University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine

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Financial Aid Home


  • Assessing Your Financial Status
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Types of Financial Aid

  • Scholarships
  • Student Loans
  • Work Study

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  • Entering First Year Students
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Scholarship Programs

  • College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarships
  • Free National Scholarship Sources

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  • 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

Scholarship Programs

College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarships

Scholarships are available to veterinary medical students from various sources.  Each year the College of Veterinary Medicine provides approximately $350,000-$450,000 of awards and scholarships to students from endowments given to and managed by the vet school. 

For incoming first year students, there are several sources available.  To be eligible for scholarships, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. 

Free National Scholarship Sources   

  • Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
    Sponsored by Sallie Mae, a financial services company, this site provides free access to one of the most comprehensive scholarship searches on the web.
  • FastWEB/Financial Aid Search Through the WEB
    One of the first free online search services, more than 2,000 schools now provide FastWeb to their students. Its database contains more than 400,000 scholarships.
  • College Board Scholarship Search
    This service is sponsored by the College Board, the same people who administer the SAT college entrance exam. This site matches your educational level, talents and background to a database of scholarships, loans, internships and other financial aid programs.
  • CollegeNet's Mach25 Scholarship Search
    With an initial sponsorship from IBM, CollegeNet a paperless admissions company) offers this free scholarship search of privately sponsored scholarships.
  • NextStudent Scholarship Search Engine
    This search engine makes college funding even simpler with online access to more than 5.9 million scholarships/grants from over 69,000 sources worth over $16 billion




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