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Making Education Affordable

We understand that figuring out how to pay for your veterinary technician education can be confusing. To help, we offer individualized assistance in developing a financial plan that works for you. In our experience, and with the help we provide, almost everyone who wants to attend the Vet Tech Institute can afford it. 

You and your family will work with a representative to develop a personalized financial plan. We will help you create a plan that works best and that covers all direct costs of your education. Tuition, books, and fees are all included in the financial plan. 

There are a number of different financial aid programs available for those who qualify:

  • Federal Pell Grants 
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
  • Pennsylvania State 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 

We are approved for the training of veterans and various governmental agencies have sponsored students. Pennsylvania also offers some other aid programs that can help students.   Your representative can share more information if applicable and our Director of Financial Aid is our point person for these other programs.  

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 Understand Your Estimated Financial Plan and Financial Aid Offer information.

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



Net Price Calculator 

Click the button to use our Net Price Calculator.  Our calculator can help you get an 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 more information so our team can help you understand your financial aid eligibility.  

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. 

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