Important Updates

Types of Financial Aid

Financial Aid and Scholarships offers grants and loans to students in the Veterinary Medicine program. Based on eligibility, students may receive a combination of grant, scholarship, and loan that does not exceed their cost of attendance. Need is determined through filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application. We strongly recommend researching all possible funding options in order to minimize loans and maximize any available grants or scholarships by contacting the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Admitted and continuing students may log in to MyAwards to review the types of aid that may be included in their financial aid package. We anticipate MyAwards will be released for the upcoming academic year as follows:

  • Vet Med year 1 and 4 - April
  • Vet Med year 2 and 3 - June
  • MPVM - May

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Grants and Scholarships

UC Davis Financial Aid and Scholarships Office administers grant(s) to eligible students. The School of Veterinary Medicine annually administers approximately 700 scholarships. Some scholarships are based solely on academic criteria; others are based on academic and financial criteria. More information is available from the School of Veterinary Medicine.


Loans are financial aid awards that require repayment, with interest, under varying terms and conditions. Veterinary students may receive up to a maximum of $40,500 during their 1st through 3rd year and up to $47,167 during their 4th year in Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Students may also borrow up to the cost of attendance minus other estimated financial aid in Graduate PLUS Loan. Veterinary students may also be eligible for the Health Professional Student Loan or can pursue Alternative Loans

Master of Preventative Veterinary Medicine

Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships

The School of Veterinary Medicine administers grant(s), scholarship(s) and fellowship(s) to domestic, permanent-residents and international students in the Master of Preventative Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) program. This type of aid does not need to be repaid and will be offered to the student dependent on need and academic excellence by the MPVM Admissions and Student Affairs Committee. For more information please visit Program Costs & Financial Support.


See Loans for Graduate Students.

Defined Assistance Programs