DVM Students

Students in NC State’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program apply for need-based financial aid through the same process as other students at NC State. Veterinary students are eligible for a small grant to assist with tuition charges, but primarily borrow federal Direct loans. For additional information, please visit the Money Matters section of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s website.


Graduate and professional students preparing for health professions have a significantly higher limit for federal student loans than other graduate level students. Vet students can borrow up to $40,500 in unsubsidized loans. As with all student loans, you may borrow up to the loan limit or the cost of attendance, whichever is less. For NC residents, the cost of attendance will be less than the maximum $40,500.


The College of Veterinary Medicine offers a number of scholarships to assist with funding your education. Please contact the CVM Student Services Office for more information about applying for those scholarships.

Health, Science & Mathematics Scholarship-Loans

The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (SEAA) offers scholarship-loans of up to $8,500 per year. These loans may be repaid through approved service for the State of North Carolina upon graduation. One year of full-time employment in designated shortage areas is required for each school year a loan was received. Approved service areas include state facilities and educational systems, or designated veterinary science disciplines. Before applying for the Health, Science & Mathematics loan, you should should be certain that you will find employment in North Carolina in one of the designated shortage areas. For more information, see the NCSEAA web site.