical clothing.
Semesters 8–10 $512
ON-CAMPUS HOUSING
Housing Security Deposit4 $500 Semester 1 Pre-Clinical and Vet Prep Program students only based upon availability
Pet Fee5 $300
Campus Living Facilities Fee6 $110
Efficiency, Single Occupant7 $4,235
Two Bedroom, Double Occupant7 $3,203
Three Bedroom, Triple Occupant7 $2,934

The above tuition and fee rates are effective commencing September 2021, and are subject to change without notice. Note that the 2020-2021 tuition and fee rates will no longer be in effect. Those with access to Title IV funding do not qualify for the ISPP program. 

1. Students entering their first semester or those attending the Vet Prep Program are assessed a one-time student visa processing fee of $150.
2. Student Government Fee is applicable during the Vet Prep Program and Semesters 1–7 (pre-clinical).
3. Education Resource Fee is a mandatory, one-time fee assessed in Semester 1 and is for the RUSVM PawPad initiative.
4. Housing Security Deposit less any damages incurred are refundable; see the Campus Living Handbook for additional information.
5. The Pet Fee is a non-refundable, one-time fee and will cover one pet up to 35 lbs.; see the Campus Living Handbook for additional information.
6. Campus Living Facilities fee covers laundry facilities allowance. If maximum usage is reached, student will be responsible for additional fees.
7. The costs per occupant for one semester.

For more information on our programs and pricing contact admissions.

Vet Prep Program
Tuition Per Semester $13,859
Total Tuition $13,859
Student Visa Processing Fee1 $150
Student Government Association Fee per semester2 $24
Health Insurance Fee per semester $938.34
Books and Supplies
Semesters 1–7 (Approximate fees per semester) $590.00 Students are responsible for purchasing required supplies, equipment and required clinical clothing.
Semesters 8–10 (Approximate fees per semester) $512.00
ON-CAMPUS HOUSING
Housing Security Deposit4 $500.00 Based upon availability.
Pet Fee5 $300.00
Campus Living Facilities Fee6 $110.00
Efficiency, Single Occupant7 $4,235.00
Two Bedroom, Double Occupant7 $3,203.00
Three Bedroom, Triple Occupant7 $2,934.00

Application Fee

At the time of your application submission, Ross Vet charges a non-refundable application fee of $100.

Deposit Fees

  • A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 is required to reserve your place in class. It is required within two weeks after the date of your acceptance.
  • A non-refundable final deposit of $500 is required four months prior to your enrollment.

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

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ROSS VET TUITION POLICIES

TUITION POLICY ON FAILED COURSES

If you fail any course in any semester, you will be required to repeat that course and will be charged for it. If you are currently in a remedial semester and are required to repeat courses that you have passed previously, you are eligible for a tuition waiver up to a maximum of 50% of the cost of the Ross Vet school tuition. Questions relating to this policy should be directed to the Office of Student Finance.
 

TUITION REFUND POLICY FOR WITHDRAWALS

A withdrawal occurs when your enrollment is permanently discontinued or, in some cases,  temporarily interrupted (see Note below). A withdrawal may be official (when you notify the Dean in writing) or unofficial (without written notification). The effective date of withdrawal is normally your last date of attendance.

If you withdraw, Ross Vet's handling of tuition and charges corresponds with federal loan eligibility regulations, which are based on the period attended.

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

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

If you withdraw during the first 60% of a semester,  your Ross Vet school tuition and related charges are directly prorated based on the portion of the semester that has elapsed. Your student loan eligibility is recalculated, and you and Ross Vet are each proportionally responsible for returning “unearned” Federal Direct loans to lenders. In addition to the lender returns required by federal regulations, with your authorization, Ross Vet returns any remaining credit balance to lenders, decreasing your loan debt for that semester.

If you withdraw after the first 60% of a semester, your full tuition/charges remain due.

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. Refer to the section on Academic Policies in the Student Handbook for a full explanation on an Academic Leave of Absence.

VETERINARY SCHOOL TUITION AND FEES FAQS

How much does Vet School Cost

Vet school tuition varies by institution and can be obtained by checking the website information at each of your applicable schools.

We encourage you to review Ross Vet School tuition and fees for U.S. pricing and non-U.S. pricing for our Canadian and International Student Pricing Program. Your cost of living expenses is separate from this cost and averages about USD $750 - $1250 per month in rent plus your variable expenses.

How much is tuition for veterinary school?

Vet school tuition will vary by institution. View the Ross University vet school tuition and fees to learn more about our U.S. pricing and non-U.S. pricing for information on our Canadian and International Student Pricing Program for the DVM Program.

Ross Vet US STUDENT TUITION & FEES

Ross Vet CANADIAN & INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PRICING PROGRAM

Is financial aid available for vet school tuition?

Financial aid options are available for vet school tuition. Get help paying for vet school by filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

Financial aid is available for Ross University vet school tuition for students who apply and qualify. FAFSA® funding is available for US attendees and provincial loans are available for Canadian students (based on individual provincial amounts). 

FAFSA® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Education.

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