Veterinary student loans and scholarships

The AVMA recognizes the increasing burden of educational debt on new graduates, and supports innovative methods to achieve student debt resolution, including, but not limited to:

  • Funding and implementation of the federal Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program.
  • Funding and implementation of state and private loan repayment, loan forgiveness, grant and scholarship programs
  • Expand and/or establish programs and incentives using the U.S. Tax Code to support higher education (exemptions, credits, etc.)
  • Support favorable terms and conditions on federal, state and private loans for professional students(for example, low interest student loans)
  • Support for increased debt management counseling by financial aid officers and veterinary medical colleges