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Prospective Students

Financial Aid Home


  • Assessing Your Financial Status
  • Quality Assurance and Verification
  • Your Financial Aid Package
  • Receiving Your Financial Aid
  • E-consent

Types of Financial Aid

  • Scholarships
  • Student Loans
  • Work Study

Checklist and Deadlines

  • Entering First Year Students
  • Continuing Students

Scholarship Programs

  • College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarships
  • Free National Scholarship Sources

Loan Programs

  • Loan Program Overview

Cost and Tuition

Financial Literacy

  • Foundations of Financial Planning
  • Managing Basic Assets
  • Building and Maintaining Good Credit
  • Managing Insurance Needs
  • Investments
  • Planning for Retirement

Checklist and Deadlines

Entering First-Year Students

  • Start looking for privately funded scholarships about one year before you anticipate entering vet school. Check out local organizations, etc., and try some of the free national scholarship searches linked to this Web site.

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.  You may complete the FAFSA online at  If you do not have your taxes completed, you are allowed to estimate the financial information or use the previous year’s tax information and correct it later.  MU’s FAFSA school code is 002516.  MU will receive your FAFSA electronically from the federal processor.  Note: you must include parent financial information to be considered for the federal Health Professions Student Loan.    

  • If you accept federal student loans, you may be required to complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and entrance counseling before funds can be disbursed to your MU student account.  The request to complete the MPN / entrance counseling will post to your myZou “To Do List” if you are required to complete. 

  • Pay your seat deposit by April 15. 

Continuing Students

Complete the renewal FAFSA by March 1, to ensure timely notification and receipt of aid. If your taxes are not done, you are allowed to estimate the amount and correct it later.  The MU school code is 002516. 



College of Veterinary Medicine
W-203 Veterinary Medicine Building
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-3554
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Last Update: February 29, 2012