Costs of Attendance

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Estimated Cost of Attendance

Visit the OneStop Cost of Attendance page. Under "Graduate Students" click on Graduate cost of attendance. Then, under "Program-specific cost of attendance" scroll down to the section on "Veterinary Medicine". Please note that veterinary students pay an additional term of tuition for the summer semester between their third and fourth academic year. If you have any questions about determining your estimated cost of attendance, please email us.

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Residency and Reciprocity

Residency for admission purposes is determined by the University of Minnesota and is defined and described in the Residency, Reciprocity, and Tuition Exemption Handbook. Residency must be established one year prior to the application deadline in mid-September. Applicants from all other states will be considered for approximately 52 of 105 seats in the class. Citizens of other countries will be considered for admission if their pre-veterinary coursework has been taken at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university. International students should contact the DVM Admissions Office regarding specific application guidelines.

Residents of all states are considered for admission. Priority is given to residents of Minnesota and South Dakota. Under the Professional Student Exchange Program with North Dakota, select students may qualify for the Minnesota resident tuition rate. All other accepted North Dakota applicants would pay non-resident tuition. All North Dakota applicants will be evaluated in the same pool as other resident applicants. More information on this program can be found through the North Dakota University System. North Dakota students must complete a separate application for program consideration. Please contact Brenda Zastoupul at the North Dakota University System for more details.

All students from South Dakota are eligible for reciprocity. South Dakota students must complete an application for consideration. 

Application Deposit

Applicants who are offered admission and intend to enroll must make a non-refundable deposit of $500. This deposit is applied to the first semester's tuition.