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 assistant-ships, fellowships, and other awards provided directly by the College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Florida.
Several teaching assistant-ships and research assistant-ships are available from the College of Veterinary Medicine, and many faculty offer additional grant-funded research assistant-ships. These assistant-ships 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, assistant-ships 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 assistant-ships 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.
The majority of CVM graduate students are self-funded with personal funds and/or external sources of student financial aid and scholarships. Visit the UF Student Financial Affairs Office for more information about financial aid for graduate studies.