Tuition for Veterinary Medical Students
The majority of the 96 positions available in each professional class are reserved for Wisconsin residents. While the exact number of nonresidents admitted each year will be determined annually, typically that number will not exceed 34.
The UW-Madison Residence Counselor’s Office determines residence status for tuition purposes. This decision is based on information applicants provide in their application. The School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) must comply with the classification determined by the Residence Counselor’s Office.
If you feel you may qualify for Wisconsin residency status, please contact the SVM’s Office of Academic Affairs.
Obtaining Wisconsin Residency
Applicants who are appealing their residency at the time of application may be offered admission contingent upon being a Wisconsin resident at the time of registration. If such applicants are unable to prove Wisconsin resident status at registration the offer of admission will be rescinded.
All questions regarding residence status under the provisions of Wisconsin Statutes 36.27(2), or the nonresident classification appeal process, should be directed to the Residence Counselor's Office.
Please note: Applicants will need to work closely with the Residence Counselor’s Office if they are establishing residency or may be considered a resident of more than one state.
Scholarships & Awards
In order to be eligible for scholarships, loans, or awards offered by the SVM, students must submit completed financial aid information to the Office of Student Financial Aid by the appropriate deadline.
Scholarship awards range greatly in monetary amounts, with approximately $1.98M in total student aid awarded in 2018-19. The specific eligibility requirements, deadlines, and applications are distributed each summer to students enrolled in the SVM.
National, state, institutional, and private scholarships, loans, and awards are also available. Applications and deadlines vary for each funding source. Further information is available through the Office of Academic Affairs.
Applicants are encouraged to identify funding sources in addition to those available through the UW-Madison Student Financial Aid Office and the SVM. Examples of such funding sources include family, local scholarship or loan organizations, and local civic groups.
Financial aid is available mainly in the form of loans from state and federal sources. State and federal loans are generally available for the duration of the educational program. Payments begin six months after graduation.
Financial aid information and applications may be obtained by contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid. Low-interest, short-term loans to assist students in emergency situations are available from the SVM or the Office of Student Financial Aid and are usually repaid within the semester they are borrowed.