Tuition, Fees and Other Expenses

2023 – 2024 Annual Tuition and Fees:

Resident/WICHE Tuition and Fees: $29,440*
Non-Resident Tuition and Fees: $56,648*

  • Room and Board: $14,238
  • Books and supplies: $1,200**
  • Misc./Personal: $2,247
  • Health insurance: $4,909***
  • Transportation: $594
  • Loan fees: $90                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Total estimated cost of attendance for 2023-2024: $52,628 (resident) $79,845 (non-resident)

*Tuition, fees and other expenses are subject to change by the action of the various legislative bodies.
** Microscopes are furnished for student use at no charge.

***Health insurance rates based upon the insurance plan offered by Pacific Source. Price quote is for the current year and includes the school year plus next summer. The rates for the 23/24 year are not yet available but will likely increase slightly.


More information about OSU fees. OSU fee refund policy.


Financial Aid

Adequate financing for the DVM program is essential. Applicants seeking financial assistance should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The applicant should request that reports be sent to OSU in order to guarantee consideration for financial aid if admitted. Make sure to include OSU on the schools tab, by entering our school code of 003210. WICHE applicants also need to have reports sent to OSU to be considered for financial aid.

Veterinary Medicine students may receive up to $40,500 in Unsubsidized Federal Direct student loans for Years 1-3 and up to $47,167 for Year 4. If you require more loans beyond the unsubsidized loan, you may want to consider the Graduate PLUS loan. The Grad PLUS loan is a credit-checked loan which can bridge the gap between the unsubsidized loan and your estimated total cost of attendance. Apply on in May after your submit your FAFSA and receive your award offer from OSU in late April/early May.

Students may also want to consider private student loans, which would be an educational loan from a bank, credit union, or private lending institution. Credit checks and a co-signer may be required depending on the lender.

Further information on available financial assistance can be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.

*An average amount is built in for loan recipients to cover Federal Ford Direct Loan fees, this amount may vary.



Thanks to generous gifts from donors and organizations, the College gives over $340,000 in scholarships annually to students in the DVM program who meet the criteria established for each of the awards. Students participate in the scholarship process by completing a general application form which is provided by the Dean's Office in December and has a return date of February. The College's Scholarship and Awards Committee reviews the applications and makes the awards. (Scholarships are then applied to students' OSU accounts for their tuition expenses the next academic year.) Merit and interest awards are announced at the Annual Awards Ceremony in May. Academic Excellence, Leadership and Community Outreach awards are given to each class. All students qualify for Research Excellence awards. List of scholarships.