Students are encouraged to seek external sources of financial aid.
Several nationally competitive fellowship opportunities are available to qualified individuals. In addition, graduate students are eligible for a limited number of assistantships, fellowships, and other awards provided directly by the College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Florida.
Several teaching assistantships and research assistantships are available from the College of Veterinary Medicine, and many faculty offer additional grant-funded research assistantships. These assistantships include an initial salary of $25,000 to $35,000 per year, depending on years of relevant experience, for those students holding the DVM or equivalent degree. For other students, assistantships include an initial salary of $22,000 to $28,000 per year, depending on years of relevant experience.
Supplemental fellowships over and above these amounts are available to students having exceptional credentials. Health insurance and tuition waivers are available for students on assistantships or fellowships. All students are required to pay nonacademic fees. For new students who may need a cash advance when arriving on campus, there is a graduate student revolving loan fund at the College.