Welcome

The VIN Foundation Student Debt Center is a mobile-friendly comprehensive resource helping veterinary students, veterinarians, and those who support them manage student debt through school and beyond.

Why

With veterinarians leaving school having a debt load routinely exceeding two times their salary, and far surpassing the "healthy" debt-to-income ratio of most professions, this is a critical issue impacting the veterinary profession.

Veterinary student debt-related stress is taking a toll on individuals and the profession – a toll measured in physical, emotional and financial stress.

Helping veterinarians understand their borrowing and loan repayment options is key to surviving this crisis. It starts before veterinary school and continues for the duration of loan repayment; this is where the VIN Foundation can help. We're here to help you, and by helping you, we help the profession.

About

The VIN Foundation Student Debt Center is made up of three sections:

1. The Cost of Education Map is a realistic look at the cost of veterinary schools, taking into consideration resident, non-resident, and private tuition along with living expenses.

2. The Student Loan Repayment Simulator, an interactive program giving detailed repayment cost comparisons based on anticipated income, family information, total loan amount and repayment plan. A forgiveness planning module also helps those utilizing income-driven repayment understand and plan for estimated tax consequences due to forgiveness.

3. WikiDebt is a resource library for all things dealing with educational debt specific to veterinary students and veterinarians.

Take some time to look around, please share it with you colleagues, and as always we are here for any feedback or questions.



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