We're here to help you plan your loan repayment
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.
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.
The Student Loan Repayment Simulator is part of the new VIN Foundation Student Debt Center. You may explore the Student Debt Center here.
View a recent presentation from Tony Bartels, DVM, MBA on veterinary student loan repayment for the SAVMA HOD at AVMA Convention 2015 in Boston.
-This program is helpful if you are: thinking about being a veterinarian, a veterinary student, a new veterinary graduate, a veterinarian.
- You can support this initiative by selecting Help for Veterinary Students on our give page.
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