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Making Education Affordable

At Vet Tech Institute, we understand the fear that you won’t be able to afford your veterinary technician education. To help, we provide individualized assistance in developing a financial plan that works for you. Our experience is that almost everyone who wants to attend the Vet Tech Institute can afford it. 

At Vet Tech Institute, you and your family will work individually with a representative to develop a personalized financial plan. We help you create a plan that works for you and that covers all of your direct costs of education. Tuition, books, and fees are all part of the financial plan. 

There are several types of financial aid programs available for those who qualify:

  • Federal Pell Grants 
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants 
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Student Loans 
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loans 
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Parent Loans)
  • Alternative and Personal Loans
  • Installment Payment Plans
  • Scholarships 

In addition, each of our campuses is approved for the training of veterans and various governmental agencies also have sponsored students. Many states also provide some grant funding.  

Each type of financial aid program has its own set of criteria and rules. Awards can vary based on each person’s and each family’s situation. Some programs require applying by a deadline.

Your representative can guide you through the process of applying for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and can work with you to help optimize your financial aid plan.

Note that the school's financial aid administrator may evaluate the family's situation and make appropriate adjustments to more accurately reflect the financial need of students and families.  This authority is called professional judgment.  Under professional judgment, the financial aid administrator may not change the eligibility formula itself, but may adjust inputs to the data elements and/or override the student's dependency status.  The changes are dictated by the student and family's current circumstances and on their income and assets.  

The decision of the financial aid administrator is final.  There is no appeal.  by law, neither the school president nor the US Department of Education can override the financial aid administrator's decision. 

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Vet Tech Institute, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Here is a link to Understanding Your Estimated Financial Plan and Financial Aid Offer information.

To learn more about our financial planning services, visit us soon!




Net Price Calculator

Our calculator can help you get a rough idea of the cost of attending Vet Tech Institute, although there are many factors that affect your financial aid eligibility that may not be accounted for in the calculator. We encourage you to visit us  or request information today so our team can help you understand your financial aid eligibility.

To see the calculator for your location, click on your campus page below and scroll down the page to the orange button titled "Net Price Calculator".  

Chicago, IL

Houston, TX

Indianapolis, IN

Pittsburgh, PA

Cost Of Attendance Budgets

When students use federal financial aid to help cover their educational costs, the federal Department of Education requires schools to use a formula to determine what types of financial aid the student is eligible to receive.    

Part of this formula is using a cost of attendance budget to determine the maximum amount of financial aid a student can receive each academic year.    This budget includes direct school costs like tuition, fees and books.  It also includes indirect costs that the student may have while they attend school.   This includes things like housing and transportation.   The school develops a standard cost of attendance budget for these purposes using actual tuition and fees each year and average estimated amounts for the indirect costs.   

The specific components included in our COA (Cost of Attendance) budgets include: 

·      Tuition and fees 

·      Books, course materials, supplies and equipment 

·      Federal Direct Loan Program origination fees and insurance costs* 

·      Living expenses (housing and food)

·      Transportation 

·      Personal expenses

·      Other miscellaneous costs such as professional licensing fees when applicable

*These costs are excluded if the student does not borrow any funds from the student loan programs.  

Note that the amounts in the budget can vary depending on the student’s enrollment status, program of study, and dependency status.   If you have questions about this or you would like to see the COA budget for a specific program of study that would apply to you,  please contact the Financial Aid department. 

Student Loan Repayment

Are you a past student looking for information about repaying your student loans?  Links to various student loan resources can be found on our Loan Links web page.   Click here to visit the Loan Link page.